Weekend Forecast: Rain with a Chance of Napping


We’re getting some much-needed rain and we’re pretty dog gone excited about it! It’s going to take a lot more rainy weekends to fill up the lake but we’ll take what we can get. Our neighbor’s floating dock is no longer floating. . . And our lake-fed irrigation intake has long been out of the water.…

A Fall Nook on the Porch


 Fall is only a week away by the calendar and while it may take longer for Mother Nature to get the memo here in the South, I’m counting down the days!  We had a some cooler weather over the weekend with morning temperatures in the 50s and highs in the 70s, making it enjoyable to be on the…

Weekend Waterview: A Piece of the Rainbow


We’ve been a little glum about the lack of water in the pond.  .  . We’ve had a few pop up showers this week, any rain at all is welcome!  Lake Norman is about 5 1/2 feet down from full pond. Staring at red clay doesn’t quite evoke the same feelings of calm and serenity as a…

Happy Labor Day: Food, Fun and Less Labor


Happy Labor Day! We’re enjoying a little rest and relaxation today. . . Laboring as little as possible.  If you’re in the mood for picnicking and can stand the heat,  join me for a {Less} Labor Day Picnic! With a Layered Cornbread-and-Turkey Salad, a make-ahead recipe that’s a crowd pleaser, and ideal for a potluck or picnic.…

Every Dog Has Its Day: National Dog Day!


Every dog has its day and it’s August 26th~ National Dog Day! But if you’re a dog owner, everyday is paws for celebration. :) National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige. It’s celebrated August 26th every year to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed…

Fall is a Southerner’s Reward for Surviving Summer


 “Fall is a Southerner’s reward for surviving summer.” ~James Farmer We’ve had a long, hot and humid summer and I’m ready for all things fall and a Southerner’s reward! Fall is my favorite season with its quintessential mums. . . Pumpkins. . . Fall foliage and leaf peeping. . . Sweater weather and warm plaid layers . .…

Weekend Waterview: The Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days: 1. The hot, sultry days of summer when Sirius, the Dog Star, rises in the constellation Canis Major. 2. A period marked by lethargy, inactivity, or indolence. We’re feeling lethargic in the Dog Days of Summer and it’s dog gone hot and dry here. Our lake level is down 5 feet from full pond and our…

Weekend Waterview: Early Lake Morning


We’re early risers at our house, even on the weekends. Mainly because of these two who need to go out, demand to be fed, then proceed to go back to sleep.  I took these photos yesterday around 7 am.  It was a delightful 69 degrees and low humidity! More 90+ degree temperatures ahead for us today and…

All Paws On Board

Boating with Dogs, Lake Norman

There’s nothing like the thrill and anticipation of a boat ride. . . . . .whether you have two legs or four.  :) We’re happy to be All Paws On Board! The captain’s lap is the seat of choice. . . Whether we’re under way or anchored to watch the sunset. We all like to admire some of…


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