Category: Dogs

‘Tis the Season and Decking the Halls: Recipes and Christmas Inspiration

'Tis the Season and Decking the Halls Christmas Inspiration and Recipes

Are you busy decking the halls and trimming the tree? I am currently dog sitting my mother-in-law’s two puppies while she’s in the hospital, so I’m knee-deep in white dogs as well as Christmas decorations. :) Thank you for all your prayers and get well wishes for her, please keep them coming. We’re hoping she’ll be released to rehab…

Giving Thanks and Knee Mail Request

Chloe & Gracie Turkey Treats

Sending you a Happy Thanksgiving wishes from our two turkey lovers! I also have a Knee Mail request. My dear mother-in-law Betty went into the hospital earlier this week from a fall and fractured ribs. She’s having difficulty breathing with the pain. We’re visiting her in the hospital today and our turkey is in the freezer waiting…

Recipe for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wine Pie Repeat

Recipe for a Happy Thanksgiving: Wine, Pie, Repeat! Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie with Pecan Piecrust Wishing you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. . . And all the turkey you can gobble! From two turkey lovers :) Wishing you or your family members safe travels and a happy holiday weekend! Happy Thanksgiving from Chloe & Gracie ♥

Weekend Waterview: Here Comes the Sun!


After 10 days of rain and three very wet weekends in a row, we’re enjoying some welcome sunshine! It’s clear and frosty this weekend and fall has definitely arrived in North Carolina. . . The plus side to all our rain is the pond is full! Fall color has peaked and most of the leaves came down with our…

Best Witches for a Happy Howling!

Best Witches for a Happy Howling

Chloe & Gracie give Halloween two paws up! After all, Halloween is all about the treats! I found some pumpkin flavor Howlin’ Goodies Dog Treats at HomeGoods. And witch hats flew home to land on their heads from Hobby Lobby. Getting their hats to stay on their heads is a real trick :) Best Witches for a Happy…

Weekend Waterview: A Little Steam Fog


Happy Sunday! I hope you’re enjoying some beautiful fall weather this weekend and cooler temperatures like we are in North Carolina. After our much-needed rain, it’s nice to have a sunny weekend to enjoy and crisp fall mornings. And watch the steam fog drift quietly across the lake. We only have tiny pockets of fall color…

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.…


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