Snow Dogs

Snow Dogs

The winter storm blew through and let us unscathed with much less snow and ice than predicted and the sun made an appearance yesterday to help melt some of it away. We feel very fortunate to have power after watching all the storm coverage. . . And are thankful to be able to sweep away inches of snow, rather than shoveling feet of…

Winter Storm Watch: Keep Calm and Winter On!

Keep Calm and Winter On Collage

Are you prepared for Winter Storm Jonas? Our snow started in the wee hours and switched over to sleet and is now freezing rain. We’re under a winter storm warning here in North Carolina through Saturday. They’re predicting accumulations a 1/2 inch of ice and 6 inches of snow, thankfully nowhere near the 12 – 24 inches forecasted…

Winter Window Boxes for the Potting Shed


I dressed the Potting Shed window boxes for winter with greenery and snowflakes! My window boxes looked a little bare and in need of decoration after I removed the red ornaments from Christmas. I found snowflake marquee lights during a flurry of shopping in December, on sale at Target. I placed them in the center…

How the Tables Turned: 2015 Year in Review

How the Tables Turned: 2015 Year in Review

A look back at how the tables turned in 2015, with highlights from the months and seasons. Click on the links for some tabletop inspiration and to see the full post! Flower Therapy for the Table: Katie Alice English Garden Inspired by antique wallpaper reminiscent of an English garden and a wheelbarrow centerpiece full of blooms. Delicate Florals, Edible…

Around the Potting Shed: 2015 Year in Review

2015 Potting Shed Year in Review

Thank you for ALL for your visits, comments, shares and pins in 2015! I’m looking for some inspiration in the new year, if you have any, please send it my way. :) In the meantime I’m sharing my Potting Shed year in review and a celebration of the seasons and holidays. Here is a recap and highlights from 2015. Click…

At the Table with Shells and Mikasa Aurora Grey Dinnerware

Tablescape with shells and Mikasa Aurora Grey dinnerware

Our weather has swung like a pendulum this winter, with unusually mild temperatures in the 60s and 70s, followed by more normal temperatures with the mercury dipping to the low 20s. Some welcome January sunshine and blue water views inspired my table this week, with lanterns filled with shells to join tropical flowers at the table, in contrast to…

Chili Weather Broccoli-Cheddar Cornbread!

Broccoli-Cheddar Cornbread

 I have a recipe that’s perfect for chili and chilly weather, Broccoli-Cheddar Cornbread! This recipe is an oldie but a goodie and easy to make and enjoy with a bowl of soup or chili. My sister introduced me to this recipe from Southern Living’s 5-Star recipe collection about 20+ years ago. I’ve seen a couple of variations of this cornbread…

Seasons’ Eatings: 2015 Recipe Roundup and Year in Review

Season's Eatings 2015 Recipe Roundup and Year in Review

I’m sharing a round-up of recipes with some highlights from the holidays and seasons of 2015~ click on the link for the complete recipe! Blueberry-Lemon Tiramisu A twist on tiramisu using Greek yogurt in place of the traditional ingredients of heavy cream, egg yolks, and mascarpone cheese for a healthier and light dessert. Slow Cooker Smoky Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili with Cornbread Croutons…


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