Bits of Fall Around the Potting Shed

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It still feels like summer here in North Carolina, but I’m ready to welcome fall! I’m slowing adding bits of fall around the Potting Shed. A tricolor pot of mums helps make the transition to fall, blending the colors of both seasons, while summer annuals are still in bloom. My window boxes are waning after a dry…

Weekend Waterview

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I hope your weekend is just ducky! Our resident Mallards made a new friend recently. A domestic Pekin duck. . . They’re unable to fly, too heavy to get airborne. That combined with her lack of camouflage makes her a “sitting duck” on the lake. I breathe a sigh of relief when I see her swimming…

Eat, Drink, and Be Witchy: 3rd Annual Giveaway!

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With Halloween on the horizon, are you feeling Witchy? Witches’ Potion Table A Witch’s Web and Happy Haunting Are you polishing your shoes? Tootsie Rolls Witch Shoe Cupcake Toppers Are you dusting off your broom? . . . Brushing up on your spells. . . Conjuring cups and potions. . . Drink Up Witches Potion + Cocktail Ready…

At the Table: A Fall Transition with Pfaltzgraff Folk Art

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I’m making the transition to fall and at the table with Pfaltzgraff Folk Art dinnerware. It still feels like summer here in North Carolina with temperatures in the high 80s. Pumpkins are slowly trickling into garden centers and I’m waiting not-so-patiently for Mother Nature to cooperate and brings us some crisp, fall weather! Early salt-glazed pottery crocks…

The Witch is In: DIY Halloween Wreath

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The countdown to the witching hour has begun . . . Halloween is just 45 scary days away! Time to dust off your broom, polish your shoes and buy a new hat! I fell under the spell of this cute witch leg ribbon at Michaels, inspiring me to conjure a wreath for Halloween for the door…

Weekend Waterview and Tidbits

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Happy Sunday! We took an early morning boat ride, enjoying the sunshine and a nap on the pontoon. Flying our flag for 9/11 with some plane contrails visible in the blue sky. Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on White Dog Therapy and your thoughts and prayers for our family. Your comments were so touching they…

White Dog Therapy

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Sometimes the best therapy comes on four legs. With unconditional love and licks. . . And a laugh when you need it. Maddie and Zoe were the best therapy for my mother-in-law after my father-in-law passed away. Perfectly sized at 4 and 8 lbs, to sit on her lap and keep her company. We kept them for a…