Category: Boats

Valentine’s Day Round Up: 14+ Sweets, Treats and Table Inspiration

 Valentine’s Day is a week away and I have a round-up of recipes and table inspiration to make your celebration extra sweet! Click on the links below the photo for the full recipe and have a taste! Note: All recipes have a printable recipe link so they print without photos. Look for the link at the bottom of each post.  Valentine’s Day…

‘Tis the Season: Recipes and Inspiration for Christmas Entertaining

If you’re like me, you’re busy decking the halls and trimming the tree.  I pulled together some inspiration from the archives to help us get in the Christmas spirit! Click on the links to revisit for some inspiration and recipes for your holiday baking and entertaining and when you need a break from your tree trimming and…

Weekend Waterview: The Crystal Coast

We visited the Crystal Coast of North Carolina for a long weekend with friends. Enjoying a little bird watching, fishing and scenery. We rented a house on Harkers Island for our stay. You find photos of a previous visit, here. I always enjoy looking at boat names. . . Sadie Lady and Boss are hard-working…

Weekend Waterview: Boating with Dogs

We haven’t been boating much this summer for one reason or another. But it’s one of our favorite things when it’s not too dog gone hot. Early mornings or late evenings are our preferred times for a ride, avoiding the heat of the day. There’s nothing like feeling the wind in our ears. . . Or…

Weekend Waterview: Osprey Nests on the Lake

We always look forward to boating in the summer to check on “our” osprey nests. Osprey return to their same nest each year in March here on the lake, after wintering in Central and South America. They can log more than 160,000 migration miles during their 15-to-20-year lifetime. They build their nests on manmade structures . . . channel markers, duck…

Sailing into Summer: Nautical Fun on the Pontoon

I’m weighing anchor and sailing into summer with a little nautical fun on the pontoon! The summer boating season is definitely underway on the lake with our warm (hot!) weather. Towels provide a tablecloth and absorbent seating and pillows keep us anchored for a little nautical fun! Rope cocktail plates, purchased a couple of years ago from Pottery Barn,…

Spring Forward to Boating Season!

We’re enjoying our 3rd warmest March in 75 years, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s later this week, so boating season arrived with daylight saving time this year! Some elbow grease is required to spring forward to boating season. . . Which requires some bleach and a some Chateau de “Bateau” for the job. . . Best…