Category: Boats

Happy Memorial Day + Boating with Dogs

Happy Memorial Day! Memorial Day will be a different holiday for most of us this year as the unofficial kick for summer without the normal beach trips or BBQs with friends and family. One thing remains the same; Memorial Day is still a holiday to remember and honor those made the ultimate sacrifice and gave…

Weekend Waterview: December Boating and Lighted Boat Parade

Happy Sunday! Here’s a little December weekend waterview from Lake Norman . . . We enjoyed a little boating time last weekend. The temps were in the low 60s and it was warm in sun. Sophie and Lola enjoyed the sunshine and wind blowing in their ears.   It was a little brisk with the breeze…

Weekend Waterview: Boating with Dogs and Sailing Regatta

Happy Sunday! Here’s a little weekend waterview. . . We enjoyed a little time on the lake over Labor Weekend and boated over to watch a regatta and the billowing sails. . . Fun to see the variety of sails on the water. . . My heart beats red, white and blue so I loved…

Weekend Waterview

Happy Weekend, I hope you had a great 4th and are enjoying this holiday week! It’s been hot and steamy here!! We’ve been indoors in the comfort of the AC for most of this week, but did venture out some for an early morning boat ride and breakfast cruise on the 4th. Lola says kibble…

Outdoor Dining: Summer Tablescapes, Centerpieces and Inspiration

Find summer table and centerpiece inspiration with themes and ideas ranging from nautical, seaside, tropical, or fresh-from-the-garden, for your outdoor entertaining and dining this summer. Happy Monday! As Memorial Day is two weeks away and the unofficial kick off to summer, I’m sharing some summer table and centerpiece inspiration from the archives. I think alfresco…

How the Tables Turned: 2018 Year in Review

Thank you for all your visits, comments, shares and Pins in 2018! Here’s look back at how the tables turned during the year, with highlights from the months, seasons and holidays! Click on the links for complete full posts, sources and more tabletop inspiration. Winter Nesting Table Winter nesting with birds, glittery nests, mercury glass and pine cones Cozy Nest…

Weekend Waterview: Pontoon Rides for Lola

Happy Sunday! Here’s a little weekend water and dogs’ eye view from Lake Norman. Lola is getting her sea legs and looking forward to pontoon rides. She’s learned from Gracie that crushed ice is a pontoon ritual and treat. She’s 4 months old with a lot of fur that she says is hot in our…

Weekend Waterview: Sunset Cruise on Lake Norman

Happy Weekend! I often get comments and emails about the lake; What lake do you live on and how big is it? Lake Norman, was created between 1959 and 1964, as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Energy and is the largest man-made body of fresh water in North Carolina.…

Dining Alfresco: Summer Tablescape Inspiration and Round-Up

 Alfresco or outdoor dining is at its best when you combine it a fun summer activity or theme. With a little imagination, you can be transported to a tropical locale, enjoy a summer activity like picnicking, or celebrate the flowers or fruits of the season. I pulled together some summer alfresco table inspiration from the…