Category: Dogs

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.…

Every Dog Has Its Day: National Dog Day!

Every dog has its day and it’s August 26th~ National Dog Day! But if you’re a dog owner, everyday is paws for celebration. :) National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige. It’s celebrated August 26th every year to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed…

Weekend Waterview: The Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days: 1. The hot, sultry days of summer when Sirius, the Dog Star, rises in the constellation Canis Major. 2. A period marked by lethargy, inactivity, or indolence. We’re feeling lethargic in the Dog Days of Summer and it’s dog gone hot and dry here. Our lake level is down 5 feet from full pond and our…

Weekend Waterview: Sunset Cruise

The heat has kept us from boating much this summer. Even if you generate a breeze with a little speed, a hot breeze is kind of like being in a convection oven. :) We do try to fit in at least one sunset cruise a weekend. The prettiest sunsets are when there are enough clouds in the…