Tag: Alphabe-Thursday

Inspired Reading

  January 20th~  Food for Thought is returning~ kicking off with The Night Circus. . .   “The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.   Within these nocturnal black-and-white striped tents awaits an utterly unique experience,…

A Coastal Reunion

I had the good fortune to be invited to the beach for a weekend reunion with former roommates & suitemates to celebrate our milestone birthdays this year. . . The six of us happy & lucky to have a friend/roommate with access to a beach house. . . Enjoying the scenery while reminiscing on our college years . .…

Celebrating the Grape

Our celebration of the grape continued in observance of  “NORTH CAROLINA WINE APPRECIATION MONTH” as decreed by the governor of North Carolina. We were more than happy to  guzzle taste wines in appreciation & compliance~ making our way to visit a few wineries from the Yadkin Valley area. You can see the other wineries we visited~ Shelton, Raffaldini…

Welcome Back October

Welcome back October. . . We’ve missed you. . . Your colors. . . Your scenery. . .  Your textures. . . Your pumpkins. . . Your flavors. . . Thank you for your visit, I’m joining: Little Red House for Mosaic Monday~ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday~  Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday~ The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays~

Great Expectations

 We’re all looking forward to Fall at my house~ anticipating its arrival with great expectations. . . Eager for cooler weather & less humidity. . .   Anxious for the smell of Fall in the air~ apple cider, pumpkin pie & fires burning. . . Longing for cooler nights~ sleeping under blankets with windows open. . . Under clear skies~ watching…

It’s Good to be Queen

A city rich with history, Southern hospitality, and casual seaside charm~ Beaufort, South Carolina is the “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands”~ discovered by the Spanish in 1514 and chartered by the British in 1711. This year Beaufort celebrates its Tricentennial~ a special and historic birthday ~ that’s a lot of candles and a lot of cake!  A…

The Peach Keeper

The Peach Keeper **** by Sarah Addison Allen An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Chased the Moon welcomes you to her newest locale: Walls of Water, North Carolina, where the secrets are thicker than the fog…

Stem to Stern

   Memorial Day kicks off Boating Season at the Lake. In anticipation of boating over the course of the long holiday weekend, I decorated the pontoon for fun~ from Stem to Stern ~ including a few stems in a mason jar. A few pillows. . . Some Red,White & Blue to dine with. . . A beverage tub filled with drinks to keep us…

Garden Variety

    A little garden stroll and the wonders of photo editing and I have more variety in my garden~     My peonies have finished blooming. . .I used Picasa’s soft focus & warmify effects, to create a new & dreamy flower image that I can enjoy, despite the fact that I can no longer enjoy their heady fragrance~…

Breakfast with the Chickens

Join me for breakfast~ it will be just us & the Chickens ~  What’s your pleasure?  Are you a juice drinker? Orange or Grapefruit? Or do you prefer your vitamin C from fruit? Do you prefer coffee in the morning or a cup of tea?  If it’s tea, are you traditional?  English Breakfast or Earl Grey?  Flavored coffee or just plain old…