I am starting to get a little itchy around my neckline where I got a good burn at the first Clemson home game of the 2015 football season. It was the only place I overlooked a triple application of SPF 55 sunscreen. Last weekend was full of football, family and, yes, fun. (Can’t help but… Read More A little Clemson love
“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” – Colossians 30:17 November started out with some of the coldest temps on record in South Carolina. The early snow in Columbia, a few hours south of us, broke… Read More 30 Days of Gratitude: Days 1-3
I have been silent this summer. Partly because of increased work responsibilities, partly because of disinterest and the other part because I have been keeping my thoughts to myself. Mulling over things, reminiscing, remembering. Working out and cleaning out, and putting away. Don’t we all do that as season’s change? Clean up and pack up… Read More September’s closing
Note: As I sat on the back porch swing this morning, sipping my coffee – lovingly prepared and served by my hubby with a little whipped cream on top like he knows I like it – I started counting my blessings. And couldn’t stop. We really are blessed by all that God has provided for… Read More Happy Fourth of July Weekend & Peach Delight!
You may have to scroll to see this view of tonight’s sunset. I survived the Arctic blast #1 a few weeks ago, 9 degrees when I left the house and 20 degrees at lunchtime. Therefore, I am sure I’ll survive what they are calling Arctic blast #2. The low tonight is 16 in our area;… Read More It’s that wet kind of cold!
The first time I read this quote it was captured in a Mary Englebreit painting with two little girls looking out the window at the world. The circumstances were the same for both girls yet one had a big, healthy smile and the other was a grump. It is our choice to decide how we… Read More Favorite Quotes: Abe Lincoln on being happy
One Sunday in October, hubby and I decided to take an afternoon ride in his Camaro, which I’ve named “The Red Lady”. You’ll see her (and him) a little better later in this story but let me just tell you now, they’re both gorgeous! (big smile) We heard from the internet install-guy that we lived… Read More Ride to the top of Sassafras Mountain, SC
By tomorrow morning, I’ll be surprised if there are any leaves left on the trees. The fallen leaves crunch and rustle across our back porch as this first arctic front moves it way down into our neck of the woods. Temps are currently in the mid-40s and are dropping. Twenty-seven degrees Fahrenheit is the predicted… Read More C’mon, Winter!
We just got home from a six hour road trip weekend to TN to see my sister win Grand Reserve National Champion at her Tennessee Walking Horse competition, and I was starving. Inspired by a post on Pinterest, I modified her recipe and lightened it up. Here’s what you do: Boil 6 oz (half box)… Read More Bacon Ranch Pasta Light
Thanks to my third grade teacher, I knew peanuts – well, the part I knew as a peanut – grew underground like a potato. As a resident of rural south Georgia, I’m sure I’ve seen the plant growing in the field but not until a few weeks ago could I identify a peanut plant –… Read More Peanuts and Cotton: From the Field