Keep Cool in the Summer Heat

keep cool in the summer heat three things you need plus recipes

In the south, and in a number of other places, not only are we affected by the high temperatures, but also by the high humidity. It affects the feel of the temperature on the body. To me, it feels like wearing a coat. You sweat, but it doesn't dry off. I've looked for a number of ways to keep cool in the summer heat. I think I'm not made for … [Read more...]

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135 Custom Furniture

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I am so delighted to share with you my latest sponsor, 135 Custom Furniture. I am doubly excited, because this talented DIY furniture maker is my Son-in-Law Barak Wood!  Early on when dating my daughter, he built her a beautiful bookcase. This was something she needed at the time and he did such a wonderful job with it. He has shown himself … [Read more...]

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For the Love of Lavender

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Visiting a Lavender Farm and Festival in Central Georgia It was happenstance. I was finishing off a day at work; I made a phone call to a wholesale florist I knew seeking lavender. My friend overheard me and said there was a Lavender farm nearby and not only that but there would be a Lavender Festival there in a couple weeks. A Lavender farm … [Read more...]

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Our Tybee Island Getaway

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Relaxing Stay at Tybee Island Inn Dearest and I were gifted with a two night stay at Tybee Island Inn by our dear daughter and her husband. We had such a lovely, restful time. The island was full of folks taking spring break or breaking away from the long, hard winter.  Low Key We stayed near the Tybee Island Inn most of the … [Read more...]

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Why I like Decor Steals

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Finding The Perfect Decor Item...At the Best Price! That statement could be enough! I have been a fan of Decor Steals for some time. I find so many wonderful decor items - ones I've seen in magazines, on blogs, on Pinterest etc... Cottage and Farmhouse Style Decor Steals offers at least one bargain sale each day. Every day! I get their … [Read more...]

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DIY Electric Dog Fence Tips and Giveaway

My sister and I playing with the Beagle puppies.

Tips for Including an Electric Dog Fence in Your Garden Design I've had a number of dog breeds as pets over the course of my life. I, also as you know, love gardening; sometimes the two loves don't work well together. I remember as a young girl our Beagles running round our back yard digging up Dad's garden. As an adult, our 'family' dog was … [Read more...]

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Giving Aged Patina to a Side Table

painted side table with Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint and Dust of Ages

I love the look of age worn patina on painted furniture. My dining room has an air of collected pieces from different places and different times. I found this lovely oval harp side table at an Estate sale. It fits perfectly by the dining room's window seat. I was given the opportunity to review Amy Howard at Home's One Step Paint and I knew that … [Read more...]

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Rainy Saturday Musings…

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I love a foggy morning…. This morning we woke to a light rain that is forecasted to last all day. I’d hoped to be able to do some garden chores today, but instead, I’ll be puttering indoors. Chalkboard Art It’s time to put away all things Christmas - that includes the Christmas messages on the chalkboards. I do love chalkboard art! I … [Read more...]

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On the First Day of the Year

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Living with Awe and Anticipation I love new beginnings. The first pages and words in a book, the first notes in a song, the first flower of the season, the first light of day. I love new beginnings and the first day of the year, to me, is a grand opening to a wonderful adventure. Everything is new. What will this day be like.... I am in … [Read more...]

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Country Living Fair Reflections

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All of my anticipation and planning, thinking what I wished to do, to see - came about - better than I expected. Sharing my Country Living Fair Reflections... A Great Girlfriend Trip This year both my daughters and one of my sisters tagged along with me on this awesome journey. My eldest daugher had been there last year with me and knew … [Read more...]

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