Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year

here's to the end of one year and the beginnings of another!
happy new year my friends!
may this be the year of all sorts of wonders!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

greeting cards have all been sent

the Christmas rush is through.
i hope you all had a beautiful holiday.  i know i did.
it was filled with love, warmth, giggles, and special people.
i'm sad to see it end, but an anxious to see where the new year leads.
here's to 2012!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

twinkle lights & kitty cats

we are so close to Christmas and i am finally ready.
this time of year is so special and brings back so many memories. admittedly, i get stressed about what to give family and often lose sight of the true meaning.  it's a season to deliberately spend time loving the special folks in our lives.  we need more holidays like this, minus the gifts!

our presents are wrapped and under the tree and i'm spending time relaxing with a cup of hot cocoa beside a tree of twinkly lights and warm kitties.
feliz navidad y'all!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

camping in the cold

on one of the first bitterly cold weekends of the season, we went camping.
were we crazy?  not at all.
it was toasty next to the fire and we had bundled ourselves in warm blankets in the tent.
it was the next morning that made us question the whole trip.
waking up to a heavy frost on everything and 27 degrees was not fun.
we got the fire going and that was the only thing that saved us ...and a warm breakfast.
would i do it again?  maybe.

Monday, October 24, 2011


i couldn't keep these to myself.  i just had to share.  we are more than half-way through my favorite month and i have been soaking up as much autumn as i possibly can.
the holidays are quickly approaching.
have you started shopping?

Monday, October 17, 2011

apple pickin'

we spent sunday with the family on top of the sky top orchards.
such a lovely place.
and the perfect thing to do on a lovely fall day.

Friday, October 7, 2011

can't resist that crisp weather

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yep, that sums it all up perfectly!
if you need me i will be in the pumpkin patch.

all photos from pinterest

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

an end to summer

summer is coming to an end and it's always bittersweet.
i'll miss the way the sun radiates everything.
i'll miss swimming in the lake.
and i'll miss weekend jaunts to charleston.
this weekend the highs will be in the upper 60's.
time for apple pie and scarves!

Monday, September 5, 2011

big news

so the hubs and i have decided to put our house on the market.
we have a family home we are going to move in to once ours sells.  in the meantime, i'm pinning away lots of ideas for a few updates in the new place.  i am in love with this kitchen. 
i've picked out the color to paint the cabinets called fisherman's warf and i've selected white granite countertops.  we found some lovely black twisted wrought iron handles for the cabinet on clearance for 99 cent each!  i could not pass that deal up.
isn't this the most dreamy kitchen?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

fall wish list.

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williams & sonoma

williams & sonoma

land end canvas

anything on your wish list for fall?
I'm looking forward to cozy sweaters, scarves, and cooler temps.
i think we're almost there.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

southern comforts.

when the temps are soaring in the triple digits and there's nothing better to do, you just gotta stay inside and bake bread. it's whole wheat beer bread, easy peasy.
you can find the recipe here.
there is such comfort in a warm slice of homemade bread.

Friday, August 5, 2011

summer times.

these are just about the only things that make summer bearable.
the heat index recently in south carolina has been in the triple digits.
ugggg counting down the days to late october and crisp days.