Country Living Fair 2012

This is one of those better late than never posts…oops!  Back in September, I got to sneak away with three great friends to spend a couple of days at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio.  It was so much fun and I hated to not share some photos with you.  So, let’s just pretend

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The Cottage at Plott Creek: Part 2

  You know you love the decorating in a house when you just keep taking more and more pictures of each little space.  Often with decorating, it is the smallest of details that can make a big statement.  Angela, the owner of the Cottage at Plott Creek in Waynesville, North Carolina, gets a gold star. 

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The Cottage at Plott Creek

  We are not very good planners…in fact, we are horrible planners.  We wait until the last minute to book vacations, we have no idea what we will while we are on this vacation and we usually have a blast.  Every family operates differently.  Plans make us stressed.  Plans make us disappointed.  Going with the

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Country Living Fair 2012

So excited to start planning an awesome girls’ weekend to the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio.  What started out as a “hey wouldn’t that be fun” has turned into a road trip to Columbus, Ohio!  It is a three day event from September 14th – 16th.   Photo Source: Country Living (with a little

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5th Birthday Party :: Blue + Orange

This weekend we celebrated our twin boys’ 5th birthday!  I can’t believe they are getting to be such big guys!  Since they were little babies, we have always had items as blue & green or blue & orange, so it only made since to use this as the party colors.  I love bright colors and

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How I Shop IKEA

I kind of love IKEA!  Where else can you purchase Swedish meatballs, fresh cinnamon rolls, a dresser for $100, plants, paper products AND a kit to make your own pendant light?  I don’t think I fully appreciated the store until we moved into our current house.  We are short on storage space and IKEA has

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Why Is It Hard to Say Thank You?

My mom is staying with us this week, after my lovely left lung collapse last week.  It is wonderful.  Not only for the extra help that is much needed around our house, but also to spend some quality time together.  Now that we live two hours apart, often our visits are packed into a short,

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The Power of Food

“Food doesn’t soothe, but the intention does.  Where love stops, chicken pot pie can take over.  There is an understanding that while the blender whirls and the oven preheats, the friend in pain is being remembered in her hurt.  The cook is thinking of her, wondering how she is faring, what she is experiencing.  While

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Devastation in the Mid-West

(photo source) They say that actions speak louder than words. Yesterday morning, after making our breakfast, Doug starting laying out pieces of bread on the counter.  George pulled a chair up next to his dad and they began to make sandwiches. Friday afternoon, a series of tornadoes hit the mid-west.  We spent over an hour

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