BEAUTIFUL CHARLESTON ~ and a beautiful friendship

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This weekend I had the honor of celebrating my longest and dearest friend's 50th birthday. Appropriately, my friend (I'll call her Miss L) is one of the most beautiful souls I know and we celebrated her special day in one of the most beautiful cities. My dear sweet tired friend worked the night shift Thursday night, went home and took a three hour nap then drove 5 1/2 hours to Charleston. We went to dinner and talked until almost midnight. I don't know how she stayed awake!! We met at our … [Continue reading...]

MAKING THE OUTSIDE BEAUTIFUL AGAIN

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We did some gardening outside recently. Remember the pallet fence we built around our air conditioning unit last year? We tried to replant some bushes from the front of our house to around the fence. They didn't like that very much so they died. This spring I wanted to find a flowering bush that would add some color at least one season every year. I went to Costco with a friend who knows her plants (unlike Ms. Brown thumb here) and we found some Knock Out Rose bushes that were blooming … [Continue reading...]

EASTER MANTEL

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I know I’m a little late…what else is new? I feel like I’m always a day late and a dollar short lately. I want to share my Easter mantel with you today. I always have fun decorating my mantel. I went so long without a mantel so I really appreciate the space now. I didn’t […]

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CLUTTER VS. SWEET MEMORIES

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There are days when I wish my home looked like the magazine perfect pictures I see all through blogland! For the last twenty five years, I have had either babies/toddlers, messy teenagers, or puppies who are in the process of being house trained. That being said, I have always had makeshift diaper-changing areas, toys, books, […]

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INSPIRATION PINSPIRATION ~ Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy belated St. Patrick’s Day! Some green inspiration for your weekend! ST. PATRICK’S DAY WORDS OF INSPIRATION ST. PATRICK’S DAY KID’S SNACK INSPIRATION Source ST. PATRICK’S DAY DESSERT INSPIRATION Source ST. PATRICK’S DAY BREAKFAST INSPIRATION Source ST. PATRICK’S DAY DESSERT INSPIRATION Source ST. PATRICK’S DAY WREATH INSPIRATION Source ST. PATRICK’S DAY CRAFT INSPIRATION Source ST. […]

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INSPIRATION PINSPIRATION #19 ~ It’s feeling like Spring!

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I don’t want to jinx it but it’s feeling a little like spring here in NC. I love being able to go outside without boots and a jacket! Since it’s feeling like Spring, I’m going to  share some Spring  INSPIRATION PINSPIRATION Spring Craft Inspiration Source Spring Colors Inspiration Source Spring Outfit Inspiration Source Spring Saying […]

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CHINESE NEW YEAR AND SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!

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Happy Chinese New Year!! And for all you sports lovers…. Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  The LOML (Love of My Life) is Chinese so we’re serving a big Chinese/American lunch consisting of Beer Can Chicken, Shrimp Fried Rice, and Beef Lo Mein. YUMMY!! My mouth is watering just typing it! In the Chinese culture, certain foods  symbolize a sentiment. […]

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HOBBY LOBBY SPRING TRIP

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With the anticipated snowmageddon coming to the east coast, most people run to the grocery store for the essentials….bread, milk, eggs. Me and my sweet friend Mrs. P run to Hobby Lobby. Makes sense right?? We got some important essentials….scrapbooking supplies, spring decor, and placemats. Hobby Lobby was having a great sale on their spring […]

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HALLWAY PINSPIRATION INSPIRATION

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Happy Friday!!!! I love the end of the week! No matter how long I’ve been in the stage of life where all my kids are in school, hubby is at work, being alone is way too quiet for me. I miss having kids home. But they’ll be home for the weekend!! 😆 😆  😆 This Friday, […]

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A POST CHRISTMAS PROJECT ~ A winter wreath

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I got to spend a fun day with a dear friend talking over breakfast and doing a little post-Christmas shopping. We went to the Garden Supply Center in our town. My friend whom I will call Mrs. Queen Shopper knew that they were having a 70% off sale on their Christmas decorations. And WOW what a […]

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