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A VISIT WITH A 389 YEAR OLD BONSAI TREE

On our recent trip to Washington, DC for Christmas, the ancient art of Bonsai horticulture managed to infiltrate our holiday.  Whoda thunk?  It all started when, in early December, we asked our son, Taylor, what he would like for Christmas.  In response he sent the following group email to the entire family: Hi All, I […]

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A WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS

Twenty two years ago, when my oldest son Nathan was 7 years old, we took him to Washington, DC for the first time.  It was my first trip to DC too!  Back then, I would have never guessed that one day my son would move to Washington, DC for college, get an internship at The […]

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LEARN TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY WREATH – DIY TUTORIAL WITH COVERGIRL NANCY HUNTER CORBETT

LEARN TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY WREATH – DIY TUTORIAL WITH COVERGIRL NANCY HUNTER CORBETT In my last post I introduced you to my friend Nancy Hunter Corbett. If you missed reading about Nancy’s life as an International Covergirl and former Rock & Roll wife, you can read all about it here.  In addition to […]

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MEET THE INTERNATIONAL COVER GIRL & FORMER ROCK & ROLL WIFE WHO ALSO RAN FOR THE HILLS

In my tenure here on the mountain I’ve made friends with some very special people.  Like me, many of my friends on “The Hill” found that life in the big city simply wears ya down after awhile. As I pointed out in a previous post here, many high profile people, with very interesting backgrounds, have […]

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CARE PACKAGES TO OUR DEPLOYED TROOPS

In my last post I showed you the Christmas Trees I make each year for a fundraiser that helps to raise money for scholarships.  That same organization raises money to send care packages to our deployed troops from our mountain community. Since it’s Christmas, and a time of giving, and since I’ve been on the subject […]

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REMEMBERING OUR TROOPS AT CHRISTMAS TIME

REMEMBERING OUR TROOPS AT CHRISTMAS TIME In yesterday’s post I taught you how to make Golden Christmas Tree Centerpieces.  I made my centerpieces for an event that raises money  for scholarships for our local students.  They do it by raffling off decorated Christmas trees.  If you missed that post, you can read all about it […]

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DIY GOLDEN CHRISTMAS TREE CENTERPIECES – A TUTORIAL

DIY GOLDEN CHRISTMAS TREE CENTERPIECES – A TUTORIAL I’m feeling a little nostalgic today.  I’ll try not to get too gushy though.  It’s just that it seems like yesterday when my son Taylor was a senior at Rim of the World High School. Now he’s a senior at Duke University and he lives in that […]

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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE THE FALSE ALARM

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE THE FALSE ALARM Last February when I was developing this Blog, my beautiful Granddaughter was born. Her parents, my oldest son Nathan and daughter-in-law Louisa, live in Washington, DC.  Despite the distance I was determined to be there for her arrival.  Just like the mother-to-be, my bags were packed several weeks […]

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