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A VISIT TO THE SOUTHERN LIVING IDEA HOUSE

Hi friends, If you’ve been following along lately, you know that I have recently returned from a Southern road trip that took me to a magical place called Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina.  This is where Southern Living Magazine chose to place their magnificent Idea House. I had the privilege of touring this beautiful home and […]

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THE LOVELY LOWCOUNTRY HOMES OF PALMETTO BLUFF

Greetings. “IT IS PLEASANT TO HAVE BEEN TO A PLACE THE WAY THE RIVER WENT.” Henry David Thoreau penned those words, which perfectly express the pleasant feeling I still retain after having visited a place in South Carolina that was carved over the centuries by the winding May River. It’s a place where residents have built […]

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WHAT TO GIVE A MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING FOR HIS BIRTHDAY

Hello. Last week I shared with you a post about my friend W.K’s beautiful birthday party.  It was called “A Willow Woods Birthday Party”. I hemmed and hawed about a present for W.K.  What do you give a man who has everything for his birthday?  Well, today I thought I’d show you what I came […]

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A BEAUTIFUL VEGETABLE GARDEN

Welcome. Thanks for stopping in. Today is a very special day because it is the day I gave birth to my son Taylor 23 years ago.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAYLOR! So today, on Taylor’s Birthday, I thought I’d take you back for another visit to The Inn At Little Washington.  I know I’ve been spending a […]

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LONG MAY SHE WAVE

Happy 4th of July! Remember, our freedom and democracy were obtained at great cost. So, wave your flag proudly today! Image Via I pledge Allegiance to the flag Image Via of the United States of America Image Via and to the Republic for which it stands, Image Via one nation under God, indivisible, Image Via […]

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TWO MANY COOKS IN THE KITCHEN

Howdy! I’m takin’ care of two under two’s this week while my son Nathan is is in Napa Valley with his wife Louisa.  Just for fun Nathan signed up for a 2 day intensive cooking school at at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.. It doesn’t look like there are too many cooks in […]

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I’VE GOT VISITORS

Hello, I hope you and yours had a lovely Father’s Day Weekend. It’s been busy around the Becker Homestead. That’s because I’ve got visitors! My son from DC and his family came to visit for Father’s Day. We had a wonderful weekend with the family.  We went on boat rides…… And we visited friends with swings. […]

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THE DUKE GARDENS

Hi! Have you got gardening on your mind? I do. But here in Lake Arrowhead the rule of thumb is “Don’t plant before Mother’s Day.”  I have learned that lesson the hard way by planting early, only to have it snow on Memorial Day.  So, this year I am trying to be patient, having lost […]

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