A CHRISTMAS TEA

Hi there!  Thanks for stopping by the blog during this busy holiday season!  It seems like no matter my best intentions, I am usually slightly overwhelmed this time of year, trying to accomplish a mountain of a to-do list.  I am a bit of a perfectionist and always try to do more than is probably […]

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LEMON PARMESAN ARTICHOKE BOTTOMS – AN EASY & DELICIOUS APPETIZER

Hello there! If you’re like me, you will be attending Holiday parties this time of year that may require you to bring along an appetizer.  Well, have I got a great appetizer recipe for you! These are my super delicious, super attractive, and super easy to make, Lemon Parmesan Artichoke Bottoms.  When I lived in […]

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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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THE COLLEGE CARE PACKAGE – “SOFT, MOIST & CHEWY OATMEAL WALNUT COOKIES”

THE COLLEGE CARE PACKAGE – “SOFT, MOIST & CHEWY OATMEAL WALNUT COOKIES” Those of you out there with kids away at college will relate to this.  My second born son, Taylor, is a senior at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. That happens to be 2,483 miles away from me!  He stayed at Duke this […]

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