Despite the darkness, I am thankful…

We’re all in this together, right? Well, most of us…

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Veggie Pasta!

Veggie Pasta

Colors of the rainbow. They’re supposed to be healthy for you, right? By eating various colors, you’re getting a multitude of different nutrients (see more below). It’s not only healthy – it can be delicious! Think of a fabulous salad with lettuce or other greens, fruits, veggies and maybe topped with some black beans? Sounds delicious – and it’s good for you, but it’s even better if you have a range of colors.

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The Wentworth House Plan by Yankee Barn Homes!

Wentworth House Plan by Yankee Barn Homes

Style! Isn’t this fabulous? I love the pitch of the roof, and the fabulous wide windows! I also think the barn doors that close over the front doors are stunning AND useful! Whether it’s a snowstorm or a hurricane, (or if you’re just out of town) – extra coverage can be very nice! Nice 2 car garage with access via covered walkway.

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Featured Artist: Ken DeWaard – Workshop Dates!

Fun, Funky West End – Provincetown by Ken DeWaard 18×24″ Oil

Ken DeWaard. Such a talented artist. Everyone loves his workshops. We’ve watched Ken paint and we’ve watched Ken teach and he is so good at it. Workshops can be intimidating and stressful. They’re fun until you get there and then the major stress kicks in. Ken has an easy way about him. No stress. He makes sure you leave learning something – and you won’t even realize it because you’ll be having fun while you’re at it. Yep, the “f” word, ha ha.

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Adorable Cottage House Plan by Architectural Design!

Adorable Cottage by Architectural Designs

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this house plan? Fairy Tale. That’s what comes to my mind. For a small plan, it’s like something in a movie. So much charm and I absolutely love the lines of the roof – that steep pitch, those windows. Very cool!

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Broiled Asparagus – So fast and delish!

Broiled Asparagus!

Asparagus. Spring = bountiful asparagus, and this year I think we’ve eaten more than we’ve ever eaten. Roasted was my go-to method. Pretty quick, and so delicious. Then one day I had dinner ALMOST ready, but needed to cook the asparagus quickly. Hmmm, 🤔 wonder if BROILING asparagus is a thing? So I Googled it. It’s a thing, thank goodness. Now, you can have your asparagus on the table in 6 minutes. Yes! 6 minutes!

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Featured Artist: Christina Weaver!

May Rhododendron by Christina Weaver 20×20″ Oil on Linen

Flowers. I absolutely adore them. Weeds… I’m okay with those as well as long as they bloom 🙂 I ran across an artist who’s work stands out so impeccably. Her dandelion paintings are out of this world good, and you have to be quick to be lucky enough to snap one up. They’re the perfect amount of real and abstract. #gorgeous

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Porches, Balconies & Chris Craft Boats

Heaven on Earth…

Porches (screened, not screened or even enclosed with glass) and balconies are like a special haven to me. The amount of time I can spend looking at nature, being surrounded by it, albeit from a distance is insurmountable. To me, there is no better place to sit with a book, or a cup of coffee and just be.

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Courage Under Fire – Charleston Fire Department

Charleston Fire Department

Courage Under Fire. Three words that describe our fire department so well. We are so thankful for them. We have a fire department near our house. It’s a comforting feeling knowing they’re so close. They do so much good in the area – beyond putting out fires, saving people’s lives – they’re out in the community making a difference day after day.

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Artist Joan Brady – Lupine Gallery/Island Inn Show, Monhegan, ME!

Monhegan Momento Mori 36 x 49″ Oil with gold leaf by Joan Brady

The Lupine Gallery (Monhegan, Maine) is an exquisite place to visit (and if you can’t make it there in person, be sure to check them out online, their link is below! Every year the feature a show at the Island Inn. They artfully hang all the paintings (mostly in the dining room) – it’s so exciting to see who the next artist is each year. Every one of them is fabulous!

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