Seabrook and Kiawah, SC

Kiawah, SC

Islands. We love them. We have so many in close proximity. Some feel more “islandy” than others. A friend offered for us to visit her place on Seabrook Island (SC) – we took a quick day trip and were astounded at the beauty. How could something so beautiful be so close? Unless you live or are staying on the island it’s gated. So that’s probably why we’ve never had the opportunity prior to this.

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View from a morning walk…

View from a morning walk… Charleston, SC

The other morning my husband and I went for a walk – it was such a nice day. We are so fortunate to be so close to the most beautiful scenery ever! The ever changing vista (colors of the marsh grass, level of water that changes due to the tides, the birds, etc). Absolutely spectacular! This was one of our views…

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For those of you world travelers (and for those of us who are home)!

City Hall | Charleston, SC

Charleston, South Carolina has some beautiful architecture. This image is of City Hall and it’s quite spectacular, don’t you think? If you haven’t been to Charleston, SC – you may want to add it to your list of wonderful places to visit! Speaking of… part of this post is for those of you who are world travelers, I have something you may be interested in… #digitalnomadsthisisforyou

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Happy 2021!!!!

Woohoo, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I know we ALL welcome 2021 and are thankful to bid “Buh bye” to 2020. As I write this post it’s bizarre knowing that I’m beginning year ELEVEN of what was once a daily (how did I do it?) blog and now about 4 days/week. Not bad.

I look forward to sharing more artists, recipes, house plans and favorite things with you along with images (usually from around the Charleston, SC area, but not always).

If you design house plans or are an artist – please feel free to use the “Feature Requests” link (also located at the top of this page) – many people are hesitant because they think I charge when I feature an artist. I do not.

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I do however have a section on the sidebar of my blog to “buy me a cup of coffee” (donate towards keeping my website running). I have it set at increments of $10 – it it very much appreciated but in no way expected!

Thank you all for being a part of this journey, I meet the most incredible people each and every year (as well as a few people who really surprise me, ha ha). I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart!

HAPPY 2021 – may you have a safe, happy, and very healthy 2021!

✍️ Until next time…

It’s been a good year…

It’s been a good year for the dogs who are not home alone!

It HAS been a good year. Despite all that has gone on in this world, most importantly COVID19 – it’s been a good year, especially for the dogs who have not been home alone! Right? Trying to find the positive spin… Can you believe that we are nearing the end of 2020?

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Time to move!

Charleston, SC

Can you believe Christmas is over? Where does the time go? It seems like it was just summer and now it’s after Christmas! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc. Most of these holidays center around food of some sort. So it’ll probably feel good to get out today and walk, run, or bike. I enjoy walking downtown taking photos!

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The River Tree | Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve!

Christmas Eve is a magical time. The memories from when I was a kid linger. I’m thankful and blessed to have such epic memories. One year we saw Santa’s footprints and reindeer footprints in the snow on a neighbor’s roof. Another year we saw Santa’s footprints in our living room! We couldn’t believe it!

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World Famous Christmas Cookies

These are actually called Christmas Butter Cookies – my family pulled the recipe out of a magazine back in the way back in the 1960’s and we’ve made them ever since. Five stars! Not only are they so tasty, but they are so much fun to make and especially to decorate. I can remember good times decorating one at a time (like tinsel on a tree, one piece at a time)… #whorememberstinsel?