Happy Dance: The Window Box is Back!

This window box is freshly planted, so everything will get fuller and taller, but it’s quite a nice start! I love the various colors of purple and white. Purple, white and green is a nice color combination. Soft, calming, and happy. I’m thrilled that this window box is back in its rightful place…

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Happy Plants Thriving In The Sun

Spring Flowers – Charleston, SC

Pretty flowers, aren’t they? These were in a flower box as I passed by at a store we frequent. Their flowers are gorgeous and this was no exception. We recently planted a flower box at our house (stay tuned for Monday’s post). We used trailing petunias, mint, French lavender and a tall plant with green and interesting small purple flowers. It’s only been planted a few days but is growing like crazy! It looks happy, whew!

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Whiteside Farm House Plan (SL1979) by Todd Wilson for Southern Living House Plans

Whiteside Farm SL1979 by Todd Wilson for Southern Living House Plans | Image: Lauren W. Glenn

Have you ever been to a Southern Living Showcase Home? If you run across one in your travels, definitely check it out! It’s always fun to actually go inside a certain house plan so you can envision it as your very own. But it’s also helpful to go inside to see not necessarily how they have a room decorated, but how the furniture is placed – you can see if you like the flow that way or if you prefer it a different way. Today’s house plan is a beauty.

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Spinach Pasta with Grilled Chicken and Fresh Corn – Spring is here!

Spring/Summer Pasta – Quick & Easy!

The temps are getting a bit warmer and the humidity is starting to creep up… What to do for dinner? Well, I don’t know about you, but one thing NOT to do is to turn on the oven. It seems to heat up our kitchen and ugh, makes me not want to eat. So I was trying to think of something quick to throw together with fresh ingredients…

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A Walk on the Wild Side 🐊🐍🦅

Birds Hanging Out in the Tree

Morning walks are the best. Especially if you get moving about the time the sun hits the golden stage at sunrise (or at sunset if you’re not an early riser). There is no better color than that of sunlight on anything. Just look at that amazing blue sky and the sculpture like shape of the tree. #beautiful

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What to read? I’ve got a stack of books!

The book lineup right now…

Who loves to read? I’m curious… of those of you who love to read, how many of you grew up reading? I cannot imagine not wanting to travel to faraway places from wherever I am. Reading offers such an escape. It enlightens you and makes you a better person I think. Books can make you compassionate, well traveled, knowledgeable no matter what time in history, or it can simply transport you to another time or place. Whether that place is the beach or different countries.

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The Humbert Way (TNH-B-10A) House Plan by Moser Design Group!

TNH-B-10A House Plan by Moser Design Group

This home is a beauty, isn’t it? Look at all the details! It’s the perfect plan for a newer area but it also fits in so nicely in an established neighborhood! It looks like a well-built, gorgeous home that was built long ago but kept in perfect condition. Established neighborhoods are so nice, you have larger trees and everything around it has already been figured out and perfected. You can live the best of both worlds. New house, older neighborhood… #sweet!

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Veggie Pasta with Walnuts, Olives and Feta!

MmmmMmmm Good!

This “recipe” is a family favorite. My mom has some rendition of this most days of the week. Pasta (all different pastas, brown rice pasta, regular pasta, multigrain pasta – each adds its own twist) – This is a pretty quick meal that you can change up to use what you’ve got. Don’t want to use pasta? Use Zoodles or the like, I think a little pasta will keep you full longer, just load up on the veggies.

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Erin French’s New Book: Finding Freedom – A Memoir

FINDING FREEDOM | A Cook’s Story Remaking A Life From Scratch | By Erin French of The Lost Kitchen

Erin French. By now, most of you have probably heard of this famous creative cook with a dynamic restaurant in Freedom, Maine . She has achieved so much (hard earned!) success over the years – the latest is another book, this one is a memoir. I pre-ordered it back in December and it arrived this month. My husband got to it first…

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Marshall Point Lighthouse – Port Clyde, Maine

Marshall Point Lighthouse – Port Clyde, Maine

Beautiful, right? Gorgeous sunsets! This is one that I only caught the tail end of – yet still… so much beauty in one area! The islands, the water, the working (and playing) boats. The fabulous Marshall Point Lighthouse with so much history. Does it look familiar? Have you seen the movie Forrest Gump? This lighthouse was in the movie

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