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!

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?

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Oh, Christmas Tree…

Treasured ornaments upon the tree…

How are your holidays shaping up? Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza (read more about these holidays celebrated around the world!) this is a festive time of year. We pull out ornaments that hold memories, lights that make everything festive and bright, music to sing along to, baked goods, comforting foods and more.

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Tis the Season…

Tis the Season…

Tis the season for oh so much. What are some of your traditions? I have noticed an uptick in real Christmas tree purchases. Not only Christmas trees, but holiday decorations of all types and all types of celebrations are shown throughout the neighborhoods. I love the diversity, the culture, our differences as well as our similarities. May 2021 be our best year yet!

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Blessing Box! Help if you can…

Blessing Box in Charleston, SC

We were downtown a few weeks ago, heading back to our car we passed this Blessing Box. What is a Blessing Box? It’s a place for you to take what you need and to give what you can. Brilliant idea. I had to snap a photo so I could check it out and see what I could do to help. What a brilliant idea. Food, bags to carry the goods home, books, as well as personal things that people need to get through a day when times are tough.

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So what have YOU been up to since all this began? #damncovid

Charlie beside the fire with Fred ❤️

The other night we had a fire outside. It was a beautiful evening, the moon was full and the fire was so nice. Toasty and comfortable. It wasn’t particularly cold that night, more cool than anything. It was perfect. And then…

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