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    Breaking Tradition

    In my family, Thanksgiving has always been THE family holiday.  My mama was a good cook and her Thanksgiving meal was absolutely the best.  When my husband and I got married, I requested (claimed)…

    November 16, 2017
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    Our connection to one another exists, all we have to do us take the time to uncover it. On the day of the total solar eclipse, I was standing on the Bridge to Nowhere,…

    September 18, 2017
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    Local Food Love

    Living in the Lowcountry, we are fortunate that farmers and farmers’ markets are part of our vibrant (and growing) community.  Fresh produce and food stands have been part of Charleston’s culture for many years.…

    July 26, 2017
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    Magnificent Gardens

    Charleston is a city of Magnificent Gardens.  They are everywhere. Tucked behind private historic homes, peaking out of wrought iron gates.  They are in our neighborhood parks providing us beautiful places to walk or…

    May 26, 2017
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    Hope on Goat

    I have always wondered about Goat Island.  What would it be like to run away from home and live on an island? Close to Charleston, on the Intercoastal waterway, and only accessible by boat.…

    March 28, 2017
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    Finding Play

    When was the last time you played? You engaged in a purposeless act, something needless, something that was fun, pleasurable, with no goal or outcome intended? It wasn’t long ago, when my work was…

    February 28, 2017
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    Now What?

    And I mean that in a good way. Receiving the news of winning the Preservation Society of Charleston’s Carolopolis Award was the culmination of all of our hard work on the house project.  Deemed…

    February 1, 2017
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    Coming Alive

    “If you can’t do something right, then don’t do it at all.”  Ouch.  This little “old school” saying, often repeated to me by my Daddy, was the basis for my success and my burnout.…

    January 11, 2017
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    Kitchen Christening

    I am a collector of cookbooks, recipes torn from the pages of the Post & Courier, handwritten instructions from Momma on how to cook certain things, years and years of Bon Appetite magazine ~…

    January 4, 2017
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    The Last Christmas

    The last time I remember Christmas in this house was many, many years ago. I was a little girl, the tree was a Charlie Brown Christmas tree on a table in the bay window.…

    December 14, 2016