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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
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    Paris Comes to Charleston

    My favorite thing to do anytime of the year is to show off my native city, Charleston. And to do so during the holiday season is an even greater treat! Decorations are up, there…

    December 7, 2016
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    Peace. Love. Cake.

    Food is love.  Nothing better represents this concept than Once Upon A Treat bakery.  What was once an empty, non-functioning space on the corner of Rutledge Ave. and Huger St. is now a bakery…

    November 29, 2016
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    Light It Up

    I have fallen in love with my lighting all over again. As darkness greets us earlier each day, I am guilty of turning on all the lights. I first noticed on Halloween, “Wow, I…

    November 16, 2016
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    A Growth Spurt

    I had no expectations. Maybe that’s why I got so much out of it. I showed up with a clear mind, alone, notebook in hand. Seeing diversity was the first thing I noticed.  Not…

    November 8, 2016