My Country’s Showing.

Good morning!  For the longest time, I’ve wondered what would pull me out of my blogging drought, and here it is:  Sausage gravy & biscuits. My daughter asked me to make these for breakfast this morning.  She rarely eats before school, and especially...

Looking back before forging ahead

2017 was kinda weird for my family.  It was the first time that our oldest, Jordan, hadn’t been home in over a year.  Instead of his coming home, each of us made a trip to Colorado to visit him.  Christmas came, and we got him for a week.  It’s a strange...

Life is a Party: Mrs. Whaley’s Garden

One of the highlights of my summer was a shared job that kick-started my own home-front creativity at a time when I needed it most.  My dear friend Kelly Campbell, of Charleston Makeup, asked me to collaborate with her for makeup and hair on a series of videos...

She Got It From Her Mama

This year, I’ve been super-interested in photographers.  What their back-stories are, where they come from, what got them interested in their field, and their other outlets of creativity.  Last month, I was able to go a step further, by meeting and making up...

Bird Songs 2017, Honoring Pete McKellar III.

Three weeks ago, Jim and I were invited to attend a special honorarium for our friend’s dad.  The event was held at the avian conservatory, Center for Birds of Prey, and was sponsored by our dear friend Peter McKellar of Harbor Contracting, in honor of his dad,...

Pimm

This is a story of thoughtfulness, mindfulness, growth, near-destruction, and perseverance. This is the story of Pimm. It was early summer 2016 and I made a random post on Facebook asking where I could purchase a tree that normally grows in the wild: a mimosa tree....

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