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Southern Christmas Tablescapes

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One of the the highlights of the Christmas season for me this year was a recent ”Believe in Miracles” Women’s program at PCBC, our local church in Peachtree Corners. Great food, fantastic conversation, magical music and an inspirational message that was delivered to about 350 women in attendance… Another phenomenal aspect of the evening evolved around the dazzling and super creative tablescape decorations, created [...]

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Blue Ridge Bound

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For a girl who grew up in Appalachia, I have a deep, unabashed love for the mountains. Now that I’m older and living far from them, they still beckon me to spend time with them, they whisper cherished memories of days gone by, and they plead with me never to forget them, for they once were home. [...]

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Hearty Minestrone

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I call this Minestrone recipe hearty for a couple of reasons. It has everything in it except the kitchen sink and it makes a BIG pot of soup, so make sure you have a huge kettle when you start making it. It’s a delicious side dish if you’re having a crowd over for a football game, or if you just want to have plenty left [...]

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Cool Cats in Mr. Gibbs’ Garden

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On a recent trip to Gibbs Gardens in north Georgia, hubby and I were greeted inside this magical oasis  by some very cool and friendly cats. These adorable pets appear to belong to Mr. Gibbs, the garden’s creator and visionary. I encourage you to check out this place…the cool cats, are a bonus… My feline photos  prompted me to share a few cat quotes I’ve read over the [...]

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We Have A Photo Contest Winner!

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First, let me say WHAT FUN these last few months have been with SJL’s first photo contest. I loved receiving and viewing all the images of your “babies” and “best buds,” and then sharing them with y’all on “Pet Pal Fridays.” A BIG THANKS to everyone who participated! There were some really good entries! For [...]

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