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Best of 2012, the posts

Before I launch into the most visited posts for this year, I wanted to acknowledge the recent issues with my site.  I’ve gotten lots of emails and messages about your computer ‘locking up’ when you try to load the site and then not being able to view it or your browser shutting down.   If […] Read more…

Best of 2012, the photos

It’s been a good year, 2012.   While my mind is racing, pondering my 2013 plans and schemes, I thought I’d post my 2012 recap over a few  posts. Today—-my favorite photos from the year. Let’s start with these darling people.  I adore them all.  They make everything better. And some of my favorite shots […] Read more…

Better Homes and Gardens Photo Shoot

Long story short, here’s how it happened. My friend, Gretchen, a freelance food and wine writer,   pitched the story of our house fire and rebuild to several shelter magazines after our rebuild last year.  Several months later, we found out that BHG wanted to run the story. WHATTTTTTTTT?  Y’allllll???!!!!  I have been beside myself […] Read more…

Giveaway Winners and Tim Hawkins

There are ten giveaway winners for the art class. Please send me your full name and email address so I can forward the list to Jeanne. It’s also not too late to sign up if you still want to take the class this session!  I need to find a plug-in to number my comments so […] Read more…

The ART of Enjoying Summer {with kids}::Creatively Made Giveaway

A heartfelt thank you to my friend Julie for the beautiful hydrangeas. Summer is always better when your friends visit and  bring you flowers:) I’ve written about this topic before.  But I know this is a challenge for most of us so I wanted to update my thoughts and give you some tangible encouragement. And […] Read more…