Sunday, November 22, 2015

Inexpensive Mantel Decor--not what you'd expect!

Being an overworked, underpaid teacher in the public schools of North Carolina (where pay is 49th in the nation--our rallying cry? "At least we're not Mississippi!"), I am always up for an el-cheapo challenge.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A week to be thankful

When the baby girl decided to get her degree in advertising and move to NYC, I had a sneaking suspicion I'd never see her again.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The final episode of my blogging journey (and the last season of Downton *sniff*)

(When we last left our heroine, she was in the laboratory trying to find an antidote to the giant spider invasion. In a desperate attempt to look hotter, she lets her hair down from its topknot and whips off her black-rimmed spectacles. Unfortunately, the supervising scientist doesn't look up from his microscope long enough to notice. Oh, wait. That's not what we're talking about. We're talking about...)

Friday, November 13, 2015

My Blogging Journey, continued...

(When we last left our heroine, she was tied to the railroad tracks and the 4:15 was...oh, wait. Wrong story. When we last left our heroine, she was blogging as a way to express her creative (albeit sad because her beloved dad was gone) side, but then she painted a maple leaf on the front of a dresser and all heck broke loose.)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My Blogging Journey, part one

It is difficult for me to get my head wrapped around the fact that it has been nearly ten years since I began my blogging journey.
I started blogging as Kirb Appeal on the Xanga platform in 2005 as a way for me to cope with the short illness and quick (but not quick enough, he would argue) death of my father.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Inaugural Southern Charm at the Farm!

Earlier this month, I was excited to be a part of the first Southern Charm at the Farm in Walnut Cove. (If you don't know Walnut Cove? You should. It's cute.)