Happy Mother’s Day and Weathervane in Chapel Hill

I know that you all know how much I truly love my mother.  The things she and I have been through the last two years have made us stronger than ever.  She is indeed my best friend, confidant, and amazing beyond words.  She is my rock and the reason I go out everyday and try…

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The Most Wonderful Part…Mom

Thanksgiving and Christmas have passed us now, and it’s time for a New Year already. Can you believe it? I’m not sure about you, but my last year literally flew by. There are things I could have handled differently in that year, and there are things I would do over and over again if given…

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Dreams of a Restaurant of Kindness…

In the grand scheme of life, we are put here to be good human beings. I am finding more and more that kindness is actually catching on. It’s becoming “trendy” might I venture to say? Seemingly, people are more aware of the human condition than ever before. We know that our neighbor was laid off…

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Lions and Trees on plates, Oh My!

For many of you that know me or have been following my blog, you know how important my family is to me. Today was an extremely warming day. Not just that it was above 90 degrees here in the humid South, but because I spent half the day with my most wonderful Grandma. Every year,…

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A juicy taste of things to come…

Mom and I picked a wonderful bunch of strawberries today. It was my first time, and it made it even sweeter to experience it with Mom. The first thing she told me…. “Eat as many as you want in the field. It’s just what you do.” *smiles* This was just the beginning of my strawberry…

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Healthy and Delicious Chicken Nuggets in The South

There’s this thing…this stigma…about living in the South.  That everything has to be fried.  Yes, most of us indulge in a good plate of fried chicken, and some of us over-indulge.  But, you know what?  It’s ok.  If being in the South says that we have to eat fried foods occasionally, I will live in…

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Caking with Mom: An Introduction to the Series

There comes a time in a young woman’s life where she begins to see her Mom within her own being.  As I sit here typing this, my face is reflecting back at me behind my words.  I see my Mom in me….a lot.  It’s not just in the beauty I see reflecting back at me that…

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Smile…Spring is upon us.

“Daffodils that come before the swallow dares, and takes the winds of March with beauty.”  ~William Shakespeare These are just a few shots I took this morning while working out in the yard (before I backed into a thorny vine in the woods, grrrr).  I hope they make you smile in your heart, resting in…

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The Masterpiece that is Life…

You ever have those days where you just feel like not being sugar-coated?  I have those days occasionally.  Those days where the world has turned against you.  Your tire has become flat, you locked yourself out of your car, you dropped a bag of groceries and broke your eggs, or you missed an important phone…

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