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The Power of the Christmas Rose

The Power of the Christmas Rose

One of the sweetest stories told at Christmas is the legend of the Christmas Rose. It is an English legend that says that a little shepherd girl of Bethlehem followed…

Ready, Set, Go! It’s Christmas!

Ready, Set, Go! It’s Christmas!

Ladies, you know you’re busy, frantic even, this time of year. Just in case there’s someone who has no clue how much you accomplish (husband and children), let’s take  a…

DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Electric candles with clear or white bulbs in each window. Green wreath with a red bow on the front door. Or maybe a tacky blow-up Santa or snowman that will…

Oh, Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas Tree

My favorite childhood Christmas picture was taken outside in front of my Grandma Allie’s house. I’m standing with an older girl cousin, both of us dressed in our Sunday go-to-meeting…

Thanksgiving at Grandma’s

Thanksgiving at Grandma’s

In my mind, I’ve already skipped to the leftovers. That’s the best part of Thanksgiving. No, I take that back. The best part is the fact that I am fortunate…

Remember to Share This Thanksgiving

Remember to Share This Thanksgiving

Haven’t enjoyed my walks in the field too much lately ‘cause I know when I get back inside I’ll be spending precious minutes picking beggar’s lice off my clothes from…

Chunk That Punkin’

Chunk That Punkin’

Tomorrow is Friday, two days after Halloween. Is your jack o’ lantern still posing on the front steps, or worse yet, in your living room window? Well, you know what…

Hello Fall

Hello Fall

October, the month of the Moon of the Falling Leaves, the month that brings the first frost which is usually followed by several weeks of mild weather.  The average first…

Indian Summer is a Time for Fall Fun

Indian Summer is a Time for Fall Fun

If it’s October, can Indian summer be far behind? And what, exactly, is Indian summer anyway? I’ve just always thought it was the blessing of a warm spell before real…

Fall Brings Work and Play

Fall Brings Work and Play

I’ve come to the conclusion that Southside Virginia is the prettiest place in the world in fall.  No need to ride to the mountains; indulge in a spin down any…