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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…

Mums and More

Mums and More

I think it’s high time that gardeners looked to display something besides chrysanthemums in the fall. Not that mums aren’t lovely and come in every shade of yellow orange and…

How Cold is it Going to Be?

How Cold is it Going to Be?

Have you been watching for the signs that will give you a clue to the upcoming winter? Folklore is full of surefire indicators, you know, such as, it will be…