Tag Archives: NC

New column: “Choosing a Christmas tree takes time and a bit of magic”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about choosing the perfect Christmas tree. My family’s method involves a national forest, friends, our dog, and a bonfire. I’d love to hear about yours! To read, go here. P.S. The Fraser … Continue reading

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Twilight Tour: A Brevard Mountain Christmas Festival

Brevard, North Carolina, the little mountain town which I’m lucky enough to call home, is a fabulously quirky place. We have a festival for just about everything (not unlike Stars Hollow, for those of you who’re¬†Gilmore Girls fans). My very … Continue reading

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New Column: Elk Tailgating & We Have a Book Giveaway Winner!

Hi, all! Two things: 1.) My newest column is up online at The Greenville News. This one’s all about Fall, family, being outside, and visiting the Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s coolest residents–the elk! Read it … Continue reading

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New Column: “My favorite hiking spot: Black Balsam Knob”

Today’s column is up: the great outdoors, family, my favorite hiking spot in the whole of the world, and even a proposal story. I do hope you enjoy it! To read my column in The Greenville News, go here. And … Continue reading

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A Literary Tea

Recently my back-door neighbor in Brevard hosted a lovely tea with me as the honored guest. I got to meet members of her book club, talk about Keowee Valley, and have the most scrumptious treats. The English afternoon tea was … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday – the Forgive Me Edition

Hi, folks. I’m on a major deadline for Monday, and my 4 year-old’s preschool was let out early one day this week and cancelled for three days due to snow and ice. Less than two inches of it (it’s the … Continue reading

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Magical Omens & Great Snowy Owls

Sometimes, magic happens when you least expect it. It’s easy to miss, in our every day lives, our eyes so used to unnatural light, trained to the tiny things, to the rectangles of our iPhones and our computer screens. I … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday: the Middle School, Nature, and History Edition

Hello to all on this crisp, cold (at least where I am) Friday in November. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Fall so far. I sort of semi-extended my Internet fast into the week, and haven’t spent nearly as much … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday: Fall Festivities & Quotes to Ponder On

I still look like I did last week. But I’m powering through. Some good stuff to share on this cold October weekend: 1.) Halloweenfest & Osktoberfest in Transylvania County I live in Transylvania County, North Carolina, and if you haven’t … Continue reading

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Elk Tailgating in the Cataloochee Valley & A Few Thoughts on Motherhood

Hi, all. Apologies, but I’ve got to postpone my usual Show & Tell Friday until next week. I am an exceptionally busy and important¬†woman. KIDDING. I’m postponing because I look like this: Yep, that’s me at my desk moments ago. … Continue reading

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