COME & SIT A SPELL

COME & SIT A SPELL No matter the season, this is my favorite spot here at the cabin. Spring is finally here and the trees have filled with leaves of every shade of green and the flowers are in full bloom. Everything feels so alive this time of year. The deer are out every evening […]

OLD WOOD COOKSTOVE

OLD WOOD COOKSTOVE I had been searching antique malls and flea markets for several years for an old wood cookstove when I found this beautiful gem completely by accident. We had hired a local Amish man to mill and lay oak flooring for us and while he was working he and I got to talking. […]

ASPARAGUS FERN

ASPARAGUS FERN Planter with Asparagus Fern added. Planter before I added the Asparagus Fern. As you can see by the before and after photos above, adding Asparagus Fern to your planters really takes it to the next level giving it a much more professional look. Asparagus Fern is very hardy, grows quickly and can be […]

SEASONS COME AND SEASONS GO

SEASONS COME AND SEASONS GO Another season has come and gone. Spring is here…well, almost. The trees are green, the grass is green, flowers are starting to bloom, yet we woke up to snow this morning. Stan and I have been married for forty years. Forty one this June. Forty one springs. Forty one summers. […]

MY PORCH SWING

I believe every porch needs a swing. Whether it is to sway grandbabies to sleep, talk good old days with your dad or share a sweet tea with your sister, if there is a porch involved…there needs to be a swing to enjoy it from. I have this big old log swing that hangs on […]

THROUGH THE TWILIGHT

THROUGH THE TWILIGHT Amazing what you can spot if you get up earlier enough to see through the twilight.  I took the dogs out this morning at 4:30 and was surprised to see this amazing moon beam shooting through the trees. It looked more like something out of a movie than real life, like a […]

CADES COVE BEAR SIGHTING

CADES COVE BEAR SIGHTING Although we travel to the Gatlinburg/ Pigeon Forge area on average of twice a year, it had been several years since we had driven out through the Cades Cove area. We used to drive out through every time we came down when the boys were young. They loved to hang out […]

POTTING TABLE WITH HUTCH

POTTING TABLE WITH HUTCH I am so excited with my new potting table with hutch Stan built for me.  I love how he made a hole in the top to scrape off dirt when planting and scraps when harvesting. They fall down into a five gallon bucket that makes it so easy to clean up. […]

STONE FIREPLACE

STONE FIREPLACE Nothing makes a home as cozy as a stone fireplace. Cuddling up in a wool blanket and listening to the crackle of the fire as the smell of burnt wood permeates the air just sooths the soul and the senses. For me, the stone fireplace declares the time of year, the passing from […]

SPRING TIME!

SPRING TIME! AHHH, SPRING TIME! I never hear those words that I don’t think of a friend I lost to cancer many years ago. Springtime was her favorite time of year. Having grown up a farm girl and being a huge animal lover she looked forward to all the baby critters born on the farm […]