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Late May in western North Carolina is part summer – part blackberry winter. The days are getting longer, afternoons warmer, gardens spilling over with blooms but the evenings can still be quite cool. (Insert a shout out to my friend and fellow blogger, Julie Wunder, of Running in a Skirt. Her Fashion Friday post this morning got me thinking…)  With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, I thought it would be a great time to dedicate my Friday Favorites to 10 must-have summer essentials. Grab a seat and let’s get ready to play! Continue reading…

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#GetOutandExplore: Charleston, SC & Thereabouts

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“It was my father who called the city the Mansion on the River. He was talking about Charleston, South Carolina, and he was a native son, peacock proud of a town so pretty it makes your eyes ache with pleasure just to walk down its spellbinding, narrow streets. Charleston was my father’s ministry, his hobbyhorse, his quiet obsession, and the great love of his life. His bloodstream lit up my own with a passion for the city that I’ve never lost nor ever will. I’m Charleston-born, and bred. The city’s two rivers, the Ashley and the Cooper, have flooded and shaped all the days of my life on this storied peninsula.” — Excerpt from Pat Conroy’s, South of Broad. Conroy captures, with lyrical beauty, the romantic draw of the city of Charleston. This week my family and I spent a few days exploring the low country including downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island. Spring gardens in the Holy City were filled with fragrant blooms, the air was warm, skies were blue and the locals welcoming—check out our adventures! Continue reading…

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Have you ever heard the saying, “beauty begins on the inside?” Of course that bit of sage wisdom is referring to the inner person rather than surface appearance. However, outward beauty and radiant skin are also connected to the inner you! It is undeniable that there are an endless number of cultural definitions of beauty. Even within cultures, beauty metrics are radically different. Skinny vs. curvy. Youth vs. aging. While the social construction of beauty has evolved over the ages and youth is certainly fleeting, natural beauty and radiant skin echos a timeless appeal. We’ve all seen those women, regardless of age, who simply glow. As the temperatures rise and we are all showing a little more skin, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my tips for creating natural timeless beauty from the inside out. Continue reading…

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Baby, it’s cold outside! Staying active during the winter months can be tricky. Wind, precipitation and down right freezing cold can make even the most active families seek refuge inside. With the right attitude and a little creativity, winter can be a fantastic time to foster personal wellness by mixing up your activities, trying new things and enjoying being outside. Check out these seven tips for staying active and beating the winter blues!

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