Friday, February 27, 2015

Update Your Lamps With New Lampshades

Happy Friday everyone!  Earlier this week I wrote about decorating your home with lamps and I wanted to share some of the pretty lampshades I found online.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dashing Thru' The Snow

Well, I know everyone is sick of snow and cold weather this year, so I won't belabor the point.  ;)  We received our biggest snowfall of the season here in North Carolina last night, and I realize it's small potatoes compared to what people farther north have gotten this winter.  It's our second snow this week.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Decorating With Lamps

Raise your hand if you normally use the overhead lighting in your home and don't bother with lighting lamps.  Anyone?  I'm definitely not raising my hand.  :)  I love lamplight.  It's one of the first things I want to set up when moving into a home, because once I have lamps to turn on in the evening or on a cloudy day, I really feel like I'm home.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Brookgreen Gardens, Part Five

Since so many people in the U.S. and Canada are suffering from brutal winter weather, I felt like sharing some images that would, hopefully, warm our spirits until spring arrives.  I'm about to exhaust my stash of Brookgreen Gardens pictures; these might be some of the last ones that I haven't yet posted.  Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina comprises over 9,000 acres of themed gardens, including a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve.  It's built on four former rice plantations and takes its name from the former Brookgreen Plantation.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Easy Cherry Cobbler

If you read my post from yesterday, you saw that we were having chili for dinner last night.  I was extra hungry, and it tasted good to me.  However, the plans changed a little bit late in the afternoon.  I had planned to have cornbread with our chili, since that's what we usually do.  But I talked to Mr. Forest Manor on the phone before he left work, and we both decided we wanted fruit cobbler for dessert.  I felt that would be too much with cornbread, so we just had tortilla chips with our chili in order to save room for dessert.  Priorities, priorities.  ;)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Comfort Food For a Cold Night

I'm making a double batch of chili in the crock pot today.  I love to smell it cooking throughout the day.  :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Old Man Winter

One of my husband's favorite sayings is, "Where's that darn global warming when you need it?"  ;)  Well...he's definitely said that a time or two this week.  Today, we had snow (again) for about an hour -- not long.  It was brief, but pretty; it looked like a snow globe outside our window.

However, the thing I find interesting is the temperature.  It's 7:50 p.m. as I write this, and it's 26° here in the Piedmont region of North Carolina.  Our low tonight is predicted to be 6°.  In addition, we're predicted to have a wind chill factor of -5° to -10° in the Piedmont Triad and Foothills.  The prediction is a wind chill factor of -20° to -30° in our mountains.

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