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Plan a Mother-Daughter Trip to Nashville

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I received a very sweet gift for Mother's Day from my daughter. She planned a trip to Nashville for the two of us on her two off days and... off we went. This trip was priceless. We laughed, we learned and we lounged. We had a pun time together. Yep, it was a pun-filled trip… Read More About This!

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Cruising the Cuisine of New Orleans

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If you are near New Orleans anytime soon, these are the food stops that 007 and I recommend for a true taste of southern tradition.  And, in addition to great cuisine, the World War II Museum at the corner of Magazine and Andrew Higgins will ignite your hunger for history, as you relive the lives of… Read More About This!

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La Petite Grocery in New Orleans

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During a recent trip to New Orleans, 007, Princess Van Gogh and I had the pleasure of having lunch at La Petite Grocery. At first you might think we'd had lunch in a grocery store. Let me assure you, it is a restaurant you will not want to miss on your next trip to the… Read More About This!

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I Got to Hold Chewbacca!

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I am not lazy. But, I did go slothing last weekend. I am a bit slow and very laid back. But, I've never hung upside down for hours. Regardless, I've joked for years that a sloth is my spirit animal. I've not taken any quiz or test to confirm this, it is just what I've said… Read More About This!

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Phenomenal Treats in New Orleans

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On a recent trip to New Orleans, 007, Princess Van Gogh and I had the pleasure of hanging out in some the city's most famous haunts. We were guests of an art auction where our dinners were included; so we took the opportunity to splurge on phenomenal treats, lunches, desserts and cocktails throughout the Big Easy. You… Read More About This!

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New Orleans, The South’s Haunted City

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This article was featured on The Dedicated House on Make it Pretty Monday! Thanks, Kathryn! I'm a bit spooked by New Orleans. Spirits loiter there. As a visitor strolling Royal, Bourbon or Decatur streets, I usually feel a bit uneasy in the Big Easy. I am not a fan of Bourbon Street and have had the… Read More About This!

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Here’s a Fun Way to Organize Vacation Photos

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I can't tell you how many times I've asked 007 the following question: "Hey hon, do you remember what year it was that we vacationed on Topsail Island with your brother? Or when did we go to Charleston the first time? What was the name of that theme park we visited in Charlotte?" Well, quite… Read More About This!

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A True Southern Gentleman is Never the Victim

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A true southern gentleman possesses several qualities. He is well-mannered, has a firm handshake and a great sense of humor. He is friendly, doesn't use profanity in the presence of a lady and knows how to make those around him feel special. And he is never the victim. Add to this the ability to bring… Read More About This!

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Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, SC

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Our guide shared with us that there are over a million azaleas and camellias planted at Magnolia Plantation. Most of them were in bloom during a recent visit to Charleston, SC. The grounds were breathtaking, but one of my favorite parts of the tour happened while standing on the piazza before the tour even started. As we… Read More About This!

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A Peek inside the House and Garden Tours of Charleston

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While in Charleston, SC recently, J and I were invited into the private homes of several residents. Well.... sort of. We purchased tickets to the Historic Charleston Foundation's House and Garden Tour. Our tickets provided us entry into several homes where we were privileged to meet some of the owners. We were not permitted to… Read More About This!

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