Southern Love

Bald Head Island Mini Staycation {Part One}

November 8, 2014
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How do you spend quality time with your kids and spouse in between three-week long jaunts to the West Coast? Why, you take them on a mini staycation of course. Some place nearby, remote and filled with charm. A place you can only get to by ferry! At least that was Surferboys brilliant plan for […]

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Muscadine Peach White Sangria

September 5, 2014
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It has been one heck of a week. One where you wake up in the morning with burning ribbons slicing trails of pain behind your left shoulder blade. The following morning greets you with the inability to turn your head any further left than 10 o’clock. What you don’t use clock face scales to explain […]

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Feta Olive Cheese Straws

November 30, 2013
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There are a couple of travel posts still in the works but the overwhelming urge to bake had to be heeded, especially since the holiday season is officially in swing with our annual Bake Friday now under our belt. Bake Friday is a tradition the boys and I celebrate in order to kick off the […]

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Local Love ~ Nye’s Ice Cream {Vote Nye’s In Martha Stewarts AMERICAN MADE Contest}

September 6, 2013
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Wilmington is like most southern towns no matter the size, ironically and yet ever so charmingly small. Forget six degrees of separation it’s more like three maybe four at the most. One of our favorite cool treats Nye’s Ice Cream is a perfect example of that.

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Touring An Old Beach Cottage

April 19, 2013
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Along the waterways and shores of the Carolinas there are still some stately old cottages hugging the banks, generations of memories echoing in their halls. Casual cottages with their understated lines, yet timeless details belaying the charm and elegance that awaits inside. For years, one such cottage held my rapt attention. Set on a waterfront […]

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Soaking In Spring {Beach Days}

April 10, 2013
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The morning air has lost its chill, replaced rather with radiant warmth. Golden sand rolls under my bare feet as I walk up the path towards happiness. More people are here today than usual, one of many awakening ripples I feel along the beach today. You can hear faint hammers in the distance making repairs […]

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Southern Boys…Make Sausage Gravy

March 24, 2013
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Hot crumbles of rich spicy sausage smothered in creamy gravy is one of those basic recipes that will last the ages. From wilderness skillets stewing over an open flame to homestead stoves stoked in the early hours of the morn, our elders have passed down many wondrous versions of gravy for generations.

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Southern S’mores Cookies & Camp Monkey

December 10, 2012
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Our boys will probably never sleep in their rooms again and it’s all my fault. Yes siree, I have started something that is going to be difficult to break purely out of selfish reasons. As y’all know, I do not sleep well when Surferboy is traveling. His trips typically result in a sleep-deprived zombie due […]

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Chillin’ Berry Ginger Ale

June 20, 2012
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Summertime! Long awaited days promising hours on end of relaxation, our reward from a winter filled with tedious work right. The occasional enjoyment of a good book, followed by a leisurely evening stroll taking in all of life’s little pleasures.

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Ham & Egg Salad {N’Walins Style}

April 6, 2012
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Are you guys ready for this weekend? Do you have a few dozen eggs splashed and dyed brilliantly? Do you have a meticulously drawn map to help you find those beauties? It’s not a bad idea if you are a traditionalist and using hard boiled eggs. If you miss place a plastic egg it’s no […]

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