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Turning 60

1956 was a very good year. At least it was for me. This mid-century modern girl was born this day in 1956 which means that today is a milestone birthday for me and I turn 60. Sixty! It just seems so unreal to me that I am 60 years old, but I thoug...
by Southern Hospitality on Dec 6, 2016

Charming Apalachicola, FL

As a final part of my recent coastal vacation, today I'm sharing the charming town of Apalachicola, FL. As I mentioned earlier, the only time I've visited this town was 5 years ago with my friend, Vicki and it was a quick drive through the little co...
by Southern Hospitality on Aug 23, 2016

*Monday Memos*

*MONDAY MEMOS*      (If pictures are too small, just click to enlarge) Weekly recap of my rather crazy, insane, but fun and rewarding life!dear new calling, yes, another new calling.  I say "another" because this is now...
by Beacon of Hope on Aug 15, 2016

*Monday Memos* (My Birthday and Tanae's Wedding Edition)

*MONDAY MEMOS*     (If pictures are too small, just click to enlarge) Weekly recap of my rather crazy, insane, but fun and rewarding life!dear birthday week!  Yippee!  I get to celebrate all week long and into next...
by Beacon of Hope on Aug 8, 2016

A Friends and Family Guide to Supporting Bloggers

As a blogger you can forget that sometimes the outside world doesn’t fully understand our little community and also that they might not know how to support us as their loved ones. I’ve had a few eye-opening conversations with my frie...
by Eppie on Aug 4, 2016

Have You Had Your Colonoscopy?

I hope that this subject won't cause my dear readers to completely lose it on me and not stop by to read today, but I thought the subject was important enough to talk about. The older I get, the more that aging and health issues become even more of...
by Southern Hospitality on Jul 26, 2016

*Monday Memos*

*MONDAY MEMOS*      (If pictures are too small, just click to enlarge) Weekly recap of my rather crazy, insane, but fun and rewarding life!dear monday, I got out on my run early today because it is just so hot.  I even...
by Beacon of Hope on Jul 25, 2016

Family Time in New Orleans

Last weekend, my sister and I took mom with us for a visit to see Lauren and the babies in New Orleans before she had to go back to work. Let me just say, thank you all for enjoying and liking my family. It sure makes it easy for me to share this p...
by Southern Hospitality on Jul 17, 2016

Sleep Easy with Peaceful Panda

Sleep sometimes eludes even the best of us.  I find that sleep is essential for me to make it through the next day.  My children also need copious amounts of sleep.  So, why if we are so tired is it so difficult for sleep to come? I often lie a...
by Country Mouse, City Mouse on Jul 4, 2016

*Monday Memos*

*MONDAY MEMOS*      (If pictures are too small, just click to enlarge) Weekly recap of my rather crazy, insane, but fun and rewarding life!dear monday, I got in my run early this morning and saw some interesting sights...It'...
by Beacon of Hope on Jun 27, 2016

Great Southern Roadtrip: Marietta, GA

It's summer and traditionally that means that people travel. A lot. I have been on my share of road trips over the years and there's really nothing more exciting to me than packing my bags, hopping in the car, and heading out on a fun road trip, to...
by Southern Hospitality on Jun 20, 2016

Zoo Atlanta: A Family Visit

It's been about a 100 years since I went to the zoo here in Atlanta. I'm not sure it was called Zoo Atlanta the last time I went, but Grant Park zoo was what we called it growing up. It's changed. A lot. I'm one of those not-born-here Atlantans, w...
by Southern Hospitality on Jun 16, 2016

Family and Baby Time

It's been over a week ago since Lauren came home for the week with her two girls. It seems so strange that we now have 2 baby girls in the family and that fact has completely changed everything for a small family who for years only had adults around...
by Southern Hospitality on Jun 12, 2016

Official Pictures From Toolz & Tunde Demuren’s White Wedding in Dubai

Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru tied the knot with her beau Tunde Demuren, at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai last weekend. The wedding which was planned by her sister-in-law, Juyin Demuren of IJP Bespoke Events, had their family, friends and industry...
by Oh Zina on Jun 3, 2016

You Are Not Alone

Nope. Not ever. But, Megan….I feel SOO alone. That no one loves me. That I’m undesirable. That something is wrong with me. That no one understands me. Or so it sometimes goes in my head. I have been scared that I may be single forever. An...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Jun 2, 2016

That Beautiful Vegetable Garden!

Happy Memorial Day weekend to you all! It's been gorgeous here in Atlanta and the summer heat is starting to creep up on us, as it always does. I hope you all are enjoying yourselves too. We have a week of family time with those baby girls and Lau...
by Southern Hospitality on May 29, 2016

Gardens, Babies, and Family

Last week, most of my family (dad stayed home, we can hardly get him to travel anymore) headed to Florida for my Aunt Mary's funeral. It was a bittersweet time of seeing family that we don't often get to see and saying goodbye to our precious Aunt.
by Southern Hospitality on May 17, 2016

Long Weekend di Serpong ; Kalap Belanja Buku di Big Bad Wolf dan Nonton Oriental Circus

Ngapain aja long weekend-nya kemarin???Asli, baru kali ini saya long weekend panjang banget ngga kemana-mana, mau ngirit ceritanya...agak dilema mau keluar kota karena kan lagi renov rumah. Padahal sempet kepikiran mau staycation di salah satu hotel...

Something to Think About
by When Mothers Cry on May 6, 2016

Back to Basics at Talisayin Cove Zambales + Side Trip to Anawangin

I just came back from a 2-day camping trip with cousins & friends at Talisayin Cove in San Antonio, Zambales and it was quite epic. Our original plan was to go to Burot, Calatagan but had to change plans at the last minute. As in the day before o...
by Drowning Equilibriums on Apr 26, 2016

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