Camille Styles Cinco de Mayo Party Recipes

Camille Styles, an amazing lifestyle blog offers creative and inspired ideas and recently posted recipes perfect for a Cinco de Mayo party that look too good to keep to myself!    These recipes will be the centerpiece of the Callawassie Island Big Girl Tennis team end of season party (which just happens to be scheduled on Cinco de Mayo!). […]

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Fernish Connections

I cannot help myself!  I wander around our gardens and want to share what I am seeing with you all.  Today I am seeing ferns.  I see Japanese Holly ferns that I planted to honor my mother.  They thrive in the toughest of circumstances.  In our garden this fern is an evergreen and forms into a […]

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A Floral Unfurling

I am more and more enthralled with the minute details of nature’s artistry and wanted to share an example of it with you.  I do not know the botanical (or common) name of this plant or many other plants, for that matter!  I think it might be an African Iris.  What I observe is that year after year, […]

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Strawberry Time!

It is strawberry time in Beaufort, SC !  And the place to go to pick these sun-ripened jewels of delicious sweetness is Dempsey Farms on St. Helena Island.  There is nothing quite so enjoyable as taking a basket and walking through the rows and rows of strawberry plants to find the perfect berry – bright red with frilly green […]

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Simplify to Beautify

The Spring Lowcountry weather has prompted my husband to throw open the door of our little greenhouse and give the plants that sheltered there during the winter a breath of fresh and warm air.  I shared photos of this greenhouse in a previous post Yearning for Summer. For my husband Spring also brings with it a call to dig in the soil […]

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Done Hibernating

Dictionary.com defines hibernating as “passing the winter in a sleeping or inactive condition”.  While this usually pertains to plants and animals it is an apt description of my blogging behavior during the past several months.  I broke one of the cardinal rules of a successful blogger  – post high quality content consistently. This hibernation was […]

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Yearning for Summer

The Lowcountry warm weather has turned cold and I am yearning for the balmy days of summer when flowers are blooming and birds are tweeting.  I am sitting in my “Carolina room” looking out over the marsh.  The marsh grasses have lost their vibrant green glow and look like winter wheat.  The creek waters reflect the gray winter skies.  […]

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A Great End to Begin a New Year!

The Lowcountry lifestyle is lived mostly outdoors.  Visiting with friends on the porch or boating, paddling and swimming in the ocean and many rivers and creeks that meander through the islands can be enjoyed throughout the year.  This year’s warm Holiday weather has been an invitation to partake in all of these activities. Yesterday, on Callawassie Island (where I am fortunate to reside) […]

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Christmas in the Lowcountry: What to do in Beautiful Beaufort?

Beautiful Beaufort is a wonderful place to explore anytime of the year.  Read all about Fashion Foie Gras’ wanderings and recommendations in their post Christmas in the Lowcountry: What to do in Beautiful Beaufort? Happy New Year! Sandra

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Holiday Décor Sans A Tree

Seven years ago we brought home a white furry bundle of pure joy and it has been seven years since our home was adorned with a decorated Christmas tree.  All of our ornaments that have been collected throughout the years, along with the memories I have of each, stay tucked away for safekeeping in the attic space above […]

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