Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter...the greatest day!

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, ~1 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

I pray you know the blessings of a resurrected Christ! 
Happy Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Break....ahh, finally here!

Because Easter fell so very late this year our Spring Break fell super late as well.  Because of this, I think we wanted it more than ever!!!  So today, here is where we are headed...



So...at least you know.
Happy Easter all!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Southern Lit. Pick of Week: The Inheritance of Beauty by Nicole Seitz

I am just going to come out and say it, Nicole Seitz’s latest release just left me awestruck. When I finished it, I slid it across the table and sat there, thinking…how can I ever write a review for this one. It was so good; I knew I couldn’t do it justice. So, that is where I left The Inheritance of Beauty for a couple of days. I had to digest this wonderfully complex and sweetly simple story of love and friendship that spans over 80 years…literally a lifetime.


I should have known it would be a good one, when I found myself tearing up while reading the introduction because I miss my own grandmother so very much. Through varying points of view, Nicole Seitz takes us from the 1920s and bare footed, country children in Levy, SC, to Harmony House Assisted Care 80 years later, as these same characters make peace with what life has brought them. This book brings together a cast that fate has tied together with childhood horrors, but with the help of caregiver Miss Annie, they find peace, forgiveness and their circle is completed through a trip back to Levy and the revelations of mysteries long hidden. The life that George and Maggie (Magnolia) Jacobs have lived is full of twists and turns, but the love they share is unforgettable. It isn’t an easy journey, but it is filled with love, laughter, loss, fear and forgiveness. It is a journey I am glad I was able to experience between the covers.

The Inheritance of Beauty is a love story you won’t quickly forget, and is filled with Southern soul. Trust me when I say, you don’t want to miss this one.

*Also available in a Kindle edition.
This post was written as a member of the Southern Mommas Writers

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

{Semi} Wordless Wednesday


 1940s, Jasper, GA - my sweet Grandmother checking her mail at the hotel she and my Grandfather owned.
She also sold bait for fisherman, thus the "fish" sign above the mailbox.

Linking to Flip Flops and Pearls Semi Wordless Wednesday

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Help...movie trailer!!!!!!!



I am rarely excited by movies that are coming out, but this one I am counting down the days because I so loved the book!  From the trailer, it looks wonderful!!!!

 I just can't wait!!!!!!




The 11th Taste of the Symphony in Florence, SC

Florence friends, have you gotten your tickets for this wonderful evening?

2 Preppy Girls!!!!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Moore Farms Garden Tour

On Wednesday, my Garden Club was given a tour of Moore Farms in Lake City, South Carolina.  Trust me when I say there were literally 1000s of photos I could have taken and we had the most perfect Spring Day for the tour.  Moore gardens are a private botanical garden which is filled with established plants that thrive in South Carolina and also serve as a study program for students.  Check out their website for a great plant database, complete with photos.

Native Azaleas.  What we have come to generally know as azaleas are not natives but imported plants.

Amaryllis, yes...here in SC they do thrive outdoors!

False Indigo

I love iris!

Old fashioned roses, I have to add some of these to my yard!

Is there anything more beautiful that a field of daisies?

These beautiful glass orbs hang in the loft of the Spring House, which is complete with thatched roof!
Fence designed with sticks found around the property

The perfect setting for a visit with friends.

Tobacco!  It is used in their annual borders for its beautiful blooms...who knew?

I am seeing a birdhouse in my future...yes, I am!
After the tour, we had a wonderful lunch at Foodscapes, located at the very not big airport in Lake City!  It was wonderful and I can't wait to go back.  I had the best chicken salad I have had in ages followed by an Almond Joy Cookie!  Not to mention the amazing Collard Green Dip served with Pita Bread...yum!

To see the entire album of photos click here: 



Unskinny Boppy's Garden Party

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

My Grandmother is the lady in white on the right (white hat) holding my sleeping Aunt (who is now in her 70s)...just a Sunday after church.


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Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring in the South...

Last weekend we took a short walk around  "The Prettiest Town in Dixie", Cheraw, SC and I took some pictures of a few of the beautiful Southern homes and colors that Spring has delivered.  Here are just a few shots and be sure to check out the link to the complete album for a full dose of Spring in the South! 

Happy Monday, y'all!






Please check out the complete album here: 

Weekend Bloggy Reading

Saturday, April 09, 2011

And the winner IS....

Debbie @ Love The Decor!

TCBOTB

Debbie, you win a copy of Michael Lee West's latest book,
Gone With A Handsomer Man
Please send me an email at BellaMichelleSC@gmail.com with your mailing information so I can submit it to the publisher and your book will be on the way!  I know you are going to enjoy this great read!!! 
Congratulations!!!