The Glade Autumn Collection Has Arrived

We are only a few days into September, and I am already rejoicing the changes in the air. The scents of Autumn engulf me as I walk through the yard, past the muscadines, pear tree, and apple trees. We have a multitude of pecans and walnuts hanging on the trees, and my heart just isn't in a Summer place anymore. It's amazing how much has changed in one week. Last Wednesday Ben and I spent the morning selling at the flea market. The humidity was so thick by 10 A.M. we were sweltering and ready to pack up early. Two days later hurricane Hermine graced us with a beautifully cool 74° day without … [Read more...]

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Wild Kratts Wild Reptiles Now on DVD

We saw a very large black snake sunning yesterday on the pasture gate. My ever curious 3 year old, Aubrey, wanted to touch it, so Ben held it for her to pet for a few minutes before allowing it to slither away to the barn. 6 year old Ellie wanted to know why the black snake doesn't make noises with it's tail like the Rattlesnake she just watched on her new Wild Kratts Wild Reptiles DVD. A quick walk across the yard to see the horses turned into a science lesson about different types of snakes. That's why I love PBS Kids and the various educational shows that are available on PBS as well as … [Read more...]

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Night Night Farm by Amy Parker Review & Giveaway

A new book, Night Night Farm by Amy Parker,  arrived at our house a couple weeks ago, and it has been practically impossible to pry this book from Aubrey's grasp. The thing is, she loves this new book so much it goes everywhere with her. It rides along in her little back pack when we leave the house. She curls up in her mini rocker numerous times a day to "read" it, and of course we have to read this book every night before bedtime. I have even caught her sleeping with it a few times! Needless to say, Night Night Farm has been a huge hit in our house. About the Book: Moo moo, cows! … [Read more...]

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Summer Grilling with Ziploc

There are many reasons I love Summer, but my favorite part? The food! There is hardly a weekend without the aromas of the grill sizzling away around here, and my freezer stays stocked full of grilling favorites in Ziploc freezer bags awaiting the kiss of the charcoal flames. No gas grill allowed for this gal! This Summer I discovered a new Ziploc brand product that fits so well with our grilling lifestyle. Ziploc offered me an assortment of Ziploc bags to try, and I want to share my new favorite with you. Have you heard about Ziploc brand All Purpose Marinade Bags? These things are … [Read more...]

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How to Protect Your Family from Mosquitoes with Thermacell Products

Mosquitoes are a major nuisance for us during the Summer months. In the "Golden Corner" of Upstate, SC, we are surrounded by lakes, rivers, and creeks, so mosquito breeding grounds are plentiful. I live in a really beautiful rural area on an old family farm with acres of pasture, woods, and a creek running through the property. When the mosquitoes come out to play, they often become so unbearable they chase us back indoors in the evenings. We work hard to keep the little pests from ruining our fun. On a typical Summer evening you will usually find us surrounded by citronella candles and … [Read more...]

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