I’m A Sucker for Reflection

by April on January 2, 2012

Whiiiich is why I am going to do this look back on the past year meme! 1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? Traveled to a conference, rode a train, and… 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
 I did not […]


2012 Predictions

by April on December 31, 2011

This isn’t a resolutions post, even though I am just the sort of person to do such a thing, being such a compulsive list-maker. This is more about things that I can see and feel and imagine so vividly that its as though I am willing them to be true. I see myself earning my […]


Just When You Thought Christmas Posts Were Over

by April on December 29, 2011

Here I am with one of my own, finally! Christmas Eve morning found me wanting for a few last minute presents for people that I really, truly couldn’t think of anything to get, so I woke up early and took a short ride down to the All Local Farmer’s Market at 711 Whaley Street. I […]


Ten on Tuesday

by April on December 6, 2011

Another Ten on Tuesday, hosted by Chelsea at Roots and Rings. This is a… kinda Christmas edition. 1. What are 3 things that are on your Christmas wishlist? I have two different wishlists. One is intangible things I can’t control, and one is real stuff. The intangible list includes: 1) my grandfather to remain in […]


My Small Business Saturday Stravaganza Part 2!

by April on November 27, 2011

Did Part 1 of my SBS shopping spree wear you out? Me too, which is why I stopped for a rest and cuppa joe at Jamestown Coffee Company in Lexington. I got the Wake Up Latte which has brown sugar, cinnamon and Mayan chocolate spices, and planned the rest of my day. That latte was […]

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My Small Business Saturday Stravaganza Part 1!

by April on November 26, 2011

Today was a day earmarked to spend a little money on things that I need and also on a few that I didn’t really need, but it all had to be from local places. First order of business was breakfast, even if I was eating it at 11:30 a.m. and the Original Brunches was sounding […]


Small Business Saturday in South Carolina

by April on November 23, 2011

If you’ve watched TV this week you’ve probably seen two commercials. One is the annoying Kohl’s lady singing a terrible “Friday” remix, and the other is the one about Small Business Saturday. The initiative behind SBS is to get people out into their community to put their dollars in the pockets of their own neighbors […]


Thanksgiving Ten on Tuesday

by April on November 22, 2011

This week’s Thanksgiving-themed Ten on Tuesday questions are provided by Elizabeth at E is Random and hosted by Chelsea at Roots and Rings. Head over to her blog to link up and play along! 1. What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? Finally today we know that my grandfather will be able to go […]


Fork These Tacos

by April on October 5, 2011

Did you know that yesterday was National Taco Day? Like many other bloggers I took this an excuse to HAVE to have tacos (conveniently on the alliterative Tuesday!) but veered away from the regular taco. I wanted to fork my tacos and went for the taco casserole because it was a bit nippy last night […]