IT’S LOCAL: A VISIT TO KINSTON, N.C.

It was time to hit the road for a short trip to Eastern North Carolina. We wanted to revisit New Bern, N.C. where we had been just a year ago. But this time we went purposely to see and visit Tryon Palace and its gardens. Yes, it was a little early in the season to […]

IT’S HERE: MY ETSY SHOP REVEALED!

I’ve been working on my newest business OneNumberEight for what seems like a lifetime! It’s been up and operating (yes, I’ve had some sales!) but I wasn’t ready to put it up here. Until today. So click over to: onenumbereight.etsy.com The tagline says, “Notecards that are colorful: flowers, French, vintage.” Well, that is sort of […]

SHOPPING FOR A WOOL BLANKET

Recently I was in the market for a wool blanket. Yes, a real wool blanket: not a poly blend, not cotton, and certainly not a down comforter. (As I review this post it is now about 15° outside here: very, very unusual for this part of the country. Roads and sidewalks are simply not touched…so […]