Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Homemade Hot Chocolate! Yum-a-licious!

I went to a Christmas party last week and my friend Sarah made hot chocolate. She even brought her own cups and saucers to the party. I'd never had real homemade hot chocolate before and it was the BEST! She even made homemade whipped cream too! I wish I had made a photo of the finished product, but I was too busy drinking it to think about it!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Only In Travelers Rest.....

Well...maybe not ONLY in Travelers Rest. I'm certain you could see this sight any number of Upstate towns. This fella was busy working on the transformation of downtown TR. If you haven't been up that way lately, it has changed a lot! It's going to be pretty awesome when they're done and of course, I'll be posting photos!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Evening At Furman

I drove through Furman University's campus last night thinking they'd have some Christmas decorations up that would make for some cool photos. They didn't really have any decorations other than a couple of dinky wreaths. I was disappointed, but I wasn't going to make my visit for naught. So, I took a couple of shots of this building, which is at the main entrance.

As I drove through Furman, it reminded me of how much time we spent there last Summer riding our bikes. I miss that time! I can't wait until Spring!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

So Many Questions...

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I was at Taco Bell last week on Wade Hampton Boulevard and
made a double take when I saw this.

Why is this post chained up? It's not preventing the mailbox
itself from being stolen or knocked off.

Why would anyone want to steal the mailbox
or the post for that matter?

Has it been stolen and/or vandalized before?

As long as I'm asking questions about Taco Bell, why isn't their Taco Salad as good as it was 15 years ago? Why did they have to mess with a good thing?

So many questions....

Monday, December 14, 2009


It's no secret that I love all things nostalgic. I came across this sock monkey last weekend and I had to have him. I stuck a Christmas ball in his arms and he became an instant Christmas decoration. I thought he looked right at home in front of this radio.


Last week I stopped on my way to work to snap a few photos (these were NOT those photos). I had to turn around to make my way back to work and turned up an unknown street and THIS was my view. The first photos that I originally stopped to take weren't that great, but I thought that these two were blog worthy. The sky that morning seemed especially blue and I love how the clouds look too.

This is Paris View Baptist Church off of Old Buncombe Road in Greenville.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Got Fruit?

When I think of Christmas, I think of how Santa used to fill my stocking with fruit. There was always at least a navel orange and some tangerines in there, along with some mixed nuts.

I took these photos at The Tomato Vine on Old Buncombe Road in Greenville. You may remember some previous photos I took at The Tomato Vine last year. .

Temporary and Permanent

When I saw this temporary tag on this hearse, I thought it was ironic, since death is, well permanent.

At least on this earth anyway.

(photo courtesy of my husband, and partner in crime...Marc)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Gimme Some Oysters

Saturday night we were fortunate enough to be invited to an oyster roast. These oysters came fresh from the Carolina coast and boy were they delicious!

This is how I build mine:



Squeeze of Lemon

Drop of Louisiana Hot Sauce

Just Enough Fresh Ground Horseradish not to make me cry

I don't even know how many I wound up eating. We get steamed oysters so rarely, they are treat when we do get them. Of course you can go to a hand full of local restaurants and eat them, but they aren't the same as cooking them yourself fresh out of the ocean.

Did I mention I love me some steamed oysters?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Fast Forward, Please

This morning on my way to work it was foggy and it reminded me of a photo that I took a couple of years ago at the beach. Considering the weather we've had lately, I wish it was Summer already and I was at the beach. Can I just push the fast forward button?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Inverted Church

I took this photo on the way home yesterday. This is Earle Street Baptist Church on Earle Street in Greenville.

I guess it was a nice enough photo of a wreath on a church door, but I was a little bored with it. The inversion gives it a whole different look.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Travelers Rest Market

For a while now, Travelers Rest has had a Farmers Market. I keep telling myself that I'm going to get out there, but I never do. I really have no excuse, because it's only 1/2 mile from my house. I could (and should) walk to it! They even have a website: Travelers Rest Markets

Apparently, they have the market every Saturday from June-September. During the other months, it's just the first Saturday of the month.

Buy local, y'all.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"
Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you'll go down in history!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009