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Unique Southern Hotel Destination

Looking for an out-of-the way place to spend some relaxing time?  You might to try historic Boone Tavern and Hotel on the campus of Berea College in rural Kentucky. Located south of Lexington, the facility recently underwent a renovation with LEED certification.  It’s a unique Southern hotel destination. Guests can appreciate handcrafted wood furniture made […]

Continue Reading By on July 14, 2011 in Appalachia, family

Storytelling in Summer

International Storytelling Center Maybe you’ve heard of the famous National Storytelling Festival in the Southern Appalachians each October.  Even in the warm summer months, the oldest town in Tennessee invites you to experience life through storytelling. Jonesborough boasts of being lawyer Andrew Jackson’s home long before he became President.  Historical markers, bed and breakfasts and […]

Continue Reading By on June 11, 2011 in family, historic, storytelling

Easter Table Linen from Poland

Celebrating the Christian tradition of Easter includes a meaningful new decoration at our house this week.  Our friend, Lena, who has ancestors from Ukraine and Poland, gifted our family with a mint-condition, vintage, European textile. The linen table runner features a lovely woven basket full of Easter eggs, tulip and daffodils representing new life in Christ.  The […]

Continue Reading By on April 21, 2011 in Europe, faith, family, grandparents, sew, with our own hands

Picture-Perfect Family Theme Park

I started this blog intending to never fill it with cheesy family vacation shots.  I certainly didn’t intend to write about places that are already commercially popular, as I try to highlight simple living that’s off the beaten path. Then a duck posed for me at Dollywood, beside a large fountain brightened with tulips.  I had […]

Continue Reading By on April 3, 2011 in Appalachia, family, outdoors