Author Archives: Stephanie

On Our Own….Again

Whew, we made it. Through the first night of real, forever, lifetime empty nesting. After a few years of trial empty nesting (college years, #3 working in NY for part of the week, then home on weekends) and with all … Continue reading

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Thanks-living

I just finished making my 4th “last trip” to the grocery store in preparation for the big meal on Thursday. Each “last trip” I thought I was really done. Done. But no. Somehow a new item mysteriously cropped up on … Continue reading

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The Ministry of Chicken Pot Pie

I come from a long line of comforters. Mostly through my mom’s side…the Simmons were/are great comfort – givers. My nanny, my mom, Aunt Paula and even the gals that married my uncles are great at dishing out love and … Continue reading

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Today’s the Day!

Hey there. Remember me? Today is gonna be the day. The day that I finally get back up to speed with my blog. It’s not that I’ve forgotten that I have a blog. Something that I used to love and … Continue reading

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Peeling Off Childhood

My baby is getting married in three months. Our nest will truly be empty. It’s such a weird thought. Presently, he works in New York during the week. On Thursday night, he comes back to our old farmhouse and all … Continue reading

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Thanks To My Dad

80 days from today is the first Saturday of the college football season. Thanks to my dad, even though I am from an all girl family, my love for football runs deep. One of my earliest memories was of going … Continue reading

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Make the Most out of Summer

My pumpkins seeds arrived in the mail yesterday. I’m excited to get them planted so that I can have all the pumpkins that my heart desires in October. I love the fall!  But, then again, I love summer too. Except … Continue reading

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The 30A Grits Crawl

One of my high school friends frequently travels to the UK for an annual pub crawl (or at least by the looks of her Facebook pics, it’s pretty often.) The closest that I can relate to this is my comparison … Continue reading

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Mary Moments

Like most women at my stage of life, I have a lot of titles: wife, sister, daughter, aunt-all great, but the title that has shaped who I am today above all is that of “mom”. The planet shifted for me … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Be Known

You’ve probably seen that popular holiday sign says that “Some of my best friends are Flakes”. Usually it refers to snowmen, but for my two sisters, the Flakes are a group of friends in the Atlanta area who have shared … Continue reading

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