12 Days of Christmas – Day 2

Here we are on Day 2 of Eric and April's 12 Days of Christmas! Today we are talking about one of my favorite Christmas traditions - Christmas Tea! Each year mom and I (and most of the time my daughter Alaine) would head to Laura's Tea Room in beautiful, historic Ridgeway, SC and enjoy a…

Our version of the 12 Days of Christmas – Day 1

It's Day 1!! Today marks the beginning of our 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS PROJECT! Because we can't do Christmas the way we normally do this year (Thanks 2020), we decided to have a little fun with my parents. After all, we didn't want mom and dad to be lonely. So we are bringing Christmas to…

My Urgent Care Adventure

No it wasn't the turkey that sent me to urgent care. I had been putting off going because of this other thing. The Hubby was like, "You need to go." So after days of saying no I finally said ,"OKKKKKK fine." Next thing you know I'm #162 sitting in the lobby with dozens of my…

I Fulfilled My Turkey Quest

Thanksgiving 2020 is one for the Thomas family record books. The fair Thaddeus Von Turkey was delightful and we slayed the potatoes, vegetables, stuffing and gravy. I’m sure there will be a Hallmark movie made about it. I mean after all, I conquered the beast, saved the family from sheer starvation, and secured my southern…

The Best Thing Since Slice Bread

OK OK OK. I interrupt all things turkey cookin' to share this bit of hilarious awesomeness. Have you seen the "in-bread dog" photos posted all over Instagram? OMG. I don't know who started this, but I salute the person that did for their sheer creativity and use of household items. Just look at this. You…

Well, I’m Fittin’ to Cook the Turkey.

It's a big week in my kitchen. As you all know , I'm taking on the task of turkey cookin' for the first time. It's something I have avoided for years. In fact, during the days leading up to Thanksgiving in 2011, my daughter Alaine specifically wanted to cook a turkey. We weren’t even going…

8 Things to Know When Looking for a Mountain Home

A home in the mountains is something my husband and I have dreamed of for years. Now that he is only three short years from retirement, we are starting to make plans to see that dream become our everyday life. This past weekend we flew to the Carolinas for our first mountain property search trip.…

When Acorns Attack

OMG. You think I'm kidding, exaggerating, etc. I assure you. This is our reality. If you don't believe me, walk up our front sidewalk. The poor UPS guy got hit in the next the other day and he nearly dropped my package. It looked like a scene straight from the movie Ace Ventura Pet Detective.

Thanksgiving Turkey Fun

Let’s Talk Turkey.

I'm embarrassed to admit this. Like really embarrassed. I'm actually afraid the Coalition of Southern Women is going to come take my card. It's only a matter of time before they find out this appalling truth. It's shameful. It's anti-southern. It's just plain disgraceful to the generations of strong southern women before me. I, April…

Man in black shirt and women in yellow shirt stand at finish line of race with medals around their neck and numbers pinned to their chest.

It Was Stolen and It Was My Fault

You know that feeling when you are so proud and happy and excited about something you waited a long time for? You just feel so good when you have the long-awaited thing. Like on top of the world, get out of my way, I'm going to bask in the joy of this moment and forget…