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Happy 2018!

Welcoming in another New Year!

I love new adventure, new friends and new opportunities.
Thankful for a fresh start.
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Bakery Design Work

As many of you already know, in between inn sitting assignments, I do like to keep busy learning new skills and new jobs. For the past few months I have been working at a large bakery here in Greenville, SC.
I am fortunate to get to help with their gourmet baskets, floral arranging and gift display decorating. Here is a cute basket we put together for upcoming Mothers Day goodies. It is our Queen Bee basket which includes some local raw honey and a fresh baked mini apple pie. This would make an excellent treat to serve to my bed and breakfast guest!

Movable meals

Movable meals are certainly in season during October. 
This was a lovely basket of goodies I put together for a couple at one of the inns where I was working in Seattle. 
It included some local goodies found in the area. The Beecher's Cheese and local summer sausage from Dan the Sausage Man where big hits. 
Grab a blanket, and a basket filled with your favorites and get outside!

Taking time to smell the TULIPS

Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.....
This was a great big dose of happiness while I was working out in Seattle. Mount Vernon has a beautiful display of  tulips  to explore during their tulip festival in April.

You can always make money.....


You can always make money, but you can't always make memories. That is one motto that has kept us exploring through the years. To kick off  2016, we decided to have a look at South Africa. What a pleasant surprise when we landed in this magnificent country! So much to do and experience! Our first stop was in Johannesburg, then over to Kruger National Park where our sunset safari ride rewarded us with spotting the "BIG 5". We then traveled to one of the most beautiful port cities.

Thankful Heart

'Tis a season full of thanksgiving and counting my blessings.
For another new grandson, a roof over my head and food in my belly, wonderful new travel adventures, new inns with new friends and family that surrounds me.
I will whisper a prayer, "Thank You Lord"


Welcome to Utah!

The Torchlight Inn in Park City Utah was a great place to work last month! 
The inn was located directly across from Main Street in downtown Park City. With great hikes to explore, free outdoor summer concerts and Kimball Art Show in town, we barely had time to sleep! 
But, the breakfast served at this inn was one you did not want to miss ! Your breakfast menu allows you to order any of the 7 different options. The house blend French press coffee is reason enough alone to get up early. We also served espresso, lattes and gourmet hot chocolates.

Land of the Waterfalls

Transylvania County in DuPont Recreational Area North Carolina is a great area to explore right out of our back door. We  recently relocated to Landrum South Carolina where we are living in a new 600 square foot apartment above a  garage. We are currently doing a long term house sitting arrangement with a family that likes to travel and needs care for their pets. It still allows us the ability to do our inn sitting and is very close to family...and grandbabies!
This hike to Triple Falls and High Falls was very pleasant even on this hot July day.

Trekking Through Thailand

A place you don't want to miss...Thailand!

There is so much to do that you will need more than the two weeks we spent trying to squeeze everything in. 
We did many of the touristy things such as floating markets, Thai massages, elephant rides,  night markets,Thai cooking school, temple visits, over night train rides to Chiang Mai and a couple of luxury nights in Bangkok. 
Even though the sights, sounds and smells are very enchanting, it's still the personal experiences with new people in a different culture that make a lasting impression.

Welcome Spring?

Is it really the first day of Spring?
Not by the look of this pretty white stuff floating down on the lawns of Bricktown Inn BnB here in Haverstraw New York. 
Back home in Georgia everyone is in shorts and sunshine. But, this late snowfall dropped about 5 inches of powder to enjoy. 
Well, inside the inn I served up my own bit of Spring. Beautiful bowls filled with fresh strawberries and topped with housemade lemon curd. 

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