Author Julie Anne Lindsey Tells Us Why She Loves West Virginia

By Julie Anne Lindsey   My deep and abiding love for West Virginia has been a lifetime in the making. The result, no doubt, of countless weekends and vacations spent in the Wild and Wonderful state. I learned everything I needed to know about life during those long and lazy trips, all courtesy of my … Continue reading Author Julie Anne Lindsey Tells Us Why She Loves West Virginia

Ten Hallmark Movies We’re Watching To Celebrate The Season

When the temperatures begin to dip, the leaves change colors and pumpkin spice abounds, you know Hallmark Channel's seasonal programming to celebrate the fall, Halloween and Christmas can't be far behind. We love the Hallmark Channel's family-friendly programming that centers around love, community, seasonal gatherings, holiday traditions and everything cozy! The south has always celebrated … Continue reading Ten Hallmark Movies We’re Watching To Celebrate The Season

Getting Crafty With Amelia of Freeman’s Creative in Durham, NC

by Chika Gujarathi   Amelia Freeman-Lynde wants to help you make things. Her yarn, fabric, and craft supply store called Freeman’s Creative is located in Durham’s Lakewood Shopping Center next to the Scrap Exchange and has been a great addition to the creative community since opening its doors in November of 2017. Growing up in … Continue reading Getting Crafty With Amelia of Freeman’s Creative in Durham, NC

The Inn At Celebrity Dairy In Siler City, NC

by Chika Gujarathi   If you're are anything like me, then chances are that you are looking for your next vacation getaway - even the short but restful weekend kind. Thankfully, living in North Carolina means that the beaches and the mountains are never too far for a few days of rest and relaxation. But … Continue reading The Inn At Celebrity Dairy In Siler City, NC

Four Most Anticipated Southern Cozy Mysteries of Fall 2019

Fall is almost here, and so are some of our favorite cozy mysteries! We can hardly wait for their release dates to arrive so we can read - or listen to - some of the best cozy mystery authors latest works. We've got an enchanted bakery in Savannah,  autumn in the Outerbanks, a West Virginia … Continue reading Four Most Anticipated Southern Cozy Mysteries of Fall 2019

We’re Reading Botanical Baking by Juliet Sear

by Chika Gujarathi   One of life’s simplest joys, I think, is the feeling you get when walking into a bakery and finding a display case filled to the brim with beautifully baked pastries. In that moment, it rarely matters how old we are, rather, we’re transformed into kids in a candy store - we … Continue reading We’re Reading Botanical Baking by Juliet Sear

Four Ways To Cultivate A Love Of Arts & Crafts In Your Children

By Chika Gujarathi I am one of those adults who, if given the chance, can spend the entire day just playing around with arts and crafts supplies. So when I had children, I naturally gravitated to activities that involved artsy things like trips to the art museum, attending craft shows and creating things with our … Continue reading Four Ways To Cultivate A Love Of Arts & Crafts In Your Children

We’re Reading Coffeehouse Knits by Kerry Bogert

by Chika Gujarthi It wasn’t long ago when cookbooks started layering personal essays with recipes as a way to evoke our interest beyond just the ingredients and methods. Using a similar spin is Kerry Bogert’s expertly curated Coffeehouse Knits - Knitting Patterns and Essays with Robust Flavor, which provides a perfect combination of know-how and … Continue reading We’re Reading Coffeehouse Knits by Kerry Bogert

Six Cozy Mystery Series Set In The South We Love

There's just something about a nice cozy mystery. If you've read one, or two or three, you know what I mean. They are a bit addictive with the cute town, eccentric cast of characters and mysteries you want to solve for yourself. And let's not forget the themes! It's so entertaining to read a story … Continue reading Six Cozy Mystery Series Set In The South We Love