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  • One of my favorite aspects of autumn is the return of panini-pressed sandwiches. Made this turkey, Jarlsberg, Mojito slaw (cabbage & mint), and quince chutney (with fruits from my mom's quince bush) number today. Best enjoyed on the patio as autumn foliage drifts down from above.
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  • One of the best aspects of all of these picnic photo shoots has been spending time with people I love. I sure do have some wonderful people in my life. Love you, buddies! Shown here: Meg Carswell Reilley (an exquisitely gifted photographer), Alisa Carswell Reilley (an incredibly talent graphic designer), @fernworks (a jewelry designer of abundant creativity), and @killaspro (a coffee connoisseur and all around funny guy).
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  • I love what I do. That includes staging a
  • He may be a newly minted 4 year-old, but he still has a round baby nose and says things like
  • Hot dogs for the birthday boy at Montreat Park (from Foothills Meat), as requested.
  • Montreat. Amazing every day of the year, especially today, on Huxley's birthday.
  • On the eve of his 4th birthday, being the wild gnome that he is. My one and only.
  • Out on the patio. Definitely looking, and feeling, like autumn today!
  • One week ago today, Huxley, @glennbenglish, and I boarded a ferry and left our
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Creature Comforts


Five furry friends keeping me company on a dark and rainy Friday morning. The wet dogs are, thankfully, drying off upstairs. Not a bad start.

6 Responses to Creature Comforts

  • Liane says:

    aw. top picture is mega-cute.

  • Stephanie says:

    Hello! So excited to find your blog through Design Sponge. Truly enjoyed reading your post there today. Thank you!

  • Renai says:

    Hah! My morning with cats was more or less me kicking them out of the bedroom at 4:30 for scratching the sides of the bed and attacking our feet. They only ever look cute and sleepy when I'm walking out the door to work!

  • the cook says:

    Gorgeous pic of the cats snuggling! Love your blog!

  • sk says:

    Gosh that is such a gorgeous table!!

  • Julie S. says:

    Knew I'd like you when I read “Keeping Chickens,” liked you even better when I found out you were an NC gal, like you lots and lots now that I've seen the kitties!!! Look forward to following your blog.