Sunday, July 6, 2014

Plantation Homes in The Deep South

I recently had the chance to travel to Louisiana to view several of our nations most beautiful plantation homes located along The River Road.  Each plantation home had its own unique stye and Deep South touch! I took pictures of some of my favorite details at each home. I love the pillared splendor of these early pre civil war manors and plantations.



I absolutely loved the spiral staircase entry at the Evergreen Plantation!


The oak lined road driving up to Evergreen was absolutely breath taking!



Next on my stop was The Houmas House


I love the porches and gardens surrounding this home!





One of the most ornate plantation homes I think I have ever viewed was the San Francisco Plantation! 





I love the shutters that cover the doors!






I  will add part two with several more plantation homes ! I hope you have enjoyed these pics as much as I have! 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Deep South Plantation Homes Part II

I shared with you my pics from a recent trip I took down River Road here. I have enjoyed so many new experiences during my stay on River Road ,that I'm sure I'll have to go back again!  I was totally surprised that while visiting the Houmas House they encouraged and allowed you to take pictures! I took some pics of my favorite fireplaces, dining, and decor!



This fireplace had such character..


I love the floral arrangements


Just look at the details along this ceiling! Amazing!


This dining room with the majestic chandelier beckons you to sit and have a meal.




I love the ceiling decor and lighting! This is such an era that is truly gone with the wind!


While touring the Poche Plantation the tour guide asked if anyone could play the piano? My husband was offered a very rare chance to play this turn of the century piano!



I really enjoyed touring all the different plantations while visiting River Road. The Deep South is packed full of antebellum plantations that let us have a small glimpse into the past. While visiting the Deep South I discovered a quaint little restraunt that I'll be sharing with you soon! You will have to stay tuned! 

Beautiful Balconies!

I  love looking at different balconies when I am traveling. Big or small, rich in design or plain and sleek they all intrigue me! I think the most amazing thing I've observed about balconies is they can be such an oasis from the hustle and bustle that sits below!



Some balconies are decorated with beautiful iron work



While others are made from wood that's been artistically adorned.



I love the different styles and colors! 



I don't know about y'all but I can easily get sidetracked and have a glass of sweet tea while people watching from one of these great balconies! 



I hope you have enjoyed my love of balconies today , thanks for stopping by!


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Sunday, June 22, 2014

My Favorite Summer Recipes

Okay ya'll it's that time of year. Where the family gets together for a fish fry or some BBQ.







When the blackberries need picking for that favorite cobbler 








and the potato salad is a refreshing taste at family gatherings!



Some days are hotter than others so you need that Orange Julius or my Berrylicious smoothie to cool down. 






We take walks on the beach and collect shells and then eat some local seafood





Sometimes it's just enjoying a dessert or two with some family & friends!





These recipes are all easy to make ,so you can spend time where it's important , with your family and friends!



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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happy Father's Day!



I have the best dad in the world! He's always been there for me. I am truly blessed to have been raised in a home with a Godly father . He raised me to always live for The Lord . He taught me by example and for that I am forever grateful!  


For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; Genesis 18:19.
 In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. Proverbs 14:26


My father has been a pastor for most of my life. He stays extremely busy helping others and serving in the ministry. As his daughter, he has always made time for me no matter what is going on in his day. The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. Proverbs 20:7


He has a sign that hangs in his home that sums up the way he raised me .As for me and my house , we will serve The Lord . Joshua 24:15

 Since I was a little girl I've always told him "I love you dad to the moon and back". His reply has always been " I love you to infinity and beyond"! 

Happy Father's Day!