Juggling Motherhood and Work: A Reconnection

I often wonder when I meet innkeepers with children still at home – how do they do it?  Owning and operating a bed and breakfast requires you to do it all.  You have to be flexible and spontaneous, while very organized, … Continue reading

Hot and Dirty Gardening

It was the 1970’s and This Old House was brand new, and this old man was much younger with lots of youthful energy (some of which still exists!). It was shortly after the first gas crisis, and our culture had begun to … Continue reading

Gardening: The Only Project Allowed Never To End

I’m the kind of person that doesn’t like to have unfinished projects of any kind.  It’s the part of my personality that keeps me from enjoying things like knitting or reading novels, or when doing things like moving, keeps me from taking a … Continue reading

We Won’t Give Up Social Living for LivingSocial

Although the Internet has certainly leveled the playing field and helped B&B’s compete with larger establishments in the lodging market, I have to wonder – at what point will the competition cause them to go over to the other side? When Glenn and I stayed at a bed … Continue reading

A Snippet of North Carolina’s Mountain-to-Sea Trail

We don’t get out much during the busy season between Labor Day and Veteran’s Day, so it was a real treat to finally find ourselves with the time to take a short hike on a small, relatively unknown part of … Continue reading

I Love Sharing My Culinary Heaven at Our Waynesville Bed and Breakfast

Some gardens are huge, like the size of a small farm. Some are postage stamp size. Most are somewhere in between. My little piece of culinary heaven happens to be just outside our bed and breakfast kitchen growing in two whiskey barrels … Continue reading

Western North Carolina Quilt Trail’s Newest Addition

It’s official!  We are now part of the Haywood County and Western North Carolina Quilt Trail! The Quilt Trails project got its start in Ohio when Donna Sue Groves put a block on her barn to honor her mother. From that … Continue reading

Blue Ridge Parkway Winter Hikes – Part 2

In keeping with our mission to locate and hike as many (easy to moderate, thank you!) trails as possible again this winter, we hit the road last week and found another great trail, or should I say many great trails! Our theme here … Continue reading