Meet Bestselling Author Susan Boyer
Green-Up Your Diet with Vegetables from Your Own Container Garden
Red and green peppers dancing up a lattice in a wooden box. A terra cotta pot bursting with ripe, juicy tomatoes. Small clay pots sprinkled with budding pole bean plants. All of these and more are examples of the wonderful art known as vegetable container gardening. And the diversity and simplicity of this much loved practice is what makes it enticing to everyone from master gardeners to those with just a hint of a green thumb.
Stepping Back in Time - The Ashantilly Center
Are you looking for a new and totally different adventure? If so, this is the destination for you! A little off the beaten path and just a short road trip away lies the Ashantilly Center in Darien, Ga. As you drive onto the 18-acre property, you can’t help but feel transported into another era. Ashantilly was built circa 1820 and was the mainland residence of prominent antebellum planter Thomas Spalding. It was partially destroyed by fire in 1937 and has been somewhat restored by William G. Haynes Jr., its last private owner.
It’s a common scene at any daycare, playground or birthday party: a crying child clinging to a parent who is desperately trying to convince the child to let go and join the fun. Almost all children have some aspect of separation anxiety during the first six years of life. Separation anxiety should not be feared or even wished away, as it is the most obvious and identifiable sign of your child’s love and trust in you.
Life, Love and a Dash of Sass
Energy Express - February 2015
Thinking about taking a little vacation and escaping to the warmth of a tropical locale? Then get set for a few packing tips from one of the most famous fashion jet setters of all—Rachel Zoe.
My life changed radically 21 years ago, when I broke my self-imposed gag order and told the whole world about my struggle with a debilitating spending problem. I had no idea at the time that this would be one of the smartest things I could ever do. By telling my story and owning up to my problem, I became accountable.
Most women can remember the moment well. As girls, we stood in a dressing room, surrounded by dresses in a rainbow of colors. Some with sparkles, crystals or maybe beading. Others had full skirts that rustled when we touched them. We picked one off its hanger and stepped into it, shimmying it into place. We asked our mom to come in and zip it up. Then, we turned around and faced the mirror.
It was perfect. We had found our prom dress.
Why Are Loveseats So Loveable?
Establishing a Personal Injury Claim
To recover on any personal injury claim against a third party you have to prove negligence and that the at-fault party’s negligence caused your injuries. There are four basic elements of negligence, all of which must be proven if the claim is unable to be settled and goes to trial: presence of a duty of care; breach of that duty; that the breach of the duty directly caused the injuries; and proving the nature and extent of the injuries or damages.
A Women’s Touch on Health Insurance
Money and finance were “taboo” topics of conversation in my family when I was growing up; we lived with a “those who have it shouldn’t talk about it” mentality. In college, I was amazed to discover that other students had their own checking accounts, and I was totally shocked by my future husband’s family’s openness about financial matters. Still, this was the very beginning of a journey that eventually ended with an MBA in finance, a CFP® certification and a lifelong commitment to financial planning, especially concerning those issues specific to women. Our culture puts a premium on financial success and security, but often, for women, withholds the opportunity, exposure and experience required to become fluent in financial language and comfortable interacting in the world of investments. Women on their own face some daunting cultural and circumstantial challenges.
Sometimes getting your life in order involves the often painful process of ending relationships, in particular a marriage. Issues involving money, expectations, lack of intimacy, infidelity, physical abuse or substance abuse are sometimes present and make the continuation of the relationship impossible.
Energy Express - January 2015
When I first realized that qi existed—inside the body, inside of my body-—I was just turning 30. It was an astonishing aha! moment, part of a fascinating Aikido workshop led by the late, great teacher and author George Leonard.
Katie Cleland, a high school senior, started a personal project that captured the Pink staff’s collective imagination. The project was as multi-faceted as its creator. It showcased Katie’s talents as a stylist, fashion photographer, wordsmith and communicator. It made use of technology and social media. And it was full of heart and soul.
From Good to Great
Moving can be scary, especially when you are a successful retailer, who has been in the same tried and true location for 14 years. There are many unknowns when deciding to move the location of your business. For Jennifer Megliore, owner of ArtWare, who recently decided to move her art and gift store from Main Street to the new Shelter Cove Towne Centre, it was “an act of faith.” She left what she knew was good for the opportunity to hope for great.
Real Estate Tips and Strategies for Home Buyers and Sellers in 2015
Energy Express - December 2014
Even if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool “separatist” and love putting together your own unique ensemble, dresses can be the perfect solution to holiday fashion. For this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with a “one-hit-wonder,” especially if it’s in black.
“When you need to make an impression, nothing disguises pounds or adds height and general allure like the little black dress,” says fashion expert Paula Reed, creative director of the luxury etailer, MyTheresa.com. “Clearly, the little black dress is not as simple as it looks. Any old one will not do.”
In her highly touted book, Style Clinic, Reed offers some suggestions on choosing the perfect little black dress to flatter your figure’s best attributes.
Survival Kit for the Holidaze
The Holidaze are sneaking up on us more rapid than eagles their coursers they came.
Let’s whistle, and shout, and call them by name! An Opportunity for Family Dysfunction.
Holidays are filled with cheer, generosity, creativity, love and nostalgia. And I’m not saying everyone has it, buuuuut JUST in case you experience ANY discomfort in the sphere of family, here’s the updated version of my tongue-in-cheek and yet possibly useful dysfunctional family survival kit:
Here's What You Need to Know.
Journey into the Winter Wonderland of Sandra Caglayan
Little Things That Make a Big Difference
How One Organization Makes a Huge Difference
Usually, when the topic of people suffering from hunger comes up, visions of starving children in Africa, Ethiopia, Haiti or some other far off places are imagined. While these areas of the world have citizens, both young and old, experiencing severe hunger, surprisingly so does our own Beaufort County, along with neighboring Jasper and Hampton counties. It’s true; hunger is a real problem right in our own backyard. Fortunately, there are organized efforts to help those in need. Second Helpings is one such organization that is making a huge difference between many having food on the table or not.
Learn More About Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is an organization built to support and have an impact on children around the world who are less fortunate. Under the umbrella of the Samaritan’s Purse organization, they do many other missions, too, such as the world medical mission, child ministries and feeding programs. To be apart of such an amazing organization is such a blessing because to impact even one child in another country, can be a true, life changing experience. This program not only provides grace for children, it also is a deep blessing to all who give by teaching us how to be grateful for all the things we have and offer compassion for those children who have very little.
A Winning Business Venture
Check out these Spooktacular crafts!
Check out these Spooktacular crafts!
Introducing the 3-D Mammogram
As each of us has moved into the digital age, whether we embrace it, medicine and so many other areas of our lives have undergone dramatic changes. Many of these changes are improving our lives. In the world of medical imaging, the invention of 3-D mammography (also known as breast tomosynthesis) is the most significant advancement in breast imaging to occur in the last 25 years. The use of digital mammography in the ‘90s was a step forward but it mostly improved the lives of the people who worked in the medical industry. However, digital mammography paved the way for 3-D mammography (3-Dm), which is a giant leap forward for the patient, not just their care providers.
A Tradition of Good Times and Giving Back
As you drive onto the fields of Rose Hill Plantation, you notice the crowds gathering in their fancy hats as they scurry to set up the perfect “spread.” Once you hop out of the car, you’re hit by a fresh Lowcountry breeze, the smell of grass and delicious food, the sun on your face and the laughter of friends of all ages. It is game day for an age-old sport steeped in tradition.