Confidence For The Big Day

Written by Forest Christopher Port, DMD Photography by Steven and Lucy Randall of Smitten and Hooked, Charlotte NC Like many young girls, Stacy Ahrens had big dreams. She hoped to ...full article


An Artist’s Passion

Even as a young girl, Larisa Morillo had one passion; art. Whether it was drawing, sculpting, or sewing, creating was her love. When she was offered a treat, she didn’t ...full article


All In Stitches

Never underestimate the power of a woman with a sewing machine. This is my editor, JeanAnn Taylor’s favorite quote. Bless her heart. She loves to sew. I admire anyone who ...full article


Coconut Oil
 – Your Answer To Better Health & Lasting Weight Loss

Written by Medea Galligan, MS, CHHC, AADP | Photograph by Marie Taylor You’ve no doubt noticed that for about the last 60 years, the
majority of health care officials and the ...full article

September Gardening


Garden Vegetables and Fruits: When sowing fine seed such as lettuce, mix seed with dry white sand. This helps to ensure proper distribution. Now is a good time to plant

“Get on Up”

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This new bio-pic about the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, is probably the first heavy-hitting Oscar pick of the year. From Tate Taylor, director of “The Help” (along with a

Crock Pot Chickadilla Soup


From freezer to crock pot, this hearty Mexican soup will satisfy your whole family. Pack it in a thermos and enjoy on a chilly evening. Consider prepping two meals at

Red, White & Green Summer Salad


Red, White & Green Summer Salad Submitted by Kathy O’Hare of Homosassa, Florida Ingredients: 3 cups of fresh tomatoes, seeded and chopped. In the photo shown, cherry tomatoes were used.

ALL ABOUT | Building a Fire Pit


There are few things in life more relaxing than sitting by a fire on a chilly fall evening. Here is an idea for creating a fire pit that will give