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Autumn in Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains

North Carolina fall foliage

Is there anything as beautiful as the mountains in autumn? Not in my opinion. It was fall break here earlier this month and we spent some time in Asheville, North Carolina and drove along a large part of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Cherohola Skyway. The scenery was stunning, to say the least. Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite snaps and a few of the souvenirs I brought home with me.

How to Get the Best Family Photo Cards for the Holidays


How to get the best family photo cards for the holidays

A Fun Interview On the Front Porch

Today we're taking a little time off from our regular schedule for an interview on the front porch. A what? Well, the fun folks over at Porch.com decided to share my blog as their weekly feature in their "On the Front Porch" series and they sent me a list of 16 quirky questions to answer. They have the first 8 over on their site, and I'm sharing the second half here. If you're not familiar with Porch.com, they're a great resource for finding quality professionals to maintain and improve your home. 



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Color Trends & 2016 Color of the Year ~ Simply White

2016 Color of the Year Simply White


"Fresh as the first snowfall, this clean, crisp, multi-purpose white is a perennial favorite for trim, ceilings, and walls." - Benjamin Moore website.

Each fall, color experts around the globe put their heads together and determine the color forecast for the upcoming year. Paint companies, fashion industry, and I'm sure the beauty industry are all watching to see the trends that are evolving. Or maybe they're setting the trends? I'm not sure, but I do know that I really like the 2016 color of the year from Benjamin Moore, Simply White.

8 Creative Ways to use Vintage Olive Baskets

Favorite Fall Trends for Home and Fashion



It's finally fall!!! I can't wait for the temperature to drop and the leaves to show off their glorious fall colors. I've been updating a few key pieces of my fall wardrobe and adding some new items to the home and wanted to share some of my favorite finds.

Two Ingredient Game Day Cupcakes

2 Ingredient Game Day Cupcakes ~ Postcards from the Ridge

What is it about watching college football that makes it so thrilling? Is it the contagious excitement of the student section cheering on the team? That old familiar fight song that's played every time they score? Or maybe it's the camaraderie and great food that's enjoyed before and during the game. Whatever the reason, we love, love, love college football at our house.