Andrews’ Produce, Topsail Island’s Farmer’s Market

by Donna Byrd When I was growing up, our family went to the beach every summer for a glorious week in July. Now, when I say family, I really mean the WHOLE family! Aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins…lots of cousins. We all rented condos close together and made the vacation like a huge, week long, family reunion. Family Reunions and Fresh… Read More “Andrews’ Produce, Topsail Island’s Farmer’s Market”

Pender Pines Gardening Center: The Happiest Place on Earth – Part One

  By Donna Byrd I’ve heard people say that the happiest place on earth is Disney World. I know, I get it. Magic Kingdom and all.  I’ll tell you about a magical kingdom.  Since I’ve become a bit of a more, I suppose I could say, “middle aged” woman with grown children, I’ve found a new happy place. My place… Read More “Pender Pines Gardening Center: The Happiest Place on Earth – Part One”

Pender Pines Gardening Center: The Happiest Place on Earth (Part 2)

by Donna Byrd I am still at Pender Pines Gardening Center and am now convinced it is Disney, NC.  I have been through the magic kingdom of plants and pretties, piling on my purchases to replicate this piece of heaven in my yard.   Pulling my heavy cart, I walk into a warm blast of moist air and check out the… Read More “Pender Pines Gardening Center: The Happiest Place on Earth (Part 2)”

Coastal Carolina – Spring Fever Hits Hard

Cause if you gots the fever, I’ve gots the remedy    by Donna Byrd I don’t know….It started a few weeks ago.  I’d been fine up until then…But something’s happening to me.  I can’t stop staring out the window.  It’s like, something’s out there and it’s calling me.  Calling my name!  And, I’m hearing things. The ground sounds like it’s rumbling.… Read More “Coastal Carolina – Spring Fever Hits Hard”