Sweet Tea & Pasta

A Yankee Girl in a Southern World!

"The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize." ~Clairee, Steel Magnolias Learn More

Hi y'all! I'm Mindy, a PA Yankee living in the land of sweet tea. I'm a southern transplant by way of the Air Force, I wouldn't have it any other way! A lover of Southern culture, sweet tea, homemade pasta, eating, traveling, old mills, & abandoned places, I'm always finding new places to explore. View the south through my eyes and learn about the culture and people that call it home!

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Brunswick Town, Southport and Oak Island in a Day: Part 2

Brunswick Town, Southport and Oak Island in a Day: Part 2

Feb 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

Southport Even leisurely walking around Brunswick Town can work up a girl’s appetite. Leaving the warm breezes behind I piled back in the car for the next stop on the day trip list: the seaside town of Southport. A quick look at TripAdvisor for lunch spots and a short drive later I was sitting in […]

Brunswick Town, Southport, and Oak Island in a Day: Part 1

Brunswick Town, Southport, and Oak Island in a Day: Part 1

Feb 18, 2017 | No Comments

I’m an ambitious traveler. Rest? Eh, plenty of time for that later. I love nothing more than to jam in as many sites, sounds, food and adventure in one trip as possible. Day trips are no exception. In the South, we’re fortunate to have a myriad of weather conditions throughout the winter. Love it cold? We’ve got […]

Bethabara and Bethania, North Carolina

Bethabara and Bethania, North Carolina

Feb 12, 2017 | 8 Comments

The year was 1753. Fifteen men from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (near my hometown of Kintnersville) made their way along the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road to North Carolina. After hacking through the wilderness for a couple miles off the trail they came to a small abandoned cabin. This cabin would serve as their home until they could […]

Blogger Meet & Greet at the Grapefull Sisters Vineyard

Blogger Meet & Greet at the Grapefull Sisters Vineyard

Feb 7, 2017 | No Comments

When you’re faced with meeting a group of people for the first time, even as an extrovert, you’re never sure what to expect and that can leave you a bit nervous. I drove to the Grapefull Sisters Vineyard in Tabor City Saturday for my first blogger meet & greet with Carolina Blogging members. I was […]

STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise, Star, NC

STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise, Star, NC

Jan 29, 2017 | 2 Comments

I first discovered the STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise when a friend gave me a blown glass peach last summer. This nearly edible favorite fruit of mine truly looked as pretty as a peach on my table all summer. If you know anything about me, you know that when it comes to pottery and glass, […]

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