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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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The Chinese Lantern Festival, Booth Amphitheatre

The Chinese Lantern Festival, Booth Amphitheatre

Jan 16, 2017 | No Comments

To mark the end of the Chinese New Year, each year the Chinese hold a lantern festival in celebration. Traditionally held over several days, the lantern festivals feature beautiful lanterns in both traditional and intricate animal shapes. The festival is held on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month of the Chinese New Year, […]

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Jan 10, 2017 | 4 Comments

Juston left for school Saturday in the midst of the ice storm. I was worried, of course, but I was also sad. He was home for a few weeks and although I didn’t see him every day, I saw him quite a bit. It was an outstanding visit. Maybe it’s maturity, maybe it’s because he’s […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Jan 6, 2017 | 6 Comments

I’m sitting here shoveling red, green and silver Hershey’s Kisses into my mouth thinking about the past year. 2016 wasn’t all I was hoping for exactly, but it was still great. My New Year’s resolutions went out the window faster than a hot knife through butter. Did I exercise and eat right? Sort of. And then […]

Merry Ex-Mas Breakfast

Merry Ex-Mas Breakfast

Dec 30, 2016 | 6 Comments

When you’re divorced, Christmas is seldom like it was pre-divorce. Sometimes though, it’s pretty close. 2016 was the third post separation/divorce Christmas for us. Admittedly, the first one was hard. We each had Christmas at our own place and Juston shared the day with us both. Last year we had a pretty normal Christmas, all […]

Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem, PA

Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem, PA

Dec 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

I’m not sure how I missed the Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem, PA but somehow I either never went or my memory is shot and I don’t remember. The how or why or if I forgot no longer matters though because this year, in biting cold 19 degree weather, I made it. I usually see my family […]

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