Sweet Tea & Pasta

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Hi y'all! I'm Mindy, a sarcastic, assimilated PA Yankee living in the land of sweet tea. Mom. Pasta maker. Sweet tea drinker. Southernphile. Traveler. Gourmand. Photographer.

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Feb 18, 2018 | 4 Comments

My life has been on pause for several weeks now. I haven’t written anything or taken photos for quite some time, beginning in the late fall. The holidays were ridiculously busy and work was off the chain at end of 2017 – I barely had time to breathe. Then, to start the New Year off […]

Biltmore Estate: Fit for a Princess

Biltmore Estate: Fit for a Princess

Jan 10, 2018 | 2 Comments

Princess Anne. That was the nickname my dad gave me when I was a little girl. I’m not sure where the nickname came from, but I imagine that it was because the real Princess Anne was about the same age as my dad. There’s a bit of irony in the name, as I was frequently […]

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Nov 11, 2017 | No Comments

I’ve got lists. Lists for work. Lists for the house. Lists of places I’ve visited that I want to share along with the many photos I’ve taken as I travel around. Yup, lists. And that’s about as far as it goes. I made them: check. Accomplishing them has proved difficult in the last seven months. Little […]

Walking Through History in Charleston

Walking Through History in Charleston

Oct 15, 2017 | No Comments

Every time I travel in the fall I’m met with some type of crappy weather, usually in the form of storms. One day, hopefully, I’ll travel in the fall without some extreme weather to dampen my plans. One day. In the meantime, I’ve realized I’ve got to be able to pivot to avoid a drenching. So, […]

Why Victoria, British Columbia Should Be Your Next Vacation Spot

Why Victoria, British Columbia Should Be Your Next Vacation Spot

Sep 23, 2017 | No Comments

It’s been a couple months since stepping foot in Canada for a special trip with my mom that was many years in the making. Where has the time gone? A series of work trips and a daily long commute to and from Raleigh each day and *poof* summer is over. One blink of an eye […]

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