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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Santee National Wildlife Refuge, Cuddo Unit, Summerton, SC

Santee National Wildlife Refuge, Cuddo Unit, Summerton, SC

Mar 18, 2017 | No Comments

Located only a few hours from the Sandhills of North Carolina in Summerton, South Carolina is the Santee National Wildlife Refuge. If you love nature and wildlife, this almost 8 acre drive has thrills around every turn. The Santee National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1941 along the shores of Lake Marion. The lake was […]

Wednesdays with Ouiser

Wednesdays with Ouiser

Mar 15, 2017 | No Comments

First, an introduction. A long time ago, thirteen and a half years ago in fact, in a makeshift pen at a place called PetSmart, my furever family found me. I was terrified, hunched over and quivering, the numerous loud barks piercing my ears. A soft voice called to me but I ignored it. So much […]

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve, Kershaw, SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve, Kershaw, SC

Mar 11, 2017 | No Comments

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Tucked away in the Piedmont of South Carolina is a large granite outcropping known as the Forty Acre Rock. Although named Forty Acre Rock, this large block of granite rock is truly only about fourteen acres in size, which is still big. […]

Michael’s Seafood Restaurant, Carolina Beach, NC

Michael’s Seafood Restaurant, Carolina Beach, NC

Mar 4, 2017 | No Comments

Beaches are made for seafood, don’t you agree? I mean, the ocean is right there where seafood of all sorts have set up camp. That said, when you go to the beach and go out to eat, you eat seafood. Eating fresh and local is a win-win: it’s good for the local economy, supports local […]

Edgar Allan Poe House, Fayetteville, NC

Edgar Allan Poe House, Fayetteville, NC

Feb 25, 2017 | 2 Comments

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” ― Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora The 1897 E. A. Poe house in Fayetteville, NC is part of the Cape Fear Museum complex in Haymount. This Poe, however, should not be confused with the Edgar Allan Poe, writer […]

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