Thursday, November 16, 2017

A New Beginning

Dear Readers,

After an extended hiatus, I am thrilled to announce that I am bringing back the My Scenic Life blog, a blog about food, sustainable living, and travel. To get started, I thought I would share a short update about all the changes in my life since we visited last.
  • After four years of sharing recipes, photographs, and life, I took a break from the blog in the Spring of 2014 to finish graduate school. I am proud to announce that in May of 2015 the University of Georgia conferred upon me a PhD in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.
  • In September of 2014, I had the opportunity to take the trip of a lifetime. I traveled to Iceland to present my graduate work at the International Sea Duck Conference. There will be more coming about this trip later.
  • As I was finishing graduate school, my husband and I learned that we would be welcoming a new addition to our family. Our beautiful baby boy was born in the Fall of 2015.
  • After graduating, I received a job offer in my field which took our family across the country from our little farm in Georgia to Greeley, Colorado. This meant an entirely new climate, culture, and adventure for us.
  • After 18 short months in Colorado, another job offer unexpectedly brought our family back to our home state of Arkansas. So here we are...back where we started. Literally. We are living in the house I grew up in, raising our little boy, cultivating our roots in urban farming, and enjoying the long-lost pleasure of having family close by.
The holidays are coming. There will be many recipes and pictures to share. I am thrilled to welcome you back to share more of my journey on a road less traveled.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Southern Voice

Written by: Bob DiPero and Tommy Douglas
Performed by: Tim McGraw
 
Hank Williams sang it, Number 3 drove it
Chuck Berry twanged it, Will Faulkner wrote it
Aretha Franklin sold it, Dolly Parton graced it
Rosa Parks rode it, Scarlett O. chased it
 
Smooth as the hickory wind
That blows from Memphis down to Apalachicola
It's "Hi y'all, did ya eat?
Well, come on in. I'm sure glad to know ya"
Don't let this old gold cross
And this Allman Brothers t-shirt throw ya
It's cicadas making noise
With the Southern voice
 
Hank Aaron smacked it, Michael Jordan dunked it
Pocahontas tracked it, Jack Daniels drunk it
Tom Petty rocked it, Dr. King paved it
Bear Bryant won it, Billy Graham saved it
 
Smooth as the hickory wind
That blows from Memphis down to Apalachicola
It's "Hi y'all, did ya eat?
Well, come on in. I'm sure glad to know ya"
Don't let this old gold cross
And this Crimson Tide t-shirt throw ya
It's cicadas making noise
With the Southern voice
 
Jesus is my friend, America is my home
Sweet iced tea and Jerry Lee
Daytona Beach, that's what gets to me
I can feel it in my bones
 
Smooth as the hickory wind
That blows from Memphis down to Apalachicola
It's "Hi y'all, did ya eat?
 Well, come on in. I'm sure glad to know ya"
Don't let this old gold cross
And this Charlie Daniels t-shirt throw ya
We're just boys making noise
With the Southern voice, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Southern voice
I got a Southern voice
Southern voice

Friday, February 14, 2014

Ain't Love Grand



I've been doing some writing for one of my favorite websites, Bourbon and Boots! For my February blog about homemade candies, check out their website.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Georgia Aquarium

 

I had such a wonderful time taking my mother-in-law to the Georgia Aquarium during her holiday visit. I always forget how truly spectacular that place is! I wrote a quick blog about it for Bourbon and Boots. Hope you enjoy!



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Stripling's Country Store


Everyone knows that I love to eat, and a good meal starts with a great protein. Check out the awesome butcher/sausage shop I found here in North Georgia.