View From This Side

Happy April!  It’s officially spring now and I’m loving this beautiful weather!  As we all know though, NC weather does not respect seasons.  Hopefully, the spring will prevent winter from throwing any last-minute snowstorms our way.  But I love spring, and it’s always been my favorite season.  I enjoy listening to the birds sing and […]

Laster’s Fine Art & Antiques: A one-of-a-kind adventure!

If you’re searching for a one-of-a-kind treasure, you’re a true lover of fine things, and you only want to deal with the best of all experts, you’re probably already a regular client of Laster’s Fine Art & Antiques in Winston-Salem. For buying, selling, or consigning, father and son duo Larry and Ryan Laster are the […]


What memories does Easter conjure up for you? I vividly remember matching Easter dresses Grandma made for Mama, my sister, and me. I can almost smell the ham cooking before the huge family feast. And backyard Easter egg hunts were always an adventure! Oh yeah, somewhere in all the celebration, we attended Church. Mama insisted. […]

Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad

Make it your main course or your side this salad – this is my perfect take on a Chili’s classic. It’s got everything from fresh tomatoes (or canned works great, too!) and avocado to grilled chicken and zesty taco seasoning. Something to please everyone! Ingredients 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce 6 cups cubed, cooked chicken […]

Busy as a Bee Concierge:  Moving with you through life!

With her incredibly qualified team of contractors by her side, founder and owner Minnie Aikens has continued to grow her business – Busy as a Bee Concierge – since its opening in 2009. A whirlwind of ideas and strategies, Minnie and her tireless professionals continue to perfect their organizational skills, all with your busy life in mind! […]

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County

“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” This Fred Rogers quote isn’t attributed to volunteers – but at the same time, it kind of is. Think of a volunteer – someone who is contributing selflessly to help something bigger than themselves. They are usually contributing to an organization in a […]

Club Pilates

A few years ago, a friend of mine asked me to come to a fitness class with her. Classes are usually not my thing – I prefer to quietly read on an elliptical or take a dance class where I’m more playing with the music than following instructions that I might be doing wrong. I […]

Moving Day Winston-Salem

On Saturday, April 18, people will gather at Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical Center in Bermuda Run to celebrate movement. When you think of that word, MOVEMENT, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it’s dancing or swaying – or even something as simple to you as walking or running. Reading this, […]

An Alternative Definition to Self-Care

Self-care has been a much-discussed topic within the past few years. It can be defined as taking time for yourself and deliberately doing an activity to take care of our physical, emotional, and mental health. People are encouraged to set aside time each day, week, or month and indulge in a special activity, such as […]

Picking Roses for a Lifetime

The universal symbol of love, desire and beauty can craft entire messages through one color. Whether to thrill or comfort the receiver, the rose whispers secrets to heal through ecotherapy, the mind, spirit and body! Healing Body and Heart The rose is part of our ceremony. In stepping upon each petal, the bride receives a […]

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