I started my first blog in 2009. I started it as a way to keep in touch with family and friends without using Facebook. At the time, I was teaching and didn’t have a Facebook account. My husband is military and still doesn’t have a Facebook account. I found it to be an easy way to communicate and stay private (by adjusting my settings and limiting my audience). However, I have now come to terms with the fact that maybe I do have experiences to share that may be of use to someone out there besides just my friends and family. So, this is my “ice breaker” and my hope that I can help make someone’s life easier by some of the crazy things I do (DIY and farm to table), life experiences I have had, and knowledge I have gained along the way. The title of my blog explains what I want this blog to be. I want this blog to be a tool for communication and conversation. So, sit back, relax, and imagine sitting with me among the Loblolly pine with your glass of wine and take this journey with me!