Main Street Market: Antiques, Artisans, Etc. has been a presence in downtown Mount Airy for four years. The store’s merchandise, including antiques and items made by local artists and artisans, draws both locals and tourists. Julie Russell is the owner of the store, which is located at 140 N. Main Street in Mount Airy. Russell started her business in 2018, but … [Read more...] about Artisans and Antiques: Exploring Main Street Market
The holidays bring family and friends together, and there is much to do. We have events to attend, cookies to bake, presents to shop for and wrap, and houses to decorate. With many things clamoring for our attention, it’s easy to see how extra stress creeps into our day. We know there are many stressors in our lives, but did you know there is more than one type of stress? And … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Help Manage the Stress of the Holidays
We were traveling along the coast of Maine with our friends Don and Carolyn a few years back. Don, ever the storyteller, began to entertain us by making up this story: A man named Reddington Pierce is driving on the turnpike in his 1967 Audi convertible. Green. He comes to the toll gate and sees, in the booth, the most beautiful woman, with long, curly red hair. So taken with … [Read more...] about Hope, Certainly
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 KJ Churches and barns are plentiful in Surry County. Some are old and some are new. Personally, the old churches intrigue me. I love the stories and the history of them. Who was the first pastor? How many people attended when it started? Who was in the congregation? And then we … [Read more...] about Old Churches and Barns
Christmas is coming! And soon after will follow New Year’s celebrations and Easter. These holidays often find us decorating and brightening our homes with various live plants. They bring nature’s beauty inside for all to enjoy, but some also bring in the potential to cause discomfort at the least or possibly death at the worst for our house pets if they ingest our fresh, … [Read more...] about Be Mindful of Your All-Natural Holiday Decor!