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To a Cup O’ Kindness, My Friend, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet…” ~ Robert Burns, Auld Lang Syne ~ Some years are just better than other years. I think we can all agree on that. Some years are a mixed bag, and then some years are what I call a mountain top year – those years where everything is… Continue reading To a Cup O’ Kindness, My Friend, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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All Labor that Uplifts Humanity has Dignity, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“ All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ By the time the first Monday in September rolls around, many of us are prepared for and look forward to that particular day. Labor Day, the first Monday in September means different… Continue reading All Labor that Uplifts Humanity has Dignity, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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40 Percent of the Boots on the Ground, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Our National Guard, as I think everyone knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground…” ~ Kit Bond ~ Since today is the 237th birthday of the USA, I couldn’t think of any more fitting picture for today than the picture above. I happened to shoot this picture over Memorial Day… Continue reading 40 Percent of the Boots on the Ground, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Middle of the Bench, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room on both ends.” ~ Unknown~ In the short space of six weeks, between Thanksgiving and the beginning of January, there is ample reason for celebrating in our house. To be even more specific, from Dec. 24th… Continue reading Middle of the Bench, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Labor Day…Goodbye, Summer, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It’s been a crazy summer…in many ways… About mid-summer we had unrelenting heat. I’m talking about fry those eggs on the sidewalk heat. And although it wasn’t the driest I’d ever seen, it had been dry. We had decided to establish another container garden…a prep for a garden in the future; we had a Japanese… Continue reading Labor Day…Goodbye, Summer, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Firecracker Red, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I could think of nothing better to start the holiday off than my Mom's firecracker red geraniums. They are exceptional this year and just the right color for the 4th of July. © 2012 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved Save

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Home for the Holidays: Some of My Favorite Things, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Today’s post will continue the Home for the Holidays spirit I started the other day. I shared the over all effect in the first post and then in another post shared some of the holiday quilts I’ve made over the years and use just for this time of the year. Every time I pull out… Continue reading Home for the Holidays: Some of My Favorite Things, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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At Around the Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia™: Home For the Holidays–Quilts at Christmas

Today I continue Home for the Holidays by sharing some of the Christmas quilts, I’ve made over the years. I’m sharing one here, but for more detail on these quilts and the many others I use at Christmas click on over to Home for the Holidays – Quilts at Christmas.   Save

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Home For the Holidays, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Tall & Handsome and I both are hopeless when it comes to the holidays. The decorations, the music, the kitschy movies, the food, and the festivities. I’m normally a “gonzo” Christmas decorator. All in good taste of course… Well, the last few years T & H and I have had very little opportunity to partake… Continue reading Home For the Holidays, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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`Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Beverly Hicks Burch

`Twas the Night Before Christmas By Beverly Hicks Burch I’d like to share a little of what has kept me so busy in the last few weeks. Believe me when I say this is “Bev lite”…yep, there’s a lot more somewhere still packed up in boxes sitting out in the garage. I’ve opted NOT to… Continue reading `Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Beverly Hicks Burch