Waterfall Fun! Walhalla, SC

Walhalla, SC About two hours and 30 minutes from Columbia, this little gem of a town has so much to offer and is surrounded by beautiful waterfalls and local history. During the months of October and November, fall foliage is the star attraction, and these places will have you falling for them: Stumphouse Tunnel Park:…

The Super Cool Grandparents Guide II

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author Unknown What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. ~Rudy Giuliani Help them become a JUNIOR RANGER Nice weather this weekend? Join a knowledgeable park ranger on Saturday…

Experience a piece of history: Georgetown, SC

Georgetown, SC Located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, Georgetown offers visitors history, natural beauty and well-preserved homes dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Lighthouse Shell Island Tour + Plantation River Tour: Cap’n Rod’s Lowcountry Tours is one company in Georgetown that offers these two fascinating, fun tours. On the Lighthouse Shell Island Tour…

Love Your Home: Beat The Summer Heat

Sun Proofing Your Home When spending time in bright Carolina sunshine, you quickly learn to appreciate sunscreen. One BAD sunburn that makes sitting or sleeping is painful will teach you to take protective measures with yourself and family in the future. What about defending your home? Expensive items like rugs, furniture (especially leather or fabric),…

A Walk in the Garden…

Pearl Fryer Topiary Garden Go to a place that’s whimsical, educational and inspiring! Located in Bishopville, the Pearl Fryer Topiary Garden contains over 300 individual plants, complemented by Pearl’s “junk art” sculptures that are placed throughout. With no previous topiary experience, Pearl Fryar started work on his garden in the early 1980s. In 1985, Pearl…

The Super Cool Grandparents Guide I

State Farmers Market Take your grandchildren to the South Carolina State Farmers Market, let them pick out a plant or two, get tips from the vendor and then let your grandkids plant them in your yard.  Allow them to nurture them each time they visit you throughout the summer and let them take pictures of the plant…

On The Lighter Side…

These Springtime salads are guaranteed to bring your taste buds to life! Shop the freshest ingredients from our very own South Carolina State Farmers Market, which provides the Greater Columbia area a fresh and colorful assortment of certified SC grown fruits, vegetables, and more! With the peak season approaching for locally grown produce (April), be…

Love Your Home: Lawn & Landscaping

Lighten Up Now is the time to add stylish outdoor lighting to your home. Solar Hanging Gazing Balls by Evergreen Enterprises add a subtle glow to gardens and patios. These lights are also eco-friendly, which is good for the environment! Styles range from Multi Mosaic and Mosaic Blue, while the Night Garden collection remains the…

Love Your Home: Get Ready for Summer

Outdoor Sanctuary Appreciate the beauty of your outdoor surroundings even more from your own gazebo. Websites like Freebies.about.com offer FREE gazebo plans complete with building tips, images, videos, diagrams and more to design the hub of your social life, or a secluded sanctuary. Here’s a direct link. Let the Sunshine In Thinking about adding a…

Sweet Summerville

Summerville, SC Summerville is a favorite day trip destination for folks looking for history, beautiful homes and azalea gardens galore, antique-shopping and exceptional dining! Take I-26 east to Exit 199A (1.5 hours from Columbia). Explore the Public Sculpture Collection: Beautiful sculptures of animals (frogs, foxes, dogs, herons, hippos, and otters), children, adults, and fantasy sculptures…