Friday, September 23, 2016

Midway Presbyterian Church

Midway Presbyterian Church Estab. 1833
By Laurie Epps

School started about a month ago, and that meant many changes in my household, especially for my youngest. From getting back into gymnastics, to resuming Girl Scouts, and a new after-school program set in the country. A new schedule was in store for us.

En route to her after school program that first morning, we passed by a church that seemed to call to me. I snapped a picture on my first day at a new job of the 183 year old church en my new route that I'd be taking daily knowing that I'd be back for a photo shoot for my blog.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Suber's Corn Grist Mill

By Laurie Epps

I know years from now, I'm going to laugh at this blog entry. I set out with two of my daughters in the sweltering southern heat in the middle of July in our new Fall clothes. Even though I was a model in my youth, I'm currently going through the change of life, and sweaters in the heat was just a bad idea. If I hadn't gone terribly wrong enough with that, I paired my outfit with a pair of heels, and being almost 6'0" tall, I'm accustomed to wearing flats.

This location was picked by my daughters, and I think we all thought the water wheel would've been bigger than it was.... But yet, it still had a wonderful charm about the old place. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Hanover House, Circa. 1716

Hanover House, circa 1716
By Laurie Epps

My middle daughter has chosen Clemson University for her undergraduate work, and when perusing the website, I discovered that there isn't just one historic home on the grounds, but instead, 3! Being just a mere half an hour from my home, it was a logical choice for my fashion blog. 

This year, the Hanover House is celebrating its tricentennial. Originally located in the lowcountry (the coastal side of SC), it was relocated to the upcountry (the Blue Ridge side of SC) to the South Carolina Botanical Garden in 1994 which is on the Clemson University Campus.

My Fashion:

My Bright Yellow Dress -- Lane Bryant
Stackable Pearl Bracelets on Stretchy Cording -- Lane Bryant
Pearl Necklace & Earrings -- Made for me by a former friend --Timmy's Treasures
Metallic Wedge Sandals by Sketchers -- Rack Room Shoes
Black Purse -- New York & Co.
My daughter, Ellen, approaching Hanover House

Friday, August 19, 2016

Woodburn Historical Plantation

Woodburn Plantation Historic Home
By Laurie Epps

I'm fortunate enough to live in one of the original 13 colonies that is steeped in rich American History. Something about this home near my daughter's college just spoke to me, so I took a drive by to inquire about the hours, and returned with her little sister to take the tour.

My Fashion:

Mint Green, Keyhole back dress --
Lane Bryant
Metallic Sandals --
By Sketchers, purchased at Rack Room Shoes
Black Handbag & Watch --
NY & Co. 
Chunky Green Stone Necklace & Bracelet --
Lane Bryant
Metallic Headband --
CVS Drug Stores
Woodburn Historical Plantation

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Newberry Opera House

Inside the Newberry Opera House
By Laurie Epps

When traveling to our state capital of Columbia, South Carolina, I'd had so much fun in Pickens that I decided to make a history stop on the way back home. As a former performer myself, the Newberry Opera House was a logical choice. I thought this stop would merely be to get hours, and return to tour it. I was mistaken, and cheerfully a docent named Linda greeted me when I opened the door. Since my journey was due to an interview, I was dressed for the occasion, so I figured, why not?

Dress -- Catherine's Plus Sizes
Shoes -- Rack Room Shoes
Watch, Earrings, & Purse -- New York & Co.
The Newberry Opera House

Friday, August 5, 2016

The Hagood-Mauldin House

Pickens, SC Square
By Laurie Epps

Something about the town of Pickens just spoke to me, and my curiosity of this place led me to the historic home called The Hagood-Mauldin House. Since I gave my friend a ride out there, she graciously indulged my girlish whim of following my call to my first walk back in time.


Dress -- Lane Bryant
Earrings -- TJMaxx
Watch & Purse -- New York & Co.
Walking Sandals by Sketchers -- Rack Room Shoes

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Happy New Year

From our hearth to yours.....
Happy New Year, 2016!

I'll be back with new content this summer. I'm taking some time off due to technical issues, and major life changes. All of it's good, though.