At-home wedding: Not a piece of cake, but worth it

Joshua Knight (left) and Rebecca Day (right); photo by Mike Hamilton, This Guy Multimedia.
Joshua Knight (left) and Rebecca Day (right); photo by Mike Hamilton, This Guy Multimedia.

Rebecca Day, founder of The Crazy Daysies, tied the knot in a ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida on November 10, 2018. It’s impossible to ignore her husband Joshua’s last name, Knight. How entertaining is it that we have a couple named Knight and Day? We had her wedding here at home with a little more than 50 very close friends and family members. Pulling off an at-home wedding isn’t a piece of cake, but in the long run, every effort was worth it.  Continue reading “At-home wedding: Not a piece of cake, but worth it”

Notice to our readers: Taking a brief ‘vacation’ from IAS

Photo of wedding cake topper/Indie Art South
Photo of wedding cake topper/Indie Art South

Posting new content has been impossible this week, and I’ll likely not be able to post again until next week.

I’m taking a brief vacation for a very good reason.

Our daughter is getting married. At our house. The wedding is small—around 50 guests or so. As mom of the bride, I am focused right now on things like decorating, the ceremony, feeding our guests, and trying to figure out who drinks what beer or wine.

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Porchfest 2018: Gem of a festival in North Florida

The first time I went to Porchfest in the Springfield community of Jacksonville (FL), I was in awe of everyone coming together to share music and admiration for the unique homes. Porchfest is a free event. People can stroll the wide streets and hear music on porches throughout the neighborhood. Food trucks, kids’ activities, and a big mix of musical styles await those who come out for the 2018 festival.  Continue reading “Porchfest 2018: Gem of a festival in North Florida”

Despite a hurricane and heat, Naval Base at Kings Bay celebrates birthday

Historic photo from US Library of Congress shows Officers' quarters on a ship of the day. (Photo: Detroit Publishing Company; between 1890-1901)
Historic photo from US Library of Congress shows Officers’ quarters on a ship of the day. (Photo: Detroit Publishing Company; between 1890-1901)

Did you know that October 13 is the 243rd birthday of the US Navy? I didn’t. I learned about it after Rebecca agreed to perform music for one night of the celebrations at the Naval Submarine Base in Kings Bay, Georgia. As the October 11 date approached, south Georgia dealt with Hurricane Michael and for this time of year, intense heat. Despite those obstacles and others commonly associated with big events at a military facility, the Navy’s birthday kicked off smoothly.  Continue reading “Despite a hurricane and heat, Naval Base at Kings Bay celebrates birthday”

Shrimp and grits lovers celebrate escape from Hurricane Florence

The Southern Living Songwriters performed on Saturday at the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival. (Photo: Jen Day Thompson)
The Southern Living Songwriters performed on Saturday at the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival. (Photo: Jen Day Thompson)

As this past weekend approached, there was a lot of discussion on the Facebook page for the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival. Much of that discussion had to do with how Hurricane Florence might affect the weekend weather in the area. As is always the case, you don’t know what a hurricane is going to do until it does it.

All worked out well as Mother Nature smiled on South Georgia.

Festival organizers anticipated welcoming approximately 45,000 attendees intending to celebrate escaping the storm.  Continue reading “Shrimp and grits lovers celebrate escape from Hurricane Florence”