The Biltmore Estate: Palatial splendor in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Serpentine roads lead to an unexpected sight nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. George Vanderbilt visited Asheville, North Carolina, as a young man and decided that it would be the perfect location to build a country home. After six years of construction, the Biltmore Estate –the largest private home in the United States–was ready to… Read More The Biltmore Estate: Palatial splendor in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Higitus Figitus….

  Remember that infectious musical spell from the Disney  film The Sword in the Stone? “Higitus Figitus migitus mum pres-ti-dig-ton-i-um!”  This song is to packing as Fantasia‘s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is to cleaning house (that is until the brooms go bad). **Cue dancing brooms.** 😉 Oh, how I wish all my furniture, books, dishes, and clothes would giddily jump into… Read More Higitus Figitus….