Almost Heaven

Making a home in West Virginia

WV Sweet Corn - the 2nd Most Wonderful Time of the Year What do you think of when you hear the words, "the most wonderful time of the year"? If it's cold, I think Christmas. If it's hot, I think sweet corn! We have the best sweet corn in West Virginia. And although there are numerous sources, my… continue reading.

Rainy Days & Mondays A good rain on a hot summer day is so refreshing! Cleans the car, waters the tomatoes, and rejuvenates the soul. And it smells so good! continue reading.

Summer Arrives in the Panhandle You don't need a calendar to know when summer arrives in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Just look at what's blooming! continue reading.

House & Garden Tour One of the best things about living in this area is there is such a great sense of community. There are so many clubs and orgnaizations that not only address varied interests, but bring people together in friendship and shared mission. This past weekend… continue reading.

Easter Decorating For me, Easter carries a faith-filled meaning far beyond colored eggs and bunnies. But I still enjoy the decor for its symbolism of the new birth of life and spring. Here's a peak into how I welcome the hope of the season. continue reading.

Ode to Miss P You may not know, but beagles are the cutest dogs in the world - it's what saves them when they get in trouble. Besides being cute they are super smart, inquisitive, and very good at overcoming obstacles that stand between them and food. In honor of… continue reading.

Marking Change My favorite season is always the next one. I love having four distinct seasons here in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia - just when I grow tired of one season,a new one arrives! Winter always seems to stick around just a little too long though.… continue reading.

Before & After It took an entire week, but my fridge is returning to normal – where there’s actually room to put the milk away without having to re-orchestrate turkey carcasses and a myriad of leftover containers. I know it will fill up again soon with… continue reading.

Fall Finale Winter technically doesn’t begin for another few weeks – I know this because it was almost 70 degree today?! Despite the formality of a solstice, fall officially ends for me when the leaves have mostly fallen from the trees. The bright colors have… continue reading.

Pretty as a Picture Even though pictures never quite capture the magnificence of nature, here are a few that may come close. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed taking them. continue reading.

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– Almost Heaven –

– Testimonials –

I am writing to express my complete satisfaction with Mrs. Patricia Sherwood as a Realtor with Long and Foster. Throughout the entire process Mrs. Sherwood was professional, conscientious, and motivated. I always felt as though I was her only… Continue reading this testimonial from Shana M. D’Aurora