Welcome to The Happy Cardinal Blog
I love the south. There’s so much about southern culture that charms my soul. To me, being southern means a warm smile, an attitude and the desire to engage others and to connect on a more intimate level; it’s a welcoming home, a garden, faith in God, sharing recipes and homemaking. Being southern is like a cup of hot tea on a blustery cold day.
I was born in the southeast and will always have a deep appreciating for my southern roots and for the generation to which I was born and raised. This southern attitude will always be deeply ingrained in me,
Homemaking for my family and friends is my passion. Whether it’s decorating or organizing, refinishing an old piece of furniture, gardening or cooking; my home is my castle. My name is Kim Brewer – Bettencourt, and I am a southern woman.
Cardinal’s have been in my life since I lost my mother in 2007. I’ve come to believe that they are sent to me from my mom to encourage me and to assure me that she is never far away. Those beautiful red birds are the encouragement for this blog which I dedicate to my beautiful mother, Ida Brewer.
My personality type is said to be, an expressive. With this blog, an outlet for the need to express myself, I hope to deliver anecdotal and encouraging summaries inspired by personal experiences. If you are inspired by some of the posts here, please pass them along by sharing them with your friends and families. And please, share your thoughts and comments. I welcome and value your feedback.
I also encourage you to share your own thoughts here, on this blog. Please let me know if you would like to submit an essay under one of the menu items. I would be most happy to share your personal wisdom.
In navigating this blog, please note the Menu tab at the top of this page for different categories and sub-category content.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be“ Ralph Waldo Emerson
A photograph of my beloved sister, Nadine Wolfe, who inspires me every day.