The Secret Bed & Breakfast

2356 Alabama 68 West, Leesburg, Alabama 35983
Innkeeper(s): Charlie and Kris Thomas

Light in the Dark 15 Aug 2015, 10:15 am

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-
Sitting on the bluff at night the stars are so clear in the sky. As I sit enjoying the sounds of summer it occurs to me that we all face adversity, loss, and, hard times. We have a choice. We can give up and give in to defeat or we can continue forward in our lives knowing there will be better times ahead. We can be like the stars in the night sky. What a perfect opportunity to look around and find the blessings! The light in the darkness. Blessings come in all shapes and sizes. They can range from a smile from a stranger to a visit from a good friend or family member. We still need time to wallow and feel sad for ourselves. This can be an essential part of any recovery. We just don't need to stay in that place too long. And sometimes if we just teach ourselves to find the points of light and dwell upon those, no situation will be quite as dark. Do you need to see the lights in the dark? Come join me on the bluff where the light is abundant!

Creme' Brulee' French Toast 15 Aug 2015, 9:53 am

Can anyone guess what the most requested breakfast dish at The Secret is? Here's a hint it's really sweet, although I do take all the sugar and calories out for my guests! Of course its the Creme' Brulee' French Toast! Here's the recipe for all those who have asked. It's no Secret so give it a try, or just come up for a visit and I will make it for you!
1 package of King Hawaiin Rolls (slice the tops)
¼ lb Butter
1 cup light brown sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup
5 eggs
1 ½ cups half & half
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp Grand Marnier or Triplesec
¼ tsp salt
Melt the butter, add brown sugar and maple syrup- simmer until smooth. Butter sides of a 9x13 inch pan. Pour above into the pan. Place the rolls on top of the syrup mixture and slice the tops.
Mix eggs, half & half, vanilla, Grand Marnier, and salt. Pour it over the bread, cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes. Let it rest for 10 minutes, unmold onto a large platter. Serves six. (Note: this can be made without Grand Marnier, just increase vanilla to 2 tsp.)

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Blue Moon Photos 5 Aug 2015, 3:44 am

"Blue moon
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own."
Here's some photos from this weekends "Blue Moon". Hope you all enjoy!!

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Summertime in a Bottle 21 Jul 2015, 5:05 am

"If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you."
How long has it been since you have taken the time to just enjoy yourself or that special someone? Don't let summer pass you by without taking the time to relax and breathe. Soon Labor Day will be upon us, then like a flash it's the holiday season. Come on up for a visit, your "Secret" mountain hideaway is waiting!!!
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Serendipity!! 17 Jul 2015, 5:03 am

"Sometimes serendipity is just intention unmasked."
-Elizabeth Berg
Serendipity means a "fortunate happenstance" or "pleasant surprise".
Maybe serendipity truly is the desires of our heart and souls finding what they are yearning for. Serendipity is what brought us to The Secret and made it our home. I hope you will visit us soon for a glimpse into what we found.... Refreshing peace that sings the sweetest song to the soul.‪#‎thesecretbedandbreakfast‬



The Pace of Nature 16 Jul 2015, 4:08 am

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
We should always listen. We should listen to ourselves.... Mind, body and spirit. There are times when we must get away to renew, refresh, and revive ourselves. Nature can teach a lot about patience. In our busy plugged-in, instantaneous lives it may seem absurd to wait a year for a rose bush's next blooms or several months for the return of the warm weather birds. The beauty of the rose blossom and the melodious songs of the birds are always worth the wait. Slowing your pace, taking in the beauty of our Mountain refuge will help revive your body and soul. Come enjoy nature in her summer splendor.
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Late Night Swim 10 Jul 2015, 4:46 am

As the sun slips down below the mountain the heat of the day diminishes. The locusts and tree frogs begin their nightly serenade, and the chickens go to roost. SPLASH! Under the veil of a deepening darkness the warm water of the pool is a refreshing end to the day. The sunshine of the day has taken away the chill of the water, yet in the inky blackness of the night it's temperature still cools the skin. Close your eyes and let it surround you with its quiet comfort. It's not a secret, I will share.
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The Sound of Silence 25 Jun 2015, 3:03 am

Silence has not sound, but its healing powers can do wonders for the soul. Close your eyes, listen. Perhaps a slight rustle in the trees by a passing, hot summer breeze. A lone finch singing in the background. Few places on earth exist that have this wonder. A place where you can hear the sunbeams as they reach out over the early morning sky to dance upon the clouds. The silence allows us to reach inside ourselves, to touch our souls untouched for years. To reach a plateau of peace within. Search out the Secret and there you will find an inner sanctity, a piece of yourself gone dormant yearning to escape.
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Time 14 Jun 2015, 5:37 am

Time. Passing slowly, then rushing by like a brisk autumn wind. Measured in seasons. New spring flowers. Hot summer days. Brilliant autumn foliage. Bright white snow. A multitude of sunrises and sunsets lost in youth, reclaimed with age. How different would the world be if in the spring of life there was a broader spectrum of understanding, of knowing that one really does not know. Absorbing, like a sponge the "secrets" that only can be understood with age and time. Stop and listen before time passes too quickly by. #thesecretbedandbreakfast #weisslake #northernalabama

                                          

Rainbow Connection 4 Jun 2015, 5:56 am

Point of view. Once clouds existed to indicate rain or stormy weather. That changes when your view is from a mountaintop. Clouds now exist to bring color to the sunrises and sunsets or often times a beautiful rainbow after the storm!
More photos from Monday's extensive show of color over Weiss Lake!‪#‎thesecretbedandbreakfast‬ ‪#‎weisslake‬ ‪#‎northernalabama‬





 
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