Around Town · Favorite Places & Spaces · Hiking and Adventure

State Park Adventures: 1st Day Hike at Raven Rock

So, Raven Rock State Park is not new to us. David (my husband) & I both attended Campbell University, so trips to Raven Rock were not uncommon. We also hiked parts of Raven Rock back in the summer, which was fun, but honestly, this past week’s hike was phenomenal. This year, 2020, was the first… Continue reading State Park Adventures: 1st Day Hike at Raven Rock

Faith, Life, and Marriage · The Encouragement Corner

Growth Over Perfection

As we head towards Christmas & the end of the year…heck, the end of the decade (although, some will argue that with me), people will begin to make all sorts of goals & resolutions that will probably be broken within the first 2 weeks of the new year. Resolutions can carry a lot of pressure… Continue reading Growth Over Perfection

Around Town · Favorite Places & Spaces · Frugality in the Flesh · Small-Biz Spotlight · Vintage

Small Biz Spotlight: Dawn’s Vintage Thrift

As many of you know, my husband & I recently moved to a small town in NC. We’ve been a part of the community for almost 10 years through our ballroom dance studio & event venue, Grace Ballroom, but we finally became part of the residential community, too. Angier can seem like a small, quiet… Continue reading Small Biz Spotlight: Dawn’s Vintage Thrift

Around Town · Favorite Places & Spaces · Hiking and Adventure

State Park Adventures: Stone Mountain, NC

If you read about my 5k adventure then you know my husband & I have really gotten into hiking. We started working our way through the NC State Park Passport program back in May with our first visit to Chimney Rock State Park & we’ve gone through 8 parks out of the 41 in NC,… Continue reading State Park Adventures: Stone Mountain, NC

Faith, Life, and Marriage · The Encouragement Corner

For God With Grace

Let’s be honest, we’re heading into a season of the year where these two things should consume our thoughts & actions…& yet they are usually the last things on our minds- somewhere under baking cookies & buying presents on the to-do list. We’re bombarded with personal expectations, societal pressures, family obligations & tensions. It’s supposed… Continue reading For God With Grace