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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

Faith, Life, and Marriage · The Encouragement Corner

This Bit of Life

  Over the past few years I’ve struggled with depression, anxiety, & feelings of being overwhelmed. In the past six months or so, I’ve slowly been feeling the desire to fight back, to crawl out of the burn-out hole I’ve dug myself into. There was a lot of inaction, stagnation, & procrastination (all the bad… Continue reading This Bit of Life

Faith, Life, and Marriage · The Encouragement Corner

Joy: A Matter of Perspective

**Spoiler Alert!!! If you’re a fan of the show “Call the Midwife” but you haven’t watched this past season (season 7) & you plan to…you may want to be wary of today’s post. I’ll try to be as vague”ish” as possible…but that doesn’t always work so well with me…just sayin’. So…in the last 2 episodes… Continue reading Joy: A Matter of Perspective