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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

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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

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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

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Local Musician Returns Home for a Special Performance

**I am not receiving anything for this biz profile shoutout…I just like to pass on the word for some good, down-home, local fun! Shout out to one of my favorite, local places…Stanfield’s General Store as they’re at it again! I caught wind that Thursday of this week, December 14th, they’ll have a local bluegrass musician,… Continue reading Local Musician Returns Home for a Special Performance

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Stanfield’s: Your Down-Home, Local General Store

About 6 months ago, or so, my dad introduced me to a local gem called Stanfield’s General Store, located in downtown Four Oaks, NC. I fell in love with the place as soon as I stepped through the door. When you walk in, it’s like going back in time about 50-60 years. Maybe that’s why… Continue reading Stanfield’s: Your Down-Home, Local General Store

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Travel Tips for a Fun & Frugal Williamsburg Weekend Vacay

My husband & I have made it a kind of goal to visit different cities (some larger & some smaller) whenever we go on vacations. We’re not the kind of vacationers who fill up every single minute of the trip with plans & things to do. When we travel, we try to visit for 3-4… Continue reading Travel Tips for a Fun & Frugal Williamsburg Weekend Vacay