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North Carolina Trip | Part 2

We're only about 4 hours from Huntersville, North Carolina. It's a beautiful little town right on Lake Norman. My husband had to go there for his job, and we spent the week checking out the town while he was working. Click here to see Part 1 first. DAY 2: We visited Historic Rural Hill. Rural Retreat, as it was first established, was the home of Major John and Violet Davidson. John Davidson served in the American Revolution and was one of the original signers of the Mecklenburg … [Read more...]

Good Deeds for 4th of July

Good Deeds for 4th of July

When making plans for the summer, it's tempting to fill up all of your free hours with fun activities and vacations. This year, instead of just sticking to barbecues and parties, make sure to include some good works in your summer plans. When July 4th comes around, it can be an especially poignant time for people with a service member in the family. Take the time to do something thoughtful for the military families in your neighborhood. Doing Good Deeds To decide on the best way to spend … [Read more...]

Project 52 - FOOD

Project 52 | Week #25 – Food

Welcome to Project 52. One theme, one photo, once a week. Simple. I don't know how, but I completely forgot about my photo challenge this week. Luckily I took this picture of the colorful food we had on Father's Day without even realizing I'd be using it today for this theme. From now on, I'm going to be sharing my camera settings each week. See what's in my camera bag here. Canon 6D – 85mm f/2.2 | 1/250 | ISO 250 If I could do it over, I would've bumped my aperture up to at least … [Read more...]

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Thanks for joining us again at the weekly Create Link Inspire link-up party! We had almost 500 entries last week! Link up your recipes, crafts, organization ideas, DIY projects, sewing tips, home decor ideas… anything creative that you’ve come up with! 5 FEATURED FAVORITES: My favorite DIY projects from last weeks link-up are... 1. DIY Wooden Create Lemonade Stand 2. DIY Ombre Dresser 3. DIY Painted Photo Backdrops 4. DIY Bean Sack Art 5. Easy DIY Picnic … [Read more...]

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Project 52 | Week #24 – Below

Welcome to Project 52. One theme, one photo, once a week. Simple. All week I had planned to get some photos of the gorgeous flowers in my yard, and I finally did today! I took some other "below" themed photos this week, but this one was by far my favorite. Canon 6D – 50mm f/3.2 | 1/1000 | ISO 100 From now on, I'm going to be sharing my camera settings each week. See what's in my camera bag here. My favorite photos for this weeks theme are from Just Julie Ann. I'm such a sucker for … [Read more...]

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Our North Carolina Trip… in Pictures | Part 1

My husband had to travel to North Carolina for work for a week, and the girls and I decided to tag along. We used TripAdvisor to find restaurants and things to do around Lake Norman and Huntersville during the day while he was working. DAY 1: Carolina Raptor Center -- It's rated the #2 thing to do on TripAdvisor. It's a sanctuary for injured birds. Most of them have damaged wings or eyes that prevent them from hunting and surviving in the wild. We spent about … [Read more...]

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Come Share Your Posts | Create Link Inspire 

Thanks for joining us again at the weekly Create Link Inspire link-up party! We had almost 500 entries last week! Link up your recipes, crafts, organization ideas, DIY projects, sewing tips, home decor ideas… anything creative that you’ve come up with! FEATURED: My favorite DIY project from last weeks link-up -- Check out this patriotic DIY Pom Pom Garland from Marie at Blooming Homestead. If you would like a weekly reminder to link up to the party, please enter your email … [Read more...]