Jalapeño jam is was lured me into Bertie's Retro Boutique in Historic Haymount. Stand-up comedian Minda makes a wicked jar of locally-sourced Strawberry and Jalapeño jam. (Rumor has it, Bertie's will be the first to carry it this summer in limited-batches.) Behind the counter, was a cluster of femme fatales styling each other's hair and makeup for a retro shoot. Rows of glammy shades and silky 50s dresses invited me closer to them. A ding from the vintage cash register was th
LOCALLY-SOURCED and limited-edition are terms that speak to my foodie soul. Dirtbag Ales Farmers Market in Hope Mills, North Carolina, has been the talk of the town. Stand-up comedian Minda cooked up a side-hustle with the market's local strawberries. Simmering these sweet beauties into her secret Strawberry Jalapeño Jam. It has truly the perfect balance of heat and sweet. Not surprisingly, just like its maker. Eaten with a spoon hovered over the fridge, is one way. Though dr
Last night, I was a salty Mermaid! Sensory deprivation is a buzzing topic for 2018. It was nothing like what I had expected. Brand-spanking new to Downtown Fayetteville is the Floating Shanti. A mecca for reiki, reflexology, yoga, and flotation therapy. In our home, when somebody is being sassy we call it "Salty." Sleep deprivation has made me VERY "Salty." The effect the salt flotation therapy had on me was bizarre. Floating Shanti on Facebook THE EXPERIENCE: Full disclosure
Welcome Leclair's General Store and Cornerstone Design Co. to Fayetteville! Industrial chic is what my hubby and I aim for in our own home. (We still haven't figured it out hah.) It's that perfect mix of metal, wood, and whimsy. Two very cool new shops accomplish this in spades!
LECLAIR'S GENERAL STORE: Leclair's is hard to explain since it's an space that has a life all its own. Meetings go on next to coloring tables in an antiqued setting. Before I knew it, my hubby has e
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ~1 Corinthians 13:7 No one knows this better than military-spouses. Loving their spouses through PTSD, having faith their soldiers will come home from deployments, hoping someday they will spend their birthdays together, and single-parenting more often then not, these are the cupids that matter! I am dedicating this post to you...
QUALITY TIME: Feed your sweetheart and pop in a movie! Inspired
Spread cheer with one-of-a-kind LOCAL presents all year! Well let's start with Christmas, since you will be shopping already.
If you don't find wrapping gifts very Pinterest-ing, leave it to the local shops to wrap them up with flair. Lots of times for free! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * For the CREATIVES: Be eco-friendly and unique by placing your presents in antique boxes. -The Cotton Exchange
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1 Soft and Sparkly, these long sequined tees will help you stand out this Fall! Imagine the pizzazz under a vest?! -Shops 123 2 Uber flattering side-slits + a buttery navy fabric = luxe loungewear! I want this top in every color! -Epiphany Boutique 3 Lumberjacks aren't the only ones who can rock beanies and plaid! -Epiphany Boutique 4 Can you ever have too many scarves?? NO! Handprinted in NC, the subtle floral print is my fav Fall neutral. -Flytrap #photo #shopsmall #dresslo