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Lobster Lobster Lobster Lobster

Lobster Lobster Lobster Lobster

Our annual trip to The Keys to Lobster Fish was a big success!  We pulled in lobster on day one and ate lobster on night one!  And then, just like Bubba in Forrest Gump, we were rattling off all the ways we could fix lobster! Grilled Lobster, Broiled Lobster, Boiled Lobster, Lobster Sushi, Lobster Fettuccini,…read more »

Random “Weekend Thoughts”

Random “Weekend Thoughts”

Random “Weekend Thoughts” I’m sharing even though no one asked! So, I was chatting with my hubby over the weekend and glanced over at my lovely cup a friend gave me for my birthday and thought, “This is the best advice.  And I’ve not followed it at all!”  Why do we love great advice, yet…read more »

Doing Good For Our Communities: Grifton Mission Ministries

Doing Good For Our Communities: Grifton Mission Ministries

I’ve always loved to do whatever I can do help my community.  Adopting families for Christmas, donating my clothes and household items, shopping thrift shops, dropping the dollars in the Salvation Army Kettles.  I still do all that.  But a couple years ago, I became even more involved in my community by volunteering with an…read more »

Feelin’ Florida!

Feelin’ Florida!

Beginning of August…we’re packing up and headed to a private beach and peace in The Keys!  One of our favorite vacation destinations for so many reasons.  Including these…     Lobsters!  Fun to hunt and delicious to eat!  Especially on the deck with a frosty cocktail while the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico!…read more »

How many…?

How many…?

My husband and I took a road trip to Michigan recently for my family’s reunion.  My Mom had 10 siblings.  I have so many cousins I lost count.  They have kids.  My family is big.  And opinionated.  And fun.  We had a lovely time, but honestly, by the end of the three days, the joke…read more »

Our Beloved Rescue Jennie

Our Beloved Rescue Jennie

The first dog I ever owned was a rescue from Pitt County Animal Shelter.  My son was 4.  We met Jennie at a pet adoption and she stole our hearts.  She was matted and messy and stinky.  Very stinky.  But she was so sweet.  She cuddled right up to my son and I.  They thought…read more »

‘Tis The Season!

‘Tis The Season!

One of our very favorite things to do in ENC is CRABBING!  OK, honestly, it’s probably MY favorite thing to do.  My husband would really rather be fishing.  But he tolerates my obsession with catching crab! Things are warming up and these delicious creatures are coming out! We scored some on Saturday despite the cool…read more »

Just One Reason We Love Eastern North Carolina: Ocracoke

Just One Reason We Love Eastern North Carolina: Ocracoke

If you’ve never been to Ocracoke, you MUST!  Hop the Swan Quarter or Cedar Island ferry for just $15.00 per car or take the free ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke and spend some time on one of the most amazing gems on the East Coast! We took a long weekend and enjoyed sunsets like this:…read more »

Enjoy The Sunshine!  And The Rain!

Enjoy The Sunshine! And The Rain!

Shutterstock: Photo Credit: Evgeny Atamanenko 2/17/2021 What a beautiful day we had yesterday in ENC.  Temps in the 70’s made me yearn to go crabbing.  Or walk on the beach.  And though it’s chilly today, the sun is amazing! Tomorrow, a different story.  A big chance of MORE RAIN!  Like we haven’t had enough in…read more »

Seriously!  Get Paid To SLEEP!

Seriously! Get Paid To SLEEP!

I probably shouldn’t be sharing this with anyone, because I want this job!  But, it’s GOLD, so I have to share! Sleep Junkie is paying a real-life Sleeping Beauty to…SLEEP!  Well, to become their official mattress tester and provide honest feedback!  They’ll send out three mattresses over a 2 month period and Sleeping Beauty’s job will…read more »

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