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May112015

Dix Park

Dorthea Dix is becoming Dix Park today. I had the chance to take a couple of pictures and this one really seemed to give the sense of both the old the new and the path before us as Raleigh takes over...

May032015

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip

This is one of my go to recipes to take to a party. It is easy. The flavors are sweet and savory. I normally serve it with pretzels, but you could serve it with animal crackers too. Hope you enjoy...

May032015

Barley Burritos

Are you looking for a easy slow cooker recipe that is really good? This is one of my favorite recipes and very easy. If you want to add a protein, you could easily add some chicken to the dish. Hope...

Mar282015

501st Legion Carolina Garrison

No this isn’t a re-run from Wizard World. These are pics from the Brick Universe event going on at the Convention Center now. This is the 501st Legion Carolina Garrison showing off their bricks...

Mar232015

Carrot Slaw with Pineapple

Looking to lighten up a regular coleslaw dish? This is the perfect non-mayo based slaw recipe. It is light and refreshing with the lime juice. I was looking for something a bit different to serve...

Mar282015

501st Legion Carolina Garrison

No this isn’t a re-run from Wizard World. These are pics from the Brick Universe event going on at the Convention Center now. This is the 501st Legion Carolina Garrison showing off their bricks...

Feb252015

Post Snowpocalypse Drive into ...

SNOWPOCALYPSE?!?! So this is the day after on a drive into work using the GoPro clipped to the dash. Pretty uneventful but fun anyway. Hopefully we’ll get some good pictures in tonight’s...

Feb192015

AT-AT [75075]

So far this is my favorite in the Microfighter series but no surprise the full-size AT-AT is one of my favorite Star Wars sets. This one is cute. The others are more exact representations but this...

Feb182015

Star Destroyer [75033]

In the Microfighter series this is one of the most unique builds. I always like it when sets combine a horizontal and vertical brick orientation. This Star Destroyer is on a smaller scale that...

Feb182015

Snowspeeder [75074]

I really like the Microfighter Star Wars Series and this is the fourth one from that collection I’ve posted here – Millennium Falcon [75030], Tie Interceptor [75031] and X-Wing Fighter...

May032015

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip

This is one of my go to recipes to take to a party. It is easy. The flavors are sweet and savory. I normally serve it with pretzels, but you could serve it with animal crackers too. Hope you enjoy...

May032015

Barley Burritos

Are you looking for a easy slow cooker recipe that is really good? This is one of my favorite recipes and very easy. If you want to add a protein, you could easily add some chicken to the dish. Hope...

Mar232015

Carrot Slaw with Pineapple

Looking to lighten up a regular coleslaw dish? This is the perfect non-mayo based slaw recipe. It is light and refreshing with the lime juice. I was looking for something a bit different to serve...

Mar142015

Cinnabon Waffles

Not at all an original idea but stolen from Pinterest and everywhere else we like to share. Definitely something fun to try on a rainy day before planning to go out to the Raleigh St. Patrick’s...

Mar072015

Fortune Cookies #chswff #pkchs

At the Pecha Kucha event last night they had fortune cookies with great southernisms in them. All words of...

May112015

Dix Park

Dorthea Dix is becoming Dix Park today. I had the chance to take a couple of pictures and this one really seemed to give the sense of both the old the new and the path before us as Raleigh takes over...

Mar162015

RenPark Sunset

The sky exploded blues and pinks during this March sunset. Decided to take the D7100 and the Sigma 10-20 out to take a few pics of my favorite model the Renaissance Park...

Feb022015

NCBN Photo Contest - Two Entri...

Share your favorite places and things of the Tar Heel State. From landscapes, architecture… family, places to eat & visit… North Carolina is unique & special. We want to showcase...

Nov152014

Sunset at the Getty

Took this picture at the Getty Center in L.A. I went up some stairs and caught CaraDMc walking below. Nikon D7100 – Tamron 16-300mm shot at ISO100 – 16mm – f/8.0 –...

Nov092014

South of the Border

The neon gaudiness of South of the Border has an appeal that is unique. This dinosaur wearing a sombrero looking longingly across the street is an example of the random nature of the loosely defined...

May132015

Front Porch Art Walk

This past weekend was the Front Porch Art Walk in the Blount Street area near Peace College. It was fun walking around in the good weather and seeing several pieces from artist Danny Doughty that...

May122015

Cabela's in Garner

Finally made it to the new Cabela’s in Garner and is as impressive on the inside as it is large. The store is the first in North Carolina and has everything the sportsman may need to hunt,...

May122015

Biscuit Head #AVL

Biscuit Head is home to the biscuits like mom never made. At least my mom never had honey sriracha butter for her biscuits. Awesome place to grab a bite where the food is as creative as the...

May112015

Sierra Nevada Goes East Coast ...

During my trip to Asheville, I was able to visit Sierra Nevada’s newest location. It is just a short drive from Asheville, about 20 minutes or so. I was lucky enough to get one of the last tour...

May112015

The Lobster Trap #AVL

On a weekend of locating new places (The Admiral, Vortex Doughnuts, White Duck Taco, 12 Bones) it was nice to slow down for a favorite stop along the way. The Lobster Trap. (Last featured here from...

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