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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mar062015

Smoked Pork Belly with Collard...

Salt & Pepper Smoked Pork Belly with Collard Green Kimchee with Charleston Gold Jook – not at all what one might think if your goal was BBQ in the South. Don’t judge quickly. This...

Mar042015

Buffalo Chicken Stromboli

Little known fact is I didn’t start my career as a blogger. I actually had to work to get to the status of ‘text for hire’ and to get there I worked at a national pizza chain making...

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...

Jan302014

Snow Princess

Princess taking a break during a light ground covering of snow. Shot in the backyard in Raleigh, NC. Nikon D7000 – Tamron 18-270mm shot at ISO400 – 220mm – f/6.3 – 1/400sec Nikon D7000 –...

Apr192015

12 Bones #AVL

I got to check out 12 Bones while visiting Asheville. The smokehouse is located in the arts district by the river. When I got there at 1:30, well past the lunch hour there was still a line out the...

Apr182015

Roots Hummus #AVL

I am a huge fan of Roots. They have the he best hummus out there. I was first introduced to their product through the LoMo Market and have been a fan ever since. When visiting Asheville I was able to...

Apr172015

The Admiral #AVL

We finally got a chance to go to The Admiral on our AVL Food Tour. They set out to create a dive bar with an unexpected restaurant that thrives on creativity and that was indeed our experience at The...

Apr162015

White Duck Taco #AVL

A trip to Asheville always becomes a culinary tour – the next stop for my voyage was White Duck Taco. Their concept is fresh and affordable food. My meal was indeed that! I had a great lunch...

Apr142015

Vortex Doughnuts #AVL

While eating my way through the AVL, I stopped by Vortex Doughnuts. They are known for their tasty, local and twisted doughnuts. They make their doughnuts from scratch each morning. They open at 7...

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