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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...

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...

Feb202015

Flourless Chocolate Muffins

It was the end of the week and I had some extra ripe bananas. This is the perfect recipe! Flourless Chocolate Muffins are so simple you cannot mess it up. Literally put the 4 ingredients in a...

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...

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...

Feb172015

Shadow Troopers [75079]

This set appealed to me because a) you can never have enough Stormtroopers and 2) I already had the Shadow Trooper figures in the closet so why not in Lego too? Travis sent me the Shadow Troopers...

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...

Feb202015

Flourless Chocolate Muffins

It was the end of the week and I had some extra ripe bananas. This is the perfect recipe! Flourless Chocolate Muffins are so simple you cannot mess it up. Literally put the 4 ingredients in a...

Feb172015

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumpli...

Today was the perfect day for chicken and dumplings. This recipe was great because it cooked throughout the day and then you just add the biscuits at the end. This is the perfect dinner for a cold...

Feb152015

Krispy Kreme SQIRL Jam Doughnu...

What do you do with doughnuts leftover from the Krispy Kreme Challenge? Krispy Kreme SQIRL Jam Doughnut. Simple and better than you might expect. I took the otherwise stale sugar crusted doughnut....

Feb082015

Lean Bean Stir Fry

Looking for a healthy recipe for the new year? Try a different type of stir fry. This one will pack a punch. It is full of really great ingredients- spinach, peppers, chickpeas, black beans etc etc....

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 –...

Jun212013

Moon - Raleigh, NC

An attempt at capturing a full moon in Raleigh, NC. This was shot from the backyard trying several different setting to try and capture as much detail as possible. Nikon D7000 – Tamron 18-270mm...

Mar012015

Jose and Sons

Last night we tried to eat a late dinner at Jose and Sons and they had stopped seating for the evening. I won’t lie – the food smelled amazing. We accepted our fate for the evening but...

Mar012015

BOXCAR Bar + Arcade

Being one of the few people in the bar old enough to remember old school arcades I remember them being fun but this place has ‘leveled up’ from back in the day. We had a fun time last...

Feb262015

Conversation with the Chef

Snow Cream Prep! A photo posted by Vivian Howard (@chefandthef) on Feb 24, 2015 at 8:45am PST It’s not everyday you get to chat with a chef, let alone a rock star like Chef Vivian...

Feb242015

Vivian Howard - The Chef

Today I got to chat with Chef Vivian Howard. Vivian is the owner of the restaurant the Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, North Carolina. She is also the star of her own TV show A Chef’s...

Feb242015

Carter-Finley Snow Day

There are cool places to be on a snow day. Home is at the top of my list. If you can’t be at home a meeting in Vaughn Towers at Carter-Finley Stadium isn’t bad. Unfortunately we had to...

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