Friday Finds- Let's go Shopping for St. Patrick's Day at Belk's

Well, tomorrow is Sept 17 St. Patrick's Day also my mom's birthday.  To make it an even more unique day Caleb and I are going on an adventure.  We are going on a Nana and Caleb Adventure and attending Discover the Dinosaurs at the NC State Fair Grounds.
I decided to look for a green shirt in honor of the day.  I wanted something comfy enough to run along with the dino's too. Today let's go shopping at Belk's

Crown and Ivy Three Quarter Contrast Embroidered Top Lexi High Rise Skinny Jeans Seiko Women's Silver-Tone Solar Calendar Watch. Lauren Ralph Lauren Large Silver Sculpt Hoop Earrings Under Armour Charged Escape Women's Running Shoes New Directions Top Zip Crossbody Bag

For Caleb on this Dino St. Patrick's Day I would get him this wonderful T-Rex Shirt Happy Shopping and Adventures Everyone! KathieyV:-)
(There may be affiliate links in this post.  I only say may because I am still not sure my affiliate link site is working.  If it is and you buy any of the…

Over the Falls Restaurant in Wake Forest North Carolina

My daughter and I were in the town of Wake Forest and decided to find a restaurant for lunch.  We did not know the lunch options, so we consulted google.  One that popped up and had good reviews, 4/5 stars on Yelp, was Over the Falls.
The restaurant has a nice dining area and a relaxed, casual bar. Here is a quote from their website. ​
"Come Discover Over the Falls in Downtown Wake Forest, NC and our Award Winning Specialty Salads, Sandwiches, Burgers, Pizza & Wings." 

The food was excellent.  Erica and I decided to share a wrap sandwich and get two sides.  The bartender split the wrap and our sides items for us which was very helpful.  If you go I recommend the Bruschetta, it was delicious.  I would order that again.  Check out their menu here.
Over the Falls is within walking distance of the downtown strip.  There you can find shops, more restaurants, and a brewery.  I would like to return and check out more of downtown Wake Forest and of course return to Over the Falls…

A Few Things to do in North Carolina this Weekend March 14-18, 2018

Time to start planning your weekend.  Here are just a few things to do in NC this weekend....

*March 17 is Birds, Brews and BBQ at Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck NC
*March 15 Lafayette Village in Raleigh is holding their Wine Walk For Charity.
*March 17 in Raleigh NC is the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival *March 16 in Wilkesboro NC you can attend a concert called "One Night in Memphis" *March 17-18 237th Anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in Greensboro NC *March 16-17 is Marathon Madness in Wrightsville Beach NC
Let's not overlook those daily holidays...
March 14-Save a Spider Day.
March 15-True Confessions Day
March 16-World Sleep Day
March 17-St. Patrick's Day
March 18-Awkward Moments Day
March 19-National Chocolate Caramel Day
March 20-Alien Abduction Day

As usual guys you need to check all event websites to verify times and pricing.  I can't guarantee anything.  All photos are from the promotional event websites.   Whatever you …

Morning Motivation...Prayer by an Unknown Author

I found this prayer online.  I could not find an author associated with the words.  This heartfelt prayer, I believe, is for all of us going through the pain of separation and divorce. The prayer is divided into three segments and fits my theme of The Beginning, The Journey, and The Joy.  I think this prayer is the perfect motivation for strength, endurance, and peace as we begin our week.

I don't know where you are in this process.  I hope you are healing. Just remember you are not alone and  God promises that he will never leave us or forsake us. God Bless! KathieyV

The Hickory Nut Gift Shop in Chimney Rock North Carolina

While exploring Lake Lure and the surrounding area I discovered a unique and inviting gift shop.  The name of the shop is The Hickory Nut.   I drove past this shop several times while exploring the area.  On my final day, I decided I would regret if I did not stop in for a visit. I was glad I did!
As you can see from the photos there is something for everyone. From my overview of the shop I found seasonal decorations, plants, home decor, antiques,  crafts, and endless gift items. 
The address of the shop is 215 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720.  It is located on the main road between The town of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village.  The phone number I found for them if you want to check hours is 828-625-2211.
So, if you find yourself in the Lake Lure area I suggest you check out The Hickory Nut Gift shop.  You may find an unexpected treasure.
Happy Travels and Adventures Everyone! KathieyV:-)

A Few Things To Do In North Carolina This Weekend March 7-11, 2018

Time to start planning your weekend.  Here are just a few things to do in NC this weekend....

*March 10th is the Cape Fear 8th Annual Beer and Wine Festival in Wilmington NC
*March 9-10 in Monroe NC you can attend the Carolina Lily Quilt Show. *March 10-11is the Open Barn Event at Celebrity Dairy.  I have been several times so I am adding one of my photos... *March 8 in Washington NC you can enjoy a Dueling Pianos event. *March 10 at Cloer Family Vineyards in Apex NC you can sip wine and enjoy music at  "Toast and Tunes". *March 10 is the Americana Concert in Fayetteville NC Lets not forget those daily holidays... March 7-National Cereal Day (What is your favorite cereal?) March 8-International Women's Day March 9-Get Over it Day March 10-Salvation Army Day March 11-Daylight Savings Time Begins March 12-Napping Day (Sounds good to me:-) March 13-Organize Your Home Office Day
As usual guys you need to check all event websites to verify times and pricing.  I can't guaran…

Motivational Coffee Mugs. Which is your favorite?

Do you guys have a favorite coffee mug?  I have a few that I love.  When going through a difficult time or even on a stress-free day it is nice to pour your morning coffee into a mug that has a verse or a saying that starts your day off right.
I have several mugs some I use on occasion but a few that I gravitate toward frequently.
I love the ones with the inspirational quotes.  They are a daily reminder that I am not alone and that I can have a positive outlook.  The Finger Lakes mug reminds me of the fantastic time I had with the Road Scholars in Upstate NY.  The cow mug is just funny.  I don't use it much, but my grandson does:-)
I found my cups accidentally in specialty stores that I have visited.
I did an Amazon search for mugs and found these that seem very nice and serve as reminders that we are not alone and we can make it through the day whether it be fun or difficult
You can check these links out on Amazon if you are interested.
Faith Psalm 55:22
I can do all things through…