Showing posts from June, 2017

A Few Things To Do In NC This Weekend June 29-July 4th, 2017

A Few Things to do in NC this Weekend.  June 29-July2, 2017
*Festival for the Eno in Durham NC Saturday July 1st through Tuesday July 4th.
Music, food, crafts and more...

*Fireworks by the Sea and Boardwalk Blast in Carolina Beach NC is on Thursday June 29th.

*The city of Faith NC is having several days of celebrations for the 4th of July.

*You can celebrate Christmas in July Festival in West Jefferson NC.  This Saturday July 1st. *Go to a play at the Joy Performance Center in Kings Mountain NC.  "Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama.  There are several dates for this performance.  Please check website for dates and tickets.  *July 1-3 is the Red White and Bluegrass Festival in Morganton NC.
*Last Friday Art Walk in Hillsborough NC, Friday June 30th.
*Sunday July 2nd there is another event in Hillsborough NC.  You can attend Picnic in the Park.
There are a ton of opportunities to see fireworks in NC.  I would check each town near you for a list of times and places.  I did fi…

Buoy Bowls Adventure

For weeks all my daughter, from MomUnglued,  has talked about is Buoy Bowls.  She would go on about how wonderful they were.  She would stalk them to find out where they would be on what felt like a daily basis.  I finally gave in and said "Ok, I want to give them a try".  So off we went and I was not disappointed. They were amazing. You will see quotes from their website in purple print, to match their truck:-)
"Buoy Bowls is the end result of an obsession with Acai Bowls  that first started on a surf trip to San Diego, California in 2005." "...he discovered the Acai Bowl- a bowl of frozen purred acai berries topped  with a variety of fresh fruit and honey. It was absolutely love at first bite!"
"Our acai bowls and smoothies are made using the freshest organic and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible."
As you can see Maggie loves them too... My favorite was the Surfs Up Bowl.  Chocolatey fruity goodness in a bowl.   If you live in the Raleigh D…

Wold Famous Frisbee Dog Event....What fun:-)

Cindy and I were out and about again looking for adventure.  We came across the World Famous Frisbee Dog/DiscConnected K9s that were displaying their skills at the Freedom Balloon Fest in Fuqua-Varina NC.  Here is what they say on their website...

"The Disc-Connected K9s began rescuing dogs in 1992.All of our current performing dogs are rescued; meaning they have all come from either homeless, sheltered, rescued, adopted or abandoned backgrounds. We make the determination (and have all most stayed true) about whether or not we are personally going to keep a dog, or process them through our program and find them new homes. With few exceptions, this has been successful for us."

You can also adopt some of their dogs.  They do their best to find the dog and the family a good adoption match. 

These dogs are skilled and amazing to watch.

I found in watching the show that it was not just the dog that was agile.  Look at this trainer showing his agility skills.....

After the show I met…

Lets Go Shopping For....Maggie...Tesa Babe Clothing

I do most of my Maggie shopping on Zulily.  Zulily is where I found Tesa Babe.  I love love love their baby clothes.  I decided to see if Amazon carried the line and happy day yes they do.

They did not have photo links to the blue dress or the little pink romper so I will give you the link.
The Blue Dress and the Pink Romper.  Check out the Tesa Babe website.  So many cute clothes!
Here is baby Maggie in her Tesa Babe style.  Adorable.

So if you have any little ones in your life that you like to dress up I suggest you check out the Tesa Babe line of clothing.  So Cute!!!
Happy Shopping. KathieyV:-)

A Few Things to do in NC this Weekend. June 23-June25, 2017

With Tropical Storm Cindy hitting the golf coast I am wondering if we will get some of the rain bands here on the east coast.  Lets check the local forecast for the RTP area.  Does not look as bad as I expected.

Lets take a look at a few things to do in NC this weekend...                                                             *Looks like a lot of great bands at Rock the Cape on Hatteras Island.  This is a week long event starting June 17-June 24.

*Friday June 23 attend Mountain Street Dances in Waynesville NC.  Sounds like fun to me.

*Friday June 23 in Blowing Rock NC is the Blowing Rock Mile of Flowers.  There will be tours of the gardens found at some of the  churches and homes in the beautiful town of Blowing Rock.
*June 24 you can attend Birds and Brews at SylvanHeights Bird Park in Scotland Neck NC.  I have been to Sylvan Heights Bird Park it is a fun experience, see the photos on my blog.
*June 24 is the NC Sunflower Festival in Chocowinity NC.  I love sunflowers and woul…

A Visit to Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen in Raleigh NC

It has been a while since I have visited a new restaurant.  I did a google search and came up with Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen in Raleigh NC.  Sounded wonderful so I called Cindy and off we went on a restaurant adventure.  Here is a quote from their website.... "A refined take on traditional Southern cuisine. That's the essence of Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen, our onsite restaurant in the heart of Raleigh's vibrant downtown. Executive Chef Michael Rigot's seasonal menus feature the freshest, healthiest produce and meats, all from local North Carolina farms. A main dining room, private dining room, and outdoor patio provide an abundance of seating options. Craft beers, uncommon cocktails, and premium wines head the liquid refreshment line-up."
The restaurant itself is located in downtown Raleigh in Raleigh Marriott City Center. The Bar was lovely.  The night we were there it was packed.  Lively place to be. They brought this lovely platter to our table, they call i…

A Few Things to do in NC June 16-18,2017

Lets get ready for the weekend.... *June 17 - 18 you can experience the British occupation of Halifax in Halifax NC.   Not sure how far Halifax is from me but I would not mind seeing this.  *Saturday June 17 there is a Charity Event in Wake Forest.   The Wake Forest Charity Car Show.

*June 16 & 17 you can head to the NC Blueberry Festival in Burgaw.
*Friday June 16 take you kiddos to North Hills Commons in Raleigh to play.   Not sure of the name of the event but it is free and looks like fun.. Click here for more info..

*June 16 & 17 you can pig out at the Peak City Pig Fest in Apex NC.   Check out their schedule of events, looks like fun.
*Sunday June 18 is a Father's Day Food Truck Rodeo in Durham. Special Days to think about... June 15 is Smile Power Day June 16 is Fresh Veggies Day. (Maybe I will venture out to the farmers market:-) June 18 is International Picnic Day. June 19 is National Kissing Day June 20 is Ice Cream Soda Day June 21 is National Selfie Day June 22 …

Ways to De-Stress..."Peel an Orange"...Aromatherapy

Ok folks, it's time to de-stress.  Those of us going through divorce seem to be a reservoir for stress.  I never had any issues of unhealthy anxiety or depression until I was blindsided with marital separation after decades of marriage. On one stress index scale, that I found, divorce rates the second highest stressor with the death of a spouse first.  I don't know if I agree with that, because it is like a death. 
"Divorce is like a death but with intent" KathieyV
Time to De-Stress
Let's refer to the article I found on Huff Post "100 Ways to De-stress".  We have completed #1 Chocolate Meditation.  That one was enjoyable, as is anything to do with chocolate.  Then we moved on to #2 which is extremely beneficial, Journaling.

Moving on to #3... "Peel an orange. Studies show the smell of citrus can help reduce stress" Huff Post
I don't have an orange, but I believe that that are many scents that can enhance our mood and thus decrease our stress.  T…

Freedom Balloon Fest in Fuquay-Varina NC

They were hosting the Freedom Balloon Fest in Fuquay-Varina a couple of weeks ago so Cindy and I decided to check it out.  We set our GPS and began our journey.  We parked in downtown Fuquay-Varina and walked to the venue.  There were several places closer to the event to park with prices ranging from $10-$20.   We did not mind the walk, you have to burn calories where you can:-) From their website... Project Uplift USA, Inc. is a North Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation responsible for producing the Freedom Balloon Fest. We are led by an all volunteer board with no paid employees, which means we can direct all of our sponsor funding and contributions directly to our key program services. Project Uplift USA, Inc. has three primary service program focus areas:  outreach to military families and children with mobility challenges, educational programs, and remembering and honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their nation. There was a lot to do at the event pr…