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Jan112015

Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Sa...

I recently made a roasted red pepper and feta salad. It was delish and very easy. I loved the saltiness from the feta and the sweetness from the red peppers. We are fortunate to live close enough to...

Jan112015

Southern 75 - Beer and Bourbon...

So I read this article in Garden & Gun about inventive cocktails for the craft brew age. When John Lee Hooker hollered out for “one Scotch, one bourbon, one beer,” in his 1966 recording of...

Jan022015

Lego Christmas Village 2014

One of the best parts of Christmas is building the Lego Christmas Village and having a few little ones over to see it. It is a lot of fun and something that helps decorate the house and put you in a...

Dec282014

Grilled Okra

This one of my summer time favorites. I have never been a fan of okra. Someone brought this to a neighborhood party and I hesitantly tried it. It was delicious. Since that party it has become a...

Dec282014

Grilled Caesar Salad

This is an easy yummy recipe. I normally have it as a side but if you want to add chicken you can make a meal of it. Grilled Caesar Salad

Jan022015

Lego Christmas Village 2014

One of the best parts of Christmas is building the Lego Christmas Village and having a few little ones over to see it. It is a lot of fun and something that helps decorate the house and put you in a...

Dec242014

Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar...

Whether you call him Darth Claus or Santa Vader you’ll have to admit – he is awesome. With the last present we have Darth Santa Vader Claus! Merry Christmas...

Dec232014

Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar...

Next to last day and we have the coolest non-Star Wars item you could ask for. A Jedi/Sith Father/Son fireplace. Can’t wait for the big guy to make his appearance...

Dec222014

Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar...

This is worth all the Clone Wars pieces earlier this month. R2-D2 as a Christmas Tree or XMAS-D2. All you can say is...

Dec212014

Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar...

The unique shape is all you need to see to know this is a Y-Wing. Another throwback to 2011 when this was the gift on the 18th day. (And it looks like the same build.) Bonus – now we’ve...

Jan112015

Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Sa...

I recently made a roasted red pepper and feta salad. It was delish and very easy. I loved the saltiness from the feta and the sweetness from the red peppers. We are fortunate to live close enough to...

Jan112015

Southern 75 - Beer and Bourbon...

So I read this article in Garden & Gun about inventive cocktails for the craft brew age. When John Lee Hooker hollered out for “one Scotch, one bourbon, one beer,” in his 1966 recording of...

Dec282014

Grilled Okra

This one of my summer time favorites. I have never been a fan of okra. Someone brought this to a neighborhood party and I hesitantly tried it. It was delicious. Since that party it has become a...

Dec282014

Grilled Caesar Salad

This is an easy yummy recipe. I normally have it as a side but if you want to add chicken you can make a meal of it. Grilled Caesar Salad

Dec282014

Calorie Plate

Since it is the new year I thought I would share my latest flea market find, the Calorie Plate. I thought it was kind of fun and interesting. I love the plate that says, have a happy diet...

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 –...

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...

Jan242015

Astronomy Days - NCMNS

Today was the first day of Astronomy Days 2015 held at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The exhibits and the special presentation by Astronaut Andrew Feustel were great. He recounted...

Jan222015

Turtle Team to the Rescue

You just found an injured turtle. Who are you going to call? The Turtle Rescue Team! A non-profit organization run by students at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine,...

Jan182015

Charleston Marathon 2015

Headed South this weekend to visit the new nephew and run the Shrimp & Grits 5k the shortest distance race in the Charleston Marathon. Great weekend for running, shrimp & grits (of course),...

Jan132015

Raleigh Nehi Bottling Company

Final stop on the RHDC ‘Works in Progress’ Tour is a building I’ve wanted to tour since the initial renovation began – the Raleigh Nehi Bottling Company building. Designed by noted...

Jan122015

Gethsemane Seventh-Day Adventi...

Next stop on the RHDC tour was the Gethsemane Seventh-Day Adventist Church. This is where I grabbed my favorite picture on the tour (above). The church is small but I really like the layout the main...