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Can you imagine waking up to the sound of the waves each morning?Maybe you'd like to sit out on the deck, sipping your coffee while enjoying some of the most amazing sunrises. Whether you are dreaming of the low maintenance lifestyle of a condo or townhome to to spend your vacations, or a Beach House to call home, you can find it in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina. Life is good on the Crystal Coast!
Ocean Front homes for sale in Pine Knoll Shores Ocean Front Land (2 comments)
A couple days ago, Mom and I were out taking pictures of a new listing in Indian Beach, North Carolina. On our way back to the office, mom slammed on the brakes and made a quick u-turn to check out a shop. I complained, I didn't have time, I needed to get home, I must do this, blah, blah, blah......
Well, She insisted that we check it out and man, oh man, I am in LOVE! Island Encore Consignment Shop is Fabulous. I am currently in the process of "sprucing" up my (27 comments)
Yesterday morning, after a couple cups of coffee, My husband and I decided to get out of the house and do a little hiking. In an effort to see and do all the Crystal Coast has to offer, we ended up at Patsy Pond Nature Trail located in the Croatan National Forest... for the first time. We were so pleased that we did. Hiking 2.65 miles through the forest and around a beautiful pond, on a cold & windy day was the perfect way to spend the morning. The trails are cleary marked, and well (11 comments)
I consider myself to be pretty darn organized. But occasionally, I open a closet or a drawer and find that I keep a lot of junk that I shouldn't be keeping. Recently, I opened my drawer that I cram all of my paid bills and other wonderful things that need to be filed and thought, "If I died tomorrow, someone I love would have to sort through this crap", and no, I'm not sick or anything, you just never know what tomorrow will bring.
This Saturday, February 25th, 2012, The Fisherman's Post Newspaper will be hosting their 7th Annual full-day Saltwater Fishing School on the Crystal Coast! The school will take place at the Crystal Coast Civic Center on Arendell Street in Morehead City, North Carolina, from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm.
The cost for tickets is $100 per person, and can be purchased online by visiting the Morehead School online registration form, or you may pick up tickets at Chasin' Tails Outdoors in Atlantic Beach or at West Marine in Morehead City.
This weekend on our journey to visit with Activerain and REALTOR® Extraordinaire, Craig Rutman, we decided to take a little detour to visit Raven Rock State Park.
The park is a 2 ½ hour drive from the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, and well worth the trip. From the park, it is only another hour to Apex, North Carolina, which we discovered is another wonderful town with lots of character, history and beauty. And to make it even better, we have great friends who reside there, and Craig is a wonderful tour guide! Raven (5 comments)
I Chose a Color for my Front Door... Thanks to all of You! - 02/17/12 05:49 AM
I Chose a Color for my Front Door... Thanks to all of You! A couple weeks ago, I posted about painting my front door! I asked for your help, and holy machinoly.... You all had some great ideas! I have received emails, text messages, comments and phone calls from some of you wanting to know which color I decided to go with! What fun this has been! I was hoping to reveal the color with a picture of the finished product, but the weather has not been cooperative, therefore you are stuck with a pic of a can of paint! While (34 comments)
I wrote a post last year, "What do you mean you didn't know I was a REALTOR®, Shame on Me!", and since then, I have made a point to let folks know what I do. I am not the type of person to "push" myself on people, I have always had a difficult time promoting myself at soccer games, PTO meetings, etc. Sometimes, what I do for a living casually works its way into conversation, but.... not always. By wearing my REALTOR® cap to one local soccer game, I learned (210 comments)
Shaving In The Rain - 02/15/12 04:43 PM
Okay AR Friends.... This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to support a great cause! Support Joe Kenny in his journey to help raise money for cancer research for children! Think about it.... If everyone gave just $1? Read about what Joe Kenny is doing and help out if you can! Via Joe Kenny (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage):
March 13 2013 I will be shaving my head for the fourth straight year to help raise money for the St. Baldricks Foundation. St Baldricks is a foundation started to help raise money for cancer research for children. How St. Baldricks (6 comments)
Well, hopefully you have all read Ellen's Selection, "The Paris Wife" by now and are ready for the next great book! If you are not currently a member of Reading in the Rain, please join now…. We have a great time and enjoy some wonderful discussions. The more the merrier!
As host for the March Book Club, I decided to go with a Local Author (You know how I love all things local). Here on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, We are very proud to have the one and (14 comments)
So, today is Valentine's Day! A day to show those you love just how much they mean to you. In my family, we do not spend a lot of money on gifts, we try to only spend time together, and sometimes that includes creating handmade cards together which turns out to be a lot of fun!
Do we love each other? Of course, we do, but... We don't feel the need to show each other with lavish gifts. I was thinking that this year, it would be fun to (7 comments)
This past weekend, my sister and I spent the day with mom for her birthday. We always take her to lunch and spend the entire day shopping and hanging out. This year, I thought it would be fun to stop in the many different places we see constantly, but never stop in to see what kind of treasures they have. After lunch, we headed to Swansboro, North Carolina to explore.
After a few fun shops and a few disappointing shops, we decided to head home. But then, we spotted (8 comments)
Each morning as I drive to the office (yes, I go to the office everyday), I feel blessed that when I look to my left, I see the Atlantic Ocean and to my right are glimples of Bogue Sound. Life on an island is pretty special (even in Hurricane season).
Many of the mailboxes I pass are a reflection of life at the Crystal Coast... Pelicans, Egrets, Sailboats, Flamingos (although I have never seen an actual flamingo here), Lighthouses, etc. Yesterday, I drove around and captured a few of my favorites, and (75 comments)
I absolutely love living, working & playing on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina! I hope it's obvious and I hope other folks living here agree with me. I often share my favorite spots, my favorite "secret" hiking trails, some of the best views (unknown to most), and I feel great about sharing those things.
There is actually a place that we locals call "Sand Dollar Island". Every time I have had the pleasure of visiting Sand Dollar Island, I have been greeted by thousands & thousands of Sand dollars and other (19 comments)
We bought our house in 2005, and the day we moved in, it looked like this:
The wood siding was starting to rot in several places, so we had it replaced with a much brighter color of vinyl! Now, it looks like this:
(please ignore the fact that I need to really spend some time in the yard, the driveway needs to be power washed, and my shrubs are begging to be trimmed). Our problem now, Is..... what color to paint the front door! I think the garage doors should (86 comments)
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