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The Container Garden - 04/30/12 04:36 AM
The Container Garden I am by no means, a gardener. I love plants and flowers, but I have been cursed with a black thumb. Typically, I can look at a flower or plant and it will DIE! By telling you this, I must knock on wood, because I love my little container garden. Every spring, Tanner and I plant some cherry tomatoes and an assortment of peppers. Those, I can grow! We also plant a little basil, oregano and of course, Cat Grass for the kitties. I love spending time with Tanner planting, caring for, and then harvesting our "crops". It (11 comments)
Last night, we had a dozen children (under the age of 11 years) at Saint Francis by the Sea. We were to plan our summer activities, enjoy some pizza & ice cream, walk the labyrinth, and then we all decided to walk the trail to the situm at Bogue Sound. As we approached the situm, time stood still and although, a dozen children were running around, laughing and having a great time, all I heard was silence as I stopped and enjoyed the beautiful moment! Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with beautiful moments! (49 comments)
Just in case you didn't know, There was a photo contest going on in the rain these past couple of weeks. I submitted a photo, and have made it to the top nine! I've never considered myself a photographer, but love taking pictures of the beautiful area that I call home, The Crystal Coast of North Carolina! Last summer, I wanted to invest in a new camera. Of course, I called Michael Thornton and he helped me through the selection process. He took my budget into consideration, and what I (17 comments)
Yesterday morning, I had the pleasure of attending the Tree City USA Presentation in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina. Not only was it a special moment for the town, it was an absolutely gorgeous day! Brian Swanson of the Forestry Division, presented the Town with the Tree City USA Award. This is the twelfth year straight that Pine Knoll Shores was honored as a Tree City.... something we are all very proud of. We are 1 of 70 towns in the state, and 1 of 3400 communities in the nation to hold the (7 comments)
My parents have spent the last several days in Paris. A place they love and visit almost every year. I was left with just a few measly responsibilities in their absence. You know, run the office, take care of all their clients, present any offers that come in on their listings, water the plants, bring in the mail, and most importantly.... Take care of the fish! Well, the parentals will be returning late, late, late tonight, and unfortunately, they will not be returning to find Levi in his pretty little bowl. Sometime during the (30 comments)
I am a country girl, born and raised in Northern Alabama. Now, I live in a beautiful, small waterfront community of Eastern North Carolina. I have always found something very special about dirt roads, and have yet to find one that didn't lead to something wonderful. Whether it be an overlook in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the path to a beautiful & peaceful pond or maybe just the way to grandma's house... always special! This weekend, as my family and I were headed for a Cub Scout Family Campout, we turned (37 comments)
My seven year old signed up to be a cub scout a few months ago. We were all a little concerned that it would interfere with Soccer, Tennis and all of Tanner's other activities. My husband and I knew nothing about the Scouts, and we had no idea just what to expect.
Now, we are totally into the Scouts and lovin' it! We have attended our first Scout Family Campout (It was a blast), we have helped picked up trash on the beach for our community service project, we have carried the flags during the (10 comments)
In 2008, Carteret County was lucky to gain a new resident. Everett Thomas, along with his wife Phyllis, have become a very important part of our community. Everett is a part time priest at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal church in Bogue Banks, NC. He is a full time friend and advocate for the community he loves so much! In his spare time, he can be found strolling the beaches at sunrise, watching the birds and enjoying the beautiful views of the Crystal Coast. He soaks in every moment of (7 comments)
Meredith Westbrook is the PTO President of Morehead City Primary School. She accepted this role because of her love for our community and our children. Being the PTO President may not sound like a tough job...... IT IS! When you attend the fabulous Fall Festival at Morehead City Primary each year, and you & your children have a blast..... You can thank Meredith Westbrook and her committee of other parents willing to share in the work. When the teachers are able to purchase new books & supplies for the classrooms..... You (9 comments)
Brandywine Bay Market Report, March 2012 - 04/06/12 10:01 AM
Brandywine Bay, March 2012 - Market Report When Comparing closed listings from March 2011 vs. March 2012, number of Sales are up 200%. The number of Pending Sales however, has decreased 20% year over year comparison. There are still a great number of listings currently available in Brandywine Bay. In fact, that number has increased slightly over the previous year, so there is still a lot of competition out there if you are trying to sell your property.
Unfortunately for sellers, Prices are still decreasing year to date. The average List Price in March 2012 was $302,900 and the average sales price (1 comments)
I love Facebook. It helps me keep in touch with friends and family all over the world. I love it when people I know post pictures of their vacations, their children, their lives, etc. I love to know when my mother-in-law in Las Vegas is having a bad day (I can call her), and I love to know when she is having a great day (I can call her then too).
One day recently, my handy dandy IPhone quacked like a duck (that's what happens when I get a Facebook (18 comments)
On Saturday, April 7, 2012, The Town of Pine Knoll Shores will be filled with fun. The Easter Bunny always finds his way to Brock Basin (located on the sound off Oakleaf Drive) to hide hundreds of eggs for the kids to find. The event starts at 10:00 am and offers fun for the entire family. What a great way to start your weekend. All children under the age of 12 are welcome to join in the Hunt.
Along with the Easter Bunny, Mayor Ken Jones and many other fine folks from (3 comments)
This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending another Coastal NC Meetup! Along with Melissa McKinney, Cinnamon Wright & Zoe, Tish Lloyd, Frank & Karen Baker, Julissa Jumper, Marian Goetzinger (aka: MOM) and myself, It was a true honor to have Joni Staples and her family with us, all the way from Texas! We sure did miss those of you who couldn't be there and hope that you can make the next one!
When I attend Activerain Meetups, I am always amazed at how "comfortable" it is. I have said it before, (23 comments)
Today is Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter. It is the first day of Holy Week, and marks the beginning of the events leading to Jesus’ death. Wishing all of you a wonderful & beautiful day.
If you are on the Crystal Coast this week, Join us for Holy Week Services at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Indian Beach, North Carolina ____________________________________ April 1, 10:00 am - Palm Sunday (meet at the labyrinth) April 5, 7:00 pm - Maundy Thursday Service April 6, 12:00 noon - Good Friday Service April (9 comments)
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