Getaway Color Ways: Winter Lights at NC Arboretum

  The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden located in Asheville. There are 65 acres of cultivated gardens, 10 miles of hiking and biking trails and numerous indoor and outdoor exhibits. A few of their most popular exhibits include the Quilt Garden, which is a unique … [Read more...]

Optimism is the Faith That Leads to Achievement

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5 Areas Other Than Kitchens for Back-painted Glass

When you talk about back-painted glass, the most common place that leaps to mind is the kitchen as a backsplash. But that's not the only place. While backpainted glass backsplashes stand up perfectly to the splashes and splatters of a kitchen environment, there are loads of other places that a … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Whirligig Festival in Wilson

Artist Vollis Simpson with his huge Horse Wagon Whirligig. This sculpture "tells the story of rural Eastern North Carolina"   The annual Whirligig Festival, held in Wilson, NC, will be taking place this upcoming weekend on November 4th and 5th. It started out as the Golden Leaf Festival … [Read more...]

Tonight is Halloween!

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Getaway Color Ways: Halloweenfest in Transylvania

  Halloween 2017 is almost here! There's sure to be a ton of fun activities going on all around this weekend. Just in our area there are several fall festivals, trick-or-treating events, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, haunted houses....the list goes on and on! What better place to celebrate … [Read more...]

He Who Has Health Has Hope

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Getaway Color Ways: Halloween Haunts in NC

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, second only to Christmas. I love it all; the chilly weather, creepy decorations, creative costumes, kids trick-or-treating, late night scary movies and of course, ghost stories. I don’t think I’ll ever get too old for ghost stories around the campfire. It’s … [Read more...]

Boiserie Mirrors Made Modern

"Boiserie" - is a French term often used to describe ornate and intricately carved wood paneling and moldings in interiors. The panels were not confined just to the walls of a room but were also used to decorate doors, frames, cupboards, and shelves. Often mirrors or pictures are set into the … [Read more...]

Hard Work Spotlights the Character of People

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