Be Proud & Make it Proud!

NC map w:heart

"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him." - Abraham Lincoln … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Tryon Palace

Part of the beautiful Kellenberger Garden area

Visiting Tryon Palace, located along our coast in the town of New Bern, is like stepping back in time. Tryon, built back in the 1700's, was the royal governor's home in the Province of North Carolina. The palace was named after William Tryon, North Carolina's colonial governor during that time, and … [Read more...]

Laura U’s Amazing Mirrored Wall

Beautiful Antique Mirror Wall - Interior Design By Laura U, Inc

Laura Urmansky is the force behind Laura U, Inc., a Houston, Texas based design firm which has won many ASID awards including: Houston Design Center’s Inaugural Stars on the Rise, Houston Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, and Luxe magazine’s National Gold List. The way she mixed antique mirror and … [Read more...]

Words vs. Actions

Andrew Carnegie

  "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do." - Andrew Carnegie … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Wilkes Art Gallery

Clay Ready To Be Centered

If you're in a creative field, the passion for it probably started in art. Paper and crayons, Play-Doh, macaroni art....the humble beginnings of a creative life. It's been a joy watching my young daughter explore different art forms, and I hope that the passion for creating something from the ideas … [Read more...]

Educated Halls and Color Glass Walls

Wake Tech Custom Blue in Dreamwalls Color Glass

Wake Technical Community College, located in Raleigh, NC,  is North Carolina’s largest community college, serving over 69,000 students each year, according to its website. The administration of Wake Tech is firmly committed to sustainability  in preparing students for employment in “green” … [Read more...]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

green clover

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Getaway Color Ways: NASCAR Hall of Fame

The NASCAR Hall of Fame

  If you're a racing fan, chances are you've been to Charlotte, North Carolina before, either to see a race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, or to visit the popular NASCAR Hall of Fame. The hall is an interactive entertainment center where visitors can learn all about NASCAR, it's history … [Read more...]

Every Great Dream Begins with a Dreamer

  “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman … [Read more...]