Getaway Color Ways: Farm-Fresh July Festivals

peach color

Spring and summer are great times for fresh fruit and veggie festivals here in NC. From pickles to potatoes, we celebrate our foods and July just happens to host two of the juiciest festivals held here; the Watermelon Festival & the Peach Festival. Yummy! The Peach Festival, held in … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Freshness & Fun at the Wilkes Open Air Market

Blueberry Colors

For today's Color Ways post, we're staying right here in Wilkesboro, the home of Dreamwalls. While I don't live in Wilkes (I'm from neighboring Alexander County), it's one of my favorite places to be. It's probably most well-known for being home to Merlefest, one of the biggest bluegrass festivals … [Read more...]

Make Your Mark With A Backsplash

Dreamwalls Backpainted Glass Recipe

In today's busy world, it takes everyone in the family helping to keep it on track and on schedule. We all have to pitch in, lend a hand, and pull our weight to keep things from getting frantic. You should expect the same thing from the hardworking surfaces in your home. Low maintenance surfaces … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: It’s Strawberry Time!

Strawberries Color

May has rolled around again and that means it's time to pick some delicious strawberries! May is National Strawberry month and the fields here in NC are filled with plump, juicy & ripe strawberries. The annual North Carolina Strawberry Festival was just last weekend, but there's still plenty … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Brushy Mountain Apple Festival 2013

Photo: Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

This Saturday, October 5th, the streets of downtown North Wilkesboro (the home of Dreamwalls) will be jam-packed! It won't be bumper-to-bumper cars causing all of the commotion though; it will be vendors selling everything from homemade crafts & trinkets to yummy food--including all kinds of … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Heart-Healthy Baked Cherry Oatmeal

Heart Cherries

February is National American Heart Month and National Cherry Month, so what better way to celebrate than to combine the two holidays with a yummy and healthy recipe? According to Heart Healthy Online, cherries "may help decrease the severity of conditions such as cardiovascular disease or cancer", … [Read more...]

It’s Tea Time!

Hot tea

Here in the south we love our sweet tea. It's a staple at the dinner table and a cool refreshment at summer cookouts. Now that winter is here, a nice cup of hot tea is just the thing to warm up with on a chilly day. There are lots of different hot tea flavors to choose from, and the benefits of … [Read more...]

An Appetite for Success

Nom Nom Food Truck

And now for a brief return of "Foodie Friday"! Yesterday I talked about our glass truck. But today, since Holly is still on vacation and is unable to do her Getaway Color Way, I'm going to talk about food trucks. I had my first experience in Washington, DC when I was working at one of our … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Quick & Easy Ham Bites

Ham Bites

If you need to whip up a quick snack, these ham bites are the way to go. They're simple to make and they're great for a summertime cookout or picnic! Ingredients: - 1 package dinner rolls - 2 cans of ham OR sliced deli ham - 1 package shredded cheese - Mayo/mustard … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Shamrock Chips & Pot ‘O Gold Dip

shamrock chips

For this week's recipe I found an awesome treat from the ladies over at the How Does She site. These Shamrock Chips and Pot 'O Gold dip make a healthy spinach & tomato snack that is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. The best part? It's very simple and won't cost you a lot of money to make. For … [Read more...]