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14 Adorable Valentine’s Day Craft and Decor Ideas


With the NFL playoffs coming to an end Sunday, it’s almost time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day! I love decorating for Valentine’s Day. There isn’t a ton of stuff to drag out, all the decor is just so darn cute,

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Posted in Decorating, Holidays, How To, Kids

15 Boredom-Busting Indoor Winter Crafts for Kids


It’s full on winter. In fact, here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we’re snowed in! That’s right, due to a strong winter storm, most areas of the Outer Banks had anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of snow

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Posted in Decorating, How To, Kids, Outer Banks, Seaside Vacations, Seasons, To Do

An Organized Home: Tips & Tricks for Every Room

Organization Tips - Cutlery Trays for Jewelry Storage

It’s the new year…which means for many households across the world, we’re starting to think about organization. Cleaning out. Getting our house in order. After Christmas, I always feel as if our house seems smaller with the amount of new items

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Posted in How To, Kids, Outer Banks, Seaside Vacations, Tips, To Do

Fun and Easy Recipes for Your Holiday Meals

Fun & Easy Holiday Recipes

During Christmas, the food just seems to have a little more “love” put into it, doesn’t it? (That, or perhaps it’s the spiked eggnog.) Either way the results are delicious. Keeping up during the holiday season can be busy and

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Posted in Christmas, Food, Holiday Guide, Holidays, Outer Banks, Seaside Vacations, Seasons

31 Days of Holiday Movies: Prancer

Holiday Movie: Prancer

What do you do when you’re a spunky 8-year-old girl that loves Christmas, believes in Santa, and you find an injured reindeer in the middle of the woods? Well, if you’re name is Jessica Riggs, and the movie is Prancer,

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Posted in Christmas, Holiday Guide, Holidays, Kids, Outer Banks, Seaside Vacations, Seasons

7 Thanksgiving and Fall Inspired Crafts and Activities

Kids Thanksgiving Craft: Fall Fingerprint Tree

Thanksgiving is all about bringing family together to celebrate the blessings in our lives — while enjoying scrumptious food!  It’s also a wonderful time to create memories with the ones we love. So, when planning activities for Thanksgiving, we brainstormed adorable homemade

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Posted in Art, Decorating, Fall Decorating, Fall on the OBX, Holidays, How To, Kids, Nature, OBX, OBX for the Kids, OBX; A Local's Perspective, Outer Banks, Outer Banks Bucket Lists, Outer Banks Lists, Seaside Vacations, Thanksgiving, To Do

Simple Last-Minute Halloween Recipe Ideas for Kids

Simple Last-Minute Halloween Recipe Ideas

Eek, shriek, and be scary! With Halloween quickly creeping up on us (we hope you have your costumes ready!), we thought it would be fun to share a few fun, easy, and creative Halloween recipes with you. When it comes

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National Running Day 5K

National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. It is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport and activity that is simple, inexpensive, and fun. It’s the

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Bodie Island Lighthouse Opens to Climbers This Spring

After a four-year long renovation, the Bodie Island Lighthouse on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, will open to climbers on Friday, April 19, 2013. Until now, only lighthouse keepers, family members and a few others have been allowed to climb the

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Posted in Attractions, Education, History, Homeschool,, Kids, Must See, OBX, OBX for the Kids, OBX Information, OBX News, Outer Banks, Outer Banks History, To Do, Vacation

Outer Banks T-Shirt Design Contest: Top 5 Finalists Announced!

Drum roll please… After months of receiving some pretty sweet designs for our 2013 Outer Banks T-Shirt Design Contest, the time has finally come to choose the top five finalists. After a few days of internal voting by the team

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