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Monthly Archives: August 2012

10 Things You’ll Find at Ocean Isle…

10 Things You’ll Find at Ocean Isle…

Most people have a firm allegiance to either the mountains or the beach.  Although our family casts a no-brainer vote for the mountains, I think its healthy to change things up a bit every now and then, especially for Cragbaby.  That being said, when the grandparents planned a coastal rendezvous for the whole family, we were all in and looking forward to a good time! And a good time we had indeed!  In fact, we encountered a good many things at the beach that we never would have run into in the mountains.   So rather than bore you with…Read the rest of this entry →

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Stonewear Designs – A Review Collage (and GIVEAWAY!!!)

Stonewear Designs – A Review Collage (and GIVEAWAY!!!)

All right ladies.  The Stonewear Designs team has just released their Fall Collection, so I figured it would be a great time to weigh in on what I think of this awesome company.  And just who the heck is Stonewear Designs?  I was hoping you might ask…Stonewear Designs is a technical women’s apparel company that has been around since 1996.  Originally filling a much-needed market niche for women’s climbing clothing, they have expanded their product lines to include clothing appropriate for all sorts of active lifestyles – whether it be at the crag, in the gym, or even in the…Read the rest of this entry →

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Shadow Chasers

Shadow Chasers

What with our Wild West Adventure and Ocean Isle Beach Extravaganza (which we’re in the middle of right now…), I’ve hardly had time to write about the simple things – you know, those “everyday special occasions” that make up the majority of our time, but tend to get overshadowed (pun intended ;)) by the bigger stuff.  But despite the hectic schedules, Cragbaby and I have still managed to (more or less) remain faithful to our committment to a daily Green Hour.   In the past few months C has become quite fascinated with the concept of SHADOWS.  He is mesmerized…Read the rest of this entry →

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A Local Haunt: Lazy 5 Ranch

A Local Haunt:  Lazy 5 Ranch

  A while back, our family decided to spend a delightful Saturday morning Green Hour at the Lazy Five Ranch in Mooresville, NC.  (For you Southeasterners that are wondering how I could possibly describe the heat wave we’ve been having as delightful, note that I said a “while back”…I’ve been busy so it’s taken me a while to get to this one.  🙂 ).  Lazy 5 Ranch is a rather unique place – somewhat of a hodgepodge of zoo meets farm meets playground kinda thing.  My first experiences at Lazy 5 was back in my college years, when I drove…Read the rest of this entry →

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Cragbaby Gets a Camera!

Cragbaby Gets a Camera!

Ok ok I know everyone is probably tired of hearing about our family’s trip out west. But it didn’t seem fair to end the trip reports without mentioning Cragbaby’s newfound perspective – behind the lens of a camera.  Even though he hadn’t seen her in months due to business travels, C certainly hadn’t forgotten his favorite climbing partner, Manuela, and he stuck to her like glue for the entire trip.  It’s a good thing that she’s a beautiful person and I don’t mind him imitating her, because he wanted to do EVERYTHING that she did – which of course included…Read the rest of this entry →

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