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DIY Project – Personalized Beer Openers

Back in my sorority days, I loved DIY and crafting for my friends, but since graduating and moving I don’t get to do that much these days. That is until I found this pack of 3 bottle openers. Suddenly, a light bulb went off in

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Friday Favorites: Shopping Local

This Friday I want to share my most favorite places to go and get local or Austin-made goods. Back home, in Blacksburg, Virginia, we had a huge presence of local vendors and artists. The whole community shared this attitude of, “buy local, eat local, be local,” and I’m impressed to see that a big city like Austin can have that same vibe. So here goes it:

Pickin’ Pumpkins at Sinkland Farms

For as long as I can remember visits to Sinkland Farms were synonymous with the fall season.  Halloween cannot pass without a visit to this New River Valley farm.  Couples, families, and college students alike flock here on the weekends to get lost in the

How to Properly Overpack

I think it’s silly to apply one packing method to all of my (and all of your) trips.  This is exactly why I have a few differe nt ways to pack depending on where I am going and for how long. This time I am

Chateau Morrisette

“THE WINERY THAT DOGS BUILT.” One of the biggest and oldest wineries in Virginia is also located in the county I grew up in, Floyd County. Chateau Morrisette was founded by David Morrisette in 1980 and has grown immensely since then. Sitting on 13 acres

Top Ten: New River Valley

Top Ten: Things to do in the New River Valley Get authentic El Salvadorian food on the cheap at Latino’s Taste in Radford I recommend the pupusas and fried yuca! It’s large enough to split with two. Don’t forget to grab an ice-cold Mexican Coke

Pearmund Cellars

Pearmund Cellars in Broad Run, Fauquier County, has been voted Best Winery in Virginia two years in a row. This huge honor is more than deserved for this beautiful and sprawling winery.  Friendly staff, a barrel room, and honey bees are just some of the