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  • The Good Stuff






    Because my posts about booze, tailgating, and the like always get the most attention, I know you all will enjoy this budget-saving tidbit. Courtesy of local retail queen – Sue Stock – this is a mail-in rebate that basically hooks you up with… you guessed it… free vodka! And not just any vodka, but good […]

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  • Super Bowl Recessionistas






    Yup – just used another buzz word – “recessionistas”. This year we’ll be doing Super Bowl festivities with college friends at casa de Adrianne, Joey, and Sweetie… but not to the tune of $57.00/person! My word… apparently our manfriends could equally as well pull us out of a recession as we girls can spend money […]

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  • Southern Favorites: Cooking with Beer






    I’m thinking this should be a perpetual recipe post as I know many of you include beer (either as a cooking aid to the chef or actually in the recipe) in many of your Southern concoctions.I literally laughed out loud when I read “Life is Reed-iculous”‘s post today which featured an Eastern NC favorite: Roasted […]

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  • CB Goes {Green}






    I saw this featured on News14 – a woman from Carolina Beach has come up with a great fabric wrapping system for gifts (all shapes and sizes) that reduces your paper waste and can be used year after year – and even all year long!In all honesty, I can’t totally afford to do all of […]

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  • Some Good {Green} Tips from My City






    I love Raleigh – email Chris Riley to subscribe to the weekly enewsletter.City of Raleigh Urges Residents to Reduce Waste During the HolidaysOn average, Raleigh residents produce about 3,000 tons of garbage each week. That number jumps dramatically to 3,750 tons per week during the holiday period, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. To reduce […]

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  • Super Addicting






    From the folks who brought us TheKnot.com (don’t act like you don’t know what it is – that’s impossible if you’ve been exposed to any wedding in any way, shape or form, circa 2000 or later), they’ve now found another way to keep us connected at the hip: TheNest.com.Dear Productivity Gods – please don’t let […]

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  • Domestic Adventures Round-Up






    Some good reads for the good times ahead for the domestic gods and goddesses.-For the winos, from LifeHacker.com – How to Wrap a Wine Bottle Restaurant-Style-For the beer & margaritas folks – Kristy’s revised beer margaritas (beergaritas-From NCSU’s Technician – How to Tailgate During a HurricaneMy favorite fall flavor: pumpkin.-Barefoot in the Park’s What’s in […]