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The Blue Mind theory

2023-02-20T16:31:08+00:00February 6th, 2023|

The Blue Mind theory The Blue Mind theory was first popularized by marine biologist Dr. Wallace Nichols. After devoting much of his career to sea turtle research and conservation, he has shifted his focus to study the deep connection between humans and water, especially blue water. “There are numerous cognitive and emotional benefits that

Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

2023-02-20T16:30:13+00:00February 3rd, 2023|

INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. chili powder Juice of 1 lime 2 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Romaine lettuce, for serving 1 avocado, thinly sliced 1/4

DIY holiday decorations

2022-12-09T19:11:58+00:00December 9th, 2022|

Mason jar Christmas lanterns  Supplies: Tree trimmings Tea light Festive ribbon Mason Jar After sprucing your Christmas tree, take pieces of leftover pine branches and create these perfectly rustic mason jar Christmas lanterns. Add a tea light on top of the branches, then decorate the mason jar with Christmas ribbon and seasonal items like


2022-12-06T22:43:37+00:00December 6th, 2022|

INGREDIENTS - TURKEY MEATBALLS: · 2 pounds ground turkey 93% lean · 1 cup bread crumbs or panko or rolled oats · 2/3 cup onion minced · 1/2 cup fresh parsley minced · 2 large eggs · 3 cloves garlic minced · 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce · 1/2 teaspoon dried basil · 1/2 teaspoon

Seven Spooky Sites

2022-10-29T18:00:24+00:00October 29th, 2022|

ROANOKE ISLAND INN – Mail Man Gone Mad Now owned by John Wilson, the great-grandson of the hotel’s original constructor, the historic Roanoke Island Inn is known for more than just it’s serene gardens and stunning architecture. Many guest and visitors of the boutique hotel have reported strange and unusual activity during their


2022-10-24T13:09:58+00:00October 20th, 2022|

At first glance, real estate statistics appeared to decline in September 2022. However, there are still some great statistics that prove real estate is still going well in the Outer Banks. Overall sales declined 24% in September when compared to September 2021 (807 fewer units sold), but increased compared to August

Wallpaper is BACK

2022-10-24T13:09:42+00:00October 20th, 2022|

We all remember grandma’s wallpaper, the washed out colors, tiny country flowers and even the occasional barnyard animals, but the true memories, or nightmares, come from the removal of said wallpaper. That is the moment when most people vow to never commit to wallpaper (and wallpaper removal) ever again! But the

Apple Uglies

2022-10-24T13:09:27+00:00October 20th, 2022|

Apple Uglies If you’ve ever been to the Orange Blossom Bakery in Buxton, you know how delicious their Apple Uglies are, and you're probably thinking - "There's no way these can be as good as those!" Well, while we can't say they are AS AMAZING as Orange Blossom Bakery's, they come in

Make at Home: Mouthwatering Hatteras Style Clam Chowder

2022-09-20T14:59:23+00:00September 20th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

There is nothing more comforting when the weather changes than a bowl of hearty soup We find ourselves yearning for cozy soups and hearty stews on these crisp fall days. And if you've ever enjoyed a steaming cup of Hatteras Style Clam Chowder while on vacation to the Outer Banks, then you will

Best Places in the Outer Banks to Get Ice Cream

2022-06-28T23:09:12+00:00June 28th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Whether you prefer your frozen treat as an ice cream sandwich, as frozen yogurt in a cup, or topped with your favorite goodies, the Outer Banks has something delicious to offer.  Surfin’ Spoon Photo Credit: Surfin' Spoon Surfin’ Spoon offers a variety of frozen yogurt flavors. They usually have some that are

Mortgage Minute: The Rise of Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

2022-06-28T22:35:38+00:00June 28th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever been at the water cooler and heard someone talk about adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs)? The ARM is becoming more popular in the current market due to rising rates on traditional fixed-rate mortgages. But what is an adjustable-rate mortgage? An adjustable-rate mortgage defined ARMs have an interest rate that fluctuates throughout the loan's

Where to Celebrate the 4th of July in the Outer Banks

2022-06-28T22:28:42+00:00June 28th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

There are many fun 4th of July events planned throughout the Outer Banks this year! Places to watch fireworks on Independence Day:  Hatteras Island Avon Pier - Fireworks at Avon Pier begin at 9:15 on July 4. The fireworks will launch off the end of the pier. The fireworks will be visible all along

Make This Light & Easy Patriotic 4th of July Dessert with Local Berries

2022-06-28T22:21:37+00:00June 28th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

Try this patriotic flag cake on the 4th of July! The whipped cream frosting and fresh berries on this cake keep the dessert feeling light, and it's always a crowd pleaser. Starting with a boxed mix also means that you're not stuck in the kitchen during all of the Independence Day festivities. Enjoy! Ingredients:

Treat Yourself on National Donut Day at One (or More) Local Hot Spots

2022-06-03T21:17:45+00:00June 3rd, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Friday, June 3rd is National Donut Day and we’re celebrating by sharing some favorite local places to grab a sweet treat! Duck Donuts Photo Credit: Duck Donuts Now an internationally recognized name in warm, customizable donuts, with locations in multiple countries, Duck Donuts is a local favorite that got its start right

Pick Local Strawberries & Make This Delicious Strawberry Salad

2022-05-20T01:51:50+00:00May 20th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Spring means strawberries! Spend a sunny day outside picking your own bright, juicy strawberries at Point Harbor and then come home and make this fresh, delicious salad.  Strawberry Salad 6 cups spring greens 1 pint strawberries ½ red onion  Candied walnuts Roquefort or goat cheese  Salt  Freshly ground pepper Balsamic vinaigrette of your choosing 

Spring Cleaning: Pantry Edition – 5 Tips to Get Your Pantry Organized for Good

2022-05-24T15:34:42+00:00May 19th, 2022|Tags: , |

Start right: The first step may feel like a challenge but it’s going to be worth it! Take everything out of the pantry. There’s no way around it, the best way to start is with a clean slate. As you take everything out, take note of expiration dates and throw away anything that’s expired.

Fun Events in the Outer Banks this May

2022-05-04T13:46:24+00:00May 4th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

The sun is shining and the fun events are heating up in the Outer Banks. We’ve rounded up some great ideas to get you out and about to enjoy our gorgeous community!  May 6-7: OBX Rod & Custom Festival - If you love cars, this is the event for you! The event will include

Enjoy Warmer Spring Weather in the Outer Banks with These Outdoor Ideas

2022-04-13T12:43:59+00:00April 13th, 2022|

Spring is a wonderful time to live in or visit the Outer Banks. The temperatures tend to be warm and the natural landscape and wildlife come to life.  Patio Dining - enjoying a great meal in the sunshine with a beautiful view over the water is the perfect way to spend a Spring afternoon