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It's Festival Time!
April 24, 2019
It's Festival Time!

The hills, and mountains and towns, are alive with the sound of music ... and the beauty of blooms, the talents of local artists, and delicious wafts of delectable treats. From music to food, popular festivals are happening near you soon. We’re highlighting several in our communities that you won’t want to miss.

Tags: Mast Family Favorites, Travel, Knoxville, Hendersonville, Greenville, Winston-Salem, Waynesville, Asheville, Columbia, Boone, Valle Crucis, all
All Day, Every Day, Earth Day
April 17, 2019
All Day, Every Day, Earth Day

With Earth Day approaching, we are turning our attention to what we need to be looking at every day. What can I do today to lessen my impact on the earth? After all, it is the only one we have AND the only place you can find chocolate. As it turns out, there’s a lot we all can do, and there are many considerations our vendors are working into their business practices too.

Tags: Inspiration, Inspiration, At Home, Winston-Salem, Columbia, Knoxville, Greenville, Asheville, Hendersonville, Waynesville, Boone, Valle Crucis, all
We Are Not Alone
April 10, 2019
We Are Not Alone

“In nature, nothing exists alone.” — Rachel Carson, 1962
Our world is changing. Maybe there was a boat leaving Middle Earth that we missed. But you don’t need Galadriel to tell you that mankind is having an effect on the planet. And despite chilling warnings and obvious struggles around us as Nature fights to survive humanity, we continue to pollute and punish the earth and, as a direct result, ourselves.

Tags: Inspiration, Gardening, all, Greenville, Columbia, Waynesville, Winston-Salem, Hendersonville, Knoxville, Valle Crucis, Boone, Asheville
Old-Fashioned Spring Cleaning
April 3, 2019
Old Fashioned Spring Cleaning

No one deep-cleaned like my grandma. She would gather her good old reliables, her trusted cleaning supplies she’d used since they were invented probably, and with her patented elbow grease and will power, she’d refresh, restore, and renew the whole house in one day.

Tags: Mast Family Favorites, Recipes, At Home, Knoxville, Hendersonville, Columbia, Greenville, Winston-Salem, Waynesville, Asheville, Valle Crucis, Boone, all
In Defense of the Dandelion