Best Christmas Light Displays in Western N.C.

Feeling all jolly? With Christmas being around the corner, you don’t want to miss these amazing light displays across the N.C. Piedmont region. Some of these breathtaking displays are the best in the state. Since it’s the beginning of November, many of these festive events are still in preparations for the season. With plenty of time to plan and prepare your Grinch-type siblings for this adventure, schedule a weekend trip with your family and spend the evening admiring the fairy lights and cherishing the moment. Eggnog and hot chocolate might be included!

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Gifts for Geeks and Nerds – Deck the Halls Edition

Fellow geeks and nerds of the w’rld, Christmas is coming! The gift-giving season is apace approaching and with less than 50 days hence until Christmas, it might be a valorous idea to start thy shopping or at least w’rk on thy list. If ‘t be true thee has a geek ‘r a nerd in thy life, this is the right gift list f’r thee. Delighteth yourself with these gl’rious treasures!

Gifts for Geeks and Nerds Deck the Halls Edition

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10 Fun & Easy Recipes Made With Leftover Halloween Candy

Halloween is here and you anticipate having everlasting piles of candy in your kitchen, in your living room, in your bedroom, and everywhere else. You eat candy for 3 or 4 days but the piles are still there, everywhere! After Halloween season, the amount of candy can get a little out of hand but I have a few suggestions to get your blood glucose levels back to normal (or not?). Start by donating some of you candy to our troops by visiting or!.html to find out how to give away your candy. You can also pay a visit to local nursing homes and homeless shelters to make your donations. If you decide to keep some candy for yourself, take 15 minutes out of your time to prepare these easy and fun recipes.

10 Fun & Easy Recipes Made With Leftover Halloween Candy

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Black Friday is less than a month away and if you like to snatch a good deal, allow yourself plenty of time to plan your annual shopping pilgrimage and build an armor (It can be tough out there). All Black Friday ads should be available by early November but until then, satisfy your curiosity on what kind of sales we expect to see this year. Below is a compiled list of what deals you may find at big box stores in 2018’s Black Friday frenzy. These predictions are based on previous sales and some internet research. Make that list and check it twice!

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From Indian Love to Sasquatch Country – Blue Ridge Mountains

The Blue Ridge Mountains are the crown jewels of Western North Carolina. Here stands one of the most beautiful and iconic landscapes of North America. In the Fall, the Blue Ridge Mountains is one of the most remarkable sites in the world as the leaves change colors to shades of gold, orange, and red. The foliage peak season is here and this year, I’ve decided to explore some of these stunning mountain views.


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A Non-Snobbish Wine Review – Casal Garcia

I don’t own a wine cellar in my house, I buy wine from bad years, and I’m far from knowing everything about a good vintage of Burgundy. I enjoy going to wine tastings and if I find something I like, I buy it, no matter the brand or what the price tag says. Cheap wines are often frowned upon by wine snobs but I’ll say “If it tastes good, gimme gimme.”


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Makeup/Beauty Box Subscriptions – From $5 to $15

If you are on a budget and you like to try new beauty products without the commitment, this post is for you. I have been researching what choices are out there under $15 and for my surprise, there are plenty of options. Play! by Sephora, Target, Birchbox and Ipsy are the brands with most positive reviews. Take a look below!

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Marvel Movies – What’s Coming?

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Release Date: Dec. 14, 2018

Following the death of Peter Parker, the afro-latino teenager, Miles Morales, is the second Spider-Man appearing in the Ultimate Marvel comic book series. In this computer-animated superhero film, Morales is one of many Spider-Men where multiple alternative versions of Spider-Man appears in various media, all under attack by Morlun and his family, the Inheritors. This computer-animated superhero film is a must for the fans of Spider-Verse comic book story line.

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‘Nutella’ Lover M&M’s — Cyber Gazing

After revealing the victor of their new flavor contest in August (Crunchy Mint FTW), M&M’s has announced a new addition to their ever-growing lineup, and fans of Nutella will be thrilled. Hazelnut Spread M&M’s—which don’t hit store shelves until April 2019, sorry—are filled with a creamy, nutty filling and coated in milk chocolate and the classic candy coating. And […]

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