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Small Cakes Cupcakery in Cary NC

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Small Cakes Cupcakery and Creamery was founded by Jeff Martin in Overland Park KS, in 2008.  (I used to live in Overland Park:-) According to their website it is now in 160 locations in the USA.  They have been featured on The FoodNetwork and The View.  USA Today lists Small Cakes as one of the top ten cupcake places to try in the country.
I like their slogan..."Maybe a cupcake will help?"  It sure can't hurt!
As luck would have it, there are eight locations in North Carolina.  We decided to check out the Cary location https://www.smallcakesnc.com.
Here is a quote from their website...
"Smallcakes bakes and frosts 12 signature flavors of cupcakes every morning! 
Smallcakes features seasonal and special flavors." I love their unique decor. I would describe it as whimsical elegance. I have been several times and each time I am welcomed with fresh made   and beautifully decorated cupcakes.  The cupcake itself is moist with a luscious creamy frosting. https://www.smallca…

A Few Things to do in NC This Weekend, July 26-30, 2017

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Let's get ready for the weekend.  Here are a few things to do in NC this weekend....
*Thursday July 27- Watermelon Day at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh NC from 11am-1pm.
*Saturday July 29 is the Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival on High Rock Lake in Salisbury NC
*Friday July 28-Saturday July 29 you can attend Hillbilly Jam 2017 in Maggie Valley NC.
I just went to the website and listened to the intro music and now I want to go:-)
*Friday July 28- Symphony By the Lake at the Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock NC.  I love Blowing Rock!

*Saturday July 29- NC Japan Summer Festival in Raleigh NC at the NC State Fair Grounds.
*July 28 and 29 is the Beer Bourbon and BBQ Festival in Cary NC
Don't forget the fun holidays...

A Few Things to do in NC this Weekend July 20-23, 2017

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So, what are you going to do this weekend?  If you don't have any plans here are a few things to do in NC this weekend.

*Sunday July 23 the Rickhouse is host to Durham's Pickle Festival. You have to buy a ticket for this one.
*Saturday July 22 Koka Booth Amphitheater is hosting a singalong event.  Folks will be singing along with the music from the movie Grease...What fun!  This too is a ticketed event. 
*Thursday July 20 you can enjoy Ladies Night Out at Parkside Town Commons in Cary NC.
*Saturday July 22 feast on Pork, Pickles and Peanuts at The Duke Homestead in Durham NC *Friday July 21 through Saturday July 22 there is a Fiddlers Convention in Sparta NC.  
*July 21-23 you should attend the NC Watermelon Festival in Fair Bluff NC.  *July 21-22 is the Western NC BBQ Festival in Maggie Valley NC.  Let's take a look at the upcoming daily holidays... July 19- National Daiquiri Day.  I love me a good daiquiri:-) July 20- National Lollipop Day July 21- National Junk Food Day

A Few Things to do in NC July 12-16, 2017

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Let's get ready for the weekend.....Here are just a few ideas.... *Thursday July 13 you can attend Peach Day at the NC State Farmers Market in Raleigh NC. *Saturday July 15 is the China Gove 36th Annual Farmers Day Festival in China Gove NC.
NC Peach Festival will be in Candor NC July 15th. *July 14 and 15 you can get up close with some of the animals at Mountain Wildlife Days in Cashiers NC.
*In Carrboro NC they are having The Sixteenth Annual Acme Tomato Festival.
*Wine and Cocktail Workshop at the Eddy Pub in Saxapahaw NC.  I have been to The Eddy Pub and Fair Game Beverage Co...both places are great.
*Friday July 14th at 5pm is Hoopla, Party in the Park at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh.
Lets not forget the special holidays that are coming up...
July 13-Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
July 14-National Nude Day
July 15-Tapioca Pudding Day...My mom used to make it all the time:-)
July 16-National Ice Cream Day
July 17-Peach Ice Cream Day
July 18-National Caviar Day....I have tri…

Interesting Places to Visit in NC... Calaboose Cellars in Andrews NC

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I am always looking for new adventures.  I recently came across an interesting place, while searching online,  Calaboose Cellars in Andrews NC. First off, where is Andrews NC?  It is way out there in western NC.   Calaboose is a slang term used for jail, prison, dungeon.  A term usually used to describe a local lockup.
Luckily, in the Calaboose Cellars, you will not find bad guys but you will find wine and beer. According to their website they are.... Check out their wine list.... and here you can find information on the beer.












Food Truck Adventure..The Wandering Moose

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Fourth of July weekend was upon us.  Stephanie, Maggie and I decided to go check out a local fireworks venue.



And Happy Day they had food trucks.  It is always difficult to choose just one truck.  We looked at our options and decided to go with The Wandering Moose.  I love the logo.

"serving slow cooked meats, scratch-made sauces, and fresh sides" (Above quote and logo from their website)
We looked over the menu.....
We had to try the Smokey Bacon Mac N Cheese.  So good!  Yummy chunks of bacon all in a creamy mac and cheese sauce. Maggie loved it and licked the bowl clean.  I would most definitely order that again!  
"Smokey Bacon Mac N Cheese Creamy mac n cheese with home-made bacon chunks" Wandering Moose


Stephanie ordered... "The Moose Cubano

A Few Things to do in NC this Weekend. July 6-9, 2017

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July 05, 2017 Let's get ready for the weekend.  Here are just a few things to do in NC....
*July 6-9 you can attend the NC Blackberry Festival in Lenoir NC.
*Friday July 7th from 6:30pm-9pm you can dance in the streets at the Mountain Street Dance in Waynesville NC. *Saturday July 8th go to the 54th Coon Dog Day in Saluda NC. *Saturday July 8 you can go to an Arts and Crafts Festival in Maggie Valley NC. *July 8th from 10am-4pm there is a Cantaloupe Festival in Ridgeway NC.  I have never been to a cantaloupe festival but I love cantaloupe.
*July 6-9 attend the GrandFather Mountain Highland Games.  Celtic food, fun, competition and music all in the beautiful setting of the NC Mountains.  *Friday July 7 Doyle's Vineyard is hosting an outdoor movie. The Princess Bride, it's a classic:-) *A nice recurring Sunday afternoon event is the Jazz Brunch in Hillsborough NC.  It is from 11am-1pm at Weaverstreet Market.
Let's not forget the upcoming holidays... I will try to honor at…