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Pretty Abandoned Places – Mountain Home in Paw Paw

This beautiful old two story home is located on in Paw Paw, West Virginia on a mountainous stretch of Bloomery Pike. There’s evidence of a couple small outbuildings and it is across the road from another, similar abandoned home that is mostly fallen down with a barn that sits directly at the foot of the ..
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Will a Quad Fit in the Back of a Mini Van?

The short answer is: It depends on the mini van. We’ve put this Yamaha Raptor 700R in a 2015 Dodge Caravan.   You will need to check your interior dimensions before attempting and you may need to remove the handlebars to make it fit. You’ll definitely needs something that has seats that fold into the ..
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The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, VA

I’ve been to a lot of town festivals, but I have to say that Winchester knows how to do it right. The Apple Blossom Festival is a two week ordeal held in the city of historic Winchester, VA. The festival is packed full of tons of activities and gatherings, including ladies and stag luncheons, parades, ..
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George Washington Hotel in Winchester, VA

I’m really not much one for wanting a wedding in a hotel, simply because most event rooms feel like a business meeting. However, the George Washington is anything but ordinary.   With a swimming pool and hot tub like this, you can definitely see that you have stumbled onto something very special.   Gorgeous touches ..
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Free Stuff for Brides 2016 with No Purchase Required (Successes)

There are some great things available for new brides and grooms, everything from apps to actual physical free stuff. If you are not a new bride or bride to be, please do not be dishonest with these companies and their generation gifts to people celebrating this special event.   In most cases, you have to register for ..
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8 Dollar Store DIY Crafts that Make AWESOME Gifts

1. Sock Sheep! Cuddly and Adorable! This sock sheep from Craft Passions is easier than he looks and Joanne provides step by step clear instructions on how to make him (or her).   2. A Bandana Pillow A bandana pillow is perfect for Boho decor and available in LOTS of colors – even camo! You ..
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Found Objects – The Rustic Wedding Deer

Today we went to get free Starbucks with a coupon that Stephen got for his birthday from Starbucks (this is why I really do love Starbucks, they are good to their customers). Starbucks is right next to both Michael’s and World Market, two of my favorite places. I walked into World Market and took my ..
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Squire’s Castle in Willoughby Hills, Ohio

At the top of a hill, nestled back in the forest lies an old castle just begging to be explored….     Primarily a historical point of interest, Squire’s Castle is nestled in the Cleveland Metropark North Chagrin Reservation. It’s called Squire’s Castle, not for any royal affiliation, but because it was built by Feargus ..
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A Little Golden Angel Pin Inspiration

Earlier in the 90s, I purchased some of these little pins and sent them to family members. The pin is adorable, as is most Precious Moments, but the reason that I loved them was the little poem that was on the cardboard they were attached to. You can still buy these pins on Ebay and ..
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7 Great Places to Find Dairy Free, Vegan, (Parve) Chocolate Online

If you or you’re new to this: vegan, parve, pareve, parevine, and dairy free are all synonymous.  There are also symbols that you can look for that will help you, read more tips here. 1. The Chocolate Emporium A small family operated business in Cleveland, Ohio that makes specialty chocolates. If you are around to ..
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