Archive for the ‘North Carolina’ Category

freedom balloon fest

Posted on June 10th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  1 Comment »

We took the kids to the annual balloon festival here in town a couple of weekends ago. My brother Seth came up from Charlotte, and his and my childhood friend Linda also joined us with her kids, Nick and Sophie. There were 25-30 hot air balloons from all over the country tethered in a field, […]

things we never saw in colorado

Posted on June 7th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  5 Comments »

A luna moth! I came across this one while walking near our house the other day. A male anole lizard, puffing up its pink dewlap. It must have been feeling aggressive toward us. Magnolias. A five-lined skink. This one has a long tail, but Cash spotted one under our truck with a tail shorter than […]

strawberry picking

Posted on June 4th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

A few days ago Cash and I went strawberry picking for the first time ever. It was a lot of fun but he got bored and ended up eating most of the ones he picked–and a lot of mine, too. We finally got a bucketful, though, and I whipped some cream and baked a grain-free […]

i’m back:)

Posted on May 31st, 2017 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

There are so many things to do here in the Raleigh area that it’s hard to stop to blog! I’m sure things will even out eventually, but coming from the cold solitude of the mountains to our lives suddenly exploding into sunny warmth roasting heat, parks, lakes, homemade ice cream down the road, a new […]

our north carolina life

Posted on April 14th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

So we made the jump–sold our home, found a rental house, packed up, and moved–all in the month of March. Our new life is about as different as could be, but little by little we are finding our way and carving out a life here. My Etsy shop is finally open again,  our fridge is […]