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By Lisa Landes, 04/30/2018 - 12:16
Blue Ridge Mountains

Smoky Mountain National Park is one of the beautiful gems of the Southeast. With waterfalls and streams at every turn this is a summer treat for cool shade, fishing, bird watching and other various activities. While trekking out this season be aware of the fragile nature around you and the various forms of wildlife that inhabit this area as well. Look at some of the wildlife that populates this area below and remember to head out prepared!  

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By Lisa Landes, 04/23/2018 - 10:17
Flower Bed
Whether you’ve just moved to a new house or thinking of new and exciting ways to liven up your yard, you may be left scratching your head for some creative ideas. Of course, you’re going to want to transform it into something nice that you can admire from your window or enjoy fully during the summer months, but then it also needs to match who you are as a person - or as a family. 
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By Lisa Landes, 04/19/2018 - 15:23
Maple trees showing their yellow colors

Planting a tree on Arbor Day is a kind gesture to the planet and a fun activity the whole family can enjoy. A National Holiday all can get behind that brings families outdoors and jumpstarts the spring season in the perfect way.

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By Lisa Landes, 04/09/2018 - 10:35
2 people sitting inside a tent on the beach

Exploring the web for vacation ideas can quickly get overwhelming with endless options, price points, and destinations. The travel industry is a thriving business but some wonder how sustainable their vacation really is? From planes, trains and automobiles, to the lodging and accommodations provided during your stay, a more sustainable path may be what you’re looking for.

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By Lisa Landes, 04/02/2018 - 19:34
BRCW Pot Stand

The term ‘going green’ has been growing in popularity and it’s meanings are endless. From energy efficient lightbulbs, to recycling, to making smart purchasing decisions you could go on for days. Taking small steps to reduce your carbon footprint could go a long way if everyone pitched in just a little bit at a time

By Lisa Landes, 03/12/2018 - 16:39
Glamping

Glamping, camping, backpacking, if you get outside and enjoy some time away we call that a win-win! Across the country are an array of awesome state parks and endless opportunities to get your nature on. If “roughing it” isn’t exactly your idea of a good time, and you have a couple spare dollars, turn to glamping for your next weekend getaway.

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By Lisa Landes, 02/27/2018 - 18:22
Two people holding up a glass as they sit in Blue Ridge Chairs outside

Spring time is right around the corner which means camping season is here. Plus, there's patio time for fun neighborhood cook outs, and of course outdoor concerts, festivals and gatherings with delicious summer brews. Salivating yet? We know your calendar will get hectic between social gatherings and work, so we laid out a couple of options to check out in the North Carolina area this year.

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By Lisa Landes, 02/19/2018 - 16:51

Its National Love Your Pet Day! With spring right around the corner, we teamed up with some awesome brands to help you and your furry friend hit the trails! Enter to win a box of goodies from Bark Box, a handmade collar from The Naked Dog Boutique, a leash, waste carrier and treat + ball bag from Alcott Gear and a locally made Blue Ridge Chair Works landing pad to wipe those paws on! 

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By Lisa Landes, 02/06/2018 - 12:59
Blue Ridge Table and Chair on a patio with a Mac Laptop showing a work outside environment

Looking to shake things up in 2018? Making health and wellness resolutions is great, but don’t forget about the space you live in every day. Revamping your living areas can restart your mood and jumpstart some creative ideas. From DIY projects to some feng shui decorating tips, we combined some fun ideas to get you started on the right path!

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By Lisa Landes, 01/30/2018 - 10:54
person walking through the snow with crampons

Hiking and enjoying the outdoors is more than just a hobby for us. It’s a passion. Waiting until the warmer months just isn’t an option! Winter hiking has it’s benefits from the silence of the snow to the less crowded trails and open spaces. Of course, the winter will scare some away, but as long as you are prepared there is no reason to fret!

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