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November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! This Fall has flown by and I am so excited to get into the kitchen with my family and put together our favorite meal. We love Thanksgiving and honestly, we don’t reserve this meal for once a year! We often make more than one turkey feast in No...

October 28, 2019

There’s something about the Black Pelican Seafood Co. in Kitty Hawk that calls us through the heavy old door for our special occasions and as a meeting place for our family dinners. We’re quick to invite out of town family and friends to Black Pelican when we have Summ...

October 16, 2019

When it comes to giving back to our local community there are a few local restaurants that really lead the pack to help with fundraisers and community engagement. On the top of that list is the Outer Banks Brewing Station. When you take a look at their events calendar,...

August 12, 2019

When you think of a brewery, you might not automatically think of a child friendly atmosphere. While brewery tours and innovative brewing may not interest your little ones, the wind turbine that powers the Outer Banks Brewing Station is going to fascinate them. We’re h...

August 2, 2019

When you live on the Outer Banks, your home often looks like a small hotel during the summer months. Our door is constantly opening to visitors, overnight guests and week long family members who come to enjoy some time at the beach. While we love having company, it can...

June 26, 2019

When we started the Outer Banks Mom Approved program, the goal was to simply create a little black book of local restaurants that make dining out with children a little bit easier. The places on our list are our go-to’s when we’re taking the family out for a meal so wh...

June 3, 2019

One of our family’s favorite breakfast spots is Barrier Island Bagels in the Southern Shores Marketplace. They were easily added to our Outer Banks Mom Approved list because of the way that they pay special attention to children, offer healthy and delicious options and...

April 24, 2019

As the calendar inches closer to Summer it has me so motivated to keep working out and eating healthy so that I can feel good about going into beach season here on the Outer Banks. I feel so lucky to live here because running around outside with the kids is a part of m...

April 8, 2019

Last week Penny brought home a special report. All year, she has been hoping to earn a special award from her teachers and the look on her face when she got to tell me that she finally received this special report was so sweet. Penny was thrilled that her teachers had...

March 26, 2019

One of my favorite things about Black Pelican Seafood in Kitty Hawk, second only to the amazing food, is the atmosphere. Black Pelican has so many awesome ghost stories entwined into the walls of the restaurant and the history in the photographs that adorn the walls is...

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