Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – November 2022

November Rose & Thorns – A monthly recap of the highs and lows experienced each month. I haven’t written an opening paragraph to a Rose & Thorns post in a very long time. However, I wanted to point out that there will not be a thorn this month. At the beginning of each month, I […]

Weekend Camping at Hanging Rock State Park

I started planning a fall weekend camping trip at Hanging Rock State Park at the first sign of cooler weather. Located in Stokes County, North Carolina, 30 miles north of Winston-Salem, the mountains slowly rise from the ground the closer you edge toward the state park. Desperately needing a change of scenery, my best friend […]

Weekend Guide Exploring Brooksville, Florida

Located an hour North of Tampa, Florida, Brooksville isn’t the picturesque touristy beach town that comes to mind when you think of Florida. In fact, it doesn’t have a beach at all. What it lacks in giftshops selling t-shirts and shells, it makes up for in the serene, untouched forest and a deep history dating […]

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – October 2022

October Rose & Thorns – A monthly recap of the highs and lows experienced each month. Rose: ½ Marathon Race(s) Last month I was supposed to run my first half marathon, but because of an untimely hurricane, the race was canceled and rescheduled for next year. As I started looking for other races in the […]

DIY: 3 Easy Halloween Decor Ideas

It’s challenging to appropriately decorate for Halloween while living in a small condo. Unless you’re hosting a Halloween party, decor for the season is more targeted toward making front yards as spooky as possible for trick-or-treaters. However, just like last year’s Spooky Halloween Garland DIY, I always feel compelled to create a touch of hair-raising […]

Florida Farm Spotlight: Amber Brooke Farm

Amber Brooke Farm is the ideal place for kids and adults to enjoy life on the farm. As the change in seasons brings more comfortable temperatures, the demand for outdoor activities soars to a seasonal high. It may not be sweater weather quite yet, but that shouldn’t stop people from participating in fall activities. Getting […]

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – September 2022

September Rose & Thorns – A monthly recap of the highs and lows experienced each month. Rose: Olive You This summer was rough. Many outside stresses were happening throughout July and August that left me not feeling like myself. However, September has felt like I’ve turned a corner for the better. Maybe it’s the change […]


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