Carve Pumpkins Like A Pro

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Kids and adults alike love to carve pumpkins during fall. Carving is a fun activity, and people can create amazing designs and interesting faces. But sometimes, it can be challenging to translate your creative idea into reality. Use these tips to get your carving pumpkins like a pro in no... [read more]

Gear Up For Go Outside Fest

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For three days, Roanoke, VA, gathers to celebrate and spend time together at the Go Outside Festival. Discover new passions and share old ones with neighbors and people you’ve never met over three days of excitement. There’s something for everybody at the GO Fest, from movies to paddleboarding. So, get... [read more]

Roll Into Champloo Desserts For Their Rolled Ice Cream

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Everybody loves ice cream, and you can find varieties of ice cream around the world. Rolled ice cream is one type that originated in Thailand in Southeast Asia. But, it can now be found in many places around the U.S., including Roanoke, VA. Valley native and owner of Champloo Desserts... [read more]

Give Your Front Porch A Face Lift This Fall

Heirloom white, orange and grey pumpkins with colorful mums sitting by front door.
We’ve all heard of spring cleaning; however, fall is another great time of the year to tidy things up and look at parts of the home with fresh eyes. The front porch of your home is often the first thing people see and can make a big impression. With fall... [read more]

Pick Up Some Fresh, Local Goods At The Roanoke Market

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In today’s world, we can access all kinds of foods from around the world in our grocery stores. But it’s better to connect with local farmers and artisans over fresh produce and goods made right here in Roanoke. You can see the incredible variety of home-grown food and handcrafted goods... [read more]

Fuel Your Day At Sweet Donkey Coffee House

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A cup of coffee can comfort, energize, fulfill, and inspire. At Sweet Donkey Coffee House in Roanoke, Virginia, you can enjoy deliciously satisfying coffee in an atmosphere rich in history. Sweet Donkey feels like a cozy home where you can relax with family and friends over a cup. So, come... [read more]

Store Your Blankets On This DIY Blanket Ladder

Blanket ladder leaning against a white wall of a bedroom with a white and black striped blanket
Whether you’re short on storage or want simple yet functional decor, a blanket ladder is an elegant solution. But many high-end shops want hundreds of dollars for this household item. However, you don’t have to shell out the big bucks to get this functional look because you can easily craft... [read more]

Your Table At Beamer’s 25 Is Ready

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Virginia is home to a lot of greats, and that includes Beamer’s 25. Featuring delicious, quality-made American food, Beamer’s 25 in Roanoke celebrates both good food and the accomplishments of Virginia’s own Frank Beamer. As the winningest coach in Division 1 of the NCAA, Beamer took the Virginia Tech Hokies... [read more]

Find A Trail To Get Lost On In The 2022 Jeep Renegade

Jeep Regenade
Are you ready to hit the road and start having adventures again? Then, you’re going to want to check out the 2022 Jeep Renegade. Roomy yet agile, the Renegade gets you everywhere in style. And Jeep owners are among the most loyal out there, returning to the Jeep community year... [read more]

5 Simmer Pot Recipes To Give Your Home That Fall Scent

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    Undoubtedly, simmer pots are a great way to create all your favorite fall scents. By simmering the ingredients on low for several hours, you can fill your home with spicy, sweet, and fresh smells. Once you get simmer pots on a low simmer, you don’t have to keep watching them.... [read more]