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4 Reasons to Relocate to Columbia, SC

4 Reasons to Relocate to Columbia, SC

Anyone who has left their hometown has struggled with where their perfect new city might be. Should you go west to San Francisco? North to Boston? If you ask us, you should head south to Columbia, South Carolina. It's a small Southern town with a lot to offer. The...

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Tips For Your First Cruise

Tips For Your First Cruise

Every year, my friends and I select a destination and spend several days together on our annual girls trip. Usually these take place in September, but this year we altered our plans a bit and decided to take a cruise in October. Planning began in February for this...

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How to Instant Pot — The Book!

How to Instant Pot — The Book!

If you follow the world of trendy food Instagrammers and bloggers you've probably seen the humorous works of Daniel Shumski. Will it waffle? Will it skillet? are all questions that he asks and answers. This time he doesn't ask a question but he does answer tons and...

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The State of My Freelancing

The State of My Freelancing

It may have gotten buried in the past seven years, but my original intent with starting this blog was to use it as a platform to get myself jobs. Freelance jobs, and a real non-secretarial job. I have succeeded on both fronts (thank you), but wanted to talk about how...

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Stay Sharp For Butternut Squash Season

Stay Sharp For Butternut Squash Season

It was about ten years ago when I first handled a butternut squash in my own kitchen. I was in my apartment, and was expanding my cooking repertoire when I found a recipe for butternut squash fries. The butternut squash was bought, and I was there in the little...

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Let’s Spoon About Restaurant Week

Let’s Spoon About Restaurant Week

It's still a fairly fresh concept to have a restaurant week in the autumn since this will only be the second year of it, but they're trying to get people's attention. So this year they're having local folks hide awesome hand painted spoons that will garner the finders...

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Skydiving South Carolina

Skydiving South Carolina

It’s a bit fuzzy because I was probably four when this happened, but I do know that I was up in a crane, really high up, and I watched my dad fall off of the edge of the platform. And then he sprang back up about halfway. Then fell again, in shorter waves until it was...

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The Zoodler – A Twisty Tool to Make Zucchini Strands

The Zoodler – A Twisty Tool to Make Zucchini Strands

One of my hobbies that I'd never admit to anyone in person or on a profile is that I love wandering the aisles of HomeGoods, TJMaxx, Marshalls, Ross, Burkes, all of those discount department type stores. I'll spend a lunch break maybe once a week browsing. I don't...

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April Blake edits web content by day and writes by night, usually about local food, unusual flavors, and craft beer. Please follow me on Twitter, but not in real life.

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