Author Archives: Dawn A Crawford

About Dawn A Crawford

Communications and Social Media Lover - I am a weaver of words and communities. I live life loudly and without regret. I garden to make the world a more beautiful place. I've achieved my dream to live near the ocean. I enjoy every day as if it was my last.

Heart of Dark Chocolate: Escazu Chocolates

It all started with the Facebook post “Come in for a refreshing Coconut Limeade!!” Nothing calls to my heart like a piece of dark chocolate. Stricken with lactose-intolerance, I’ve turned to this rich delicacy as my after-dinner standby. A dark … Continue reading

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Southern Snapshot: Maple in the Rain

At BugFest, there was a quick rain shower. We hung out under a beautiful old maple until it passed. It never ceases to amaze me how all those little leaves can create such a complete canopy.

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Gettin’ Down with the Insects: BugFest 2010

Calling all lovers of 6-legged freaks, it’s BugFest at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. I have a love for insects. I love to learn about them and see them behind glass, but I scream like a little girl … Continue reading

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Day Trip: Muscadine, BBQ and a River Wander

I get a bug in me for dirt. It’s a bug to connect with the land, see some people who work a lot harder than I do, and feel what our country is really all about. I want to see … Continue reading

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River Wander: Saxapahaw & Haw River

Okay, so I know that wander literally means to “walk or move in a leisurely, casual, or aimless way” but I really don’t like the walking part. Hiking is just not my thing. Growing up in the mountains of Colorado … Continue reading

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Southern Snapshot: Krispy Kreme

It was the electric sex and promise of sugary goodness that lured me in. It was partially fueled by a fair amount of booze and too many doughnut click-through ads on the internet. We drove by the Krispy Kreme location … Continue reading

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Chicken of a Different Q: Hursey’s Bar-B-Q

Amble up to the Burlington, NC area and you’ll find old fashioned bbq joints called Hursey’s Bar-B-Q. These family style locales are full of tasty meat and wholesome sides. The sign proudly proclaimed the home of “broasted chicken” – which … Continue reading

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Pick Your Own Adventure: Benjamin Vineyard and Winery

Musky, heady and distinctly southern. Once you know the smell of a muscadine grape it’s hard to forget. Muscadine grapes are native to North Carolina, first discovered by European explorers to the region, they were first cultivated for commercial use … Continue reading

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Afternoon Culture: Artspace

Honestly, Artspace is one of my favorite things about Raleigh. It is a cross-section of what makes the south unique and beautiful. According to its website “Artspace is a non-profit visual art center dedicated to presenting quality exhibitions and educational … Continue reading

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Southern Snapshot: Swallowtail Butterflies

I promise not all of these type of posts will be bug related – PROMISE! But these butterflies are just too beautiful not to share. The flowering bush across the street from our house has been attracting swallowtail butterflies for … Continue reading

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