• Sky-High View and BBQ

    Sky-High View and BBQ

    This past Sunday I got the chance to visit an awesome restaurant in Johnston County I’ve heard a TON about- Low and Slow Smokehouse. This restaurant is located at the Johnston County Airport so you get a great view of the runway & all the fun small-engine planes parked alongside it. I can only imagine… Read more

  • Extra Flavor for Downtown Fuquay: Fuquay Spice & Tea

    Extra Flavor for Downtown Fuquay: Fuquay Spice & Tea

    I don’t know about you but the start of a new year just stirs something up in me. It makes me feel all fancy & new, & for some reason when I feel fancy & new I feel like drinking tea. That fancy, new feeling led me to downtown Fuquay-Varina, NC where I heard a… Read more

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NC & the South: some try to stereotype it as boring, backwoods, or ignorant. But as someone who was born & bred here, I have found NC to be a stunning state to live in with endless educational, financial, & cultural resources.
All that said, traveling & exploring can be expensive if you’re not careful. But I plan to be careful as I share family & frugal-friendly ideas, resources, destinations, & businesses across NC you can visit for fun without sacrificing your budget!
My name is Emily. My husband, David, & I were born & raised in the Central Piedmont of NC. We love exploring & we love to live frugally. Trust us, the two lifestyles can co-exist & we can’t wait to go exploring with you!

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