• Area Happenings,  Featured

    Your Perfect Day Awaits

    Bent Oaks Manor is a historic treasure nestled in the heart of the Roanoke Valley. Its romantic beginnings date back to 1910, when it was built as one of five Boxley family homes in the area. This particular estate was built as a wedding present for one of their sons and his new bride. Although it has changed hands several times over the years since, many of the historical touches have been preserved and await new generations of families who seek the space for their most important memories.

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    Kitchen Swaps for Big Impact

    In America, our kitchens are one of the biggest waste-producing rooms in our homes and one of the easiest areas to make simple, environment-friendly swaps with BIG impact. With spring in full swing why not turn May into a fun month-long challenge that will benefit you, your home and the planet!

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    Indie Bookstores

    Virginia has no shortage of fantastic indie bookstores spread across the state, nestled in towns and communities. If you haven’t already visited one, perhaps it’s time.

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    Save Smarter

    According to a study by popular wedding website, The Knot, the average cost of a wedding in the United States now exceeds $30,000. Even if you don’t plan on getting anywhere near that number for your big day, a wedding is still a major expense for most of us. But you can make budgeting and saving for your wedding more manageable with a dedicated account and scheduled, automatic saving.

  • Bella Finds,  Featured

    Old Farm Road Creations

    For Sarah, the connection to her community and those who support Old Farm Road Creations, is the most important and enjoyable part of her endeavor. Her products are budget-friendly, and perfect customizable gifts for all of the things you have to celebrate in the months to come!

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    Everyday Brave: Starting a Blog

    Whenever I tell someone I have a blog, I get a lot of responses. Often, I hear “Oh! I’ve thought about starting a blog, but...but I wouldn’t know where to start...but I don’t know what to write about...but I’m not very tech-savvy.” That makes me laugh a little because—well, if I can do it, trust me, anyone can.

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    Bustle Textiles

    Ashley Webb, owner of Bustle Textiles, has been fascinated with textiles and fabrics since childhood. A 6th grade trip to the historic Maymont Museum in Richmond, Virginia sparked her interest. As she began to plan out her career, her enthusiasm for textiles led her to pursue internships with museums as a college student.