Emily Sampson & Patchwork Meadows

Patchwork Meadows embodies a new way of conceptualizing landscaping. Founder Emily Sampson and her team partner with clients to grow and install native plants that encourage pollinator habitats. Their goal is to convert parcels of residential or commercial land into beautiful wildflower meadow patches that benefit butterflies, bees, birds, and other wildlife. 

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Amanda Henderson & Time to Travel

Vacation planning sounds fun in theory, but who really has time to sit down and plan an entire getaway? Amanda Henderson, owner of Time to Travel, is a Haywood County native and busy mom to two boys. She is also an instructor in the Birth-Kindergarten (BK) program at Western Carolina University. She created Time to Travel 10 years ago to help other families plan memorable vacations to places like Disney, Universtal Studios and more. 

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Play Big

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | I like to take what I call run/walks. These are fast paced walks with sprints mixed in at key intervals. Most of the times these “key” intervals coincide with traffic lights. I have studied the patterns of lights enough to know about how long I have before the green light turns to yellow. I typically am listening to rap music because I can set my pace to its rhythm and take it up a notch when the bridge plays giving me that extra umph to cross the traffic lanes safely.

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Q&A with Michaela Lowe of Southern Porch in Canton, N.C.

Nathan and Micheala Lowe own Southern Porch in downtown Canton, which has become a culinary and social hub for the town. They, along with their two young daughters and extended family, are fully immersed in day-to-day operations, making this a very special place for them and the town of Canton. For this week’s Rumble issue, we sat down with Michaela to learn a more about the story behind Southern Porch. 

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Facing Fears, Finding Courage

By Stefanee Sherman • Rumble Contributor | The only thing that can hold you back in life is yourself and the things you allow to control your mindset. The only one telling you that you can’t do something is you. Fear is one of those things that we all have and we all face. Regardless of if your fear is failure, heights or even sharks, you have to overcome that fear or it forever prevents you from doing the amazing things in life. Your fear of heights keeps you from the best views, your fear of sharks keeps you from playing in the waves, your fear of embarrassing yourself keeps you from dancing at the bars with your friends.

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DIY Laundry Detergent: Good for you and our environment

Let’s talk a little bit about laundry detergent. Not only can it get expensive, but the chemical ingredients in commercial brands can be bad for our health and the plastic jugs are terrible for the environment, so why not make an effective, healthier version right in your own home?

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Finding Your North Node

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | The north node in your astrological chart points to what your soul wants to experience in this lifetime. I consider this information to be invaluable! We tend to repeat our patterns, not realizing that we are relying on our old responses instead of making the effort to learn new ways to approach our lives. All of us come into the world with skills we have perfected in other lifetimes. The north node points to which of those skills will continue to serve us, how to utilize them and which ones are preventing us from meeting our spiritual goals.

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Mighty Four Miler - To Benefit the Riley Howell Foundation

It's almost time for the 3rd annual Mighty Four Miler race in Waynesville. This event is presented by The Corner Kitchen and benefits The Riley Howell Foundation. Riley is a Waynseville, N.C. native who was killed after tackling a gunman who opened fire in a classroom school shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 

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Avocado Rice

I am a side dish girl through and through when it comes to cooking you know what I mean. There are people who only think about the main course and people who worry about the sides. I am here for the sides. I want the mashed potatoes, the mac n cheese, the veggies, you name the side I’ll eat it. One of my favorites has recently become avocado lime rice.

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