"Happy 60th to My Parents!"
We always expect feelings of gratitude, admiration and wistfulness for days gone by. We want to remember. This year, I wasn't prepared for the happy I felt .... even for just moments. Do you know how happy this little Instagram post made me feel?! For a moment, I was celebrating "My Parents!" Just saying "My Parents" felt so beautiful. In fact, I didn't expect to be overcome with emotion from referring to my parents.
You see it has been my entire adult lifetime since I have been able to refer to "my parents" when both of my parents were living. They shared a beautiful life, an extraordinary love and legacy. I've written about losing my Daddy, our Daddy, Husband, Leader, Friend, Advocate, Attorney, Deacon, sooooo much more lost way too soon. Then, I've shared about my Mommy, our Mommy, Wife, Leader, Friend, Advocate, Teacher, Community Leader and Builder, Music Ministry leader, soooo much more lost later and always to soon to their child. Even as an adult child.
There have been many stages through the years. This year, on our parents' - "my parents" - anniversary, these feelings caused me to pause.... For a moment. I saw us celebrating our parents, the party we created, the travel to get us together, the speeches we were making, the gifts we were giving, the food, all the favorite perennial, Southern dishes that our mother had prepared for so many years. Then, the photos.... oh, the selfies and family selfies we would take. The children, the grandchildren and the great grandchildren what joy!
They were beautiful and ecstatic moments! Naturally, too soon I was brought back to reality and the aching was real which reminded me of the Emily Dickinson poem my mother introduced us to when our Daddy went on to heaven. If you have lost a loved one and had the instant decisions of life to make in the middle of the fervent emotions, you understand The Bustle in a House the morning after death....
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Welcome and Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter! Thrilled to bring to you this Bold Cast IV podcast on Easter weekend talking about all things Faith, Family and Calling! So excited to about it with you all! Before you go listen, I've got real news Bold Cast Malise Terrell is in the iTunes store! You can subscribe (free subscription) on iTunes Store Podcasts! When you subscribe, iTunes automatically downloads the news podcast episodes onto your device so you can listen on the go whenever you would like!
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"These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer:! I have overcome the world." John 16:33 Hallelujah!
Welcome to Bold Cast IV! Living and loving life. Bold, your life, your voice used authentically. Join Malise Terrell of Carolina Mama Blog in the Raleigh area of North Carolina sharing about bold living. See y'all soon!
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Happy Easter! He Is Risen!
|Hart and Sole, Emerald Isle, NC|
As you know from visiting here at Carolina Mama, we love the shore. We love and adore our Carolina Beaches. However, this was our first visit to the Crystal Coast and we couldn't wait to get there. These Southern Outer Banks were beautiful from the moment we arrived, early Friday morning. We grabbed our boogie boards and immediately hit the waves. The Atlantic Ocean represented. We were so elated to just be there and in the water on this beautiful Spring day.
|CarolinaMama and Family Emerald Isle, NC|
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As soon as we walked into this delightful kitchen, I was in love! The Kitchen is truly the center of activity and social time. We loved the convenience of this kitchen. It had EVERY.THING we needed and more. We enjoyed grilling and cooking here and spending time at the house together! This kitchen made it so comfortable and simple. It was nice to have every little luxury from hone here at our beach home away from home.
We loved working with Sun-Surf Realty for this beautiful reservation. Sun-Surf met our every need. They are open for office hours every day of your vacation. We appreciate their availability and ability to answer every question or solve any problems. Again, the Staff was so helpful and available to us.
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|Hart and Sole Emerald Isle, NC 6 bedroom 5 bathroom oceanfront property|
FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Crystal Coast Tourism and Sun Surf Realty. All opinions are my own. #MyCrystal Coast
Welcome to Bold Cast! Malise Terrell of Carolina Mama shares her Twins Birth Story, all the things she and her husband experience parenting teen sons that are now 16 years old.
Welcome to Bold Cast III 2017! Thank you for checking it out! I am so excited to share.
Often we are asked about our Twins, Our Birth Story and more! Well, here is the inside story all about our surprise expectancy of the Twins! I'll take you right up to this 16th Birthday!
Welcome to Bold Cast III 2017! All things Twins and Twin Boys, Family Parenting Bold. Malise Terrell of CarolinaMamaBlog.com shares about her now 16 year old Twins and their birth story and parenting journey with some perfect tips for Parenting Teen Boys!
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Now days, we all need faith more than ever. Faith overcomes doubts and fears. I was excited to hear about Lifeway's Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact Forgery that captivated audiences as well-known Pastors, theologians, and archaeologists, examined famous religious artifacts, and brought to life the places, pilgrimage sites, and people from the Bible and ancient world.
This season, one of the Finding Jesus episodes focuses on Jesus’ disciple Thomas – or you may have heard of him as “doubting Thomas.” But there is so much more to his life story. His journey to overcome his doubts and fears, and to redeem himself by spreading the Gospel and message of love to a faraway place is an inspiration! It’s also something we can all relate to - as each one of us at one point in our lives have had to struggle and overcome our own doubt and fears in order to fulfill a great challenge in our lives, or even during our faith journey.
Now you can view “Season 2 of Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact Forgery premieres /PT on CNN.”
The Giveaway will include: (1) Lifeway e-gift card. The gift card is valued at $25. These are the perfect gift cards for Easter and for anyone wishing for a devotional, books, Bible study or any gift you’d like to help inspire you in your faith journey.
*Enter to Win: Leave a comment have you seen the series! Pretty simple! Someone can go shopping at LifeWay. Winners drawn Monday, March 6th after 6pm! :)
*Bonus Entry: Leave a comment on Carolina Mama Facebook page/ click here. . Have you seen the Finding Jesus series! :) All the best to everyone!
Hopefully, you will get to watch the Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact Forgery and explore your own faith, doubting and fears through this series!
Blessings to you all!
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Welcome to the Bold Living and Loving Life podcast by Malise Terrell of CarolinaMamaBlog.com. I am honored to talk with you and share my Bold 2017. That begins with me being authentic about the first real topic of the year - it's unexpected - and one I will not let fear keep me from embracing. Bold, fearlessness allows me to share about grief and how to walk through it. Also, I'll share about having a Bold voice. Thank you for joining me.
My Second Podcast! Bold 2017 II Living and Loving Life Voice with Fearless Influential Power and Expression
I cannot believe the weeks that have passed since my first Podcast! Thank you all for your support. I am so excited about it. I will share that there is a little bit of a learning curve, for sure. So, admittedly, it was not a week or two. That's okay. We're here again with a whole new podcast! Thought I love learning new things like podcasting, I am embracing all the newness of it. All the new things. After all, that's how I started blogging, teaching myself html! It is hard to believe that has been 11 years ago this year.
Now, I'm all aflutter about Podcasting! Thanks for your patience and for joining me. I present to you my second podcast!
Bold 2017 II Living and loving life.
|Bold 2017 II Living and loving life.|
Thanks for checking it out! You'll hear the next podcast topic on this one and let me know your thoughts! Let me know how you like it and what you would like to hear! Feel free to share! And Thank you all!
All the best and Thank you all for listening!
January was a great month for 100 homeless people in Boston who are now living in permanent supportive housing thanks to the generosity of The Pine Street Inn. The Pine Street Inn is the largest resource for the homeless in the state of Massachusetts. They provide emergency shelters for the homeless, have street teams, they offer job placement programs as well as many other resources.
Lyndia Downie, President & Executive Director, Pine Street Inn
Maria Suarez, Tenant
John Robertson, Director of Marketing, Scotties Facial Tissues
Pamela Ricci, Brand Manager, Scotties
In a partnership with Scotties Facial Tissues, the new residents were welcomed into their new homes with comfort care packs. In an effort to kick off 2017 with a worthy cause, Scotties provided each of the 100 residents with a queen-sized fleece blanket, warm slipper socks, a mug with hot cocoa and marshmallows, and of course boxes of soft Scotties tissues! These small gifts of comfort can be just what may be needed to turn a house into a home. For so many homeless people, who have not had a room of their own for a long time, this acted as one small step in their journey to a better life for themselves.
Maria, who has lived in her beautiful home for the last three months was previously homeless. She has made her home her own by beautifully decorating it in the style of her native home, Columbia. She is eager to put the Scotties blanket to use this winter!
We love the good that Scotties is doing!
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Perfect timing, after one of our boys' basketball practices, we visited Blaze for a great dinner!
You will love all of the options at Blaze Pizza! The signature pizzas are classic basics! The healthy toppings make your pizza guilt free!
We had visited Blaze in Morrisville once before with our friends. That was a fabulous experience! My husband had the incredible BBQ Chicken Pizza.
|BBQ CHKN||grilled chicken, mozzarella, red onion, banana peppers, gorgonzola, bbq sauce drizzle|
|GREEN STRIPE||pesto drizzle over grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, chopped garlic, mozzarella, arugula|
Build Your Own: Of course, if you would like to 'blaze your own trail,' Build Your Own Pizza! You've got all the options with this Ingredients list!
|MEATS||applewood bacon • crumbled meatballs • grilled chicken • italian sausage • pepperoni • salame • smoked ham|
|VEGGIES||artichokes • arugula • banana peppers • basil • bell peppers • cherry tomatoes • chopped garlic • jalapeños • mushrooms • olives • pineapple • red onions • red peppers • roasted garlic • sautéed onion • spinach • zucchini|
|CHEESES||goat • gorgonzola • mozzarella • ovalini mozzarella • parmesan • ricotta • vegan cheese|
|SAUCES||classic red sauce • spicy red sauce • white cream sauce • garlic pesto sauce • pesto drizzle • bbq drizzle • olive oil drizzle • ranch • balsamic glaze • buffalo sauce|
You'll want to remember the old favorites on the dessert menu at Blaze. The Double Chocolate Chip Brownies were our favorites! The S'mores were delightful and fun to enjoy indoors right before the snow storm started! The boys said the Chocolate Chip Cookie was excellent!
|Blaze Pizza Desserts - S'mores, Double Chocolate Brownie and Chocolate Chip Cookies|
|Blaze Pizza Homemade Lemonades|
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|Handmade Blaze Pizza Gluten Free Crust|