Last of 2007

As I consider my last post of this year, I think about all this year has offered to our family. It has been an awesome year for which we are thankful. Since I have been journaling since I was a little girl, it is no surprise that I want to express myself and get it all down as each season moves on.

I always feel a rush of emotion for the year past and the year coming all in one fell swoop. In my heart, I know that "Our God whom we serve, is able and He will." Daniel 3:7 We look for His providence in our lives again this year as we pioneer yet another year on the family journey.

We celebrated health and happiness and pray for it to continue. And as we eagerly enter a New Year, this is our desire is to be "Joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12

God bless and keep you and yours into 2008!

Much Needed Rain in Carolina

We're all grateful to have ended our year with close to 3 inches of rain!! It was a wonderful day of steady rain yesterday and we and the earth drank it right up. Today the sun is out and it is a Carolina blue sky. A glorious last day of the year as we contemplate what the New Year holds.

And we will count these 3 inches for 2007! :)

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Most everyone noticed my picture uploads decrease in the past couple of months. Let's just say with a camera that got broken on a football field with two boys and their mom, I am happy to have my new camera. Increase the eye candy. Mainly, just happy to resume documenting our days together. I really appreciate my camera all the more now. It is true, absence makes the heart grow fonder. And I have the family all ready to give me a smile after all that time off. ;)

Here's the latest manuel I should be reading.... FUJIFILM Global FinePix S5700. What's your favorite camera and why?

Stay tuned for my New Year blog thoughts on Monday starting tomorrow as a little bonus.

Tender Colorado Carolina Christmas

A few of the fun things of the day, the boys loved their LEGO CITY sets.
Airplane's in the stockings, isn't it funny the way Santa gets all the credit! ;)
And the biggest fun was surprising 'all my men' with SNOWBOARDER the Rasta game!!!
Here in Carolina Country that is saying something for Mountain Man.  OK, it's actually
saying Southern Girl turned Carolina Mama really tried because Mountain Man says it is
nothing like the powder in his native Colorado.  I know he is right, I know it in my heart.
I know it in my soul because I love that powder that only Colorado produce.  Even if I am
a Skiier and am Southern proud of it.
Let me tell you there is nothing like watching the Tigers and Mountain Man on that
Snowboard right in our living room when we are supposed to reach 65 degrees today.
And did I tell you the little Cherubs got Daddy two gallons of Snow for Christmas! 
Amy Grant was right, "I know there's more snow up in Colorado than my roof ever will see,
but a tender 'Carolina' Christmas is the only Christmas for me!"  And with the 0 temps in
the Rockies this past week, we're not missing it - too much. ;)

Hands Free

September brought me this................. l.o.v.e it!
Christmas brought me this ............l.o.v.e it!!!
Jabra BT125 Bluetooth Cell Phone Headset

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Charlie Brown Christmas - You Tube

Charlie Brown Christmas!


Please enjoy one of our family favorites this time of year. 

Ya'll click below and join us in celebrating the true meaning of Christmas! Ya'll may have to copy and paste into your browser. But it is way worth it! Have fun!

God Bless!

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Christmas Sleet in the Triangle

Can I just report that we have seen just a smidge of sleet mixed with rain here this morning! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I know we're just being hopeful when it's not likely a possibility. Otherwise, it's just fun. Tonight the children get to see Santa Clause. Stay tuned.... five days and counting

Anders Natural Soap Company, a North Carolina Wonder

It is the little things and Christmastime is always a great time for those new little discoveries. This year, I discovered right here at our own NC State Farmers Market - the awesome company, Anders Natural Soap Company, North Carolina and all things Scandinavian and yes, natural.

 These are just yummy! Everyone I have gifted Anders Natural Soap with has already (ok, notice my girlfriends all open their presents Before Christmas!) called to squeel with delight at their little treasures. I am enjoying my own. Go check them out here: You'll have fun and so will others and they ship wonderfully!

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Carolina Christmas Lights

The Carolina Christmas lights are a lighting up. Our children seem to find as many as we do. It's another of our traditions and we're really relishing this season and all that it offers. And the children have been in their Choir at church and it's as if the heavens opened up when they merged on center stage! They sang about "the greatest gift you'll ever find!"

And let me tell you, we've got Christmas weather! It is cold and crisp and we're all talking about that lovely steady rain we got last night. Precisely what this great state needed. Best!

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For us Christmas entails a trip to the Christmas tree farm or to cut our own. This year it was the Christmas tree - Jordan Lake Christmas Tree Farm! It was a delight. Everyone was so joyful. And we were rewarded for our quick decorating spirit - the weather was wonderful. Cold, looked like snow. And felt like Christmas! The children found the perfect tree and we got to watch the young buck zip it down in a few seconds flat. What a joy! After a nice romp in the Lil'Shaker, she was tied on and we were off. Oh, what fun it is to ride.... Remember your local tree farms and capture a few memories of your own this year. Yueltide.

About Carolina Mama

Welcome to Carolina Mama and Thank You for visiting.  Today, it is Spring 2017 and I have been Blogging for 11 years this August 2017!  As I have "grown up with social media," as in -literally - while social media has grown up and exploded, we've grown together.  Along the way, I have been Social Media Consulting for most of those ten years and to many wonderful companies both large and small. So, PR Yes! Email: CarolinaMama1@gmail .com.

It has been a fabulous and fascinating experience and one I am so thankful to have everyday!  So many triumph and trials have happened in the last eleven years here at Carolina Mama Blog. I'm so grateful and God has been faithful to my family and me as we seek to be faithful to Him and to serve Him. This picture was taken in a family photo shoot at Duke University Chapel a few days before my mother walked into Heaven.  

One of my first public events as a Social Media Blogger. For the early years of blogging, I was a Mom, "CarolinaMama," behind the stories and photos. Here, I had so much joy in meeting real life bloggers, writers and contacts. From there, the work and fun really took off. 

Malise Terrell is Owner/Author of Carolina Mama Blog.  She is a popular Raleigh, North Carolina Professional Blogger, Spokesmom and Social Media Consultant.  Awards she has received include:
Carolina Mama Blog was named one of the Top 25 Southern Bloggers; and listed her as Best of Raleigh Mom Bloggers. Malise is a member of the Hanes Comfort Crew, the eBay Parent Panel, and a long term, Rayovac Power Blogger.

Malise is a Southern Girl blessed to be born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana her Daddy's homeland; and living in her Mother's native North Carolina.  She has been married to Boulder Mountain Man for 19 1/2 years and together they are raising their Twin Sons, in North Carolina. Long before she began her Mom Blog in Raleigh, North Carolina, Malise wrote as a Columnist. Amongst individual contracts and ambassador roles, Malise was appointed to the TWR Staff (formerly Trans World Radio) as a Writer and Social Media Specialist "Speaking the Hope to the World." Malise is delighted to work with Journey 2 Health as Social Media Consultant. 

Malise was named to the prestigious Rayovac Power Bloggers, the eBay Parent Panel and the Hanes Comfort Crew.  She wrote a popular Beauty & Fashion Column: Malise's MomFashion Notes @ SheSpeaks. She is a writer for the BabyCenter Blogger Network, and the Traveling Mamas. She is a Social Media Consultant in Raleigh/Durham, NC.

"It has been a delight of MomBlogging to enter the world of Social Media Mom, Brand Ambassador and Social Media Consultant while meeting amazing Moms along the way."

Malise has worked and consulted with Fortune 500 businesses and small businesses alike including:

General Mills
Lands' End
Walt Disney World
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Noodles & Co
North Carolina Tourism
Disney Social Media Moms Celebration
Thomas Nelson Publishing
Betty Crocker Chipotle
Weight Watchers
Ocean Isle Inn Hanes
Schwinn Carolina Ballet
Durham Performing Arts Center
RDU Tennis
Great Wolf Lodge
Women of Faith

Let's work together!

Meet the Family: "Here am I and the children God has given me!" Hebrews 2:13

Malise is a Writer, Mom Blogger, Believer, Runner, Room Mom turned Homeschool Mama to High School, Former Columnist, MPB Commentary, Pianist, Estee Lauder and Kate Spade Fashion Artist. Living and Loving Life with her Hands Full, Hearts Full.

As a Mom to active boys, she loves Healthy and Organic Living, and is fueled by Starbucks. She loves Travel Blogging. In the South, you'll notice they take Sweet Tea and Sports very seriously.

A Personal Note:
"The thing that really makes me excited is my personal relationship with Jesus Christ whom I call my Savior, Lord and friend. Every day I am blessed beyond measure with the life He has graciously given me. Do you know Him? He can be your friend too."

Thank you for visiting Carolina Mama. Feel free to stay a while and visit often. We love sharing life.

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Welcome to Carolina Mama! Living and loving life raising our Twin sons, the Cherubs, recently grown into the Tigers. I'm a wife, mom, sister, friend, Believer, runner, writer with a Creative Writing degree from The University of South Carolina. Now in my mother's native land, it's a bit full-circle for this Carolina Girl. Life-long diarist. Columnist. Public Broadcasting Commtator. As of 2006, Blogging Life and most recently here at Carolina Mama. We're happy you joined us. Have fun!

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Welcome PR/Advertising!

Welcome to Carolina Mama!  Are you mystified with Social Media?  Looking for a Social Media Consultant who can demystify the process and help you relate to your customers through marketing using social media tools?  Let's work together.  With simple education and effort on your part, you too will benefit from the power of social media just like the corporations and small businesses I have worked with in the past.

Thank your for your interest in association with Carolina Mama Media. My degree in Creative Writing from the University of South Carolina, was a turning point in my life-long love of writing. There I was able to foster my love of writing and my creativity. Mommyblogging (still okay to call me - it's true) - life as a Mama, my children, my Mountain Man, family life, and All Things Carolina. Most recently, "Best of Carolina" first ever beach live-blogging at Ocean Isle Beach for our wonderful Sponsors. You could be one!

Naturally, I've always been a Connector and 'Cheerleader' by nature bringing everyone on board. The original Thought Leader, marketer and PR Girl. Our sponsors are many and mighty including, Fiber One, Weight Watchers Novelty Ice Cream, Lands' End, Swiffer, Nature Valley, PlayMobil, Build-A-Bear, Progresso, Crayola, UPrinting,  Thomas Nelson Publishing, Hanes, Schwinn, Rayovac, Disney Social Media Moms, etc.

We are FTC Regulations compliant. Please feel free to contact us with any information about our full disclosure blogging. All opinions are genuine and those of the owner of Carolina Mama.

Please contact me with your proposal of what you'd like to see me promote. I love new ideas and leading the way so let me know your dream project and we'll make it happen.


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Best of Carolina

Welcome to the "Best of Carolina!" That's right - the first ever Beach LiveBlogging "Best of Carolina!" Join the fun here. And there are lovely Giveaways! Our Venue Ocean Isle Inn!

InterCoastal Waterway Ocean Isle Beach, NC

A hearty Thank You to our Sponsors! This has been a great experience for all of us. Looking forward to our continued association, live-blogging, etc. Here's to the Best of Carolina:

Ocean Isle Inn
G. Hart Photography
Lands' End
Memories By Design
JJ Janie
One Mom's World

You can read more of "Beach LiveBlogging" Best of Carolina here where you can begin reading the trip from May 28, 2009 through June 1, 2009. And check out our live of the event.


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Mom Fashion and Healthy Living

Mom Fashion and Wellness and Healthy Living are some of my favorite things!

Family Fashion at the Performing Arts

Enjoy various stories here about my days in the Fashion industry for Estee Lauder, Banana Republic and Kate Spade, then; and my Mom Fashion days now with amazing companies like Lands' End, Hanes, Arbonne, Salmon Cove, the Greener Good, CABi Clothing, GiGi New York, Caribbean Joe's and more. Fitness finds like Born Fit, Yoplait,  Weight Watchers, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and FiberOne.

You can find and share the latest in Mom Fashion products, styles and what's eye-catching all right here at Carolina Mama on Fashion Fridays and Fit Fridays. Look out for fashion hauling here.

Let's work together on great Fashion and Fitness for Moms! Thanks for reading and Enjoy!


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