5 Reasons to visit a brewery when you are Gluten Free (in Fayetteville, NC)

I was invited to be part of a Fayetteville, NC blogger and influencer meetup hosted by the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitor Bureau. This is not a sponsored post. All views and opinions are my own.

Once upon a time, only a few years ago, I ate and drank whatever I wanted without worry. Then one-day celiac came along and my gluten loving days were over. While gluten is no longer part of my diet, I don’t keep those close to me from enjoying it. My husband loves a good beer and in Fayetteville, he has several great breweries he could visit but what am I going to do at a brewery? I can’t drink beer, what could there be for a non-beer drinker at a brewery? After visiting 5 breweries in Fayetteville for NC Beer Month, I have 5 reasons to visit a brewery when you are gluten-free.

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Brews, Burgers and Yoga at Dirtbag Ales

I was invited to be part of a Fayetteville, NC blogger and influencer meetup hosted by the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitor Bureau. This is not a sponsored post. All views and opinions are my own.

Brews, Burgers, and Yoga are not your typical combo for a gluten-free blogger to talk about. I am not the typical gluten-free blogger though and Dirtbag Ales is not your typical brewery.

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14 Fort Bragg Area Easter Egg Hunts and Events

Looking for an egg hunt and Easter fun for your family? Grab your baskets and get ready to hunt and have some springtime fun at these 14 Fort Bragg area events! There is something for everyone in your family, even the family dog.

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14 Fort Bragg Area Easter Egg Hunts and Events

March 24- Easter in Hope Mills, Hope Mills Recreation Center & Municipal Park (Town of Hope Mills) – Event Times: Breakfast with the Bunny, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Easter Egg Hunt, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (broken into time slots for age groups); Easter Crafts, 12:00 p.m. Learn more HERE

24-South Post Food Court Easter Egg Hunt, Exchange (Fort Bragg) This Easter Egg Hunt is for children 3-5. The Easter Bunny Will also be here from 0800-1000 and wants to take Easter Selfies with you and your family. There will also be face painting and a chance to win an Easter Basket. Learn more HERE

March 23-24- Easter Egg Hunt, 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum (Fort Bragg) Friday’s hunt is for non-school-age kids. Saturday’s hunt is for school-age kids. Bring baskets for the kids for collecting eggs. Learn more HERE

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March 24- Spring Lake’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Mendoza Park (Town of Spring Lake) Over 6000 eggs to be found in this hunt for all ages! Bounce houses, games, live entertainment, prizes, give-a-ways, special guests and more. Learn more HERE.

March 24- Easter Egg Hunts in the Village of Pinehurst (Pinehurst) Come out and explore Cannon Park and search for candy-filled eggs in this age staggered egg hunt.
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March 24- Easter Eggstravaganza (Aberdeen) Head over to the Historic Malcolm Blue Farm to meet the Easter bunny and find some eggs.  Learn more HERE

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March 24- Doggie Easter Egg Hunt, Blessed Oasis Pet Resort (Fayetteville) Over five acres for you and your dog to hunt for over 2,000 eggs with treats and prizes. Learn more HERE

March 24, March 31- Easter Eggstravaganza, Broken Plow Form (Sanford) Come out for a day on the farm with barrel rides, rope maze, sandbox and Play fort with large slide, feeding the animals, and an Easter Egg Hunt. Learn more HERE

March 30- Hop in the Park, Festival Park (City of Fayetteville) Among other festivities planned for the evening, there will be a skydiving bunny, a 200,000-egg hunt, free food, inflatables, live music, carnival rides, a movie viewing, and more. Learn more HERE.

 

March 31- Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Scramble, Airborne & Special Operations Museum (City of Fayetteville) A pancake and sausage breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The Easter Egg Scramble will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., split up into age groups. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will also be available for purchase. Learn more HERE.

March 31- Marketfair Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Marketfair Shopping Center (City of Fayetteville) Three age group separated hunts and free face painting, Easter Bunny Mascot, and a coloring station.  Learn more HERE

March 21- Ostrich Egg Hunt (Robbins) Why search for Easter eggs when you can look for ostrich eggs!  Learn more HERE

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March 25- Relay for Life Easter Egg Hunt (Raeford) Bring your own basket to this egg hunt supporting Relay for Life. Learn more HERE!

April 1- Easter Brunch, Iron Mike Conference Center (Fort Bragg). Let Fort Bragg do the cooking on Easter morning. Learn more HERE!

Happy Hunting Everyone!

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Easy Pavlova

Pavlova is a dessert that has always, for some reason intrigued me. Pavlova for me is one of those desserts that looks so beautiful and time-consuming. It wasn’t until I made it that I learned how easy Pavlova is to make.

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Bloom Where You Are Planted: Special Spots for Sweeties in Fayetteville, NC

I was invited to be part of a Fayetteville, NC blogger and influencer meetup hosted by the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitor Bureau. This is not a sponsored post. All views and opinions are my own.

In just over a week it will be time to celebrate Valentine’s Day! If you are in the Fayetteville, North Carolina area I have some special spots for sweeties and sweets just for you!

Bloom Where You Are Planted: Special Spots for Sweeties in Fayetteville,NC

 

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Easy Snow Cream

Do you want to hear a 4 letter word that throws southerners into a tizzy? SNOW and lately North Carolina has been getting its share. While others are busy making their milk sandwiches, I am whipping up some easy snow cream.Easy Snow Cream | My Hot Southern Mess

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25th Anniversary WDW Marathon Recap

 ~Samples of items mentioned in this blog were provided free of charge by the company or PR agency and I provided my honest opinion.~

Just over a week ago, I finished the 25th Anniversary WDW Marathon. It was my third and possibly last marathon. Grab a chair and some coffee, these are my race day memories and thoughts.

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