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River Arts District Celebrates Mothers’ Day with Two-Day Studio Stroll and Art Sale

River Arts District Studio Stroll

The Artists of Asheville’s River Arts District open their doors for a full weekend in the Spring Studio Stroll and Art Sale, welcoming the public to experience and collect amazing art in the studios and galleries in which the inspiration flows. Come be inspired, shop, meet the artists and watch live demonstrations. Saturday and Sunday, May 9th and 10th 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Asheville Outlets Announces Four More Stores

Asheville Outlets

The region's first West Elm Outlet Store, favorite brands Bath & Body Works and Clark's Outlet, and Bible Outlet will all be opening at the new Asheville Outlets. Almost 50 outlet stores have been announced so far as the much anticipated outlet center prepares for a May 1st opening. Once completed, Asheville Outlets will feature over 75 name brand outlets and local retailers. 

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Overheard in Asheville: Sears Leaving Asheville Mall

The rumor mill is alive and well, this time targeting the Asheville Mall. The mall on Tunnel Road is reported to be undergoing some extensive renovations in the near future, much to the delight of local shoppers. Until this year, Asheville Mall has not experienced any competition, but with the opening of the new Asheville Outlets May 2nd, the CBL owned property may be feeling pressured to step up their game. 

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5 KEY Essential Oils to Get You Through the Winter: A free workshop

Essential Oils for Winter

Stacy Vajta, the owner of The Everyday Lightworker will be hosting a free event, talking about 5 key essential oils that can be a powerful support in getting you through the winter in better health and a happy mood. 

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Thrifty Christmas: Favorite Secondhand Store to Christmas Shop At

thrift store asheville

Thrift stores. What was once a lost and lonely place to shop has now become trendy and cool. With rappers boasting about popping tags and tv shows based on what you can "thrift-for-less", it just really leaves a broke girl with slim pickin's some times at the neighborhood junk shop. Also, this media frenzy has caused some thrift stores to raise their prices! Yes, you know who you are. With that all being said, I do want to share with you my Top 5 Favorite Local Thrift stores. 

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Classic Silhouette Girl

Outfit details: Top: Victoria's Secret, Skirt: Thrifted (Goodwill), Shoes: Target, Belt: Vintage (

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Keeping A Toddler Busy: Busy Bags

If you are a momma like me, you have a "To-Do" list made out every single day, but with a little one clinging to your leg, that list hardly ever gets accomplished. In my desperation to just be able to entertain my one-year-old and get some chores done around the house, I searched Pinterest and found a slew of things to make to keep my little one busy. They call them "Busy Bags" the greatest mom idea EVER if you ask me. Basically, you take a few household items, create a game or activity out of them and 'bada-bing' you have hours worth of fun. Forget going out and buying a brand new thirty dollar toy, try these!

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Preserve the Summer’s Produce Bounty from Asheville’s Local Markets

Asheville has a huge variety of markets featuring local, organic and fresh produce. Summer is the perfect time to put away these beautiful treats from nature through dehydration, canning, freezing, and cooking. But to start, you need to pick the best of the produce offerings. 

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10 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself in the Kitchen

Many of today's adults, myself included, have missed out on a basic experience with food. We represent the first few generations who are so removed from food that most of us could not find familiar vegetables if they grew wild in our local parks. We have been raised on convenience foods, sold to our parents and grandparents as "time savers" that would allow them to spend more time with us. Over the years, this industrialized food system created a massive disconnect between our modern kitchens and what is good for our bodies, and we didn't even know it was happening.

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Learn to make Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Studio A at Pink Dog Creative is pleased to announce pysanky classes in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. In this workshop we will be making beautiful Ukrainian Easter eggs – pysanky.

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