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Paisley & Pearl

Outer Banks Vacationing Made Easy

August 29, 2015
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The Paisley Marlin’s Headboard

The headboard in the master bedroom is my favorite piece in The Paisley Marlin and I’ve been asked dozens of times where it came from.  It’s easy to understand why it holds a special place in my heart: it’s a D.I.MYself project (with a little help from my friends,) made from repurposed wood from a 90 year old … Continue reading

August 21, 2015
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10 Things To Do on A Rainy OBX Day

Most of the pictures posted of the Outer Banks feature beautiful sunrises, stunning sunsets, toes in the sand or kids playing in the surf. Here’s something you may not have on your itinerary: A Rainy Day. Outer Banks weather can be somewhat unpredictable. One thing locals do say is, “If you don’t like the weather, just give … Continue reading

August 15, 2015
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The Smart Vacationer: Booking with Confidence

Unfortunately, this post isn’t intended for light-reading or to give you a warm-fuzzy feeling, nor is it intended to push you to paranoia. On the contrary, I would like for you to have enough information to book with confidence. I have recently encountered a couple scenarios in which a scammer was seeking to get money out … Continue reading

August 5, 2015
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OBXcursions 1.3

1. Go Shopping at Cahoon’s Market: If you’ve read earlier posts, you may have noticed I mention Cahoon’s quite a bit. They are a Nags Head staple and icon. Perhaps it’s the friendly staff (“Hi, Maryland!”), delicious breakfast biscuits they serve during the season, the great NC produce, fresh meats and groceries they carry, the made-from-scratch … Continue reading