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Saturday, April 25, 2015


Hi it's me again Ginger! Today we went to my friend's birthday party! It was super fun! I love parties! and I hope you like them too. And we went on a scavenger hunt it was fantastic. And we had a sweet
feast. It was yummy! We had... popcorn, macaroons, cupcakes, jell-o and cake. and there were ballons.

 And we had a great time!

No new trails are to be blazed cut or otherwise established

Saturday, April 25, 2015

An incredible thing happened this morning on my run! I noticed a sign, which I clearly had given none of my attention to in the past. It read, "No New Trails are to blazed cut or otherwise established."

This was quite obviously a personal challenge. And it just screamed conformity. It made me reconsider my parenting style and I officially felt very different about the way I'd chose to raise my children in the future.

Needless to stay I veered off the path and as I took the road less traveled I noticed it was scarier, riskier but the reward was so much greater than the trail provided it smelled different it sounded different it looked like I had traveled to another part of the world. Pushing further than most had in the past just to experience more of what was real and natural and uninterrupted by a "paved way" was an exhilarating experience and I look forward to blazing new trails.

Ginger's first post: A-mazing play date

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Hi i am ginger, the newest contributor at jade + ginger! i have lots of fun being a 1st grader and sometimes i just want to tell you about it.
here I am at the stick sculpture at the botanical gardens 
So here goes... my first post!
I had a play date with my friend and her sister and my brother.  I had so much fun! We went in the sculpture it was like a maze. Mommy thought it was scary! Before we went to the sculpture we had a little picnic. And after the sculpture we went to the brid blinds.
Patrick Daugherty Sculpture
Some of the animals I saw were a snapping turtle, birds and tadpoles! I also saw some butterflies, they were beautiful! 
my brother thought the snapping turtle was huge

I had a great time and I plan to go back again!


Treats for our play pals

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Chocolate covered strawberries individually packaged for our play date pals turned out to be a fun and simple way to prepare for our two simultaneous play dates for the day.
Chocolate covered strawberries

Things you'll need 

Piping bags
Parchment paper
Silicone cups
Tupperware cups with lids

Organic Strawberries
Non- Pareil sprinkles ( love the ones at The Bakers Confection on etsy)
1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. white chocolate chips





The Bar Car in Carrboro

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It was chicken and waffles tonite in Carrboro at Southern Rail and it was good! I love a good thematic restaurant. And period themes are my absolute favorite. The decor was divine and the dinner was delicious.  

The next time I go I will be in full costume and I will only arrive with others willing to do the same! I'm off to find my Opera Gloves!