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Slow Cooker Carnitas Recipe

I made these crispy slow cooker carnitas recently, and they are incredible! Carnitas weren’t something I’ve made before, but I’m proud of how they turned out! The biggest challenge of the carnitas was maneuvering the hefty pork shoulder. I trimmed quite a lot of fat off of it, which I saved to render later. After …

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How to Make the Most of Spring

It’s hard not to appreciate spring in North Carolina –  the air is just the right temperature, birds sing good mornings and lullabies, and sunlight feels like warm caresses. Though much of the country is still feeling the cold of winter, my corner of the world is getting ready to bloom. I’ve written a lot …

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How to Bloom Alongside the Flowers this Spring

Robins are hopping around downtown Greensboro; the weather is in the 70s – maybe I’m being hopeful, but it feels like spring’s arriving. And while spring technically doesn’t start until March 31st, we can embrace these sunny, spring-like days in the meantime. My favorite part of spring is the sense of renewal it brings. The dead …

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DIY Valentine’s Day: Gifts Made with Love

Valentine’s day is approaching, and pink and red coat nearly every store. Shelves are overflowing with heart-holding bears, roses, and assorted chocolates with dubious fillings. Everything is marketed to say “love,” but is a prewritten card truly the best way to express that? I’m a firm believer that the most meaningful gifts are the ones …

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The Big Hair Ball

On Saturday, January 27, our firm attended Big Hair Ball, an event benefiting Family Service of the Piedmont. The highlight of the night was a circus-themed fashion show, which as you might have guessed, featured extravagant hair. Woodruff Family Law Group sponsored three models – Ashley Yates, Sloane Hoefle, and Anna Sardzinski. Designer Brian Atkins …

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DIY Spring Decor Ideas
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7 DIY Decor Ideas to Bring Spring Home Early

The beginning of this week felt more like March than January. The snow outside melted in the sunlight, running down the sidewalks in little rivulets, the last bits of it hiding in the shade of trees. It’s below freezing again today, but that little taste of spring has me pining for spring blooms. We still …

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National Pie Day!
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National Pie Day (and recipes to celebrate with)!

Cake or pie? Most people seem to prefer one or the other, but that doesn’t matter today – it’s National Pie Day! One of the world’s first recorded recipes was a meat pie made in Sumer over four thousand years ago. Sweet pies were made in Egypt as well, and can be seen depicted on …

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Crepes with brie and caramelized slices of apple
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Apple Brie Crepes Recipe

Snow is everywhere in Greensboro right now! What better way to enjoy the cold than with some warm apple brie crepes? These crepes feature tender apple slices caramelized in butter and topped with melted brie. Making apple brie crepes starts with the prep. First, I make my batter. Then I get the apples ready, as …

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Divorce

Today’s Ask Carolyn addresses Borderline Personality Disorder and how it can affect the divorce process. Borderline Personality is a Cluster B personality disorder characterized by unstable behavior, moods, and relationships. BPD is challenging to deal with in relationships, and can become even more difficult during divorce.   Dear Carolyn, My custody file is at least a …

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