Helping Women Unleash Their Superpower From Behind the Lens

  Crafting a career around capturing women who own their power and profession is exactly what local brand photographer Jodie Brim has become known for in her business over the past nine years.  Jodie Brim Creative has built a reputation of one-of-a-kind brand photography and videography experiences that standout not only because of the end […]

A Bright Moment: (recipe) Cheesy Ground Beef & Veggie Hotdish

Cheesy Ground Beef & Veggie Hotdish Servings: 6 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 1 lb. ground beef, or ground bison 1 cup corn, frozen or fresh 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 large broccoli floret, chopped 5-6 rainbow fingerling potatoes, thinly sliced 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup […]

November Brooke Notes

“Happiness comes from a grateful heart.”   This is one of my favorite quotes. The month of November always has me thinking about gratitude a little more than usual. I believe that it’s nearly impossible to be grateful and sad at the same time. What are you grateful for? Do me a favor and think […]

KEEPING IT REAL: RESUSCITATING OUR DREAMS

It was a brand-new day with endless possibilities. I remember like it was yesterday. I tried convincing Mama for weeks that I was old enough to wear makeup. I was, after all, a sixth grader—time to “level up”! Besides, everyone else was doing it. (Remember that argument, the one that comes back to bite us, moms?) […]

5 Feel-Good Things to Try in November

  As we round the corner towards all things bright and jolly, we’ve compiled a short list of activities for this November that we recommend giving a try. Some may merely make you laugh, but overall, we hope to inspire you to find joy in the simplicity of life.   Host a Pie Swap Did […]

Voices Changing Communities: Dr. Leslee Battle,  An Intentional Leader

  The creation of an intentional leader can start with a simple decision made as a teenager. Dr. Leslee Battle, Interim Dean for the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), made the choice as a senior in high school to attend WSSU, partly because of the nursing program and partly because her […]

Black Mountain Chocolate Bar: A Sweet Place to Be

PHOTOS BY JODIE BRIM CREATIVE Some guys buy red corvettes when they reach a certain age, others might get a tattoo or grow a beard.  Not Brent Peters.  Instead, Brent started making chocolate! Started in 2007, Black Mountain Chocolate was the first bean-to-bar Chocolate Factory in the Tarheel state. Since then they have been producing […]

Carolina Vintiques: Stylish Consignment in New Clemmons Location     

  In the mood to spice up your home decor while shopping local? Spend a Saturday morning browsing the shelves of Clemmons newcomer Carolina Vintiques, a stunning consignment shop with unique surprises in every corner. On December 1st, Carolina Vintiques will be celebrating its one-year anniversary at its new Clemmons location at 2550 Lewisville-Clemmons Road. […]

Drink Local at RayLen Vineyards & Winery

  On a sunny Friday afternoon in late September, I drove the backroads of Clemmons to take a trip to RayLen Vineyards & Winery, a secluded gem in rural Mocksville. While slowly driving down the one-lane road lined with grape vines to the winery, any work week stress I might have been experiencing slowly dissipated. […]