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Local Love

Local Love


We love where we live.

Sweetbottoms is located near Raleigh, NC.

We’ll let you know about all our local events and share stories and photos as we explore our community. (And we might share our adventures outside the state, too!)

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Silent Sunday: July 27, 2014 Silent Sunday is a photography series I created on my personal blog to capture the small, ordinary moments of a Sunday. The intention of the series was to instill a growing appreciation and gratitude for these moments and all the ones like them to follow…           […]


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It’s a date is a series that will explore date night ideas for couples, play dates for kids, as well as family dates throughout the Triangle. The first stop in the series features downtown Raleigh, a place I have spent too much time exploring and loving over the past eight years… It was supposed to […]


Kidzu Museum in Chapel Hill

by Sarah on 23 June, 2014

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A couple of months ago, we discovered Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill and are so happy that we’ve gotten to spend many of these hot afternoons playing inside this innovative space! Since we live on the south side of Durham it’s a quick drive over to Chapel Hill’s University Mall. The location is convenient. […]


Got to Be NC Festival 2014

by Sarah on 18 May, 2014

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This weekend was nothing short of gorgeous here in Raleigh and we chose to spend our Saturday at the Got to be NC Festival. This annual spring festival is hosted by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It includes carnival rides, local vendors, live entertainment, and of course farm animals and equipment. […]


10 on 10 May

by Sarah on 10 May, 2014

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Last month, I introduced you all to the 10 on 10 project, click here for a refresher. It’s a little exercise that bloggers (and anyone) can do on the 10th of each month– taking a photo each hour for ten hours. The point is to help us appreciate the beauty in our everyday life. A […]


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Today was the Great Cloth Diaper Change and it was filled with babies, live music, great deals and discovering new products! I came home and got straight into my pajamas I was so exhausted! Hope you all had as much fun as we did. After the Change, we had a Family Expo with local vendors and […]


New Hope Valley Train

by Sarah on 13 April, 2014

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If you follow us on Instagram, you might have seen a snap from the New Hope Valley Train ride we took last Saturday. It was a neat little excursion that’s a must-do for anyone who’s got a little train enthusiast on their hands. My son really enjoyed it. The train takes an hour-long jaunt through […]


Share the Love

by Sarah on 27 March, 2014

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If you haven’t heard about it yet, Share the Love is a nation-wide cloth diaper bank for families in need. It’s sponsored by Cottonbabies, makers of bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum. Local volunteer hosts help facilitate the process– from collecting diaper donations to educating recipient families about how to use them. I first found out about […]


Pullen Park

by Sarah on 25 December, 2013

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 My son has been called a “kinetic little boy.” He started walking at 9 months and the climbing, running, and jumping that quickly followed meant that I became an expert in outdoor attractions. Lucky me, I live in an area with many great park and recreation opportunities. Pullen Park in Raleigh re-opened about two years […]


North Carolina Zoo

by Sarah on 25 November, 2013

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We’ve lived in North Carolina for about 8 years but have never been to the zoo. I’ll be honest: sometimes zoos give me the creeps. I feel really sad to see animals all caged up and without enough space to roam free. My husband points out that many zoo animals were rescued or born in […]

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