KIDS/MomLife

DIY
KIDS/MomLife

Cultivating my green thumb

Guys… I’m doing a thing….I planted a vegetable garden!  Growing up, my family planted a large vegetable garden each spring with everything from tomatoes, peppers, green beans, to zucchini and squash. You would think having so much experience with a garden growing up, I would be a whiz at it as an adult right? Wrong. The […]

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BEER/Friends/Fun
KIDS/MomLife

BIKINI OR BUST!

If you follow along with our blog, you know we recently took a 7 day cruise to the Caribbean. While it was beautiful and wonderful and magical and all those other lovely adjectives one usually uses to describe the tropics, we had some serious anxiety about one issue in particular.  Bathing suits. (Cue dramatic music) […]

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KIDS/MomLife
OTHER Weirdness
Travel
Travel Tips

My First Cruise- Preparation Stage

So, we are going on a cruise! Yay! And as exciting as that sounds, for someone like me, it is also scary.   RELATED: TRAVELING AS A CLUMSY PERSON This is going to be my very first cruise, because after watching Titanic as a child, I’ve tried my hardest to stay away from boats, and […]

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KIDS/MomLife
OTHER Weirdness

Parental PTSD: A trip to the ER with my kid

After 10+ years of being a parent…it finally happened.  Our first broken bone. When I tell you this was the most traumatic event for me as a parent. I couldn’t even have a glass of wine when it was all said and done that’s how stressed I was! (I can hear the collective gasp from here- […]

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DIY
KIDS/MomLife

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday day…. Come up with a costume, quick!

#ReadAcrossAmerica was celebrated this week. It coincides with the great Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and many schools in the country celebrate this week by having special activities. One of these activities, and my daughter’s favorite, is dress up like a book character day. Her school decided to have kids dress up as a Dr. Seuss character. Any […]

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DIY
GEEK
KIDS/MomLife

DIY Book-Inspired Rug. *A Bookworm’s Dream*

OK you all know this, because I’ve said it over and over.  I LOVE Harry Potter and everything that has to do with the wizarding world.   So, you can only imagine how heart-broken I was when I realized that they actually don’t sell any Harry Potter themed BIG rugs.   I searched, and searched […]

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DIY
GEEK
KIDS/MomLife

DIY Book-Inspired Rug. *A Bookworm’s Dream*

OK you all know this, because I’ve said it over and over.  I LOVE Harry Potter and everything that has to do with the wizarding world.   So, you can only imagine how heart-broken I was when I realized that they actually don’t sell any Harry Potter themed BIG rugs.   I searched, and searched […]

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Charlotte
Holidays
KIDS/MomLife
Travel
Travel USA
VisitNC

Christmas lights! from NASCAR’s Charlotte Speedway to Christmas Town USA.

One of our (many) holiday traditions is to visit Christmas shows, tree lightings, and of course Christmas light shows around our area. Fortunately for us, we don’t have to travel far to experience the best Christmas light shows in the Carolinas. The two places we visited this year were, not only breathtaking, but full of […]

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Holidays
KIDS/MomLife
Travel
Travel USA

The Lighting of the Tree; An American Town Tradition

If you pay close attention, your city (or town) will have a Christmas Tree displayed for the public. Usually located in a central place, easily accessible, and highly transited. If your city is large, they may have several Christmas Trees around town. These special trees are no ordinary trees.  hey must be gigantic and splendid […]

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KIDS/Family
KIDS/MomLife
PETS

Not home most of the day? Here’s how to keep your pets happy

It’s true, sometimes it really seems like our pets have a secret life and do crazy things when we are not home.  I always wondered what my dogs do all day while I’m out working.  I mean, I leave pretty early in the morning, take the kiddo to school, work for 9 hours and come […]

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