Beginner Garden

I recently wrote an article for Triad Moms on Main about how to start a beginner garden with kids! Check it out here! Gardening with Kids

The Carolina Coast: Family Vacation Destinations

The North Carolina coast has so much to offer for families on top of being completely relaxing. We try to pick a week each year to spend at a North Carolina beach and enjoy some uninterrupted family time. In my mind I wanted to pick the perfect beach to go to year after year. A…

If Every Day was Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was my favorite day growing up as a kid. I loved it so much more than Christmas day because of the anticipation and build up of Christmas coming to an overwhelming peak.  The excitement of Santa coming that night, the Christmas Eve service at church and all the decorations made that one day…

A Carolina Christmas: 5 Magical Places to Visit this Holiday Season

The Grove Park Inn- Asheville, NC I love this historic hotel in Asheville, but at Christmas it comes alive. Every year they celebrate a gingerbread house competition where people from all over come to share their masterpieces. All entries are up for display throughout the holiday season. There is even a life size gingerbread house…

It’s a Butterfly Birthday Party!

This might be one of the top parties I have hosted. I am always looking for a party place or theme where I can actually enjoy the party with the girls. I prefer to have a some activities and help at the parties so I can be mom and not just host. With that being…

Hey Boo, Happy Fall! 10 easy things to do for Fall and Halloween

Fall and Halloween are becoming my favorite times of the year with kids. There is so much going on, the summer temps are slipping away and cozy sweater season is approaching. With that being said, sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what to do because there is so much. Here are my…

30a Trip

So up until recently, I had never heard of the 30a. I had seen a couple photos of Rosemary Beach and the iconic Pearl Hotel bit that was about it. Then it seemed like everyone was going there, it was on the cover of Southern Living, it was everywhere. So back in April my husband…

Disney Cruise Tips and Tricks

Last August we went on our second Disney Cruise and literally planned it in about a week. I know, we are crazy. But we have the best time on spontaneous adventures. Even with 3 kids. We hopped in the minivan and drove down to Florida for a memorable 4 day vacation on the happiest boat…

Greenery Baby Shower

I recently helped co host a baby shower for one of my close girlfriends. Out of alllllll of our kids, (4 families, 8 girls) we have no boys. Well not until this sweet little bundle of joy. So clearly I had no clue where to begin with planning a shower for a little boy. However…

Girly 1st Birthday

I was determined to have a small and intimate 1st Birthday this time! You know they always say everything is different with your second child. Well it’s true. With my first, I had a big 1st Birthday Party with everyone we knew, lots of details, too much food and an exhausted Mama. This time I…