Summerfest: The NC Symphony in Our Backyard

Thank you to Booth Amphitheatre for partnering with us on this post. All opinions are genuine and my very own. Summer is in full swing and so is the North Carolina Symphony’s Summerfest, presented by UNC Rex Healthcare…

9 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Dad

Guest Post by #lightscameradad As I sat watching my kids splash around and navigate the endless political intrigues that a day at the pool involves, I caught myself thinking about Father’s Day and the things I’ve…

Summer Road Trip: Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Thanks to the generosity of Busch Gardens we were able to experience a great day in Williamsburg, VA. As always, all opinions expressed in this sponsored post are genuine and my very own. We love to surprise the kids with…

Mother’s Day Reflections: My Dreams Came True

Some young women dream of careers, of marriage, of fame and fortune, of travel, of the excitement life can bring. My dream was always, for as long as I can remember, even from the youngest age….my dream was…

6 Ways I’ve Become a Better Stepmom

Over the past 5 years, I’ve strived to become a better stepmom. I’m proud of the growth I’ve made and hope to continue to learn and better myself as I tackle the very important…

Mother’s Day Wish List: 25 Gift Ideas for Every Budget

This post contains affiliate links. Mother’s Day is around the corner and I am already getting requests from the kids, from my mom and from the hubster for a complete Mother’s Day gift wish list. Flowers…

Date Night in Lafayette Village: Driftwood Southern Kitchen

Last week we happily accepted an invitation to check out Driftwood Southern Kitchen for a date night in North Raleigh. Driftwood Southern is a restaurant featuring one of my favorite categories of food- rustic, southern, farmhouse cooking. It’s…

A Girls’ Trip to the Art of Living Retreat

Two weeks ago I spent the entire weekend at The Art of Living Retreat in the breathtaking mountains of Boone, NC. My girlfriend had invited me on a girls’ trip getaway to the mountains of North Carolina to &ldquo…