cooking experiments · home and hearth · I like to eat

Roasted Veggie Burritos

When my husband and I first started dating, we had a routine where we would take turns providing dinner. On his nights, he would cook me delicious homemade meals, and on my nights…I would bring him delicious takeout. It was a great set-up. 😀     One of his favorite things to prepare were these… Continue reading Roasted Veggie Burritos

family matters · wandering but not lost

Tips for Traveling with First Time Flyers

The holiday season generally comes with some sort of trip to visit family. Sometimes that means a road trip, but sometimes that means a flight across the country or even abroad! Taking your child on an airplane for the first time can cause a little anxiety in any parent, but I am here with some… Continue reading Tips for Traveling with First Time Flyers

family matters

10 Christmas Traditions You’ll Be Adopting This Year

I recently wrote a post about our little ornament tradition, and that had me heading to Pinterest to check out some other family Christmas traditions people are partaking in. Let me tell you, I found a lot of adorable things that I absolutely loved, and I have collected 10 of my favorites here for you… Continue reading 10 Christmas Traditions You’ll Be Adopting This Year

cooking experiments · I like to eat

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, we all know that I am not very adept in the kitchen, but I am very good at eating and definitely know a good recipe when I taste one. I mean, you would probably have to try to make chocolate chip cookies taste bad…but my mom’s recipe is way better than your average cookie.… Continue reading Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

home and hearth

Choosing Ornaments, A Christmas Tradition

We are not what you would consider a traditional type family (we are kinda super nerds), and we don’t have a whole lot of holiday activities that we feel the need to partake in year after year…except for one, our ornament tradition. When my husband and I bought our house together three years ago, we… Continue reading Choosing Ornaments, A Christmas Tradition

wandering but not lost

An Affordable Weekend Getaway to New Orleans

Earlier this month, I took a short girl’s trip to New Orleans! Four of us hopped on a quick flight from Charlotte to NOLA on a Thursday morning and big easy-ed our way through the weekend until our flight home on Sunday afternoon. It was a fantastic time, jam-packed with all the New Orleans’ sights, that… Continue reading An Affordable Weekend Getaway to New Orleans

cooking experiments · family matters · home and hearth

8 Easy Dinners for School Nights

Sometimes I feel like school nights are the bane of my existence. Although my son does sooooo much better when he is on a routine (summer can lead to crankiness), the rush around during the school year can be a real pain. I work full-time so the roughly 4 hours between the end of work… Continue reading 8 Easy Dinners for School Nights

family matters · the Queen City

Trick-or-Treating Safely and In Style!

You may remember from last year that Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday and that I love everything about it, especially the costumes and trick-or-treating! There is just something about all that spooky fun that makes me crazy happy! I know that a big worry for a lot of parents is keeping the kiddos safe… Continue reading Trick-or-Treating Safely and In Style!