family fun time · the Queen City

Exploring the Lazy 5 Ranch

This weekend, I took the kids and my mom out to the Lazy 5 Ranch in Mooresville, NC, and we had a fantastic time (my husband sat this one out due to environmental allergies).  We couldn’t stop laughing as the animals literally poked their heads inside the car looking for food pellets.  It was such… Continue reading Exploring the Lazy 5 Ranch

family matters · Getting Crafty

Simple (Last Minute) Costume Idea

Since Halloween, my favorite holiday, is rapidly approaching, I thought I should chip in my costume two cents.  Dressing up can be a big deal around my house, and there have been years where I spent an entire month putting together a costume.  For one Halloween, I spent days sewing little tiny plastic spiders to… Continue reading Simple (Last Minute) Costume Idea

Charlotte eateries · just the two of us · the Queen City

Date Night: The Dandelion Market and the Sculpture Walk

For my second installment in the date night series, I actually planned a brunch date at The Dandelion Market followed by a walk around uptown doing an art scavenger hunt.  We tend to think of dates as something for Friday or Saturday nights, but it can be a lot of fun to go out at… Continue reading Date Night: The Dandelion Market and the Sculpture Walk