family matters · Getting Crafty · home and hearth

DIY Chore Chart with FREE Printable

Continuing in my “New Year, New You” vein this week, I created a chore chart for my kiddos.  Part of my journey into better time management includes delegation. My children are plenty old enough (way past old enough if the truth is told) to contribute with the running of the household.  They are currently skating… Continue reading DIY Chore Chart with FREE Printable

family fun time · the Queen City

A Day at Carolina Renaissance Festival

This past weekend, we visited the Carolina Renaissance Festival.  It was a fantastic family outing, and we all had a ton of fun even though I barely saw my kids as they wandered around with their friends for most of the day 😀   This annual festival is held on weekends in October and November.… Continue reading A Day at Carolina Renaissance Festival

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