family fun time · wandering but not lost

A Road Trip to Mystery Hill

You guys know that I am always on the lookout for fun activities that we can do as a family (ya know for those times when the teenager can squeeze us into her schedule). So when I saw a Facebook ad last March about a crazy little roadside attraction called Mystery Hill that was only… Continue reading A Road Trip to Mystery Hill

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!

cheetoh · home and hearth · just the two of us · the Queen City

Sliced! Cooking Competition

For this installment of the Date Night series, my husband and I headed to the third floor of Whole Foods for a live cooking competition put on by the Salud Cooking School. It was a Monday night date which is a little out of the box for us (we are the in-bed-before-10pm-on-weeknights type of folks),… Continue reading Sliced! Cooking Competition

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