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!

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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

just the two of us · the Queen City

Date Night: Pizza, Science, & Pastries

First of all, let me give my apologies for dropping the ball on the Date Night series.  It has been a long time since my last date post because we have been slacking, but since one of my goals for 2017 was to spend more quality time with my husband, I am hoping this is just… Continue reading Date Night: Pizza, Science, & Pastries

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Charlotte Holiday Celebrations

Charlotte is full of Christmas cheer this December, and I have compiled this list of celebrations happening in and around the Queen City to keep your bells jingling all month long (hehe, bells jingling, hehehe) .  Whether you want to look at Christmas lights, watch a bawdy play, drink holiday cocktails, or just go ice-skating, I’ve got… Continue reading Charlotte Holiday Celebrations

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

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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

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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

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Date Night: Ajbani and The Rabbit Hole

I am currently in the process of writing a little e-book about date nights in Charlotte, and since it is nearly completed, I wanted to go ahead and start this Date Night series on the blog.  My goal is to document a monthly date with my husband to share here that will (hopefully) give all… Continue reading Date Night: Ajbani and The Rabbit Hole