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Summerfest: The NC Symphony in Our Backyard

Thank you to Booth Amphitheatre for partnering with us on this post. All opinions are genuine and my very own. Summer is in full swing and so is the North...

9 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Dad

Guest Post by #lightscameradad As I sat watching my kids splash around and navigate the endless political intrigues that a day at the pool involves, I caught myself thinking about...

Summer Road Trip: Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Thanks to the generosity of Busch Gardens we were able to experience a great day in Williamsburg, VA. As always, all opinions expressed in this sponsored post are genuine and...

Mother’s Day Reflections: My Dreams Came True

Some young women dream of careers, of marriage, of fame and fortune, of travel, of the excitement life can bring. My dream was always, for as long as I can...

6 Ways I’ve Become a Better Stepmom

Over the past 5 years, I’ve strived to become a better stepmom. I’m proud of the growth I’ve made and hope to continue to learn and better myself as I...

Mother’s Day Wish List: 25 Gift Ideas for Every Budget

This post contains affiliate links. Mother’s Day is around the corner and I am already getting requests from the kids, from my mom and from the hubster for a complete...

Date Night in Lafayette Village: Driftwood Southern Kitchen

Last week we happily accepted an invitation to check out Driftwood Southern Kitchen for a date night in North Raleigh. Driftwood Southern is a restaurant featuring one of my favorite...

A Girls’ Trip to the Art of Living Retreat

Two weeks ago I spent the entire weekend at The Art of Living Retreat in the breathtaking mountains of Boone, NC. My girlfriend had invited me on a girls’ trip...

Monday Musings

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” — Author Unknown Today I’m gathering together all of the well loved Lonely Planet travel guide books from my bookcase...

A Monday Night Date Night at The Cowfish Raleigh

We usually save date nights for the weekend but we decided to change it up a bit this week and have dinner and drinks out at a local favorite, The...

10 Ways I Feel Loved- A Stepmom’s Thoughts

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s time to reflect on all things love! As a stepmom (or bonus mom), being a new addition to your stepchild’s life can bring on some...

Academy Award Nominees 2019: An Audiobook Roundup

This post contains affiliate links. If you make purchases through these links, I get some spare change for my tea fund at no extra charge for you. Thank you for...