Summer

Labor Day Weekend & Visiting Hill Ridge Farms in Youngsville, NC!

Labor Day Weekend & Visiting Hill Ridge Farms in Youngsville, NC!

It’s the laaaast day of our long Labor Day weekend break! Early Friday morning, Josh left to spend the weekend 4wheeling in West Virginia, so it was just me and MEO all weekend. Friday morning, MEO and I went to Starbucks for a little breakfast […]

Spirit Week at Karate International!

Spirit Week at Karate International!

Karate International of Raleigh had SPIRIT WEEK this week! It was the first year they’ve done a “Spirit Week” and it was so much fun!         Saturday was USA Saturday, but, we took a break and rested at home that day. Even […]

Mary Ellen’s Life Plan and Photography

Mary Ellen’s Life Plan and Photography

  Mary Ellen recently came up with a plan for how she’s going to “make money when she grows up.” “Okay, let’s here it.” I say. Mary Ellen replies, “I’m going to take pictures of animals and sell ONE picture for TWO dollars! And I’m going […]

My First Train Ride and a Family Vacation to Washington, D.C!

My First Train Ride and a Family Vacation to Washington, D.C!

So, first fun news of this post…. MEO and I experienced our very FIRST train ride this past weekend taking a trip to visit Casey and Mike in Rockville, MD!  I knew I wanted to ride on a train because it was something I had […]

Hand Painted Table for MEO!

Hand Painted Table for MEO!

This is MEO’s little play space in the bonus room. There are shelves all along the wall to the right full of her books and toys and games. I try to keep it neat and tidy, buuuuut, there is a reason they’re not in the picture here 😉 […]

Neighborhood Nature Walk & Scavenger Hunt with MEO (and a printable)!

Neighborhood Nature Walk & Scavenger Hunt with MEO (and a printable)!

Some days, we have a LOT of energy. Some days, we need to get outdoors STAT. Rain or shine.  Luckily, today was shine. So what to do with an abundance of energy and a three-year-old home from school for the day? A neighborhood-nature scavenger hunt!  I quickly […]

3-Year Anniversary Adventure : Motorcycling to Little Switzerland, NC

I’ve never been much of an adventurer.  Wrap me in a blanket in the comfort of my home, stick a hot coffee in my hand, and I’ll be perfect.  In the past year, though, I’ve become interested in exploring more.  Instead of being fearful and anxious of the unknown, […]

Exploring Ninth Street in Durham, North Carolina

9th Street in Durham, NC is a place so close to my heart.  I don’t get to visit it as often as I’d like, but I take every chance I can to.  I’ve recently had the opportunity to do some chalkboard art at The Rickhouse‘s 8-foot by 8-foot chalkboard (It’s AMAZING!!!!), so […]

Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Summer Snack

Today I met up with the lovely Jessica of Happily Ever After Events today at The Farmers Market to give her some adorable gifts for her clients that I designed! I’ll share those another time…. for now, let’s just say, coffee lovers won’t be disappointed. I wasn’t planning on staying at […]