Discover NC: Mt. Airy

August 18, 2014
Squad Car Tours 2004

My house no longer has diapers and my littlest one no longer requires naps. This means that vacations can be much more pleasant. It means that we can take a day trip or a weekend excursion without hauling an extra bag or two of stuff. I, for one, am ready. First on my agenda is exploring my state. I’ve lived here for 25 years and there are so many places I haven’t seen. Some of them just a stone’s throw away from Raleigh. Like Mt. Airy. Mt. Airy is a [...]

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New beauty option – L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation

August 15, 2014
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If you’re like me, you are constantly on the hunt for the latest and greatest in make-up and beauty products. The older I get, the more my skin changes. I buy a foundation, fall in love with it and a few months later, it doesn’t perform the way it did in the beginning. It’s incredibly frustrating, but it’s a battle I know I’m not the only one to face. You name it, I’ve probably tried it. I’m currently a MAC foundation girl, but since it’s summer I’ve been foregoing the [...]

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Do we ever have enough?

August 13, 2014

With all the negativity in the world this week, I’ve been trying my best to see all that is in front of me and to be grateful for every little wonderful thing in my life. I wrote a post over at BabyCenter where I talk about our quest for more: We live in an age of more. Nothing is ever enough. Simple success is never enough. When we reach a milestone, we set the next goal. We teach our children to strive for greatness, but don’t really tell them what [...]

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LeapPad 3 Kid’s Tablet Review

August 12, 2014
Leappad 2 by LeapFrog

Back in March, I finally bit the bullet and decided we should get the kids a tablet. I had the opportunity to check out the LeapPad Ultra and my son was thrilled. Well over the last few months and several hours of quiet time, my daughter has become a tad jealous. I use Bubba’s Yeep Pad PUH-WEEZ??? So when I got the chance to check out the new LeapPad 3, I was thrilled. Problem solved. See what my daughter thought when we opened the box: We downloaded a few games/apps [...]

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Why I love social media and Channing Tatum

August 10, 2014
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Sometimes the Internet sucks. But sometimes? Sometimes it’s incredibly awesome. Case in point. My grandmother turns 90 in a few short weeks. My mom, sister and I have been planning all sorts of fun things for her birthday – fancy dinner, fun presents, videos and more. Today I said jokingly, “wouldn’t it be awesome if  we could get Channing Tatum to send her a card?” Yes, my 90 year old grandmother loves Channing Tatum. And the thing that’s awesome is that it’s not in a silly “school girl crush” kind [...]

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I’m stuck in a sandwich rut (BJ’s helps us go back to school)

August 7, 2014
Back to School with BJs #lunchmakeover

Y’all, kindergarten starts in two weeks. TWO WEEKS! In two weeks, life as I know it will forever change. I’m trying to prepare as much as I can, although I feel like a lot of it is going to be a learn as I go type situation. But one thing I can get a hold on is LUNCHES. Yes, I obviously feed my children lunch every day, but there is something about packing a lunch EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. that stresses me out. Part of it is because my children would eat [...]

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