He’s still my little boy

January 13, 2015
He's still my little boy

I’ve been a little cranky with Mr. A lately. He’s having some “development” issues, ie. behavior problems. I think he’s having a growth spurt as he’s eating ALL. THE. TIME. I’m hoping that’s the cause of his blatent lack of caring when I ask him to do something. But that’s not the point of this post. I’ve been reminiscing about my sweet boy and special moments we’ve had over the past few years. I’ve been worried that now that he’s in elementary school, he doesn’t care as much about spending time […]

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My Winter Beauty Must Haves

January 12, 2015
winter beauty must haves

Winter kills my skin. Everything is dry and full of static. My skin screams at me until March and I’m constantly hunting for hand creme and lip balm. Here are the items I am currently obsessed with: CapriClear Spray On Coconut Oil  – This stuff is awesome. It’s a spray-on of 100% fractionated coconut oil, one of the gentlest and most effective moisturizing ingredients available.  I use it on my feet and elbows every day. I’ve also had a weird rash near my eye and I haven’t wanted to put anything on […]

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World’s Toughest Rodeo, January 17 at PNC Arena

January 11, 2015
World toughest rodeo

Look out Raleigh. The World’s Toughest Rodeo will be back at PNC Arena next Saturday, January 17. We’ve gone to the rodeo over at Carousel Farms during the summer and we’ve seen a few at the State Fair, but never a full fledged rodeo. So this year, we’re taking Mr. A. Thirty professional cowboys will strap on a double dose of guts as they battle it out against the rankest Bulls and Broncs in North Carolina. Top cowboys will test their grit in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull […]

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Now Hiring – a new structure for 2015

January 8, 2015
Now Hiring

I’m taking a leap in 2015. Yes, I said I was going to embrace where I am, and I am. But things still have to move foward and that includes this blog. After much contemplation, I have decided to add a team of writers to this blog for 2015. Over the next month or so, I’ll be finding, hiring and adding a few new people to share a variety of lifestyle topics throughout the year. It’s both a little scary and VERY exciting. I’m also looking at doing a massive design overhaul. […]

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The struggle to take back me (and my word for 2015)

January 4, 2015
Embrace where you are - 2015

Over the past week, I thought I was just going to scrap my word/phrase of the year. I’ve been irritated and not my best self for the last month or so and figured why push myself on the feeling better, being better front. We all want that, but sometimes we just need to BE in the space that we currently occupy. I feel like I’ve been stuck on repeat. I want to do all the things. I want to be all the things. But that’s not how life works. Recently […]

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A Simpler 2015 – Is It Too Much to Ask For?

January 2, 2015
featured mom and girl

2014 was a crazy and wonderful year for our family. Like most families, we had good news, bad news, tears of joy and tears of sadness. Personally, I battled some (non-major) health issues and had a rude awakening with some scary diagnoses from some of my closest family members, and as a result, am much healthier today than I was last year at this time. The birth of our second child (the sweetest boy on the planet, I might add) kick-started the year for us in March. From there, I […]

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