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#DIY JULY ~ 5 Tips to Refresh the Deck

#DIY JULY ~ 5 Tips to Refresh the Deck

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to summer, we spend a ton of time outside. I love the fresh air, the warm sun, and I love to entertain. So our deck truly becomes an extension of our living space and in North Carolina, that really lasts 3 seasons long. So this summer […]

Summer Weekend Getaway ~ Asheville, North Carolina

Summer Weekend Getaway ~ Asheville, North Carolina

Planning a summer weekend getaway is always fun and when it comes to North Carolina, we are blessed to have fabulous options all over the state.  One town that just begs for a mid summer visit is Asheville.  I had the pleasure of visiting 3 years in a row while attending the TypeAParent Conference and with each […]

Disney Sports Team Mom Tips ~ Tournament Hotels

Disney Sports Team Mom Tips ~ Tournament Hotels

One of the most important aspects of the youth sports travel tournament experience is determining where will your players and families stay. When you participate in one of the many events hosted by or held at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that there are a number of […]

#DIY July ~ Tween and Teen Room Makeover

#DIY July ~ Tween and Teen Room Makeover

Today is all about a tween and teen room makeover, taking that well loved but likely under used playroom and putting it to good use. When your kids are home in the summer, one area they might spend a lot of time in is your playroom. But what happens when no one’s using the space […]

Summer Weekend Getaway  ~ Boone, North Carolina

Summer Weekend Getaway ~ Boone, North Carolina

If it’s time to beat the heat, a summer weekend getaway to Boone, North Carolina might be just the ticket.  A hub for all kinds of outdoor activities, Boone is also full of home town charm and creativity.  One of the most walkable towns in the country, Boone is home to Appalachian State University, giving it […]

#DIY July ~ Your Family Room FLOR

#DIY July ~ Your Family Room FLOR

  Today we are talking #DIY July and your family room FLOR. The family room can be the hub of all your summer activity from kids to friends, dogs and family in and out. So this floor can be a place your being to dread taking care of because it never really cleans up the […]

4th of July Weekend Getaway ~ Wilmington and Beaches, NC

4th of July Weekend Getaway ~ Wilmington and Beaches, NC

The 4th of July begs for a weekend getaway and because this year it falls on a Friday, I couldn’t be more tempted to load up my family and hit the road.  Living in the suburbs of Raleigh, NC, we are within a two hour drive to some of North Carolina’s best beaches and I can honestly say there’s […]

Disney Sports Team Mom Tips ~ Staying Fit on the Road

Disney Sports Team Mom Tips ~ Staying Fit on the Road

Staying fit on the road is a challenge for anyone who travels. But when it comes to a summer full of travel sports for your youth athlete, fitting in those daily workouts while navigating tournament logistics, venues, and countless hotel rooms is a busy team mom’s nemesis. Unless of course you are participating in a tournaments […]

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Graduation Gift Ideas {High School Students}

Graduation Gift Ideas {High School Students}

Graduation gift ideas are harder to decide on than you think. As we prepare for our first child to graduate high school next week, I suddenly find myself completely stumped when it comes to deciding what to get him. As a child who has been so blessed through his high school years, he’s not in […]

Family Command Center for Summer

Family Command Center for Summer

A family command center for summer is key for an organized transition from the routines of school to the freedom of summer.  Thanks to the team at 3M, this year I’ve got some fun new products from the Home Collection by Posit-it® Brand, Scotch® Brand and Command™ Brands that will make our 2014 summer station […]