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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 […]

8 Easy July 4th Desserts and Crafts

8 Easy July 4th Desserts and Crafts

Easy July 4th desserts and crafts are my sweet spot.  We are blessed to have wonderful neighbors and for the better part of the last 8 years have spent every July 4th at our neighborhood pool followed by driveway sparklers and all kinds of easy fireworks fun.  Thanks to our mutually busy schedules, we never […]

5 Easy Summer Picnic Recipes

5 Easy Summer Picnic Recipes

Looking for fun but easy summer picnic recipes for Memorial Day Weekend? As you kick off the summer and gather with friends and family, here are a few of my favorite picnic recipes from the always clever folks at Spoonful.com.  Easy to make and sure to please, these are perfect for you to share a […]

Comments   |   DIY Projects, Gifts, Kids, Mother's Day
7 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Last minute and Mother’s Day Gift Ideas don’t seem like they should go together but honestly? Often times they just do.  This is my 18th Mother’s Day and over the years I’ve had all kinds of special (and not so special) Mother’s Day gifts and celebrations.  Years when my husband had to travel for work or one of […]

229 comments   |   Gifts, Giveaway, Mother's Day
Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away and it’s time to make sure you have a shot at getting a fabulous gift.  To know me is to know that when it comes to special days, I’m all about making it easy for my people to give me what I want.  Really.  It’s okay to […]

Celebrate Earth Day with Butterflies in the Garden

Celebrate Earth Day with Butterflies in the Garden

Earth Day traditions are a cornerstone for our spring.  Over the years, I’ve noticed I favor gardening activities for this special day and this year, it’s all about butterflies.   I can’t wait for them to return each spring, amazed at their delicate wings and beautiful colors.  How I love the elementary school lessons that involve […]

1 comment   |   Easter, Party, Spring
Easy Recipes for a Kid Friendly Easter Brunch

Easy Recipes for a Kid Friendly Easter Brunch

When it come to Easter, I’m always looking for easy recipes that are kid friendly too. With so much excitement (and candy) surrounding this special day, its important to make sure your brunch has something for everyone to enjoy. In our house, cooking this special holiday meal with my children is as much about sharing […]

How to Make an Easter Basket

How to Make an Easter Basket

How to Make an Easter Basket by mygomom featuring holiday decorations If you celebrate Easter, now is the time to get busy making an Easter basket for the ones you love.  Its something I truly adore and always gets me excited for this special day.  But because I believe the basket itself should be modest, […]

Comments   |   Easter, Party, Spring
How to Plan an Easy Easter Brunch

How to Plan an Easy Easter Brunch

Have you ever wondered how to plan an easy Easter brunch? For that matter an easy spring party of any kind where you actually have a chance to visit with your guests and enjoy the fun? In my family, we celebrate Easter and one of the best ways I know to have a wonderful Easter […]

4 comments   |   DIY Projects, Easter, Gifts, Kids, Party, Spring
5 Easy Easter Crafts for Kids

5 Easy Easter Crafts for Kids

Easter crafts for kids always make a wonderful addition to the celebration that surrounds this very special time.  No matter how old my kids get, they are always eager to decorate Easter eggs and our youngest never met a holiday themed craft she didn’t like.  So if you are looking for some truly special crafts […]