• We’ve been eating a lot of comfort food the past several weeks (months?) The weather has been so cold, and when it’s so cold, I reach for the carbs. This next week is supposed to be nicer (warmer – maybe even 60s one day!) and we’re planning several days of salad. Our waistlines will thank… [Read More]

    Asian Chicken Noodle Bowl #recipe #eMeals
  • My friend Mendie is in town. We were originally going to have dinner last night, but when the forecast took a turn for the worst, I took the afternoon off and grabbed one of our extra passes (thanks to being a passholder, we had some extra passes that expire this weekend.) We decided to see… [Read More]

    Touring Biltmore in 30 minutes or less #QuickTrips #Biltmore #Asheville #outaboutNC
  • I’m going to count this as one of my #15in15. I got this idea from a friend, and she happened to have a Cricut that she cut her petals from. I did not have that, so I had to wing it. I wanted to create Valentines for my son’s daycare group, and I had to… [Read More]

    Cute flower Valentines for kids #diy #crafts
  • I think I’m in denial about this being the end of the month. I mean…weren’t we just celebrating Christmas? How are we a few days from February? Oh well. I’m linking up for 10 Things to Smile About…because it’s been a pretty decent month. 1. We celebrated ringing in the new year at home. We… [Read More]

    10 Things to Smile About {January 2015} #10Things #10Things2Smile
  • “Put your phone in your pocket, mommy. Put your phone in your pocket.” Those were the exact words my son said to me this weekend when I had pulled my phone out to take a photo of him. He thought I was getting sucked into one of the many apps on my phone, but really… [Read More]

    Going hands free

Friday 5: For real, spring #Friday5


1. Oh, spring time. How I love thee. We have been experiencing spring-like temperatures all week…until today. Today and tomorrow our high temperatures are supposed to be in the 40s. Lame. I’m excited about the warm temps the rest of the time, though. The later daylight, the warmer temps, the flowers that are blooming…makes me […]

Things to do with kids in Asheville

Day trip to the WNC Nature Center. #WNCNatureCenter #Asheville #NC

I live in a tourist destination. When I visit other tourist-y destinations, I research (a lot) on what we can do with our toddler. This wasn’t an issue until 3.5 years ago, when our boy was born. Before we could just get up and go (within reason) and didn’t have to worry about a little […]

Adventure at the WNC Nature Center @friendswildwnc #avlfun

Day trip to the WNC Nature Center. #WNCNatureCenter #Asheville #NC

My husband bought family passes to the WNC Nature Center as a Christmas gift. We’ve gone several times since then and each time hasn’t disappointed. I had spring break early last week (I’m fortunate enough to get a spring break. Not so lucky to get an entire week, though.) I kept the boy home from […]

Fundraise for your child’s school with @LittlePassports!


I’ve been a fan of Little Passports for the past couple of years, and I’m excited that they’ve rolled out a program for younger kids. (My son loves learning, but he’s not quite at the age for their original box.) Now, I’m even more pleased to see that they have a fundraising program! Right now, […]

Stream of Consciousness – week 38 #SOCWeekend #blogging #freewriting

We met friends for dinner last night. Friends we haven’t seen in several years and they’re visiting from the west coast. I love catching up with old friends and beginning where we left off (even if there were two additions – a 6-month-old and a 3-year-old.) <a href=http://lovejaime.com/tag/SOC title=LoveJaime.com><img src=http://lovejaime.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SOCWeekend.jpg alt=Stream of Consciousness writing border=0 […]

Friday 5: Spring break! (And travels) #Friday5


Considering the exhaustion I feel today, Friday 5 is perfect for me – a total brain dump of things that have happened this week. 1. I had two days off this week for spring break. I LOVE that part of my job. Christmas break, spring break…they’re definitely perks. I kept the 3-year-old home from daycare […]

Old School Blogging: Randomness #OSBlog


These might be some of the most fun questions I’ve answered for Old School Blogging in a few months! If you link up, let me know! (I’m linking up with Elaine, by the way. Join us!) If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose? I would want to be on […]