Jamberry vs. Julep challenge (and a giveaway!)


Jamberry. It’s the latest rage in nail fashion. I have friends who have sold Jamberry for a while now, and my friend Mendie is a new Jamberry consultant. She sent me some samples to try out and I decided to test them against my beloved Julep nail polish. One nail wrap is enough to cover [...]

Halloween recap: Mummy hot dogs, past costumes


Last year, I posted a quick look at how to make Mummy hot dogs. I made them for my husband’s co-workers (I wasn’t working full-time. I had a lot of time on my hands.) For my first time making them, they were kind of fun. Ironically enough, we have hot dogs this week and I’m [...]

Peak color on the Blue Ridge Parkway


This weekend was peak leaf color in areas around Asheville (I think farther north, the leaves peaked around a week or two ago.) It’s always fun to watch the stages of the colors. My in-laws were in town, so we decided to head out to the Blue Ridge Parkway to see what we could find. [...]

Stream of Consciousness – week 17 #SOCSaturday #blogging #freewriting

Welcome back to another week of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This is the time where I spend 5 minutes free writing. I usually post this for Saturday morning, but sometimes that just doesn’t happen. It’s totally fine. I had Friday off – a combination of time off for Homecoming work and daycare was closed (randomly. [...]

Eliada corn maze (times 4!)


We have visited our local corn maze four times this year! The corn maze is less than a half mile from our house, and I bought a Groupon in August – it had to be used in September and our weekends were filling up quickly. We’ve visited the Eliada Corn Maze every year since they’ve [...]

Take a trip with Atlantic Luggage and Delta Vacations

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We’re heading into a busy travel time for my families. With costs of travel rising (and checking luggage is no cheap task), it’s important to have the right luggage and packing strategies before taking your [...]