Spring Lawn Care | Reviving a Lawn after Winter

Spring Lawn Care - Reviving a Lawn After Winter

It’s time for a little spring lawn care to wake things up again around your house, and help your lawn get off to a good start in the new growing season. Spring lawn care is less intensive than fall lawn care, so if you’re feeling overwhelmed at the thought of a major clean-up, relax in […]

Bodie Island Lighthouse – Cape Hatteras National Seashore #OBX

Bodie Island Light Station - Cape Hatteras National Seashore

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is one of five Outer Banks lighthouses, and I visited it last weekend on my first trip to The Outer Banks. One of the first things I learned about the Bodie Island Lighthouse is that it’s pronounced “body”, not bo-dee. Although the name likely came from the original landowner, local lore has […]

Fudgy Mint Cookies

Fudgy Mint Cookies recipe

These Fudgy Mint cookies combine two of my favorite things in the world: chocolate and mint.  Caramel is my third favorite thing, but caramel and mint don’t play nice together, so I had to make caramel stay at home for this play date. I decided to do a “Pinterest remake”, so I found myself eyeing this recipe […]

Springtime Almond Bars + Giveaway

Springtime Almond Bars

I love bar cookies, especially these springtime almond bars. Bar cookies are a wee bit fancier than regular cookies, and they’re usually rich and sinful tasting. When I want an impressive but easy-to-make dessert to serve for Easter brunch or a family get-together, bar cookies are always my friend. These springtime almond bars have a rich, buttery crust, delectable almond filling and are topped […]

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Fudgy Mint Cookies recipe

Fudgy Mint Cookies

These Fudgy Mint cookies combine two of my favorite things in the world: chocolate and mint.  Caramel is my third favorite thing, but caramel and mint don’t play nice together, so I had to make caramel stay at home for this play date. I decided to do a “Pinterest remake”, so I found myself eyeing this recipe […]

Springtime Almond Bars

Springtime Almond Bars + Giveaway

I love bar cookies, especially these springtime almond bars. Bar cookies are a wee bit fancier than regular cookies, and they’re usually rich and sinful tasting. When I want an impressive but easy-to-make dessert to serve for Easter brunch or a family get-together, bar cookies are always my friend. These springtime almond bars have a rich, buttery crust, delectable almond filling and are topped […]

Cowboy Quesadillas and Amazing Nachos recipe

Cowboy Quesadillas & Amazing Nachos + Food Lion GC Giveaway

How’s about we serve up some dinner around here? Let’s dish it up with a “cooking made easy” recipe from Food Lion for Cowboy Quesadillas and Amazing Nachos. What are cowboy quesadillas, you ask? Bold fajita-seasoned chicken with hot melted cheese wrapped up in freshly crisped tortillas and cut into triangle bites. What’s not to love? Plus, we’re […]

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Bodie Island Light Station - Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Bodie Island Lighthouse – Cape Hatteras National Seashore #OBX

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is one of five Outer Banks lighthouses, and I visited it last weekend on my first trip to The Outer Banks. One of the first things I learned about the Bodie Island Lighthouse is that it’s pronounced “body”, not bo-dee. Although the name likely came from the original landowner, local lore has […]

Hogwarts Express - Universal Florida

My Favorite Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Orlando Attractions

Although both Islands of Adventure and Universa

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6 Tried-and-True Spring Break Destinations for Families

Spring break has always been a favorite getaway for me. It’s such a welcome escape from school, work and wintry weather. As a child, most of my spring break vacations were spent in Florida, but I’ve enjoyed taking my kids to a variety of places over the years, and quite frankly,  the best spring break destinations for families are […]

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