About Me

Welcome to Lizventures! (formerly A Nut in a Nutshell) I’m Liz, a North Carolina girl with an “I’m from Michigan” accent. I dream of being an even “foodier” foodie, traveling the globe and keeping my sentimental hoarding tendencies in check.

I started blogging to fill my time when my baby went to college, and yes, I’m the mom of two kids in their early to mid-twenties, gasp! I hate that I have an empty nest, but it leaves me all kinds of time for new adventures.


My roots are in the Midwest, but I moved to coastal North Carolina about two years ago.


After college, I was working in the Travel & Tourism industry and loved it, but gave it up to stay home and raise my two kids. No regrets, of course!

I love spending my time in the kitchen creating and tweaking recipes and trying out new kitchen tools and methods of preparation.

Blueberry Pain Perdu (Overnight Baked French Toast)

When I’m not making something myself, I most definitely enjoy dining out and traveling. Experiencing new adventures is one of my greatest joys in life!

Me, Mike and Sulley - Monsters University


Welcome to Lizventures!


Get in touch:

Email: lizmays at lizventures.com

Twitter: @blueviolet



I look forward to working with you!


Liz Mays is a a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she’s not in her kitchen creating recipes, she’s probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.