Under the Sea Birthday Party

Seems a little strange to promote an August birthday celebration in the middle of October, but hey, that’s how we roll. Like the ebb and flow of life, sometimes we have the bed made within two minutes of waking up and sometimes we’re still up to our noses in covers at 11am. When I started […]

Raleigh Lifestyle Blog Apple Picking

Is there anything to not love about Fall? The cooler weather. The comfort food. All things pumpkin spice. And of course, fun outdoor activities. As soon as the calendar transitions into our favorite season, we start our Fall Bucket List and get busy! We knew we wanted to introduce apple picking as one of our […]


We’re often asked, “What are the busiest months for weddings?” Without a doubt, April and May top the list of responses. With blossoming blooms and mild temperatures, Spring has always been a top choice for couples when selecting a time of year to get married. So here we sit, nearing the end of April and […]

Schitt's Creek Party Cocktails

Oh schitt! That is pretty much our motto right now. Coronavirus has reared its ugly head in the form of postponements, cancellations, fear and anxiety. As soon as we stabilize one event, another one starts to crack. We’re running around like Chicken Little screaming “the sky is falling” while our hearts simultaneously burst open with […]


I blame my mother. It’s her fault I can’t just blow up a few balloons, slap up a Pin-the-Tail on the Donkey and call it a day. Growing up, my brother and I had elaborate birthday parties. From bonfires, live bands, Big Bird Treehouse cakes and special appearances by Batman, my mom was a pioneering […]

They sat across from each other at our dining room table. They had laughed at that table. Shared meals with friends at that table. Celebrated birthdays at that table. Worked alongside each other at that table. She had told him we were expecting a baby sitting at that table. And nine months later, their marriage […]

Mims House Indoor Yard Sale Saturday, March 9th 7am What are you doing next Saturday? Looking for whozits, whatzits galore? You want thingamabobs? We’ve got twenty. We’re going all Marie Kondo on our homes and Mims House and are hosting an Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, March 9th. Let’s talk about why our yard sale […]

While exploring a Balinese market last year, we used our worst negotiation skills to scoop up a two-for-deal on these bohemian dream catchers. Our gullibility and awful price haggling skills made us prime targets to Bali merchants. While our two-for-one deal was probably actually us paying twice as much as we should have, these hand-crafted […]

I would read you a bedtime story, turn off the light and then hold you as tightly and closely to me as possible. We would rock back and forth and back and forth while I softly sang, “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.” With your left cheek pressed firmly against my chest, I would […]

I left a weekend bag in my trunk for 26 days. It was packed full of clothes, jewelry and two heavy coats from a photo shoot. I would see the bag every time I opened my trunk and for some reason, on every Target run, I would push it to the side or load my […]


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