Category: Charlotte

Momma Makeover – Review and Tah-Tah Makeup #Giveaway


Don’t miss the Momma Makeover Giveaway with Tah-Tah Makeup at the end of the post! “You look rough.” “Are you getting enough sleep?” “Still feeling sick?” “Was it this bad with your last?” “You’re looking a little…peaked.” These are the questions I heard and things that were said to me for pretty much my entire…
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Holes. In My Ears? On Purpose! Professional Lobe Piercing


“Holes – in my ears? With a needle?? On purpose?!?” was S’s 5 year old response as we strolled by a tween getting her ears pierced in the mall a few months ago. She knew mommy could wear earrings but hadn’t determined how I arrived at that privilege. I think she figured the holes grew…
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Nana’s Soul Food Kitchen – Mommy’s Favorite Thing to Make for Dinner is Reservations


Good food feeds the soul, and Nana’s Soul Food Kitchen serves up soul-filling comfort foods. Nana’s offers an array of Southern home cooked favorites, including fried chicken and fish, smothered pork chops, ribs, amazing macaroni and cheese – and yams the kids are still talking about. The environment at Nana’s is very casual and relaxed….
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SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium – NOW OPEN!

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Dude.  Coming back from vacation is tough.  Especially when coming back from the Caribbean sans kids.  Especially when my hubs and I caught a stomach virus on the way back and spent our first two days back battling for the toilet.  Yeah, it’s been unpleasant at the Harding household.  That’s what I get for sending beautiful…
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Sexy After Baby


Laundry. Kids. Exhaustion. Lactation. It’s a universal truth – once you become a mommy your body isn’t quite the same again. There’s a little something extra here, a little something deflated there – but overall still in good working condition. Once I had my daughter I awarded my body a badge of WOW for it’s…
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#DotheDownton Tea Party and Win BIG!


Jon and I don’t often agree on television shows.  I love drama, a little mystery and historical fiction.  He likes documentaries, outdoor adventure themes and PBS.  They don’t often overlap.  But on occasion we find a show that we habitually watch together.  These include: Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Downton Abbey.  I know.  I’m as…
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SeasonsEatings: Pin to Win with Harris Teeter + Skillet Cookie Recipe

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*Don’t miss the Harris Teeter gift card giveaway at the end of the post!* For those of you that know me, you know this: I don’t really do “crafty.”  I do cooking.  I do running.  I do boozing.  But crafty – not my thing.  And crafty baking? Forget about it.  Needless to say, I felt…
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Holiday Lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens + Giveaway


***Scroll to the bottom to enter to WIN a family 4 pack of tickets to the Holidays at the Garden!*** I’m a Northern girl, and as such, I’m giddy that living in Charlotte means I’m able to walk around and look at holiday lights with a light jacket on. I feel like I’m getting away…
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Fall Fondue Recipe with Organic Veggies from Simply Fresh

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This girl loves her veggies.  So, imagine my delight when this arrived on my doorstep from Simply Fresh: My excitement was comparable to telling a 10-year-old they could go on a Toys R Us shopping spree.  Yes, I was that excited. Upon delivery of my Simply Fresh box o’ veggies, I promptly began dreaming of…
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Five on Friday 11/15: Weekend Events in Charlotte, Atlanta & Raleigh

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Sorry it’s been a few weeks.  This little ditty takes some time to put together and I’ve realized it can’t be a last minute production.  Pardon my delinquency and let’s just get right down to it.  Here are some fun family weekend events for your neck of the South. Charlotte 1. Lollipops Concert: Adventures in…
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Raising Thankful Kids – Thanksgiving Edition


This year for Thanksgiving we wanted to make sure our family was giving back to our community. We are so blessed, and there are so many people experiencing truly difficult realities. We want to instill a sense of appreciation and service to our community in our children. We started talking to our 5 year old…
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My Baby’s First Haircut at Pigtails and Crewcuts Blakeney


A baby’s first haircut is one of the many milestones anticipated by parents. It marks their growth into toddler-hood as their wild baby tresses are exchanged for a big kid hairdo. I remember my daughter’s like it was yesterday, she sat perfectly still and calmly let them cut her curls. My son, however, is a…
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