Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Carolers

We went to Busch Gardens Christmas Town for the first time last week. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought it would be like Busch Gardens was on our last trip, but with a section of Christmas decorations and lights. I was so wrong. The entire park is decorated from the bridge at the entrance… read more »

52 Week Money Challenge Printable

52 Week Money Challenge #Printable #Money #Tips @ahelicoptermom

For a few years I’ve been saying that we can’t afford a trip to Disney World. Our kids have never been and I’ve been sad that they might not get the chance to go before they’ve outgrown a lot of the magic. When I saw this 52 Week Money Challenge, I immediately thought it would… read more »

Harborwalk Emerald Grande in Destin Florida

Destin, Florida Emerald Grande

If you’re looking for the perfect beach vacation desination, HarborWalk Village in Destin, Florida is it. I just returned from the HarborWalk Village a week ago and can’t wait to return with my family. Despite living in the South my entire life, I somehow never knew about this amazing gem in Destin, Florida. I don’t think I’ve… read more »

Harlem Globetrotters Ticket Discount Offer

Globetrotters Discount

  My husband and I are taking the kids to see the Harlem Globetrotters next week and I’m so excited! I saw them as a child many years ago and still remember how much I loved them.  I know my kids and husband are going to love the game as much as I did. With… read more »

Holiday Lights at the Old Mill House

Old Mill House Christmas Holiday Lights

Here are some photos I took last week when we visited my parents’ house in North Carolina. The Old Mill House is always pretty, but the Holiday lights are just magical.                   Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, everyone!    

Castle Takeover

Castle Takeover

What happens when my girls let their baby brother play along…  

Cute Sleepy Kitten – Not So Wordless Wednesday

Cute Sleepy Kitten

  My husband was on his way to an important meeting a couple of weeks ago and was anxious about making a good impression. He rushed out the door and drove off quickly so he wouldn’t be late. He walked back in the door 10 minutes later with a tiny kitten in his hand, handed… read more »

A Life Changed By Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Making Strides

  One in eight women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer at some point during her life.   That’s a terrifying statistic. I don’t want to worry that my little girls may someday be among those 1 in 8 women.     At a family function earlier this year, my cousin and I were talking… read more »

Dealing with Demetia – Any Advice?

My older daughter takes guitar lessons. Her instructor is a sweet man who builds and repairs guitars and violins and teaches lessons in his little shop. My daughter is very shy, but likes the instructor and is comfortable with him so we’re thankful to have found him. The problem is his wife. She had a… read more »

How to Make Rainbow Colored Rice – #sensoryplay

Make Your Own Colored Rice - Sensory Play

    Rainbow colored rice is easy to make and a great sensory play item for kids. We’ll teach you how to make colored rice in just a few easy steps!   All you need to make Rainbow Colored Rice is: Dry, uncooked white rice Food Coloring Rubbing alcohol or alcohol based liquid Step 1… read more »