The Importance of Being Reese

Quick and Easy No Bake Energy Bites



"A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands." - Anonymous

Today's recipe is a super yummy and healthy treat for the whole family- No Bake Energy Bites. As you all know, I'm a fan of keeping it simple, and this recipe couldn't get more simple if I tried. It involves absolutely no baking, which makes it a fantastic treat to make with your toddlers during the summer. Because who actually likes having to turn on the stove or oven in the oven? If you live in the South, you know what I'm talking about...



At Home: The Ultimate Blogger Shopping Spree


A/N: I received several items to help facilitate my social shares for this post, however, as always, all thoughts, opinions and images (unless otherwise noted are my own).

Question: What happens when you give 20 bloggers wine and cookies, and then unleash them in At Home for back-to-school shopping?

Answer: A hilarious live streamed shopping spree

Last night Little J and I stopped by At Home and proceeded to shop until we dropped. Again. The theme of the night was College Move-In Essentials, which was perfect, because At Home has one of the best selections I seen so far.

How To Adventure this Summer On a Budget





A/N: This post is sponsored by Groupon, however all thoughts and opinions about how awesome Groupon is are my own. And I've got the bank statements and recipets to prove it. Enjoy!

Summer is winding down, but your plans don't have to! 

As an avid saver and adventurer, Groupon is my go to site for all things fun and cheap. I can't tell you the fun excursions my family and I have had compliments of Groupon, but I can refresh your memory really quick...



Southern Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Southern Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Salty-Sweet, crunchy and crispy, these Southern Baked Sweet Potato Fries are the perfect side dish to compliment your meal, or a healthy snack your whole family will love!

Happy Friday,

Today, I'm celebrating our slow descent into Autumn with one of my favorite fall recipes- Southern Sweet Potato Fries. One of the many things we get in North Carolina year round are gorgeous, deep orange colored sweet potatoes. On the weekends, we head to the farmers market where I can peruse the selection of local goodies. We always walk away with a few sweet potatoes.

Thought they taste just as amazing plain, occasionally I have a yearning for something sweet. These fries help to satisfy my sweet tooth without being too over the top. Which literally makes them the one of the most perfect foods ever.



Charlotte Happenings: Bands, Brews and BBQ's at Carowinds



A/N: I was given free park admission into Carowinds so that I could share my experience with you guys. However, as always, all thoughts, opinion and photos are my own! 

Question of the Day: Which do you love the most?

A: Live Bands
B: Tasty Brews
C: Mouthwatering BBQ's
D: All of the above

At Carowinds, you can have all three. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 29-August 14, Carowinds invites you to come have a finger-licking good time at the annual Bands, Brews and BBQ's Festival.


Where to Eat, Drink, Play and Stay in Charlotte

Best places to eat, drink, play and stay in Charlotte. North Carolina.
Author's Note: This Staycation was sponsored in part by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.
However, my family and I also spent our own money for many of the destinations mentioned in this guide in order to offer you guys an authentic experience and review of some of the best Charlotte has to offer. All thoughts, opinions and photos (unless otherwise indicated) are my own. 

If you follow me on Instagram, by now you've probably had the chance to check out some of my recent photos of our Charlotte Staycation. It's amazing how you can spend years in city, and never fully get the chance to enjoy it. This past weekend changed that for the A Team. We were able to explore every nook and cranny of the Queen City and share some quality time at some of our favorite places.

Since I believe sharing is caring, today, I'm sharing some highlights from our Charlotte Staycation. So if you're local, or intend to visit Charlotte sometime in the near future, think of this as your unofficial Charlotte Travel Guide. Here's where to eat, drink, play and stay in Charlotte, North Carolina.