The Importance of Being Reese: June 2016

Charlotte Happenings: Cirque Imagine At Carowinds

Cirque Imagine Carowinds 2016

Question: What's red, sparky and can soar through the air?

Answer: The incredible team of acrobats performing at Cirque Imagine at The Carowinds Theater this Summer.

Last week I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes and check out the talented team of acrobats as they prepared for their big debut. The new live performance features incredibly skilled acrobatic performances that showcase strength, grace and athleticism all rolled into one 30-minute out-of-this-world performance.


Jurassic Quest 2016: Where Dinosaurs Come Alive


A/N: I was given tickets in exchange for promoting this exhibit, however, if you are a longtime reader, you know I only promote products and events that I truly believe in, or I know will be of interested to my readers.

If you're a product of the 90's or 80's by now you've probably seen at least one movie from the Jurassic Park saga. (And if you haven't yet, I grant you permission to stop reading, turn on Netflix and binge). As a kid, Jurassic Park was solely responsible for my obsession interest in dinosaurs. They were fascinating and incredible creatures. One can only imagine what it would be like to witness their power up close in personal.

But what if you could?



Summer at Home: STEM Projects Your Children Will Love

STEM projects and games for summer learning

This summer take the learning outdoors with these wet, wild & downright delicious STEM activities for your kiddos!

Whether you're ready for it or not, Summer is officially here. Keeping your children entertained and engaged in learning throughout the summer can be a bit of a challenge. Luckily, I'm teaming up with 7 other ladies to offer you some fun summertime play ideas both your and your children will love.

In this post, I'm going to offer you 3, wet, wild and delicious STEM activities that will keep the gears turning full speed in those little heads plus a fun summer reading list to help teach your little learners about the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math! Let your kiddos clock in some good ole fashion, messy and educational fun without having to worry about how you're going to get all those stains out of your new carpet.




14 Easy Nutella Recipes Every Chocolate Addict Will Love


summer nutella recipes to keep you cool


Warmer days are finally here! If you're like me and are always looking for ways to cool down when the weather starts to heat up, you won't be disappointed. Here are 14 super sweet and cool Nutella recipes that will help keep you cool this season! We guarantee you'll find something to try, because after all, who doesn't love Nutella?



6 Healthy Kid Approved Snacks Your Children Will Love


Note: While I received several products for purposes of reviews, the rest of the items were paid for out of pocket to provide you guys with some healthy kid approved snacks your children will love. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are truly my own. Happy snacking!

School is nearly out for the summer and now is the perfect time to start stockpiling healthy kid approved snacks your children will actually enjoy. But with so many options, what's a parent to do?
If you're short on time, but want to make sure that your children are still getting the nutrients that they require, here are 6 healthy kid approved snacks to keep your kiddos happy and healthy this summer!

Little J helped me rank these yummy snacks using her personalized grading method...



OLYMPIC Paint & Stains Weather Ready Tour Comes to Charlotte + a $100 Lowe's Gift Card Giveaway


Note: This is a sponsored post, however all thoughts and opinions regarding Olympic Maximum Stain are my own. I hope you'll come join us at the event to witness firsthand how awesome Olympic Maximum Stain is! 

Summer is officially in full swing and most of us are in the process of getting our backyards up to par for the busiest BBQ season of the year. If you still have a few projects to tend to, mainly staining your deck or patio, I've got something that will make your life much easier--Olympic Maximum Stain.



6 Ways to Save at the Gas Pumps this Summer

save money at the pumps


As summer approaches, families all across the country will be taking more trips to unwind from the hectic school year. With the price of gas steadily increasing, it can be costly to hit the road and travel with your loved ones. So, I've devised this list of creative ways to help you save at the gas pumps this summer.

Here are some useful tips to help you fill up the tank without breaking the bank.