The Importance of Being Reese: June 2017

Where to Stay, Play, Eat and Drink in Fayetteville, North Carolina


Question of the Day: What do you get when you let loose 8 military wives in the city of Fayetteville, North Carolina

 Answer: A fabulously good time.

A few weeks ago, I was invited by SoFluential and The Fayetteville Areas Convention and Visitors Bureau to take a tour of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fayetteville holds many good memories for me. It was the place where I met Mr. A, where I graduated with my first degree, and it is currently where my parents have planted their roots.

Still, on the surface, Fayetteville can be mistaken as one of the many other military towns whose reputations sometimes precedes itself. But once you take a closer look, you'll see that Fayetteville has some serious small town charm and rich history. You just have to know where to go to unlock all that Fayetteville has to offer.


Work from Home Style with Phonetic Eyewear + A Giveaway


A/N: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Phonetics Eyewear, however all thoughts and opinions are provided by me. Dress provided courtesy of Angela Roy LulaRoe.

I've worn glasses since I was a kid. I suppose my inevitable journey into wearing glasses started with my insatiable need to read. Most of the time, at night, in the dark, with a flashlight. This was, of course, pre-e-reader days, so my eyes paid the price.

Since I work from home, I'm pretty much on some form of electronic device 24/7, which puts a serious strain on my already strained eyes. So you can imagine my surprise (and pure delight) when I discovered that Phonetic Eyewear helps to alleviate digital eyestrain by using a special coating to deflect harmful blue light caused by computer screens and most electronic devices.

Cars 3 Candy Popcorn


Head to the theaters to check out Cars 3, the latest action-packed movie by Disney Pixar!

It's no secret that we are a Disney loving family. Every time a new Disney movie comes out, we're typically front-and-center in the theater to check it out. Since Mr. A is quite the car aficionado, you can imagine that our entire family was excited about the release of Cars 3. So much so that I celebrated by creating a fun, and super easy Cars 3 snack to celebrate.

Bright, colorful, and fun, this Cars 3 Candy Popcorn is the perfect snack for a Cars themed party or Cars moving watching marathon! It's 50% sweet, 50% salty, and 100% delicious. Which makes it the perfect treat for EVERYONE in the family.

5 Easy Ways to Stay Safe While Working From Home

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A/N: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Iris by Lowe’s, however, all thoughts, and opinions truly belong to me.

 Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. This is a rule I have always lived by. It can be applied to every aspect of my life. Parenting. Work. Writing. And, of course, personal safety.

Last year, I remember watching the news in horror as a stay-at-home-mom was attacked by a home intruder. The thing that truly struck me was the timing of the attack. It was broad daylight. She lived in a seemingly safe suburban neighborhood. And she even had a security camera. What scared me the most is that I found that I could check off every single item on that list as well.

Watching that incident unfold left me feeling incredibly uneasy. As a work-at-home-mom, I had always assumed that working from within the confines of my home was somewhat safer. Watching that 45 second clip of a woman fighting for her life made me realize just how easily that could have been me.

Summer Ravioli Pasta Salad

Summer Ravioli Pasta Salad

Cheesy ravioli and fresh veggies marinated in a deliciously healthy Italian dressing-- this Summer Ravioli Pasta Salad is the perfect side for picnics, BBQ's and summer gatherings. 

During the Summer months, there's always something going on at our house. We're serial entertainers. While Mr. A typically mans the grill, the side dishes and decor typically fall on my plate. Which is why I find it helpful to serve dishes that can be whipped up in no time.

Summer Learning: Slide It



In any other circumstance, sliding playing cards along a table might not seem like a learning activity, but this game is! Take turns sliding cards, measuring their distance from the edge using a ruler, and adding up the total to find your score. Practice makes perfect! Try sliding the cards so they just touch the edge, if you're successful you're almost guaranteed to walk away the winner.