Sweet Treats Trailer Spotlight

The #SweetTreatsTrailer is seen at local fairs and festivals in Eastern NC throughout the year.  It’s busy serving up gourmet cupcakes, fresh cookies, cheesecake pops, candied apples and other seasonal favorites. And it’s not alone – The food truck industry has exploded in the last few years.  Read more

Father’s Day Gifts He Will Cherish

Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be a challenge – especially one that manages to be both affordable and meaningful to such an important man in your life. The very best gifts don’t have to cost a lot of money (and can even be free). Here are a few ways to spend time with Dad this Father’s Day, creating memories he’ll cherish far more than anything bought from a store. Read more

Yummy Beach Picnic Foods

There’s no better way to welcome the warmth of summer than with a lazy day at the beach – soaking up the sun, digging your toes into the sand, and having a blast with friends and family. Frolicking in the surf and sand can work up quite an appetite, and the offerings at nearby concession stands are generally pretty limited (and expensive). Appease your appetite by packing some easily treats before you hit the beach. Read more

Sweet Summer Treats

Sweet summertime! Nothing better than popsicles and ice cream, but variety is the spice of life. Let’s shake up our summertime with these unique treats perfect for picnics, family gatherings, or relaxing at home. Read more

DIY Mother’s Day Crafts

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. It’s a time to celebrate motherhood and show the women in our life how much we appreciate all they have done for us.  Some will give gifts of flowers, candy, and perfume, while others will make breakfast in bed, serve a favorite sweet treat, take over the household chores for the day, or even take mom out for a fancy five star meal.

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Spring Break Activities for Kids

It’s that time of year again, and your kids are looking forward to a week off from school. A week of sleeping until noon, staying in pjs all day and binge watching cartoons. This spring break, channel their attention into productive pursuits, and keep their little hands busy with these great activities. Read more

3 Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

While the holidays draw us closer to friends and family, they frequently invite an unwelcome guest: stress. It’s hardly surprising, given the many demands of the season – including parties, shopping, baking, and entertaining. Taking a few smart steps now can minimize your anxiety, allowing you to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest. Read more

Host a Kid Friendly Haunted House

Kids love Halloween surprises, as long as they aren’t too scary. While most adults are never too old to enjoy a frightfully good time, those tender in years and in heart do have their limits. Fortunately, haunted houses don’t have to be ghoulish to keep the little ones entertained. With that in mind, we’ve brewed up a few creative kid-friendly haunted house ideas for decor, games, and treats. Read more

Cooking with Kids: 3 Easy Treats for Tots

Cooking with your kids is a great way to spend time together, while teaching them something new. If you have a budding gourmand at home, give him a chance to help out in the kitchen with these easy, childproof recipes. Read more

5 NC Festivals to Enjoy This Fall

North Carolina has numerous opportunities for family fun – featuring food, music, water sports, competitions, fireworks, and so much more. Here are five great local autumn festivals you shouldn’t miss: Read more