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Exploring Mebane

This past weekend my cousin came to town. We had planned her visit for a month but things kept coming up.  So having her in town was so fun!  Our first adventure was to the Iron Gate Winery in Mebane.  I was happy and surprised there was a winery so close to me.  Plus tasting 11 different wine’s for $7 is a plus! Read More »

Outdoor Movie Night

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May in a nutshell

I am skipping Fashion Friday this week to recap this month’s posts.
Ya’ll really seem to be enjoying the series I have been doing.  From Lesson’s with an Accountant to new recipes I have had so much fun bringing you new content.
Just in case you missed anything this month I wanted to share a recap with you.


Who doesn’t love a new recipe or twist on an old favorite?
click any pic for the full recipe

I shared an authentic Mexican Street Style Taco recipe to start the month. Read More »


Recently Our mail carrier delivered a magazine to my mailbox, bon appetit.  It goes without saying the magazine was meant for a different mailbox. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth I looked through the many recipes and found this  it goes without saying teen magazine was meant for a different mailbox. Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I looked through the many recipes and found this one.  Smoked salmon, cream cheese, and cucumber; I’m in!

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Shopping for a Cause

I attended a preview event for the Southern Women Show a few weeks ago.  While at the event we had the opportunity to learn about a non-profit in Raleigh that helps people with domestic abuse.  Interact helps both men and women with domestic violence, sexual assault, and to relocate families who need assistance.  They fund their operations with donations of either money or clothing.  They have a thrift store that helps raise money, which they had set up at the Southern Women Show and we were able to shop.  I purchased 2 tops and a cardigan.  This is one of the tops I bought.  I love how light it is and perfect for either work or fun.  Not to mention when I wear it I am reminded that my purchase helped someone in a bad situation.  Wearing clothing that gives back in such an amazing way is close to my heart. Read More »

Plan a Staycation!

We are BIG advocates of Staycations.  For the obvious reason, it’s cheap and we don’t have to find a pet sitter.
I thought I would run down a few idea’s to make your staycation the best!

1. Research your area for things to try / do.  For example my area has a Kayak rental place on the Haw River that’s affordable and hours of fun!  We did this last year, packed a picnic and hit the river. Read More »

Lesson’s with an Accountant “Retirement”

Today on Lesson’s with an Accountant I am discussing Retirement.

If you are anything like me you are looking forward to Retirement.
I have a long list of things I want to do, places to travel, etc.

Disclaimer: I am an Accountant but not a CPA, please consult your CPA before making any financial decisions.

I posted the question on IG, What questions do you want answered on this series.
There were some great questions.  Budgets was the top concern, which I covered here.
Another reader posed the question “What percentage should we divide our income for savings, retirement, and recreation (travel, etc)?” Read More »