The Firestone building in downtown Raleigh, N.C., has been sold to hotel developer Winwood Hospitality Group (via the News & Observer).
When the holidays roll around each year, I have these grandiose visions of cooking a big breakfast for everyone. (Just call me Clark!) It never really works out quite right, though. I end up a little more stressed than I wanted. The timing on our food is rarely right. And, somehow, the kitchen is messier than ever. But this year I finally figured out how to work smart, not hard.
If you follow me on Instagram, you already know this: I’m totally obsessed with sugar cookies right now. You know, the kind of obsession that keeps you up at night, in the best kind of way. Because you’re so excited about it. A lot of people have been asking about them. So here’s a little background.
Durham, N.C., is so close to Raleigh, N.C. I’ve loved Durham for years – mostly because of the time I’ve spent downtown for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival each spring. It’s one of my favorite places and times of the year. I lovingly call Full Frame my film school because it has taught me so much. (Random side note for out-of-towners: there’s no such thing as Raleigh-Durham. They’re very
Whew, what a year. It was a pretty wild, life-altering year. To put it mildly. The Big News The year began with exciting news: Derek and I were going to have a baby! We spent the first few months sharing the news in person with family and friends. Eventually we had a gender reveal shindig so everyone could learn – at the same time – that we were having a
My husband and I are two months in and we’re doing alright! The first month of motherhood was so lovely.* There was a lot of adrenaline, quality time with family and friends, and parenting things to discover. I was no longer pregnant so I could finally consume things like sushi, deli meats, and craft beer. I lost a lot of weight, too. Plus, there were so many baby cuddles! The
I’m a mom. That’s still sinking in. It’s so new, in fact, that typing the words feels like I’m writing fiction. Becoming a mom has always felt like a far off idea; something that’d happen one day. Until it happened. Don’t get confused, though. Our daughter, Samantha, wasn’t a surprise. My husband and I were planning to have kids; it’s just wild when stuff like that actually becomes a reality.