Less Than 48 Hours in Chicago: Day One

Chicago 2016

Last weekend I spent less than 48 hours in Chicago with three of my life-long best friends. Carrie, Michaela, Leah and I have been friends since elementary school and stayed very close through high school, college, post-college “real world” shenanigans, weddings, babies and more. Few people know me and understand me better than these three… 

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Mountain Vacation Highlights (Black Mountain, Montreat and Asheville)

Fagan Family

Our 2016 fall mountain vacation was incredible and I cannot help but feel a little sad that the vacation I’ve been looking forward to for months is over. Post vacation blues are reeeal! I am crossing my fingers that an autumn mountain vacation becomes a tradition in our family. Ryan and I first got the… 

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Asheville Adventure: Navitat Zip Lining

Navitat Zip Lining Asheville

Tuesday’s Asheville vacation adventure took us into the mountains for a day of zip lining! When Ryan reserved a mountain home for us just outside of Asheville, we asked my family for activity suggestions and when my dad brought up zip lining, we all loved the idea and began researching. It quickly became clear that… 

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A Day at the Biltmore

Biltmore Estate With Baby

There’s a reason visiting the Biltmore Estate is often the first thing everyone recommends to do when you say you will be visiting Asheville, North Carolina. The gorgeous Biltmore house is nearly 180,000 square feet and sits on 8,000 acres of land that include a stunning garden, winery, stables, pond, lagoon, hiking trails and more…. 

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Hiking Catawba Falls and Exploring Asheville

Black Mountain Catawba Falls

Hello from Black Mountain! My family and I arrived in Black Mountain, a small mountain town located just outside of Asheville in western North Carolina, in the late afternoon on Saturday. We spent Saturday evening settling into the mountain home we rented before digging into a hearty lasagna dinner and hopping in the hot tub… 

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