Jennifer Bennington

Jennifer Bennington is a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and a freelance writer living in the Triangle with her husband, two children and two beautiful Shelties Originally from California, she has enjoyed exploring and discovering the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area and loves sharing "Tips" from the place she proudly calls home.;

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5 Meaningful Ways to Spend Fathers’ Day

Okay, so you want to do something awesome for Dad and you’ve scoured the stores and internet trying to figure out what to do. You’ve seen countless home brew kits and the the top 20 latest tech gadgets that will be obsolete before Christmas. None of them seem to fit the bill and what families […]

Millstone Creek Orchards – Apple Picking Near Raleigh!

A great family outing picking apples, drinking apple slushies and more.

Eggs Up Grill – Fuquay-Varina!

I was so happy when Eggs Up Grill opened last year on Main Street in Fuquay-Varina. Our family felt fairly relegated to fast food breakfast options whenever we had to run morning errands in what is now being called “The Quay”. The owners and staff at Eggs Up Grill will make you feel right at home […]

Celebrating the 4th With Littles

We learned the hard way when we celebrated our son’s first 4th of July that what parents might have in mind as an awesome 4th and what a baby or toddler can tolerate are clearly two very different things. Now that my kids are five and seven I thought I would share a little bit […]

Expert “Vacation Artist” Crafts Disney World Vacations – At No Cost To You!

When I was a kiddo living in California, a trip to Disney meant piling in the car, a few too many bathroom stops and within a couple of hours you were walking through Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and enjoying Fantasy Land.  Well folks, we are not in Pixie Hollow anymore (or Anaheim, California for that matter) […]

Toast Cafe of Cary

I have always loved Toast Cafe and frequented their Huntersville and Davidson North Carolina locations when my husband and I lived in Charlotte years ago. We were thrilled when Toast moved into Waverly Place because we had fallen in love with their peanut butter and banana stuffed french toast while enjoying their tree shaded Huntersville […]

Using Your Own Garden for Entertaining

When I was young, my Aunt Ellen never came for a visit without cutting roses from her garden as a hostess gift for my Grandmother. I remember the beautiful multicolored and scented bouquets and how my grandmother would rave about them. I can hardly picture my Aunt’s face without thinking of her prized roses. Years […]

Summer Berry Picking and Blackberry Mojitos!!

I love Summer! Forget about the humidity and the mosquitos, I prefer to focus on the finer things it has to offer like fluffy hydrangea blossoms, fireflies and of course berry picking and all of the yummy things we can make such as blackberry pie, blueberry pancakes and one of my favorites, blackberry mojitos!! Here’s […]

5 Tips for Managing Relationships in an Election Year

Politics – the great taboo to be silenced unless you’re a paid pundit with 24/7 programming in which case “game on” ad naseam. For the rest of us, political topics are hard to navigate because of the passions they ignite in all but the most tepid among us. A Presidential election year amplifies these passions […]

Awesome New Raleigh Business Alert! The Local Squirrel!

I found The Local Squirrel by accident when running an errand in Cameron Village and was lured in by its name. What I found was an eclectically elegant gift store just opened by Raleigh native, Rachael Pusteri. She carries a carefully handpicked selection of items from local and national vendors including jewelry, clothing and absolutely […]