The Perfect Pant - the Ultimate Lifestyle Garment


The Perfect Pant San Francisco, California asked me to check out their pant - The Perfect Pant. I'm happy to say I'm glad this post is sponsored by them because I LOVE it! These pants are so comfortable and functional! 

"From yoga to the boardroom, the cafe to simply lounging at home, The Perfect Pant is the ultimate lifestyle garment. From your flight to your Uber to your final destination, The Perfect Pant will get you there wrinkle–free.
Also super easy to care for - no dry cleaning required. Simply toss in the washer and dryer and enjoy re–wearing."   the perfect pant

I love that they are nicely cut with a long style and a high waist so there is more fashion flexibility! The first thing I did was wear them to the Farmer's Market! 

Here you can see the streamlined cut. They are fitted and yet they have a silhouette. These pants are a wonderful diversion from the legging look that is so casual and limiting. 

I love how soft and comfortable The Perfect Pant's are.  They are fun to relax in and fun to even dress up a little. They go from workout to office to dinner and shopping! 

Here is another option they offer in style: The Cropped Pant. This is great for those summer nights and for the more petite frame. 

If I had a chance to name The Perfect Pant, I would call them The Perfect Pant for Moms on the go! :) Of course, they are great for work and play. As a Mom into Mom Fashion, I have to say, I love how versatile they are. I hope you get to try them! 

Also, here in the South, The Perfect Pant can go year round. I love when I have transitional pieces or pieces that go from season to season! 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Perfect Pant, San Francisco, California. All opinions are my own. #momfashion 

Raleigh's Rush Hour Karting Best Family Fun, Summer Camps, Team Building and more

Love working with Rush Hour Karting Raleigh's best family fun, summer camps, team building and more! It is that time of year, Summer Camps, Corporate event and Birthday parties! and Team Building. Rush Hour Karting has the option for you, your family or team!

Here's a look at all of the family fun we experienced. Teens love Rush Hour Karting! 

Safety first at Rush Hour! They have all sizes of helmets to get you suited up and protected for your fun experience. 

Ready, set, #TerrellTribe Win it! 

The family that races together gets super competitive together! LOL Here we go!  This is the layout of Rush Hour. Plenty of space to officially get in the race. They have a lot of staff on hand to flag you onto and off of the track.

We love karting together. We get pretty competitive so everyone is powering up for a great race! 

Let's go! Can you see the big smiles on their faces! :) 

Our twin sons love racing! They lasted a lot longer than their parents! :)

While the boys enjoyed extra races we loved just chilling. There is a great area to 
relax and watch the races right off of the restaurant. 

It was all thumbs up after their face! 

Then, we had worked up an appetite and Rush Hour Karting has you in mind with a great kitchen of homemade items! Oh my goodness, we love their food. Here are the incredible Nachos! Boulder Mt. Man and I LOVE these. They pretty much have everything.

Check out the Corporate Lunch buffet! Any company would be happy with this fun activity, 
team building and then this spread of delicious foods. Starting with Buffalo Wings / Nuggets.

All the chicken wings. 

A little southern fried pickles and jalapenos!

Balanced with a great vegetable tray. Great vegetable options! 

We're ready for lunch in the Cafe off of the race track. 

They introduced us to their Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers! Life changed for us! 
These were delicious and all that gluten free, keto, paleo, too! :) 

Grilled chicken salads for our table! 

This was a shell free Taco Salad! I try to be 'good!' LOL I really didn't miss the 
taco shell since the chicken and the salad was amazing along! Pico de gallo and sour cream were dynamite! 

All American AMAZING (said our teen!) Cheeseburgers and great handcut fries.

Bacon Burger was delicious as well - another teen approved and loved burger option! 

Here's one happy family on the way home from an American great adventure 
at Rush Hour Karting! Have you been! Check it out! 

Rush Hour Karting hosts Summer Camps, Corporate event and Birthday parties! Connect with the Owner, Adam here. Remember to stay for a delicious meal, too!

We hope to see you on the track soon!  Thank you Rush Hour!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rush Hour Karting! All opinions are our own! We love it there! *One more happy face! :) 

Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Announces Grand Opening #Charleston

*** Edited Update: Per the Hotel Indigo will host Grand Opening on Monday, July 9, 2018. 

Travel News: Experience the Grand Opening of the  Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant just minutes from the heart of Charleston, South Carolina on July 9, 2018. I'm honored to be sponsored by the Hotel Indigo to help launch their newest Hotel Indigo. The first in South Carolina! Look for more Family Travel details of our exclusive trip this Fall. 

Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant Swimming Pool
South Carolina 

You can experience the Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant Monday, July 9th! The luxury will draw you into this incredible boutique hotel! 

Let's show you a sneak peek. Here is one of the chicest boutique hotel rooms! The pink headboard says it all! It's my favorite! 

 Relax under the beautiful porches and outdoor fans right near the swimming pool and gazebos. 

Go ahead and book a conference and/or enjoy the Hotel Restaurant. 

-First Hotel Indigo in S.C. just minutes from Downtown Charleston-

CHARLESTON, S.C(June 2018) – Be among the first to toast the grand opening of the new Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant, located minutes from one of the world’s most celebrated cities.  As part of the July 9th grand opening, the new boutique hotel is offering a Grand Opening Package that includes a bottle of sparkling wine and a $50 credit to the hotel’s restaurant or in-room dining.  Available until December 30, the new package price starts at $189 per night. 

Operated by Atlanta-based NorthPointe Hospitality, Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant is scheduled to open on July 9, 2018 and will have 158 distinctively styled guestrooms (including seven suites); a full-service restaurant and bar; a resort-style oasis with pool, indoor/outdoor bar, cabanas, fire feature and sun chairs; yoga room; and complimentary self-parking. 

Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant is located just across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, the “Gateway to Historic Downtown Charleston.”  The hotel’s easy access to the Charleston International Airport, US Highway 17, I-526 and I-26 makes for a quick and comfortable drive to beautiful beaches, award-winning golf courses, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, plantations, gardens and other area attractions.    The upscale hotel offers an affordable and convenient option to downtown Charleston hotels. 

Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant also features 6,000-square-feet of custom-crafted gathering space, including the spacious 3,000-square-feet Palmetto Ballroom that can accommodate up to 250 guests and may be divided into separate meeting rooms.  For more information or reservations, call (843) 884-6000 or visit the hotel’s website at

Warmly, Carolina Mama

Our Amazing, Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our Amazing, Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies 

We LOVE chocolate chip cookies for a special occasion or for a family night. We perfected our recipe a while back and were set until we wanted to make it a gluten free version. We succeeded! We love this one even better! The nutty flavor of the almond flour makes it even more decadent! It gives it a little bit of a short bread texture with all of the richness of a classic chocolate chip cookie. We all liked it so much better.

It’s pretty simple and foolproof. Tonight, I am writing the recipe as I make the cookies again! :) So, we are using semi sweet chocolate chips and enjoy those. We do like to use Ghirardelli when I keep them on hand.  

3 c. almond flour (or gluten free flour we like King Arthur’s)
Few dashes of salt
¾ t. Baking soda
1 c. Butter softened, salted (16 T.)
¾ c. brown sugar
½ c. white sugar
2 t. Vanilla extract
2 eggs room temperature
1 bag chocolate chips (we prefer semi sweet or dark chocolate Ghirardelli)
1/2 c. pecans (for those of us who can't do without southern pecans)

Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

First, measure together flour, salt and baking soda ingredients. Sift with your clean mixer. :) Then, set aside in a bowl. In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter and both sugars. Barely cream together and then add the vanilla and one egg at a time. Cream just until ingredients are mixed. Then add ⅓ of the flour mixture at a time while mixing. Once butter mixture and flour mixture are all mixed. Stir in, with a wooden spoon, the chocolate chips evenly.

*My sweet tip! Spray an ice cream coop with coconut oil and use to dip cookie mixture onto a silpat mat. Bake for about 11 minutes. Or, until brown on the edges. Enjoy! :)

I’m so thrilled I wrote this recipe up to share and now it is ready for my family any time we'll be mixing with Mali! :)

Let me know your favorite cookie recipe? It's fun to discover something new. Hope you enjoy this one!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

Rush Hour Karting, You can be a winner, too!

Rush Hour Karting
You Can be a Winner, too!

Rush Hour Karting is a premiere go-karting experience where "you can be a winner, too!" Our boys had the BEST 17th Birthday party that Rush Hour Karting sponsored. We came away with the best experience! This is a perfect activity for teens, for birthdays, work - team building, company outings, etc. Rush Hour Karting is here in the Raleigh area.

Carolina Mama and Sons Rush Hour Karting 2018

We love the safety and instructional that Rush Hour Karting offers. They make safety first. Then, it's all fun! Here are our seventeen-year-olds! ready for some fast karting. 

We are ready to ride. Underneath the helmet, we have a head sock for covering for cleanliness. Then, the helmet is safe and has the eye protection shield. This makes a Mom happy. Of course, we are buckled in the karts for common sense - safety. :) Here we go! :) 

The boys were so fired up to take off and they did. :) I love that they all wanted momma to take the first ride with them. So, we all took to the track. 

Rush Hour is very organized and there is a safe number of karts available on the track at a time. We were out there with a team that regularly rides. We were thrilled to hold our own in the Top 10 ... for a while.... momma was not as quick as the boys. It was a blast. 

The first ride that we all took together was a blast. They run 8 minutes. You would be surprised how many laps you can make in 8 minutes. Then, it was the boys' time to get out there again and I took in the view. 

Of course, I couldn't take enough photos of them. I love how excited and into it they were. 
We found it to be even more fun than we imagined. :) 

Take a look at all of the fun! 


I love that the boys can have a blast riding fast and also know that they are safe. 


The staff is always available and on site to keep drivers safe and informed. They gave us great directions. Here they are directing the drivers into the lane after the race.

Our son - one happy driver! :) 

Our other son - another happy driver! 

Then, it was break time for some great food right there on site at Rush Hour Sports Grill Restaurant!  
Refreshment and sports television was much needed and enjoyed after a couple of races!

You would be amazed at how much work these are! It is awesome! You feel your muscles
working while you drive! 

Okay, I'll admit it! I introduced the boys to the Jalapenos Poppers!  These were pretty 
amazing! Great jalapenos and cheddar cheese and great bacon! 

The boys enjoyed the freshly grilled burgers with various toppings! And these hand cut potato
chips made in house. Light and delicious. We shared. 

Our other son loved the fresh french fries with his burger. They were so hungry after 
racing the afternoon away! 

Then, it was one more race before we wrapped up our day. 

Happy Racers again! 

We couldn't take enough photos of the great memories and I just loved the happy and 
contented faces of a perfect teen birthday party experience!

"Adult or Junior Membership is only $45 (Includes: 2 races, a free race on your birthday, 
a head sock, T-shirt and all daily member specials.)"

You can make it a repeat experience!  You can make party reservations as well. 

Mom was so happy to race with our teens. Now, it's time to take Dad out to the track!
Rush Hour Karting is phenomenal! :) We're fans of this best family fun fast experience! :)

Also, check out the Rush Hour Karting Academy Summer Camp Fun!!! 

Let me know if you get to experience Rush Hour Karting! Also, message us if you have questions. Thanks Adam, Rush Hour Owner, and team! We'll see you soon!
Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rush Hour. All opinions are my own and that of my teenage sons! :)