About Us

Welcome to Lizventures! (formerly A Nut in a Nutshell) I’m Liz, and this used to be my About “Me” page, but I’m happy to say that it’s now About “Us”.  My daughter, Chanelle is joining me full-time here on the blog!

Liz and Chanelle - Lizventures.com

So I’m Liz. I moved to coastal North Carolina about five years ago, and Chanelle is on her way down here this summer. Can’t wait!


After college, I was working in the Travel & Tourism industry and loved it, but gave it up to stay home and raise my two kids. No regrets, of course!

I love spending my time in the kitchen creating and tweaking recipes. When I’m not making something myself, I most definitely enjoy dining out and I adore traveling. Experiencing new adventures is one of my greatest joys in life!


And this is Chanelle. She’s a twenty-something college graduate with an effervescent, playful personality and a killer sense of humor.

Like her mama, she loves to cook and travel, but she also has a passion for health and fitness,  home decor, fashion and she’s super creative with DIY and life hacks. She’s amazing!

Me and my cat



Welcome to Lizventures!


Current & Recent Ambassadorships/Partnerships

Kraft Foods Tastemaker
Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen
Fandango Family Blogger
Discover Preferred Blogger
Visa Signature
TGI Friday’s
Family Dollar
Nature’s Sleep
Outback Steakhouse
Alamo Chief Travel Mom
Marriott Rewards
Campbell Soup Company
Diet Coke
HotSpot Shield
Verizon Lifestyle Blogger
Eucerin Skin Care
Hamilton Beach
Rug Doctor Round Table
Windows Champion
Hot Pockets Blogger Advisory Board
Restaurant.com Review Crew
Auntie Anne’s
McDonald’s VIP Blogger
ACH Products
Famous Footwear
Fellowes Bankers Boxes
Hormel Foods
Miracle Mom for Children’s Miracle Network
Whirlpool Moms
Ragu Mom’s The Word on Dinner
Coca-Cola Arctic Home Mama Bear
Embassy Suites
Gallery Direct
Kraft Foods Delicious Bytes
Kmart Holiday Layaway
Sears Outlet
Fellowes Moms
Lipton Tea Tastemakers
HerInteractive AmbassadHER
Aquafina Flavor Splash
Tropicana Juicy Rewards


Type-A Parent (’09,’10,’11,’12,’13,’14,’15)
Blissdom (’11,’12,’13)
Mom 2.0 (’11,’14,’15)
EVO Conference (’11)
BlogHer (’10,’11,’12,’13,’14)
BlogHer Food (’13,’14,’15)
Food Blog Forum (’13,’14)
International Food Blogger Conference (’13)
North Carolina Bloggers Conference (’11)
iRetreat (formerly Reviewer’s Retreat) (’11,’12,’15)
Keen Digital Summit (’13)

Get in touch:

Email: lizmays at lizventures.com

Twitter: @blueviolet



I look forward to working with you!


Liz Mays is a a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she’s not in her kitchen creating recipes, she’s probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.