What’s on Your…

[Art by ~meddyliwr on DeviantArt](questions answered as inspired by the back page of Marie Claire magazine) Mind: Excited about things that might be happening to me in the coming weeks and months… (cannot risk jinxing it right now!) Last credit card statement: Fun purchases for my husband’s birthday, BERKS (not Gersberms though), some fall clothes […]

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A return

Hello all! I have had a lovely month-ish off from the blog, just being so busy this summer – travel, work, and family obligations. I hope you all have had a wonderful summer as well. I feel inspired once again to pick this baby up and play catch up on all of my favorite blogs. […]

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Southwest Airlines Vacations to Vegas!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Southwest Airlines Vacations for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Ever since my amazing bachelorette trip to Las Vegas last August, Vegas has been on my mind on a regular basis. I have been wanting to have another Las Vegas Vacations adventure! My big […]

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Technology is fun

So, my office is in an outdated building, that has had offices built into spaces not originally intended for so many offices. That sounds wordy, but my floor originally had three offices and many, many cubicles. Now it has about 50 offices and no cubicles. Lots of halls within halls, woohoo! Anyway, this redesign creates […]

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Simply Hike, Hunter Wellies winner!

And the winner is… a Rafflecopter giveaway//d12vno17mo87cx.cloudfront.net/embed/rafl/cptr.js Congratulations Hele R! You have won a pair of navy Hunter Wellies from Simply Hike!!! Simply Hike is a great website to find wonderful items such as camping equipment, shoes, and clothing perfect for the outdoors. I am so happy to have had such a successful first giveaway, […]

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A real car and a real lady

My Mom just sent me this story from the New York Times, which I missed when it was published last summer (July 8, 2011 article by Mary M. Chapman). When she was 12 her father died, and his Model T Ford became hers. Once her politically connected mother, who had arthritic feet and could not […]

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Silver polishing

Is anyone else the designated polisher for their family? This duty has been mine since about 8 years old, when my parents and grandparents realized I pay attention to the most minute details (between tines, in the smallest crannies and engravings) on our silver pieces. So, to earn some extra $$ and to help out […]

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It’s the Little Things…

Beautiful roses from M… “just because”. Aren’t those the best kind of flowers? These are so fragrant and lush, like garden roses. LOVE

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After all these years…

Yeah, I still think J.T.T. is totally adorable/handsome/etc. I really did cover my wall with him. Maybe two walls…. In a 13 year-old infatuated sort of way. However, I NEVER joined the fan club. Bummer. Does that make me a weirdo?

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Fabergé love

A few weekends ago, M and I went to the special Fabergé exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. We saw a lot of incredible stuff, really special things I had never seen before… Not just the pieces from the large collection that already exists at the VMFA and I have seen […]

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