Twelve years already

Apparently I’ve been at this same blog, same name, with varying formats for twelve years. A lot has happened in my life during that time. My relationship with my now-husband was only a few months old when this blog started after I ditched my LiveJournal I had owned for about 8 years. Wow. I have […]

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National Fairy Tale Day and The Tooth Brigade giveaway

Fairy tales are a special style of writing, and a refreshed look at some familiar fairy tale friends made this book incredibly unique and special for our little girl. The Azula’s story and one of their stuffed friends, Ollie, helped shift Margaret’s perspective on the dentist, teeth, and honestly mouth health in general! Since she […]

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Sponsored: Father’s Day Gift Guide at Barracks Road Shopping Center

Sponsored Post that includes affiliate links You all know I am a huge fan of the Shop Local Shop Small movement! A great example of a local and small business hub is Barracks Road Shopping Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. This shopping center is located just off the Rt. 29 bypass, conveniently a short drive off […]

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Week 1 at Bellair Farm CSA and a Memorial Day weekend reminder

#WorthyStyle fact: Did you know I grew up on a farm? From my Dad’s college years until 2000, my family raised us on Maple Downs Farm in Rockbridge County, Virginia, just outside of Lexington. At around 400 acres, it was paradise for a free-roaming exploring child! Now that #BabyMCVA is mobile and an enthusiastic and […]

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Moving forward – literally

I haven’t shared it on the blog here but my Grandmama passed away on her 88th birthday in June. While I was somewhat prepared or at least aware of the likelihood of her passing, the fact that it wasn’t a chronic illness or long term disease, but actually an untreatable medical issue that many consider […]

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Hello from WordPress

This post contains affiliate links. Hey all! I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July holiday. Yesterday the 5th was M’s birthday, so we went to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (“VMFA”) to see their Napoleon exhibition and then briefly stopped in Carytown so I could get a couple of his last minute gifts […]

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Goodness gracious

Hello all, Goodness gracious has the summer gotten me away from this blog. My most sincere apologies to anyone who still gives a damn. From personal life “stuff” to the desire to continue to be more fit and active I really have neglected this corner of my world. Now that all of my graduate student […]

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Home

While I have lived in central Virginia since 2007, I will always feel tied to two places: Baltimore, Maryland (which you all have heard me talk about before – read Chris Jones and Lee Smith sharing thoughts on “Bmore”), and my hometown of Lexington, Virginia (aka “Lex Vegas”). Lexington is a small independent city of […]

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Richmond Fashion Bloggers event at Shockoe Denim

I am a member of the Richmond Fashion Bloggers group (“RVAFB”) which had a meet up on Friday at Shockoe Denim. Group leader Larissa of RVA Fashion Girl did a wonderful job organizing the entire thing!The event was such a blast. It was my first group meet up (I have met individuals related to this […]

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Taylor: one year later

Courtesy of the Anderson family A year ago you may remember that I was desperately trying to use all social media outlets to find a classmate and friend of mine, Taylor Anderson. She came out of the earthquake unscathed but we lost her in the tsunami in Ishinomaki. She was the first American victim confirmed […]

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