August 2013

A Visit With Gram

August 21, 2013

Mazen, Mom and I drove up to Baltimore to visit my grandmother and family last week. I didn’t take nearly enough pictures! Here we were back in November when M was just 2 months old Things have changed a lot since then! Mazen showed off all of his skills for Gram, including crawling about, standing, […]

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Homemade Spice-A-Rita

August 20, 2013

If you visit Cville, you must make time to eat at Mono Loco. It’s not your typical Latin restaurant. Instead it’s like California fish taco meets Southern fusion. Say what? They have everything from burritos with cod and yucca fries to my favorite – The Gibson – with fried oysters inside. But setting the food […]

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Lately With Mom

August 19, 2013

My mom came to visit last week and we took an adventure to Baltimore to visit my grandmother and to NYC for the day for an event for Smucker’s that I’m working on! It was strange to go from the end of a weekend to a fun and exciting visit to another weekend. Weekends bridged […]

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New Products For Beauty

August 16, 2013

#1 Girl’s Day Out jewelry! I have never had a bigger crush on every.single.piece of jewelry a designer makes. But Amy out our local farmer’s market has an amazing eye for creating vintage-y pieces with a modern flair. Or is it modern pieces with a vintage flair!? Either way, love her things {and her displays!} […]

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2013 Garden Update 2

August 15, 2013

Updates from Matt: I’m kinda wishing I had done one of these posts a few weeks back because the transition photos are impossible to compare!  Here’s back in April and May: And here’s now! Early morning shade makes it hard to distinguish anything but it’s clearly booming!  In the front you can see that the […]

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August 14, 2013

How was your weekend? Cold? Hot? Rainy? Full of ice cream and sprinkles and hamburgers and craft brew? Our weekend started at lunchtime on Friday when we headed over to Whole Foods for a little treat. I received a press release a few weeks ago that our store’s cheesemonger Nadjeeb Chouaf had won second place […]

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Colonial Williamsburg: 5 Best Things I Ate

August 13, 2013
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This post is brought to you by Colonial Williamsburg. Book your stay at This post has been waiting in the wings – hope you are still hungry for the food details of our Colonial Williamsburg trip! Instead of going through every meal in detail, here are the five best things I ate: 1) A […]

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