Ella’s Pottery + A Chicken Recipe

February 26, 2014
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A year and a half ago my friend Meredith was married in the beautiful Virginia countryside. The wedding welcome bags included a beautiful mug made by Meredith’s Aunt Ella, who we got to know over the course of the wedding weekend. Ella and I talked about how she could get her pottery business online. A […]

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Eat, Drink, Mardi Gras

February 25, 2014
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My weekend took me far away from Charlottesville…and my sweet baby boy! This was my first time leaving Mazen overnight, so it was a bittersweet trip. I haven’t left him before not because I didn’t want to but because the right opportunity hadn’t come up. I was invited on a trip to Europe last summer […]

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Jeff’s Louisiana Gumbo

February 24, 2014
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Just in time for Mardi Gras, Dr. Jeff is back with another Louisiana recipe for y’all! You can read more about Jeff and his experience cookin’ in NOLA in his Jambalaya post. He joined us on a Saturday night a few weeks ago for a little bit of beer and a lot of conversation. Or […]

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Fun Things + A Giveaway

February 21, 2014
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Target is really knocking it out of the park with the Threshold line. My only complaint is that everything is spread out by department so you really have to dig to find the pockets of goodies in the store! I wish there was a complete Threshold store – or at least a big corner of […]

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Three Cheers For Team USA

February 20, 2014
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This post is sponsored by AT&T Who is having fun watching the Olympic Winter Games this year!?  I love to watch ice skating and snowboarding. There are so many sports that you don’t even know exist until you’re watching the experts — we spent more hours than I can count watching Curling while in Key […]

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Key West Food!

February 19, 2014
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Boy oh boy did we eat well in Key West! I think I had mojitos for breakfast, lunch and dinner : ) And ice cream every night! Here were some of the meals we enjoyed with links to the restaurants if you are ever in the area. There were so many other places we didn’t […]

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Key West Fun

February 18, 2014
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Last week we were not shoveling snow. We weren’t wearing coats or scarves or gloves. We were in sunny Key West! When Karen {my mother in law} was diagnosed with a cancer recurrence last fall, she told us she wanted to take us on a family vacation. The trip started with just Matt, Mazen, Andrew […]

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