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An Ode to Old Town Alexandria

I could ‘ode’ all day to places around Virginia. This state, whose northern part is often looped into “the metro D.C. area,” is unique and beautiful. Maybe I’m only able to appreciate it because I didn’t grow up here. My friend Aubrey and I trekked around the upper part of Old Town Alexandria this past weekend. […] Read more…

An Ode to the Virginia Countryside

If you’ve never been to the East Coast in the fall, in particular Virginia, I hope these pictures have you on the next flight out. Here are some shots I took these past couple of weeks that have me falling in love with Virginia all over again. I’ll let the pictures do the talking (also, […] Read more…

My Fall to Winter Outfit Must-Have’s

Every season has its pros and cons but I can’t find many cons with fall. One of my favorite things about this season, besides the post-Thanksgiving food coma, is how every outfit calls for a jacket, scarf or long sleeves. It’s one of the coziest seasons of the year! I love pairing great bargains I […] Read more…

“And this too…”: Powerful Words to Center You

This note has been plastered to my bathroom mirror since my son was 3 weeks old. The words were quickly scribbled by a sleep deprived mother who could barely spell “this.” A mother who was grasping for words that would see her through some of the toughest weeks of her life. It’s tattered, worn, covered in […] Read more…