How I Met the Omni

Have you ever stayed at an Omni?...more

Sightseeing in DC and C-ville

 CharlottesvilleWe spent New Year's Eve at a winery in Charlottesville, Virginia celebrating my cousin's wedding....more


How It Feels To Be A Feminist Atheist Liberal in Virginia

 Williamsburg, VA Rebuilt Colonial Capitol ...more

Tripping on a Local Hidden Treasure - River Farm

We were out and about on our Frugal adventures and driving down the George Washington Parkway along the Potomac River.  We decided to take a little detour and check out the estates along the river and tripped on River Farm. ...more

A Trip to Culpeper

What a weekend! It has been a whirlwind, that's for sure. I got home from New York at 9:30pm on Friday and by 9:30am Saturday, we were on the road again. The dogs like to help us drive. ...more

The Parade of Nations and a falafel recipe.

Yesterday was the annual Local Colors Festival in my hometown. It's an annual festival that celebrates the diversity of the nationalities living here in the Roanoke Valley, of which there are over ninety. This spring festival boasts a parade of nations and a series of performances that last all day long. There are also a multitude of vendors selling wares and food that are representative of their countries. ...more

4 Ways to be a Better Mom - Guest Blog

Virginia over at My Spinning Plates has children older than three, and she has survived.  Not only that, but she has had fun.  I had to ask her how she did it! ___...more

I Love Handmade Contest

Don't you just love handmade products? I know I do. Everything from clothing to pottery to jewelry to makeup! Not everyone realizes just how great handmade can be though. So to help spread around the fabulousness of handmade goods, I'm having a contest!...more

Rose and Violet Scented Handmade Shea Butter Soap - A New Scent for Spring!

I just unmolded my new rose and violet scented handmade shea butter soap today. I taught my friend, Leah, how to make soap with this batch. The homemade soap is my newest fragrance for spring, though the name is yet to be determined....more