National Park Seminary is a quirky, hidden gem in Silver Spring, Maryland. Located just outside of Washington, D.C., this neighborhood has had many lives, including a tobacco plantation, a resort hotel (1887), a two-year boarding school for women (1894), and an annex to the Walter Reed Army Hospital after World War II. The history and architecture is … More National Park Seminary Tour
Now that you have the bachelorette weekend planned for the bride-to-be, it’s time to get the festivities started with welcome bags filled with fun goodies. First you’ll want to find some cute bags and name tags. Photo: A Little Slice of Swank I love filling bachelorette welcome bags with matching gear for the bridesmaids and bride to wear. If … More Welcome Bags for a Bachelorette Weekend
About a year ago, I had an incredible bachelorette weekend in Washington, D.C. with my my friends who traveled far (and locally) to come and celebrate with me. This had me thinking, a year later, about some fun bachelorette options in the District. Once you have a weekend booked and the number of guests and per person … More Bachelorette Party Ideas in Washington, D.C.
Guess what? You too can host a cookie decorating party anytime of the year for any age group. I recently hosted a Sunday afternoon cookie decorating party for adults. First, I cut a photo booth backdrop into placements (13 x 17 inches). You could use any decorative paper and make it into a table cloth or placements. … More Cookie Decorating Party Inspiration
The Washington, D.C. area is expecting about 5 – 10 inches of snow starting this evening through tomorrow! You may want to consider leaving work early today in order to shop for some essentials on the way home. Here’s still one of my favorite pictures from the last big snow storm: I hope you already own the winter essentials such … More How to Prepare for a Snow Storm
One gift I love to give my pregnant friends is a Sophie the Giraffe (Sophie la Girafe). As you all know by now, I’m a francophile, and most kids in France own a Sophie the Giraffe. More Sophie toys are sold in France than babies born in a year. I’m trying to spread the popularity … More Baby Shower Gift: Sophie the Giraffe
I recently attended my cousin’s lovely baby shower. Mom and Dad to-be decided on a theme that matches their nursery: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The hosts of the baby shower thought through every little detail of the event, from the decorations to the desserts. Guests stopped by a table to sign a framed picture and … More Baby Shower Inspiration