Thursday, February 28, 2013


This is the second year we have traded Girl Scout cookies with a friend in Texas.  Why?  Texas Girl Scout troops use a different baker/distributor than we do here, in Maryland, and therefore have different cookies.

This year we traded two boxes of "our" Savannah Smiles for a box each of "their" Mango Cremes and Thanks-A-Lot.  The girls were so excited to get that box from Texas tonight!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

On My Bedside Table

My nightstand is really quite simple:  a lamp and my Kindle.  I promise I didn't clean up for today's picture...this is what is always on my bedside table.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Evelyn was playing with Rosie after school today.  She asked me to wrap up the cat like a baby.  I did, and Rosie didn't mind a bit.  What a tolerant little furball!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Up-side Down

I'm starting a sewing project - doll pajamas - and thankfully the pattern on the material allowed me to put the sewing pattern pieces right-side up and up-side down.  Otherwise it wouldn't have all fit!

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Facing southwest from our back deck this evening.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Word

Even though we are still two weeks away from officially putting our townhouse up for sale, we are starting to get organized and pack clutter.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Makes Me Smile

Treating my girls to a sweet snack at Barnes and Noble, followed by half an hour of book-browsing.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Happy National Margarita Day!  Here's a full glass of my tasty, homemade concoction.  Cheers!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Where I Stood

This evening I stood with my peanut at her school's Science Expo, where she displayed information about her baking powder vs baking soda experiment.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I Am...

...a pizza chef.  1/3 cheese;1/3 pepperoni; 1/3 pepperoni, mushroom, onion.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

In My Hand

Somehow this Lemonade Girl Scout cookie found its way to my hand this evening.  Thanks to our friends in New Jersey who sent them to us - Evelyn doesn't sell this yummy kind.  And maybe that's a good thing because they are DeLiCiOuS!

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Evelyn's Science Expo display came out perfectly, according to the baking scientist.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Inside My Fridge

Highlights from the fridge - Georgetown cupcakes (yum-o!), leftover Chinese from last night, the girls' school lunches, and buttermilk that should get used or tossed out.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love Is...

My two loves at Evelyn's school Valentine's day party.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Walking our little Peanut home from school today.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Julia and I had a lunch date at the American Girl doll Bistro.  Julia's doll, Rebecca, joined us this afternoon...and here we are, ready to devour dessert.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


We girls put our writing skills to good use this afternoon by writing our Valentines.  They are signed and sealed, ready to be delivered!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Guilty Pleasure

Julia and I went to a birthday party this afternoon.  I went to the party, fully intending to decline birthday cake.  But this sweet cupcake?  It turned into a guilty pleasure that I couldn't resist.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Something Orange

Girl Scout cookies, anyone?  Especially Do-Si-Dos in the orange box?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

My Name

I don't know of a sign around here that has my name, so I went on a scavenger hunt for the letters in my name.  Thursdays are busy for the girls and me, so I was able to collect my letters from here, there and everywhere as we went about our day.
V - a picture book called A Valentine for Norman Nogg, one of Evelyn's favorites
A - lunch at Chick Fil-A
L - Metropolitan Ballet and Theater, where Evelyn takes ballet
E - District Dance Co., where Julia takes ballet
R - Great Seneca Creek, Evelyn's elementary school
I - Fitness First, where I went to 5:45 am spin class this morning
E - ELF school, Julia's preschool

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Julia went to a preschool program at Meadowside Nature Center this afternoon.  The display in the lobby of the nature center has several animal pelts.  Julia thought the red fox was the softest one.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Something I Smelled

Little Julia has the driest hands right now, and this Aveda lotion (thanks, Kat!) is the only thing that helps.  The licorice smell is actually really sweet on her hands.

Monday, February 4, 2013


The Container Store helped get Evelyn's and Julia's American Girl doll clothes and accessories organized.  I hope it stays that way.

Saturday, February 2, 2013


 These were Julia's favorite pajamas last summer...and she continues to wear them through the winter.

Friday, February 1, 2013