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These hazelnut chocolate cookies from Trader Joe’s! This was truly a last minute impulse buy while looking for Pepper Joe Joe’s.  I had to stop myself from eating the entire box in one sitting.  The cookies are light and crispy without being hard and crunchy and the filling was nice a creamy.  I felt so…

Friday Things

Ok, so I’m starting something new for Friday.  I’ve discovered so many fun foods and gadgets lately that I didn’t know where else to share them, so here we go! I will fully admit to making a purchase based on packaging first.  This was definitely the case with Tony’s Chocolonely.  The bonus is when the product…

Friday Things

Today’s pic was taken at the Hive exhibit at the National Building Museum.  Every year they do something spectacular and this one was a lot of fun.  And it’s like candy for my camera! I took so many pictures. Finally settling in to my son’s sophomore year of high school. I just went to “back…

Friday Things

Today’s pic was taken at Rehoboth Beach, MD just a couple of weeks ago.  It was my first and only chance to get to the beach this year.  There was a major storm the weekend the bf and I went, so we left a day early to make sure we’d get a little sun.  We…

Friday Things

Today’s pic is of Cedar Grove, a historic home in Fairmount Park Philadelphia, PA.  This was the last kid free weekend for the bf and I, so we went to Philly for a quick overnight trip.  Mostly to eat.  And we did take time to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  If you haven’t been,…

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Today’s pic was taken during my trip to Detroit. The bf and I stayed at the Inn on Ferry Street and I can’t say enough good things about this place.  The inn occupies fours historic homes on this block each with a different theme.  We stayed in the Victorian room.  It’s been another whirlwind week!…

Friday Things

Today’s pic is from the National Gallery of Art East Building at the Smithsonian. I can’t believe I just discovered the towers that display paintings of one of my favorite artists Mark Rothko!  As you can see, Miles wasn’t very impressed.  But he was nice enough to walk with me all around the building. What a…

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Today’s pic is almost ten years old.  I was living in Chicago and we were having a “family” bbq with my downstairs neighbors and a few friends.  It also makes me think of the friends I have here in DC and the fun BBQs. Like the one that’s coming up on the 4th.  I can’t…

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This picture sums up my week. My son turned our modest living room into a gaming room for his birthday party. I had eight boys playing in three areas for about eight hours.I mean, they weren’t playing video games eight hours straight, but they were over for about eight hours.They had a great time, and…

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This pic sums up my week pretty well.  I spent most of my mornings (when I’m up early enough before leaving for the office), working on the blog.  There is nothing better than sitting outside with a nice cup of coffee working on my laptop.  I dream of being able to do this every day….

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Today’s pic is from my Mother’s Day lunch at Melt in Leesburg, VA.  Although I live in the city, I happily drive 1hr for their burgers and these glorious fries and onion rings.  I’m getting hungry again just looking at this pic! This week has been a very rainy one.  This kind of weather is…

Friday Things

Today’s pic is from the Hirshhorn museum in DC.  It was the last few days of the Infinity Mirrors exhibit, and I was unsuccessful at getting more passes before it ended.  The museum had an Infinite Afterparty from 6-10pm with music, cocktails, films and of course a chance to walk through the exhibit. My bf surprised me…