Coolest Back to School Items at School Specialty.com

I don't want to go out physically shopping for the items on my kids' school supply lists. Imagine Melisandre intoning "The summer is busy and full of errands" and you will understand exactly how I feel.Rather, my kids and I can snuggle up together at home and choose all their necessary items for the 2017-2018 school year on School Specialty.com. This site has everything we parents need to hunt down for our kids. The exact notebooks, paper, pencils, folders and more that your children's Read more...

Activities and Cool New Products for a Hot 4th of July

Our family's favorite 4th of July fun (not on the National Mall because we are officially too old for the long lines for the Metro home)...July 1st: SummerFest at Bohrer Park, GaithersburgJuly 1st: Free Concert by the US Navy Band The Commodores at Black Rock Center for the ArtsJuly 4th: Takoma Park Independence Day Parade and FireworksJuly 4th: Kensington Children's Bike ParadeJuly 4th: Palisades DC Parade and Picnic July 4th: Mid-County Sparkles at Einstein High School, Read more...

Mommy and Me Eyewear from Visionworks

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy. Kate and Charlotte. Lisa and Zoë. Reese and Ava. Kate and Suri. Michelle and Malia and Sasha.Mother daughter teams with style are so much fun to follow in entertainment and social media. At 11 years old, Eve is not yet flipping through magazines, but she is becoming more interested in style choices and trends. Which thrills my fashion interested mama heart! The two of us had a blast trying on eyeglass frames from Visionworks that embraced mother-daughter style.Our Read more...

DIAMOND GIVEAWAY from Best Shopping Destination: Disney Springs!

Disney Springs is full of family fun for all ages of kids, for sure.  But it is also jam-packed with the best shopping in the country!  On my recent trip to Walt Disney World Resort, shopping at Disney Springs blew me away...but I didn't blow all of my cash. I found incredible deals while finding unique gifts, fashion and beauty items that I could not locate anywhere else. The curated selection of shops provide an exciting mix of accessible but cutting-edge retail experiences.Pictured Read more...

Magic Wands and Woodturners at RennFest: Sleeping Beauties

Hear ye, hear ye: The Maryland Renaissance Festival is here for five more weekends!  This day out with the family is the perfect place to enjoy the excitement of Renaissance England with King Henry and his court, jousting, turkey legs, mead, puppet shows, flower crowns, the amazing playground, performances and more Middle Ages fun.My friends and the most Renaissance-rad couple I know, Mike & Sue Ann Colella, are operating a booth selling fine-turned wood items, including magic wands Read more...

Cool Back to School Gear

I always have a great time visiting Great Day Washington with Markette Sheppard, Chris Leary, Meaghan Mooney and Darrell Green. This morning they had me on because they know that back to school shopping is a big deal for kids … and for us parents seeking to make life easier in the school year ahead. Here are some of the newest or most innovative items to hit the back to school shelves for 2016.Check out the clip and get more information on the recommended products, and also check out Read more...

Skincando Organic Skincare Pop-Up at Emerald Door Spa Silver Spring

 Skincando, the luxury and locally-based (but taking the nation by storm) organic skincare line is hosting its first-ever organic facial pop-up at The Emerald Door Spa in Silver Spring. Now through April 2016, we lucky DC-area dwellers can experience the handcrafted products and cutting edge eco-treatments firsthand at The Emerald Door. An eco-facialist will guide you in exploring the benefits of using high end green beauty products and customize your treatments for your individual skin care Read more...

$25 Google Express Code for YOU! #OneLessErrand

If you live or work in the DC city limits, well, do I have a treat for you:$25 to use at Google Express at your favorite stores!Enter promo code EXPRESSDC at checkout.  Use that $25 at Costco, Staples, Giant, Ulta, Walgreens, ToysRUs, BabiesRUs, Barnes & Noble, Petsmart and more stores that are a part of the DC Google Express family.  You will receive same-day or overnight delivery of your selected items thanks to Google Express.Here's how Google Express works: Read more...

Help DC Diaper Bank with Your Spring Shopping #GIVEAWAY #shopwithacause #PopNodxDC

Already shopping? Why not give DC Diaper Bank a portion of the sales -- at no cost to you! Helping children and parents in need is my social good passion, and supporting the DC Diaper Bank is one of the most effective ways to assist other families in my community.Fashion and style media are my hobbies. Other people knit, run marathons, play chess. I can find you the perfect pair of aviators for your face shape, the coolest earrings to go with your new haircut, the best black cropped jeans for Read more...