Capsule Wardrobe and Become a Stylist Workshops

Capsule Wardrobe Workshop This Saturday October 7  Overwhelmed by your closet each morning? Want fewer but better choices when it comes to your wardrobe? Just plain fed up with the process of figuring out what to wear? Join DC Style Factory on Saturday, October 7 11 am at Steadfast Supply for a fall style workshop and learn about capsule wardrobes. Learn step-by-step the process of building your very own capsule closet. Register at http://bit.ly/capsule_workshop. Learn How to Become a Personal Read more...

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, Gaithersburg July 1st: Free Concert by the US Navy Band The Commodores at Black Rock Center for the Arts July 4th: Takoma Park Independence Day Parade and Fireworks July 4th: Kensington Children's Bike Parade July 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...