• As A Creative

    Renovation Projects

    My husband and I decided to do a few small renovation projects in our kitchen, bathroom and living room. Everything is pretty updated except the original color of the walls was giving off the wrong vibe. The kitchen was a light, flat yellow, the powder room lavender. In our living room was an old-fashioned, recessed, wet bar counter and sink with countertop-to-ceiling mirrors on each of the three walls. Very 80’s, and very much an eyesore. I decided on a medium grey semi-gloss for the kitchen to give that modern farmhouse feel, and make the white cabinets stand out. Our breakfast nook, which is attached to the kitchen is our main…

  • As A DC Local

    The Future is Feminine

    When the results rolled in on November 8th, I shared a similar sentiment with most of my friends: devastation. But I’m not one to sulk for very long over losses or disappointment. I’m also not one to engage in bitter protests that would do more damage than good. Many of my friends were planning to attend the Women’s March on Washington that was to occur the day after the inauguration.  I was worried that my husband wouldn’t agree with me going from a safety standpoint, but to my surprise he was completely in favor of me being a part of history. I parked my car near the metro station and…

  • As an OT

    Slow Grandparents at Play!

    After 75 years old, it all goes downhill from there, right? Well not for everyone. For the past twenty years or so, the average life expectancy has climbed significantly. Instead of retiring and relaxing, many older adults are staying active as long as possible. Priorities are being placed on healthier habits, engaging leisure activities and spending quality time with loved ones. As an occupational therapist working with the active adult and aging population, this “second wind” lifestyle has become very evident. I see a lot of patients coming in for joint replacements so that they may continue to be active, instead of slowing down and dealing with chronic pain.  Just the…

  • As A Creative

    New Year Frittatas

    We hosted a few friends at our home for New Year’s Day brunch. I needed some egg-based entree and came up with the idea for a frittata. Onto Pinterest I went to find the ultimate frittata recipe. I found one even more perfect than I had imagined: mini- frittatas! Using a cupcake pan bakes them individually so that each party guest has their own, which also minimizes the mess and clean-up. HOW COULD I HAVE NOT THOUGHT OF THAT?!!! Not to mention how cute they look! Definitely a crowd pleaser Ingredients 10 large eggs 1 cup chopped bell peppers 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup cooked crumbled breakfast sausage, bacon or diced…

  • As A DC Local

    Paradise Springs Winery

    Yesterday was the birthday of one of my best friends, Kayla. To celebrate, some of her girls planned a day event at Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, VA.  It’s about a 40 minute drive from downtown DC and sits outside of Fairfax County, VA. Very scenic drive from whichever direction you come. The main dining and wine-tasting area had the feel of a cozy log cabin with beautiful, cedar ceiling and wall panels, open fireplace and stonework on the bar. We reserved an area in the enclosed outdoor patio since it allowed for more of a private gathering.  The venue offers its own dining menu, but also permits outdoor picnic food,…