• As A Creative

    Seared Scallops with Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce and Orzo

    I brought the mail in and had a good laugh: somehow my husband had been put on a subscription list for Southern Living magazine. No idea how, and he’s the last person I would think to have one.  Before I tossed it in the recycling bin, I flipped through to see what they had going on and was pleasantly surprised of how many delicious recipes they had. I decided to try one out and so glad I did. It’s a perfect family dish for the summer, takes less than 30 minutes and is under $20. I also made a few modifications from the original recipe. What you need: 1/4 cup…

  • As A Creative

    Wood Pallet Herb Garden

    Original post 7/10/16 I’ve always wanted my own little herb garden on the deck…something within steps of the kitchen. I had seen this idea on Pinterest and had to try it out for myself. We had an old wood pallet from a landscaping project that would work perfectly. The whole pallet was painted white and let dry. When it was dry, we turned the pallet on it’s side so that it was standing tall, but upside down from how we wanted it to stand in the end. We added a few small pieces of wood to reinforce what would be the floor beds of the garden, in addition to some…

  • As A DC Local

    Bethesda restaurant review: Silver

    One of our go-to spots in downtown Bethesda is Silver. Yes, it is named Silver, and yes it serves diner-fare….but don’t get this place confused with Silver Diner (although it is founded by the same folks). The restaurant opened in 2015 and we’ve eaten there at least half a dozen times.  Our first Silver rendezvous was  unplanned, and rather serendipitous.  We were going to an evening movie showing at Bethesda Row Cinema (“Room” if memory serves), and stumbled upon Silver located across the street (at the corner of Bethesda Ave and Woodmont).  What we thought would be an average diner turned out to be a pretty impressive culinary experience. They…

  • As a Mommy

    Diaper Bag Review

    A mom always needs to be equipped with 101 things to keep their little one entertained, fed and with dry/clean clothes. I’ve definitely been guilty of being without one, two or all three of those main necessities a few times…oops. A functional diaper bag is essential to lug around everything for every type of situation possible.  I remember looking at moms (before I was one) who were carrying around what looked like a suitcase as their daily diaper bag, and telling myself “I don’t get it, you don’t need to bring your entire house with you, right?”. Well when Chase was a newborn, I learned the hard way that it…

  • As a Mommy,  As a Mrs.

    Forty and Fatherhood

    In celebration of today being my husband’s 40th birthday AND Father’s Day, I felt it only right to hand over the computer to him for a guest author blog post.  Enjoy his personal insight in turning 40 and being a father. Hi there, TherapeuticMiles Husband here. I’ve never written a blog post, but I decided to take my wife’s offer and take a stab at it. Remember being a teenager and wanting to grow up? I couldn’t wait for adulthood! No more exams, research papers or applications to ____ institution of higher education. Like me, you probably thought it was so cool to have a car and to be able…

  • As A Creative,  As a Mrs.

    Wedding Details & DIYs

    In celebration of our 3rd anniversary was yesterday, we watched our wedding video (again). Memories flooded back from that incredibly fun day/night. I also was reminiscing about how much time went into all the DIYs that I did for that one day. Most of it I did weeks and months in advance, but my bridesmaids came to my rescue the days leading up to the wedding when my procrastination caught up to me. I thought I’d share a few of these DIY projects and wedding details/vendors. The decorative theme for the wedding was Parisian-inspired, since that was our first stop on our honeymoon…so lots of lace, damask designs, pearls, script handwriting and…

  • As a Mrs.

    3 Years, 3 Lessons

    It felt like our anniversary crept up on us this year…between Chase turning 1 and spending the last 5 months being pregnant, there were plenty of distractions. In fact, our daily priorities have naturally shifted to parenting first, marriage if there’s time. I thought I would share the major lessons learned from our 3 years of marriage thus far.  As we experience life transitions together as a couple, it has become obvious that learning together is an essential part of marriage. Year One: Learning to live with each other It’s one thing to have a roommate. We probably have all had one at some point in our early adult life. Some are…

  • As a Mommy

    Gender Reveal for Baby #2

    In October our family will be growing by 1 more… BOY!!!! There will be 18 months between the two boys. Some notable brothers who were semi-close in age: Prince William and Prince Harry (2 years, 2 months) The Hanson Brothers (2.5 years between each) Ben and Casey Affleck (2 years, 363 days) The Jonas Brothers (1.5 years and 3 years apart) My husband has only 2.5 years between him and his brother, and has fond memories growing up with his best friend. So naturally, for him, the biggest thrill of having another boy is the opportunity for Chase and his little brother to forge the same close relationship that he had with his. “A…

  • As a Mommy

    ‘Staches or Lashes…baby gender prediction

    For our first pregnancy, my husband and I had a great debate: to know the gender of our baby or to have it be a surprise. Our compromise was that I was allowed to find out, but I couldn’t tell anyone…not even him. My husband was in the room during the anatomy ultrasound, but as a radiologist himself, it made it very tricky for the ultrasound tech not to inadvertently reveal the gender. I asked her to write it down and I checked it later when my husband wasn’t around. So for the remaining 5 months I had to keep the gender a secret until Chase was born.  My husband fulfilled his dream of running…