Spring Flowers

Happy 1st day of spring everyone! Can you believe it’s spring already?! All of the flowering trees and warm weather in DC are making it easy to believe that winter has definitely ended (and was barely ever here this year).
Photo Credit: Dylan T Price

Hope you enjoy the day!

Happy Friday!

While Dylan (my  husband) was at the Botanic Garden the other day I asked him to take a picture for me and this what he sent me… Isn’t it so pretty? I just love it.

Photo Credit: Dylan T Price

I hope you had a great week and have an even better weekend. We’re getting ready to make a quick trip to Chicago (my first time visiting the windy city!).

Hello Monday

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We made our yearly trip to the Cherry Blossom Festival yesterday, which was gorgeous as usual.  Surprisingly though almost all of the trees had white flowers rather than the usual pink ones – still very pretty, but different. Today, I’m looking forward to it making it up to almost 80 degrees! Makes me want to be in an outdoor space like this one…

How’s your Monday going so far?

Happy Friday!

My dad and sister arrive today and we’re looking forward to showing them around and having a belated celebration of my dad’s birthday. It will be really nice to have him here for his first visit and my younger sister’s second!

Here are a couple of fun pics Dylan took yesterday, which will probably be included in our tour. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Photo Credits: Dylan Price

Baked & Wired

I figured a post about a great source for caffeinated beverages would be quite fitting for this morning after the long weekend, don’t you agree? The source – Baked & Wired in Georgetown, which is definitely my favorite quirky coffee shop in the DC area. Their coffee and espresso are a mix of  Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Intelligentsia Coffee (2 great, high-quality brands) and they use only organic milk (from Trickling Springs Creamery in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania). All of their baked goods (minus the bagels)  are homemade too! They’re becoming quite acclaimed for their cupcakes, which come in so many fun flavors like Smurfette (= fresh blueberries baked into vanilla cake, topped with lemon buttercream).

My regular beverage favs include their oolong tea and soy lattes. Has anyone else been? If so, what are your favorite picks?

Photo Credit: Dylan Price


Epicurean Shea Butter Company

After having seen Epicurean Shea Butter Company being sold on the shelves of big time natural product retailers, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw their booth at DC’s Eastern Market last Saturday! As well as the company is doing, it’s so nice to see them keeping up with this booth that allows people to see and try the entire array of shea butter-based products. I found out that this company was founded on a family tradition of soap making, in a garage in Maryland in 2001. So it turns out they still keep in touch with their point of origin and sell at local venues like the Eastern Market.

After a good deal of debate, I decided on the Shea Butter Moisturizer titled ‘Blessing‘. This moisturizer is unique because it’s a soft solid so you have to dig into it a little bit, but then it goes on really smoothly. And the smell… the smell is absolutely what sold me. Putting just a little bit on the back of my hand makes me think that I’m suddenly in a garden filled with lilacs and gardenias. The scent is that good. It even fills the room when you put it on, but it’s not overpowering because it smells so real! In terms of scent, this is by far one of my favorite beauty products now. Not to mention how smooth and healthy my skin feels when I use it.

Photo Credit: Epicurean Shea Butter Company