Filed under: Around DC, General Motors, The Cool in Everyday Life
We arrived in STYLE
to the Red Bull Global Rallycross DC event
in our 2015 Cadillac Escalade…
it was perfect with its Navigation, and EASY handling despite its size.
The race did not disappoint either !!!
I had never been to a Rally Car Race before, but my ‘car guys’
It was great,
even for Moms.
It was Fast and Exciting!
Everything was great,
and lots of accessibility!
we got to see a bunch of the drivers !!!
It was a great, great day!
It was at RFK Stadium,
plenty of parking,
and accessible by metro too!
And because it’s Rally Car,
and not Indy Car, or Nascar,
we could get up really close,
and had GREAT views of the
and Race !
A Great Day at the Track !!
Filed under: Around DC, Mom Blogs, The Cool in Everyday Life
I’m so pleased to share that I
the First Ever
Valentine’s Day Short Story Contest !!!!!
These little boys in Indonesia, are about the age of my son. He wears a dapper little uniform to school, just like these boys….
He laughs and smiles like these boys too.
The only difference- he uses an umbrella,
they use a banana leaf….
It’s a Small, Small World.
I found this beautiful photo of the famous statue of Jesus in Rio, on Amazing Things in the World Facebook Page!
Check it out!
I discovered a great little site,
thanks to a mention by
the Digital Editorial Director of
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
during the Mid-Atlantic Fall Conference of the SCBWI this past weekend.
And this site is what it says.
Everyday there is a new picture of
This is not a time waster!
This is a moment of joy
to check out
every once in a while
Okay, this isn’t an earth-shattering,
Zen- like contemplation,
but look at my new favorite
nail color !
Isn’t it FABULOUS ??!!
It’s Sally Hanson, Wet Cement !!!!
I’ve always thought it’d be fun to paint,
so I’m doing it-
‘Live Every Day to the Fullest’ kind-a-thing!
So, I’ve got my easel, my paints, my paint brushes and palettes,
and now I’m a painter!
Start doing something today that you’ve always wanted to do…
And DCers: Where Was I standing when I took the picture that this painting is based on?
Filed under: Around DC, Home, Kindergartners, Life, Mom Victories, The Cool in Everyday Life
I have not ridden a bike since childhood.
There- I said it.
I’ve never been ‘big’ into bikes (don’t throw stones, you mountain-bike-weekend-trip-enthusiasts!!).
But it’s funny how life can change in an instant, with a whimsical choice…
Our family went down to Bethany Beach a few weeks ago, while at the very same time- my son had just taken his training wheels off his bike. I remembered that there was a bike rental shop right in the heart of Bethany and asked my son if he’d like to rent a 2-wheeler for the week, He LOVED the idea and in the next moment I decided that I would rent a bike, then my husband decided he would rent a bike too…
So we spent our Beach Week riding bikes as a family-
~A place I couldn’t imagine getting to in our lives back when I was cleaning up snot or vomit or changing diapers. We were ‘that family’, riding along, with the ocean breeze at our backs, that you glance at and think, ‘Isn’t that nice?!’
I enjoyed it so much that I thought about getting a bike at home. So then we packed up everything and drove back to ‘reality’ and left the beach behind. I arrived home to find a week’s worth of mail in our entry way, even though I had ‘stopped’ the mail… ‘Great’, I thought, as my son trounced through the catalogues and bills mangling up in a even bigger mess. I reached down to gather a first pile up and on the top of the pile was a flier from Performance Bicycles (where we got my son’s bike) announcing they were having a huge sale- that weekend… (karma ?!).
The next day we all went to the bike store and I bought the Schwinn ‘June’ Coaster Bike (with automatic shifting!) and I love it…
and I LOVE that my son and I are riding our bikes together.
You’ve come a long way, baby!
Like I said in my last post, I had a super duper wonderful time at the blogger event at the Ritz on Sunday.
So many people wished me a Happy Birthday, it was truly lovely!
Almost as many people asked me about my bag… and where to get it…
(Let’s be clear, I just love this bag. I am not getting compensated for this, in fact, I just went back to this store yesterday and bought 2 more bags (sshhh- for presents.))
You can get your very own super cool, everyone-will-ask-you-where-you-got-it-bag at The Preppy Pink Pony in McLean, VA, on Chain Bridge Road.
YOU CAN ALSO CUSTOM ORDER YOUR BAG ONLINE.
Here’s my Bag-
As you can see, you can also get these bags with a shoulder strap, like mine.
The Preppy Pink Pony has lots of other bags, and purses, and jewelry, and baby gifts, and belts, and everything else! The owner is Virginia, and she’s incredibly gracious and helpful!
These bags are handmade in Thailand and are helping women in specific villages make a better living for themselves and their families…
… You’re Welcome,
Filed under: Around DC, dc metro moms, The Cool in Everyday Life
Go Look At My Shoes-
It’s Always Shoe Friday at Jodifur!