April 5, 2018

There's been a lot of weekend traveling happening in AS world! Between a quick trip to Virginia, a ride home, and a weekend in Washington DC, there have been so many road trip memories made, laughs had, and bonding happening during hours spent in the passenger seat.

DC, as many of you know, has the famous cherry blossom festival that occurs toward the end of March. This year, because of the lovely onslaught of snow storms the east coast has had, the peak time for the flowers got pushed back to the first weekend in April.

Though we went a week early, it was still so worth it. While the rest of the events of the weekend will be recapped in painful (I kid. It was fun.) detail in my newsletter, Sunday was spent grabbing breakfast at the hotel, driving 40 miles from Leesburg to central DC and walking down Constitution Avenue, around the Washington Monument and down to the Tidal Basin.

 The Washington Monument always makes me think of my childhood! When we were little, we made countless trips t...

November 7, 2017

"A woman's heart is an ocean of secrets." Thank you, Rose from Titanic, you're 100% correct--and like a woman's heart, her bag is key to how she rules the world during a hectic day. Here are some ideas for those crazed days where you're sprinting around and your bag holds your entire life...

1. The Pinch Provisions Mini-mergency Kit

This is a gamechanger. In a tiny kit the size of your palm fits 17--count them, 17!--essentials from a mending kit, to a teeny hair spray, to earring backs...It is astounding and so necessary to have these things when you're in a bind and this kit has saved my butt on numerous occasions from when my tights ripped (hello, clear nail polish!) to fixing a wardrobe malfunction (double-sided tape, anyone?)

2. A Power Bank (mine is a Dulla!)

Does anyone else find themselves on the run and unable to pause to find a power outlet? All. The. Time. In that case, carrying a phone charger just isn't going to fly. In comes the power bank to save your butt! While weights and...

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