You’ve decked the halls, baked dozens of cookies, and wrapped all of your Christmas presents. Before the festivities officially begin, it’s time for a little TLC!
Archives for December 2015
I hope you’ve had the opportunity this past month to check out the festive craft and DIY projects over at The Holiday Collective. The quality of original content over at the holiday pop-up blog has been amazing so far, and I’ll be contributing my version of a holiday DIY in just a few weeks. Any guesses what I’ll be making?
But first, I’m excited to participate in The Holiday Collective giveaways, which have been going strong since Black Friday. Today I’m partnering with BRIKA, one of my favorite places to shop for beautiful handmade gifts, to make the holidays brighter for one lucky reader!… READ MORE!
When I was little, my family would drive down to Washington, DC, from New Jersey every year or so to visit friends and sightsee. We’d “ooh” and “ahh” over the pandas at the zoo, wander through Smithsonian museums, and pose for pictures in front of the monuments on the National Mall. Once we even saw President Reagan speak at a ceremony at Arlington National Ceremony.
After college I lived near Georgetown for years, affording me even more opportunities to explore DC’s historic sites. I might’ve made it down to the National Mall a couple of times, but, at the time, my friends and I were more interested in checking out the bars on M Street than DC’s oldest building on the same block.
Now that we’re back, I’m determined to make the most of living so close to our nation’s capital. My list of things to do in DC is growing and includes… READ MORE!
Hanukkah begins Sunday evening, and we’ll be lighting the menorah and eating latkes with some cousins who live nearby. Since it’s not a Hanukkah party if you don’t play dreidel, I’ll be bringing along my new hand-painted dreidels from The Land of Nod — and, hopefully, a little bit of extra luck.
After all, dreidel is a game of chance. Or a gambling game, depending on how you look at it.
If you’re curious about how to play dreidel… READ MORE!