Clean Up Beaverdam Reservoir on April 24th

by Jessica 2 April 2016 Community

The kids and I hiked at Beaverdam Reservoir today. I took a few pictures. I love this beautiful natural resource that is right in our backyard here in Brambleton. I would love to see the community come together to help take care of it and keep it clean. Our clean up date is set for […]

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Levi Earned His White Belt

by Jessica 2 April 2016 Levi

Levi recently signed up at CJR Martial Arts in Ashburn.  He was so very excited to earn his white belt today.

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Future Trillionaire: Boy’s Fashion

by Jessica 23 February 2016 Levi

Recently a hip new children’s fashion designer called Future Trillionaire reached out to me to review their boy’s clothing brand that focuses on shirts and matching ties and bow ties.  Their catch phrase is “Wouldn’t it are great if there was a one-stop shop that will have them camera ready in a jiffy?”  As a […]

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Interview with Elisabetta Canalis

by Jessica 8 September 2015 Health

Recently I had a chance to talk with Elisabetta Canalis, Italian actress and model, best known in the U.S. for being on the covers of Vogue and Vanity Fair, as well as a performer on Dancing with the Stars. At eight o’clock eastern time this past Wednesday, Elisabetta called so that we could talk about […]

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Trip to the Quarry

by Jessica 22 July 2015 Annabelle

  We made it to the quarry!   A few weeks ago when Levi and I started his rock collection, we noticed that on the way to pick up Annabelle from camp that we passed a large stone quarry that had a pretty driveway and entrance.  It looked friendly from the road, so I thought […]

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Berry Picking

by Jessica 16 July 2015 Annabelle

Over the weekend we drove out to Purcellville to Crooked Run Orchard.   We wanted to do something outside and since it looked like it might rain we thought berry picking would be perfect.  Strawberries were just out of season but gooseberries were ripe and ready for picking.   I brought along my camera because […]

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Gardening with Kids

by Jessica 8 July 2015 Annabelle

Last week we had an open afternoon with nothing to do.  So we turned to our cork pin board and pulled down the stack of activities we’d written on index cards.  When Annabelle pulled “Herb gardening,” there was a little bit of groaning from both kids, but I pressed on and reminded them, “You both […]

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Sun Tea and Lemonade Iced Cubes

by Jessica 4 July 2015 Annabelle

Sun tea.  Super easy to make.  Lemonade ice cubes.  Also super easy.  And then, add your iced cubes plus a little sugar to your tea and you’ve got a cool summer treat. Here’s what we did: 1. Add black tea bags to a glass pitcher of water (ideally with a lid or cover on it). […]

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Collecting Rocks

by Jessica 2 July 2015 Family

I’m not sure whether I mentioned it previously, but the way the kids and I are selecting fun activities for our summer is from a list we put together from the book The Kids Outdoor Adventure Book.   After we put together our list from the ideas in the Kids Outdoor Adventure Book, I wrote […]

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Baseball Game June 2015

by Jessica 30 June 2015 Annabelle

We are so lucky.  My friend Shelley recently came into Nationals tickets.  Lots of Nationals tickets.  And she invited us.  So we said yes.  Of course we said yes!  It was such a treat and for this baseball loving mama, it was a night full of fun!  We ate hotdogs and Matt and I drank […]

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