Holton

Commencement Speech

It was an honor to be asked by my alma mater to speak at the 2016 Holton-Arms graduation. I was very nervous to speak to such a distinguished group of women. Graduation speakers in the past have included Maya Angelou and Linda Carter. Below is my speech, it is more [...]

Read More
Mother, Daughter Trip To New York City

Mother, Daughter Trip to New York City

Since my daughter was born, I have been dreaming about a great mother, daughter trip with her to the Big Apple. What I didn’t expect is that my daughter would want the same thing, a few months ago she discovered the Broadway musical Wicked on You Tube. She was walking [...]

Read More
Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 12.27.21 PM

Date Night

Ever since we were married in June, life has been a little hectic. With the excitement of the wedding and the honeymoon long over, life as usual returned. Maintaining our home, keeping up with four kids’ school and activities schedule, two dogs, work and just life, it became more challenging [...]

Read More
Thinx

Period Underwear

Have you heard of these underwear that claim you will no longer need tampons or pads during your period? The moment I heard of THINX, I was quick to order a set for my cycle. They are described as moisture wicking, absorbent, anti-microbial and leak resistant and I thought at [...]

Read More
Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 11.11.27 AM

Fall Fashion Trends

The September issue of the fashion magazines are all out and there are several refreshing fall trends. There are few items that are easy and affordable to update your closet as well as classic additions to any wardrobe. To launch off the fall fashion season, I am so excited to [...]

Read More
IMG_9346

Family Time: Share the Love

It was time to say goodbye and good luck to the oldest child in our family, my step daughter Emily was off for her second year of college. My husband and I wanted to find a way we could accommodate all 4 of our kids with ages ranging from 9-19 [...]

Read More
Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 1.20.11 PM

The Perfect Washington Wedding On A Budget

Steadman and I were married at 11am on Saturday, June 27th at a small church on the National Cathedral grounds in front of 40 of our closest family and friends. It was important for us to focus on our two families combining, especially our children. Being a second wedding for [...]

Read More
Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 9.47.49 AM

Owning A Home Is Not Easy

  Let me start off by saying, I love being a home owner and love my house.  I have been living in my home since 2002 and it is in a neighborhood that I love for its community, restaurants and close to my children’s school.  However, owning a home can [...]

Read More
Potomac Mills Bargains

New in My Closet: Potomac Mills Shopping Trip

I am so excited to emcee Trend Pop, featuring pops of color for a fashion show geared for moms and children on Saturday, April, 25 from 10 am -11:30 am at Potomac Mills in Woodbridge,VA.  This definitely will satisfy my fashion fix for Spring and let me do some serious [...]

Read More
Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 7.01.17 AM

Rent the Runway in Georgetown

    I have been loving Rent the Runway for years, one of my favorites was this Monique Lhuillier I rented for the annual black tie restaurant awards in DC, The Rammys. Rent the Runway is no longer just online, they opened their storefront in Georgetown a few months ago. [...]

Read More