Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Homecoming Weekend One

Douglas was off and on the town this past Saturday. So wild when your kids start growing up, riding in cars with boys and getting caught sneaking a drink. They will, don't think they won't. Luckily this was not the occasion of drinks being consumed and a grounding had to be awarded. When kids are grounded, it is such a pain for the adults. The kids whine, are around all the time and want to fed more than ever. 

So Douglas went out in this dress (mine) and her gold heels. I think she looked pretty great. 








Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Words from Me


Weekends on Wednesday

We spent last weekend being "only" parents to Sage as Douglas stayed behind in Williamsburg for a volleyball tournament and Ava went along with her best-friends for a birthday weekend in D.C.





We attended Joe's cousin's wedding at the OBX. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception simple and fun. We were able to spend some time with Joe's dad, John and stepmom, Martha and his sister, Lindsey.




After the wedding we stayed with friends from Richmond down visiting for the week. Although we didn't need the eight bedroom home for the nine of us, it was nice having that much space to spread out. The pool was heated, the hot tub hot and the beach perfect for shredding some nar. 









Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tonight Only: Williamsburg Gallery Crawl

Come on out for a night of fine wines, art, fun and the Quirks Crew! Start AND end your crawl at Quirks of Art - www.kinksandquirks.com in High Street Williamsburg. There is plenty of FREE and EASY parking and we will feature LIVE MUSIC by the Hark ALL NIGHT LONG! See Liana, Dave and the band. Isn't she adorbs!



The 4th Annual Williamsburg Gallery Crawl will be held on Thursday, October 2nd. Deluxe shuttles will whisk you all over town to enjoy great wines and sample some great food while you experience Williamsburg's art galleries. 


We are SO THRILLED to announce the Atlanta artist Houston Llew Spiritiles will be joining us this year :) He will be signing your tiles, so please be sure to pre-order any tiles that you want to ensure that we have them available for you. He flew all this way so come say hi!
Here a couple of shots from last years crawl! Come see us!

Jenn and Liana 




Monday, September 29, 2014

Dollar Shave Club: What You Should and Shouldn't Squeeze the Most Out Of!

Have you heard about Dollar Shave Club yet? I've seen their ads while watching Quantum Leap reruns on tv and immediately thought, "Gosh, he is cute." Being I thought the actor was cute, I paid attention a bit more. Call me what you want but cuteness does get my attention. You can watch him below. 





What a neat concept. Dollar Shave Club (DSC) is not just for men either because, come on, in this day an age women probably shave more than men. It seems everywhere I look, some dude is growing out his facial hair, including my husband. Hopefully women are not following suit growing out leg hair because that is just gross, personally. 



So what is the Dollar Shave Club and why should you care? Well, have you been in the shower about to shave those hairy legs and realized you meant again, to go to the store and pick up a razor that is not as dull as the blade you just chopped a pineapple with? I have and it sucks. Well with Dollar Shave Club all you have to do is sign up and wait for them to show up in your mailbox each month. Cool? Yeah. 



You have a couple of options to choose from too. You have The Humble Twin  that comes with two stainless steel blades, is a great basic shaver and comes with five cartridges a month! The 4X Lover's Blade has four stainless steel blades, will be confiscated by your significant other and comes with four cartridges a month. The Executive is going to be top of the line with six stainless steel blades, provides the butteriest shave and comes with four cartridges a month. 

So all of this awesomeness being said:  DSC's promotion is "We pride ourselves on helping people NOT have to 'squeeze' to much use out of their razors by providing great razors that are shipped right to your door for as low as a buck a month." So I was thinking about some things I wanted to squeeze and not squeeze the most out of and share with you. 



Do Squeeze the Most Out Of:

Lemons: When making a lemon butter sauce, really get in there and squeeze every drop. You are going to need it!

Lime: Mojito, Mojito! This recipe is truly the favorite too. 

All Condiments: I don't care for mustard or mayo, so they will sit in the fridge until someone else uses them but give me some Ketchup and french fries? I'm going to squeeze the life out of that bottle.

Your Vacation Stay: Get there as early as possible and leave as late as you can. Make sure to see and do everything you want and ALWAYS take lots of photos. 

Sleep: Learned this one the hard way. Stop drinking so much. Drink more hot tea and get in bed at a regular time. 


Don't Squeeze the Most Out Of:

Baby Kitties: Super cute and cuddly but PLEASE don't squeeze their organs. Pet lightly until they get older and knock over your coffee into your computer, then you might think of squeezing them. #justkiddingnotkidding

Your Crush: They might believe you to be crazy, unless this is what you want them to think.

Headband Wear: Why must these darn things squeeze the life out of your brain. Take the thing off an let your temples rest. 

Bread: Lightly squeeze to feel for freshness. No one wants to eat a squished sandwich!

Please let me know some things you want to squeeze the most out yourselves. Also what you don't want to squeeze the most from.  I want to know!!