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August from the archives… Panda marshmallow pops

So I’m joining the rest of DC and checking out for a week in August. My kids are driving me insane. My house is a mess. It’s hot. I’m bothered. I’m doing something I never do… I’m taking a break. I’m using the “advice column method.” When advice columnists are on vacation, they post past […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft signs and sign graffiti

Please don’t take this photograph as my sanctioning of sign graffiti. (While, um, not sanctioning this illegal act, I feel my first link should be these really rather funny examples of funny graffiti I happened upon when writing this post.) Defacing property is something I have never and would never do. Similarly, the stuffed shirts […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and the National Building Museum maze

Here’s my oldest “lost” in the maze at the National Building Museum in Washington DC. The maze was built inside the museum and will stay until September 1st. My two loved it, “loved” being an understatement. We must have gone through it about ten times, and yet never memorized the path. Tickets to the maze […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds AND the National Zoo

This week, on a day not sweltering and in the afternoon when the camp crowds were leaving (though summer still brings in lots of crowds), we headed to the National Zoo. We’re lucky to live a short drive from the zoo, and with free admission (and with our membership, free parking), we go there so […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and the Silver Spring fountain

This is my oldest cutie at the fountain in Silver Spring, MD two whole summers ago, when she was a wee lass of 4. While we live in Washington, DC, we are only about a mile from Downtown Silver Spring. They’ve done much revitalizing in the area, giving surrounding, better-known towns like Bethesda and Takoma […]