Monthly Archive: November 2014

Catoctin Mountain Park (TrailVoice via Flickr)

Hike Off Those Holiday Pounds at Catoctin Mountain Park

Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather’s crisp, the leaves change, and you don’t have to worry about 90-degree weather and only rarely about sub-freezing weather (at least during the day). In fact, a nice fall day in...

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade (Edward Kimmel via Flickr)

Get a Head Start on Thanksgiving This Weekend in Silver Spring

Some people really love turkey. And some people really love family. And when you put them together in America, you get Thanksgiving, where we all give thanks for what we’re … thankful for. While most people celebrate with friends and...

Manassas sign (Laura Henderson via Flickr)

4 Reasons to Rent an Apartment in Manassas

The City of Manassas in Prince William County has a sugary-sounding name, kinda like “molasses,” and sure enough, if you visit its downtown, this historic hamlet can seem slow and easy (it was when I visited a decade or so...

Color swatches (brett jordan via Flickr)

Simplifying the Design Process

Decorating a new apartment or home can be an overwhelming process. There are a ton of decisions to make. What’s the best furniture layout for the room? What shade of gray should you paint the walls? Where should you store...

The Home Office

Creating a Home Office That Really Works

There is a new and wonderful wave of young entrepreneurs in the D.C. area. I love being able to consider myself a  part of it, and I feel like D.C. is finally ready to embrace this generation of innovative, creative...