Adventures, Little Adventures, Virginia

A Very Vineyard Birthday Celebration

A little while ago, as I was getting set to celebrate my 39th birthday, my mom suggested that, since she'd be out our way for a conference and visiting us anyway, Scott and I take the opportunity to go have a date night out on the town and she'd stay with Marcus. Initially, it sounded… Continue reading A Very Vineyard Birthday Celebration

Adventures, Little Adventures, Virginia

Bluemont :: Great Country Farms

When I was growing up, my family spent a lot of time on my grandmother's ranch. While it was primarily a working ranch, she had her own tiny orchard by her house on top of the hill. It was a small collection of orange, persimmon, cherry, and flowering pear trees. And I have vividly fond… Continue reading Bluemont :: Great Country Farms

Family, Living

Birth Plans are Useless and Other Thoughts on Childbirth

Oh, hey there, how are you guys doing? It's me here in real time. I only had a couple of days of pre-scheduled content ready to go for you before there, because, well, I kind of thought I had until this Monday at least until our Baby Bean made his arrival. I don't know why… Continue reading Birth Plans are Useless and Other Thoughts on Childbirth

Adventures, Family, Living, Virginia

Maternity Photos with Rachel K Photography

Every day I get up out of bed, I know I should be grateful. My baby is a healthy, wriggling little guy, I escaped without morning sickness, I avoided swelling until last month, and I healed from a nasty subchorionic hematoma that kept me terrified through my whole first trimester. I should be grateful for… Continue reading Maternity Photos with Rachel K Photography

Adventures, Virginia

Seven Oaks Lavender Farm

Summer is lavender season to me - lavender and lemon verbena candles, lavender shortbread, fizzy ginger lavender lemonade, sprays of lavender tucked into just about every bouquet for a little bit of on the spot tranquility aromatherapy. We always pick up a bunch at our farmer's market and have been looking for spaces to work… Continue reading Seven Oaks Lavender Farm