A DC Travel Guide for People Who Love Art

Washington, District of Columbia, Capital of the United States, home. Call it what you like, but to me Washington DC and the surrounding area is where I was born, and it is where I plan to call home for the rest of my life. I love to travel with the best of them, of course-

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“My roses are dying” and how I fought the battle against evil buglies

In This Post You Will Learn: My own experiences with roses How to fight the most common rose pests: aphids (and thrips and spider mites), Japanese beetles, and caterpillars. How to fight the most common rose diseases How to perk up mopey roses Picking the right rose for your climate, including drought or extreme winters

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Banana Lumpia, A Sweet Treat for On The Run

fried rolled bananas in wonton wrappers dusted with powdered sugar on a black plate

I love desserts, snacks, and eating on the go. Thankfully, this recipe does all of the above! The lumpia originated in China as the lumpiang. It’s a lot like other rolled fried foods in Asian cuisine, like spring rolls or wontons. Lumpia is the shortened name that gets used in Hispanic regions influenced by Chinese

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5 Hacks to Make Traveling with A Disability Pain Free

The world of travel isn’t set up with people who have mobility limits in mind, but I’ve finally found the perfect solutions for me and I’m hoping they’ll help you too. Struggling to Accept That I am Disabled and Need an Aid Some disabilities I can pretty much handle, like Dyslexia. Sure, it’s a problem,

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A 3 Step Guide to Help Adults Learn to Ride a Bike

view of sunny road zooming by on asphalt road on red racing road bike

Every wondered how do adults learn to ride a bike? Especially adults who have never ridden before. I was right there with you, but I learned, and I’m confident you can too. I Am an Adult Who Can’t Ride a Bike Or at least, I was an adult who couldn’t ride a bike. That all

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Keeping Old Friends Clothes, and Expensive Friends Clotheser

wood shelf of formal men's shoes some very damaged, some new and shiny with scratched wall behind

My Wardrobe is Massive I don’t know about you, but I have a teensy bit of a problem. I have a very big wardrobe that has only grown since I made that post, and it’s gotten so big I have clothes for every season. Enough that I use one of those giant three door PAX

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tInsantiy- 5 Teas, Tonics, and Tisanes that Taste Great Without Caffeine

steaming amber cup of tea with teabag in clear mug on cork coaster on stone island countertop in front of counter with out of focus plants at sunny window

I like tea. Warm tea, cold tea, a hot cup of bitter Mexican style hot chocolate- honestly I like any hot beverage. I just want to share the love about tea because, somehow, it’s all just so interesting to me. There’s just a ton of variety to explore in teas, so at risk of repeating

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5 Steps to Better Spring Cleaning

My last post to Ring in Spring reminded me that it was time to go a little deeper with the cleaning. After all, the Cherry Blossoms were in bloom- it was time! Sure, it feels great just to tidy up a little and maybe do a spot of vacuuming, but it’s important to occasionally do

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3 Ideas to Ring in Spring!

brunch of fresh bread, scrambled eggs, ham and sliced bread, fruit, bottled water, coffee on marble tabletop

Spring is finally here! I’m so excited to finally be free of the endless cold snaps that have been popping up every time we thought the weather had decided to play nice. So I’m sharing my best ideas to ring in the real Spring weather! Note, product links give me a kickback and help me

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Cherry Blossoms in Bloom for The Festival

Its that time of year again! <a href=”www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org”>The Cherry Blossom Festival</a> is in full swing now. Full of dancing, food, and other entertainment, it is the highlight of any Spring D.C. tourists visit. I am so lucky, to live in D.C. To be able to walk around campus,or down the street, and see the treasured

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Please Contain Yourself! DIY Zero Waste Organization.

upcycled glass apothecary and jam jars with mint chalkboard paint labels

If you’ve stuck with me awhile, you’ll know that I’ve been blogging for a little over 5 years now. I love those nice little clear jar collections you can see in boutique stores and on Pinterest. Unfortunately, I don’t have shelves worth of perfectly matched jars and lids. It would cost at least some amount

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The Sorrow of Goodbye

Hello friends. I have been a bit derailed in life in general lately- no blog posts, no progress on my pet projects, mostly nothing at all. I wanted to share a little heart to heart with you on that. Just a few weeks apart I faced the death of not one, but two grandparents. I

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Update on loss

Just wanted to share these lovely flowers real quick with you all. There’s something about a bouquet that is very comforting after a loved one’s funeral.

New Year’s Resolution

I sat on this post a bit because I wanted to really think things through before I committed to any goals. Obviously from my goal setting series I’m pretty big on goals- I think them through, and I go big with them. I even make a big macro goals list for the decade and break

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3 Steps to Get Inspired for Your Life and Identity Goals

This series is to help you think about what goals you might want to have in the first place- because the best way to start with something is by doing first things first.