“Can I have some frosting now mom?” Not even two minutes into the Halloween house build, both kids were ready for the real reason you break out anything with the word gingerbread in it: to eat it! You see, you’re supposed to eat the creation both as your building it AND after you’ve built it. […]

“Love is a four-legged word.” ~Author Unknown You’ve had a long day.  Your energy is sapped; beyond what happened at work, traffic on the way home was…well, just another day in the DC area.  Staggering towards the front door, you fumble for your keys.  And then, as they jingle when you pull them from your […]

It’s that time again.  Summer is winding down (well, we do live in Virginia, so maybe it’s a bit early to say that…), last minute vacations have come to an end, and all the kids are singing, “Ohhhhhh, back to school, back to school…” It’s also a time when many high school graduates begin the […]

“For is there any practice less selfish, any labor less alienated, any time less wasted, than preparing something delicious and nourishing for people you love?” ― Michael Pollan, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation “Hey Greg!” I peered over the bank of refrigerated foods at the sound of my name.  “Mark?” “Wow, what’s it been, […]

I first met Tasha & Ryan 3 years ago at another friend’s wedding in Panama City, Panama. It was friendship at first conversation! These two were so authentic, so laid back, and so comfortable together, it was hard to believe they’d only been dating a few months. They are the type of people you can […]