Meet My New Friends

These two couples have to be some of the most fun people I’ve met in Cheverly. And I say that after having a short 10 minute or so conversation. Bonus, I can’t remember their names. We met at the CUMC Fundraiser last Saturday night. It was a lovely event and I even won a couple…

Thanksgiving Market 2014

This Thanksgiving Market was just amazing. There were so many neighbors selling beautiful items. I cannot wait to feature all of our local talent on my “Shop Local” posts. Thank you to Cheverly Community Market for a beautiful morning.

“What’s The Deal With Cheverly?” Part 1

The other day I mentioned that someone asked, “What’s the deal with Cheverly” on the DC Urban Mom’s and Dad’s website. You can see the post here. I hope to respond to some of the more negative comments, obviously from my own perspective. Today I will start with this statement: Cheverly itself is ok, but…

Mark Your Calendar and Celebrate the Holidays Cheverly Style!

Ok, let’s get real here. Yesterday I found out someone on DC Urban Mom’s (and Dad’s) posted about Cheverly. They asked, “What’s the deal with Cheverly?” People chimed in, some with positive things to say, some with negative. (schools, county, surrounding areas) As I type, the forums on the DC Urban Mom’s site is down….

Cheverly Gives Back!

Last night on my way home from work I had the great privilege to run by three neighbors’ homes with money in hand. All three of my checks were for fundraising items. St. Ambrose is selling Fair Trade Chocolate Advent Calendars (yum!), St. Jerome’s is having a raffle, and of course, we have the huge…

Shop Local: All In The Details Floral Design

Thinking of buying flowers for Thanksgiving? Why not support one of our local florists? Kira Baker is a local Cheverly resident and has her own business: All In the Details Floral Design. You’ve probably seen her at our local community market (where I took the pictures above). This holiday season, she is selling floral centerpieces…

This Weekend’s Open House

  I’m a little obsessed with this ‘fixer upper’. Again, a perfect house for HGTV 🙂 If I had some extra cash, I’d put it into this home. For 275K, this house gives you a beautiful front porch, a driveway, a large backyard, a great street with awesome neighbors, a 3 minute walk to Cheese…

Silent Auction

I’m so grateful for neighbors and friends like Chase O’Brien who spends so much of her time volunteering in our local elementary school, at CUMC, and at other community events.  (at the same time raising 3 young boys!) Tonight she is sharing a great word about the silent auction. Remember, the auction committee needs a…

Welcome! And Why I Choose Cheverly

Have you watched the news lately? I had to stop looking at the internet this morning because my blood started to boil. We live in a crazy, crazy world and sometimes I get discouraged when I think about my 2 and 4 year olds growing up in it. They are so innocent right now and…

Before and After: Extreme Basement Makeover

This was our basement 3 weeks ago. Our contractor showed up and turned this ‘interesting’ Cheverly basement into this beautiful setting: There is so much you can do with our beautiful homes. That’s why I don’t shy away from the older properties that need some work like this house on Parkway on the market for…

Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction

Last year was my first time attending Cheverly United Methodist Church’s Silent Auction. When I look back, some really dear friendships formed that night. We had time to talk and laugh–and bit on some really fun items. Even if you don’t plan to bid on the items, plan to attend. Proceeds help our local church…

Turkey Trot 2014

Check out the amazing photos (including the one above) from Cheverly’s Turkey Trot 2013 posted on local photographer, Teresa Castracane’s Facebook site. If you are here on Thanksgiving, this is a great event. During my 9 years living in Cheverly, we’ve only been around for 1 Thanksgiving. I remember heading outside my house watching all the runners and…