Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Cheverly! I’ve thought often, long and hard, about the idea of blogging about the town I love. I’m so glad that one Friday morning my two friends helped me figure out Word Press and after, the design for the blog. I’m grateful that people have been reading–both my neighbors and many who…

What’s the Deal With Cheverly? Part 3

Another long post today. Bear with me! Last week I had a comment from someone who is the OP on the DC Urban Mom’s and Dad’s website. He enjoyed the post/s about Cheverly and is looking into the Hyattsville (Arts District) and Cheverly area to purchase a home. He had a few questions for me…

The Latest Fixer Upper

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I plan a later post to talk about mine but today I wanted to feature a house that I walk by all the time. This worn down house needs a lot of tender loving care. I’ve always been intrigued by it- the front bay window is beautiful but…

Things Money Cannot Buy

As I see everyone running around shopping for Christmas I’m reminded of things that money cannot buy. Money cannot buy deep friendships, loving neighbors who mow your grass when you are out of town, the smiles of children as they run down neighborhood streets in Halloween costumes, friends who watch your kids at the last…

What’s the Deal With Cheverly? Part 2

Merry Christmas. I can’t believe I’m tackling another one of the statements from the DC Urban Mom’s and Dad’s forum, but I am. Last time I wrote one it offended a couple people. Fyi- these are my opinions only–and granted, they are probably skewed because I love my neighborhood so much. Here I go! Last…

Shop Local: Last Minute Christmas Present Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I’m still shopping and I love the idea of supporting our local Cheverly friends during the holiday season. Here are a few of my suggestions: Know anyone who loves vintage (clothes, housing) items? Support Caitlin Adams and her business, Slippery Crockery  Know someone with a sweet tooth? Try my favorite…

A Few of My Favorite Things: Local Holiday Activities

My husband and I intentionally tried to slow down this weekend to enjoy some of our local holiday favorites. Every December we make sure to do three things–and two involve trains!! One is a visit to the College Park Aviation Museum–which is a ten minute drive away and is fun for people of all ages,…

Meet Your Neighbors: Bill and Denise Carrigan

Meet Bill and Denise Carrigan–your Cheverly neighbors. I don’t know Denise all too well, but I heard about her from some Cheverly friends and I had a couple people tell me that she would be a great person to feature for a “Meet Your Neighbor” post. Why? I think Denise has the same type of…

Weekend Update: Alpacas, Pancakes and Parties!

You know, it seems like there is always something happening in our small little town on the weekends. We are blessed. On Saturday we have our Holiday Market. Sadly, it will be the last market until May. (Ahh- how I can’t wait to walk to the outdoor market and swim in the pool next summer) Not…

Shop Local: Winsome Baby

In my humble opinion, one of the cutest clothing booths at the Thanksgiving Market was Winsome Baby. If you didn’t see them then make your way to the Christmas Market on Saturday morning to see their handmade beautiful baby clothes/hats/blankets etc. If you have a newborn or toddler in your life, these will make precious…

Shop Local and Treat Yourself To A Massage!

Feeling stressed from all of the holiday activities? I am. As of today, I don’t have my Christmas cards ordered, presents bought, or even thought about the party I’m hosting this weekend. I know. I know. I hear you saying, “Lisa, take a moment for yourself. Stop running around.” Well, Cheverly friends, I say the…

Santa Claus Is Coming to… Cheverly!

Watching my kids and their sweet excitement about meeting Santa makes me so happy. We’ve made a tradition of heading to the Cheverly gym for their Christmas party for the past 2 years. They have an awesome puppet show, crafts, drinks and food, and of course, the kids get to meet Santa. The first time…