Shop Local: Baked Goods

My youngest is turning 3 in a week. Oh my word! 3! When I ask him what type of cake he wants for his birthday, his response is something different every time. One day it’s the Hulk, the next Ninja Turtles, and I *think* we’ve finally decided on Spiderman. As of yesterday he wants a…

Chev Run Annual 5 K Race, 2 K Walk

Just like we should all be going to the Truck Touch this weekend (for $5), we should all be running or walking at the CHV Run Annual 5 K race on Mother’s Day! Have you seen the signs in town? Wondering what this is all about? I was so I googled it today and found…

Head Outdoors This Weekend

You know it’s only taken me 10 years of living in Cheverly to discover the “Anacostia Tributary Trail System”. Don’t know what I’m talking about? That makes me feel better… I was at a dinner party in Cheverly a month ago and was talking to the host about how he gets to work in College…

Truck Touch 2015

My family just loves the Truck Touch. I don’t know how they do it, but a bunch of volunteers team up every year to raise money for the Cheverly Weekday Nursery–and they only charge a mere $5 per person! (18 months and under are free) These volunteers set up food stands, get tons of amazing…

Real Estate: Coming Soon!

If you’ve been reading the blog for long, you know that I’m obsessed with real estate and I get so very excited when a house appears on the market. Last night as I drove home for work I made a small detour to see the house on Hawthorne St that is now pending (and boy,…

A Few Of My Favorite Things: Aldi Organic

If you don’t shop at Aldi, you should. And if you are concerned about buying organic, run, don’t walk to Aldi and check out their Simply Nature product line. Having a genetic condition that has given me a weak immune system, I try to buy and eat the healthiest way possible. But that’s not easy when…

This Is Our Hood

Some of my most vivid childhood memories are those growing up in Oklahoma playing with our neighborhood ‘gang’ down the street. Our parents let us run around the neighborhood without cell phones or any way to reach them. We always felt safe riding our bikes and exploring our nature trail. Oh how times have changed!…

Beautiful Homes For Sale

It’s spring (and isn’t it beautiful in town?!) and with that comes a spring real estate market. I love it. I mean, I’m not moving anytime soon, but I’m obsessed with homes and open houses. One of many things I love about our neighborhood is the diversity of style in the homes. Over the past…

A Few Of My Favorite Things: Franklins Restaurant

Franklins Restaurant.  Not only do they have great food, (I’d highly recommend the Northern California Pizza) they have an awesome general store (pictured above) where I can find all the fun old time candy! Located close to us in Hyattsville on Route 1, this restaurant supports many of our local community groups.  On Monday Franklins will give 10%…

Cake and Baked Goods Coming to Cheverly

Did you think I was writing about a bakery coming to Cheverly?! I wish. Someone needs to help me transform Tuxedo Road. Until that happens and we get our own little shops coming to town, you will have to settle for some homemade baked goods twice during the month of April. As Cheverly would have…

PG County Parks: Free Boat Rides?!

It took me a few years to finally to make it over to the Bladensburg Waterfront Park. I drove by it all the time to get to my parents house in University Park and yet I had no idea how close it was to Cheverly. What a treasure! Did you know that they have free pontoon boat tours?…