A Few of My Favorite Things: Off The Beaten Track

So…I found a new store during my break from work last weekend. I walked into this old warehouse in DC with my co-worker to find a consignment/vintage furniture lovers dream. I know I’ve shared about a lot of these type of stores in the past- from the Bowie Old Town antique stores, to the amazing…

A Few of My Favorite Things: Chev Pool at Night

My life has been crazy lately. I hosted my cousin and her lovely family for 5 days and then my sister and her family after my cousin left. Life is good- life is busy…but one thing I’ve discovered in the meantime is that the Cheverly pool is an amazing, relaxing place to be at night….

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…

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%…

A Few of My Favorite Things: La Fondita

Ok, I know from the picture above that the place looks strange. I would’ve passed it by a thousand times without giving it a second glance unless I read this article by the Washington Post. And boy oh boy I’m glad I did. Obsessed would be an understatement. I’ve been to La Fondita twice in the…

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,…

Shop Local: Fluffed Up Marshmallow Desserts

                I don’t care if in the past you didn’t like marshmallows, you will now. And if you like the taste of peppermint, oh my, the peppermint marshmallows are to die for. Welcome to Cheverly Fluffed Up Marshmallow Desserts! The owner, Beth, just moved to Cheverly from Virginia…

A Few of My Favorite Things: Antiquing In Old Town Bowie

Calling all Cheverly antiquers and thrifters, have I got the place for you! Today I discovered somewhere you will probably find me once a month, The Shops of Historic Old Bowie. Granted, this is not Kensington, MD with all the cool cafes, but if I can find a better, cheaper deal, it’s fine by me….

A Few of My Favorite Things: Aldi

If this weekend was as hard for you as it was for me (and to prove it, I googled “cruises from Baltimore”), then take a 15 minute excursion to our local Aldi for a few of my favorite things. After a long Monday at work I really needed one of the snickerdoodle soft baked cookies….

A Few of My Favorite Things: Dark Chocolate

I hesitate sharing my favorite ‘go to’ chocolate online like this because if Aldi ever ran out of it, I don’t know what I’d do. I lived in Europe for 7 years so I know chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a chocolate connoisseur but I do know what good chocolate tastes like–and it’s…

A Few Of My Favorite Things: Community Forklift

I can’t believe I’ve lived in Cheverly for 9 years now and have only recently discovered Community Forklift! First of all, I would’ve saved a ton of money, and second of all, I would’ve had some really unique and fun fixtures/pieces in my house. Community Forklift has been described as a thrift store for home goods….