Beating the Winter Blues at Home

Regardless of any shadow sightings on Groundhog’s Day, we all know winter is far from over. With leafless tress and gray skies, it’s easy to feel down this time of year. Use this as an opportunity to add life to your home environment! Here are our favorite ways to spruce up your home with mood-boosters all around: 1. Fresh flowers Of course, nothing adds life to a home like fresh, colorful flowers. Roses and tulips are the perfect way to add a light floral scent and bright springy colors to any table or countertop. 2. Scented candles While we’re all about cozy, spicy scents in the fall, it’s time to add in some candles with cheery scents like citrus, lavender, and fresh linens to wake up you

Eat at the Best of the Best!

The Washingtonian has released its annual ranking of the DC area’s best restaurants this week, and in a burgeoning foodie city like ours, our interests and palettes are peaked! Here’s a sneak peak at the top 25 restaurants. Which one are you most excited to try? For more information, visit 1. Métier 1015 7th St NW, 20001 2. Komi 1509 17th St NW, 20036 3. Del Mar 791 Wharf Street SW, 20024 4. Himitsu 828 Upshur St NW, 20011 5. Pineapple and Pearls 715 8th St SE, 20003 6. The Dabney 122 Blagden Alley NW, 20001 7. Sushi Taro 1503 17th St NW, 20036 8. Tail Up Goat 1827 Adams Mill Rd NW, 20009 9. Bad Saint 32

Winter Fun for the Whole Family

Don’t let the weather get your family down! Lucky for us, there’s plenty to do around the DC area, even in winter. Here are our personal favorites: 1. Catch a show at Avalon Theatre You can’t beat this Chevy Chase staple. Join the Avalon Theatre for their weekend family matinees every Saturday, which range from puppet shows to family-friendly live music. 2. Hot Chocolate Showdown Spend the day touring the city and have your kids help you discover the best hot chocolate in town. For older kids, you can make a “rubric” with different categories to grade on. At the end of the day, tally up your scores and find your winner…and be sure to let us know your pick! 3. Catch up on museums It’s easy to

Making a Difference in Your Neighborhood

In January, we’re often inspired more so than usual to give back to those around us, but it can be a bit overwhelming to find a starting point. Don’t forget there are many ways big and small to help right in your neighborhood. Here is a checklist to get you started: 1. Support your public services By frequenting your local parks, playgrounds, and libraries, you are helping prioritize local funding for these community services. Show your support by showing up! 2. Pick up litter Start carrying a large plastic bag or Ziploc with you that you can use to pick up and carry litter to the nearest garbage can. Small efforts like these can add up to a more beautiful neighborhood! 3. Help an elderly ne

Kicking Off the New Year Right

No need to set yourself up for failure this year with unrealistic resolutions. Try aiming for goals that are more meaningful than losing five pounds, and more attainable than solving the worlds’ problems! Here are some of our ideas for getting the year started on the right track. Focus on Family Use your resolutions as an opportunity to build up the whole family. Plan for more quality time together, learn more about your kids’ interests, and schedule in plenty of time for just staying connected. Prioritize Happiness Life is too short to not be happy! Our inner happiness is so pivotal to our overall wellbeing, so resolve to do what makes you happy, no matter how unusual it may be! Bake cookie

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