What comes before summer fun with parties and family reunions? I remember my mom and her friends talking about spring cleaning. Since we kept the house closed up all winter it was stale, dusty, and just begging to be freshened up. As the weather warmed up Mom would wash bedding, and check to see if we needed to replace any of it. One day we'd clean the refrigerator. … [Read more...] about What Comes Before Summer Fun?
Way (way way) back when, I took an aptitude or interest in high school to see what I might want to study in college. Don't ask me how meteorologist came up in the top 5. That was quite a shocker for both me and my parents. Don't worry: I chose something else. Really, I wanted very much to be a circus clown so I just got a B.S. in English then went about becoming a clown. I'm … [Read more...] about Would You Do This For Fun On A Rainy Day? 6 Reasons to Come to the Farmers Market
TJ and I had a great time at the Bethesda Central Farm Market for Mothers Day. We hope all of you had a happy Mothers Day too. … [Read more...] about Mothers Day: Where Did You Take Your Mom?
TJ and I grew up with Depression Era parents. We both learned to "reduce, reuse, recycle" before that was a popular phrase. I still have beautiful quilts that my grandmothers made from the better parts of their worn out clothes, and we jokingly refer to our decorating style as Early Dead Relative. TJ spent the past 2 days shredding our leaves so we can compost them or use them … [Read more...] about Compost Balloons?!
Balloons are supposed to be fun. Plain and simple, that's it. That's how I value them, anyway. What do balloons mean to you? And what gives them value to you? We love to make the big creations. That's why we've participated in events like Balloon Manor 2007, Balloon Manor 2008, Balloon Manor 2014, and the creation of a huge acrocanthosaurus at the Virginia Museum of Natural … [Read more...] about Little Kids & Big Balloons: Put Them Together & What Do You Get?