Out of The Hat

Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary

The Tailor is in

I had an old sun dress I loved, but I couldn’t stand the revealing bodice, so I decided it was time for a makeover…

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April 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

Mean Green Sweetheart

I decided to simply slather on whatever green nail polishes came to mind, and I’ve got to say it worked. I love the look of this manicure! (I’m sorry for … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day for love. Some people love their romantic interests. And their dogs. And their parents. And a ton of other people. Why should Valentine’s Day be … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Food Adventures: Korean

You all may remember that I`m a huge fan of Asian food. I`ve Tweeted reviews on a Thai restaurant, made a strawberry balsamic twist on Summer rolls, and in general … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Society of Name Changerators

There seem to be a lot of bad names out there. I mean, really bad names. We`ve got ethnic names, which sound really cool but make people look at you … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 19 Comments

The Fall Garden

        a lovely border, photo courtesy of Kramer tree dot com            As we creep through Autumn, those falling leaves become an ever thicker blanket on your pristine lawn. Rather … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Visitor In The Night

With his wings expanded, this guy must have been at least six inches from wing tip to tip. It was a lovely and rather awe inspiring sight, though I`m still … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Tea pots

      As you guys know, I`ve spent far too many posts talking about tea. I talk about tea shops, tea for stress, and tea for metabolism. To continue in that … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · 11 Comments

Why I Run

I run now, plodding steadily along on a stationary treadmill. There is no excitement in it, and yet it is comforting to absorb yourself in an action and finally take … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 10 Comments

Carlyle House

This is Carlyle House, in historic Old Town Alexandria. You`ve noticed I visit the city a lot, haven`t you? I guess I just love this city! Seriously, have you been … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Loveland Cafe

Historic Loveland Colorado has many little Mom and Pop stores and restaurants that you can visit. The aptly named Loveland Coffee shop is like a locally owned Starbucks, boasting eight … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

What Do You Do With A Drunken Tree?

Why did I throw some Disney (I know, shocking that it comes from them of all places!) song lyrics in as my title? Because it`s catchy. See, it got you … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · 6 Comments

Make-a-Mix Brownies

I say box brownies because I did a terrible thing. I used a brownie mix, and I did not actually make the brownies for myself. Well, sure, I had mixed … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Great Tea Shop

Old Town Alexandria`s Coffee, Tea, and Spice shop, at 215 S. Union Street. They have a Facebook page, a Yelp review, and an entry in tea map`s site. I love … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Cherry Blossom Festival

It`s that time of year again! The Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing now. Full of dancing, food, and other entertainment, it is the highlight of any Spring D.C. … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 6 Comments

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