Happy 2018!

20171228_155027(0)
Happy New Year guys! I hope that 2018 brings you what you need, and more.
As for us, 2018 – please bring us lots of laughs, plenty of sun, friends (old and new), family together, music always on, hearty soups (and other yummy foods), killer shoes, obedient dogs, polite children,  ice cream, interesting stories and few good adventures (well, at least one is guaranteed as we will make a big move from Washington to Tbilisi, Georgia this summer!).  What is on your wish list?
20171228_154905.jpg

 

Christmas cookies and other good things

20171224_095416.jpg
It is Christmas eve day. It is pretty quiet and relaxed around here. No metro to catch, lunches to pack, homework to check or groceries to buy. At least for couple of days. A pause, a break. For my types – I finally have some time to blog (I know this post is a bit late, sorry), clean up and (re) organize around here (in the spirit of my minimalism going on hygge kick), prepare recipes I have been collecting (but had no time to prepare since they require either fancy ingredients or too much time), go for a run with my teenager and hang out with family. Well, also eat too many cookies. Which brings me back to my blog post. Cookies. Christmas or any day cookies to bake. I wanted to share recipes for the two kinds we made this Christmas, so that Santa would not leave our house hungry.
Continue reading

December at the Wharf – New DC Waterfront

20171203_135053
It has been too long since I wrote my last blog post. The Fall is generally busy, especially with boys’ games and errands. Now that we have Stella, we usually take her for longer hikes and walks over the weekends too (during the working week she gets only standard, neighborhood walks).  Finally, as we prepare for our next move to Tbilisi, Georgia in the summer (yeah! excited!), I feel we have not done as many short trips as previous spring and Fall.  We have basically exhausted the fun, short trips list, it seems!
Continue reading

September Mood Board

In the second half of September, the weather here on the East Coast has been phenomenal, sunny, with just a hint of Fall felt mostly during our evening walks with Stella the dog. Soon it will be time to gather around our fire pit and make some s’mores, go apple picking and get those costumes ready for Halloween! Pumpkin everything is around us! It has been a busy time: we went back to school (don’t you love the student painted tiles on my son’s elementary school facade below?), celebrated an important birthday, admired amazing mushrooms during a hike, snapped some photos of wonderful architecture and interiors (went to the Georgetown flea market again), had more ice cream and cooked some tasty food – roasted Brussels-sprouts anyone? Stella has grown so much – almost six months old! I hope you’re having a good late September! Mood board below.
Continue reading