Posts Written OnMay 2015

Lemme ask you a question: Do you do date nights with your spouse or significant other? My husband and I have recently begun making a concerted effort to really set aside time to invest in unique experiences with each other. Because honestly, we’ve been together forever and HAVING CHILDREN IS EXHAUSTING. If we don’t create a plan for our time together, we’ll end up in a incoherent-zombie-like state until the kids turn 34. I’m not exaggerating. In the spirit of this effort, my husband and I have done all sorts of things together lately: Escape Rooms, dinner, drunken book store scavenger hunts (What? That’s not a thing in…

Georgetown Weekend Getaway

  There are certain life events that constitute coordinating a girls’ weekend. Celebrating that a best friend’s getting married is most certainly at the top of that list. “Just because” also qualifies for a spot towards the top, in case you’re wondering. My sister got married to a terrific guy last year (with an equally terrific family). In addition to being funny, smart, and really good at entertaining my youngest, he also has a good soul – as indicated by a couple of years spent serving in the Peace Corps in Morocco. He and my sister became farmers together post-Peace Corps, and he’s an urban farmer…

In today’s market there are a number of stylish, well made fashion brands that are also earth conscious. Personally, I think this concept is the best ever! I can look good and not feel guilty about it. And, when my husband starts with the whole waaaaait-didn’t-you-JUST-buy-a-new-purse-Tuesday I can be all, yeah-but-it-saves-lives-this-purse. You can’t argue with a purse that saves lives, people. And, it gives me hope that one day, science we’ll come up with a calorie-free cupcake! Or a sweat-free workout! Sigh, life would be so awesome then. Until then, I will happily settle for chic and cute items made…

How To Make A London Mojito!

  If you’re looking for a fresh cocktail to serve at your next garden party, a London Mojito is a fun twist on a classic drink that screams summertime (or anytime, as far as I’m concerned)! A classic mojito is a simple blend of rum, club soda, fresh mint leaves, limes, and sugar. They are delicious. And they’re also refreshing, which can be dangerous if you have a generous bartender, or a friend who’s intent on keeping your cup full. (This is not necessarily a bad thing.) A London Mojito, however, is made with gin instead of rum. I happen to…

  Welcome to Girl Crush, our way of spotlighting some of the most amazing women in and around the community. These ladies have something special. They enlighten us, inspire us and (we admit) give us cause for envy.   The first gal we’re crushing on is Michelle Kershner. She’s sassy, spunky and works to promote Frederick in the City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development. (So fancy!) Okay, girl. Give our readers a snapshot of your life… I am a Frederick County native and grew up in Walkersville. I attended McDaniel College and earned a degree in history. However, all of my practical experience was…