June 17, 2015

2 Amys

2 Amys is one of my favorite pizza spots. They don't take reservations though, so if you want to be seated right away, and it's a weekend night, you need to go early- like 6pm! Otherwise, there will be at least a 40 minute wait. At least that has been my experience. The pizza is declious and not too greasy or cheesy, just the way I like it!

June 16, 2015

Deep Creek Lake

I spent last week in total relaxation mode in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. So today I'm sharing pictures from the trip! Deep Creek Lake is about a 3 hour drive from Washington, DC and a perfect few day getaway spot.

We stayed for 5 days and I was surprised by how activity packed our days were. (I've never had a vacation at a lake before!) We rented a boat for a day, canoed, went to the beach, played tennis, hiked, played golf, went to the movies, played boardgames, and grilled every night.

^view from the house we rented

^on the water for the day!

^hiking the state park

^beach day!
^ another hike- can you spot the deer?

^beautiful waterfall

^my first 18 holes of golf

Have a great day!

May 29, 2015

Needlepoint Pillow

It's Friday and wow did this 4 day week fly by! For over a year now, I've been working on a needlepoint pillow project and I thought it would be fun to share my favorite needlepoint sources.

This is my favorite needlepoint shop, located outside of Boston, and this is my favorite needlepoint finishing services company. Needlepointing is definitely a labor of love, but I've found that it is also very relaxing. I mainly needlepoint when I'm watching a tv show or it's raining outside and I need an indoor project to work on.

I've been looking for a needlepoint shop in the DC though, does anyone have a good one? Let me know in the comment boxes below! 


Have a great weekend!

May 28, 2015

Books I'm Reading

Today I thought I would share some books that I've read recently and enjoyed! I realize all of these books have made bestselling lists at some point- so this may be nothing new- but here's what I thought of them (1-5 star scale, 5 stars being the best). Ever since I bought my Nook GlowLight, I've been cruising through books. The Nook is so light and I keep it in my purse everywhere I go.  If I have a few extra minutes here and there at lunch or at the doctor's office, I read. And the minute I finish one book, I buy another, becuase a complete library is at my fingertips!


5 Stars. This historical fiction is full of beautiful metaphors.

4 Stars. I was thouroughly entertained, but it's a light read. 

5 Stars. I read this book in 3 days- I had no idea how the mystery would end, until the very end!

5 Stars. A historical fiction that's a sweeping love story.

4 Stars. I was thouroughly entertained, but it's a light read.
5 Stars. A murder mystery that's incredibly funny.
 Have a great day!