One of the best parts about our neighborhood is the eclectic mix of house styles. From ranches to colonial, Mediterranean, Cape Cod, we have it all. My friend Ashley lives a couple blocks down from me in the most charming historic Tudor that she has put her colorful stamp on. I have been itching to share it with you for a while now! Once you see how playfully Ashley has breathed life into this almost 100 year old home, you… Read more »

June Favorite: Hamilton Edition

June Favorites: Hamilton Edition It’s been a while since I’ve done a monthly favorites post. When I was thinking through what I have been really into lately, there is one thing that stood out like a sore thumb – Hamilton. As in the record-breaking Tony-winning Broadway musical and cultural phenomenon Hamilton. I am obsessed unlike anything since my obsession with New Kids on the Block back in 1989. In fact, if you even bring up the topic, there is a… Read more »

A front door is such an important element of your home’s exterior. It is one of the first things people look at when they see a house. It says a lot about the architecture and people who live in the house. I love a good front door! We are just a few years away from having to replace our front door; it’s not in the best shape. Knowing a new front door is in our future, I have been on… Read more »

Exploring American History in Philadelphia - The Outside & In

As I mentioned in the post outlining our itinerary in Washington D.C., part of the vacation involved taking the train to Philadelphia. Since the boys had a) never been on a train before or b) ever been to Philadelphia, we decided to include it as part of our American History trip. Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train makes exploring the cities in the Northeast so easy. The train ride from D.C. to Philadelphia was just two hours and seamless! What a difference… Read more »

6 Days in Washington D.C. with Kids - The Outside & In

We recently got back from our family’s summer vacation: a week in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. Our boys are 8 and 9 years old, so we are finally at the age where they can start appreciating a visit like this. If you have considered taking your school-age kids to visit D.C., I would definitely encourage you to make it happen. There is so much to do in Washington D.C. Although we spent 6 days in D.C. and 2 in Philadelphia,… Read more »