Summer Bucket List

My Summer Bucket List #summer16

Is it me or has the summer flown by? It’s hard to believe the summer is halfway over. I feel like I haven’t done half the things I’ve wanted to do, but I’ve been super busy. Check out my not-so Summer Bucket List and all the things I’m hoping to accomplish by the end of September.

 1. Make Vietnamese spring rolls.

Because I’m always down to try a new recipe and these are nice and light. Perfect for the summer.

  1. Attend a Baltimore Orioles game.

I go to so many Nationals games, I figured it’s time for me to venture down the other way of the Parkway and check out the O’s. (more…)

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

6 Fun Ice Cream Recipes

Happy Monday. Hope you had a great weekend. I spent all day yesterday at the beach, enjoy the cool breeze, beach waves and avoiding the sun. I had scheduled (or so I thought) this post to be shared yesterday afternoon in honor of National Ice Cream Day (observed July 17). But apparently, when you are blogging in the wee hours of the morning, sometimes you forget what day it is and posts get scheduled for the wrong day.

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Did Someone Say Free Donuts?

National Donut Day

I know I’ve been away for a month now. No posts. No telegrams. No postcards. No nothing. And I should explain why, but first DONUTS. It’s National Doughnut (Donut) Day.  Whoop whoop!

Donuts have quickly replaced my love obsession for cupcakes. I am all about a good donut now. Add some bacon crumbles and a glaze icing and I’m excited like a kid about to eat cake.


If you want to get in on the celebration and grab a donut, here’s a list of the freebies and specials available today:

  • Duck DonutsReceive a free sugar donut .
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: Receive a free donut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage 
  • Entenmann’sTeamed up with the Salvation Army and hosting a contest for a chance to win free donuts for a year and other prizes. More info here.
  • Honey Dew Donuts: If you’re in Massachusetts, free doughnuts with every purchase.
  • Krispy Kreme: Get a free doughnut of your choice 

If you’re in DC, starting at 7 am until they are gone, The Salvation Army is giving away more than 6,000 free doughnuts at a few metro stations: Capital South, Foggy Bottom, L’Enfant Plaza, Metro Center and Union Station.

  • District Doughnut at Barracks Row, starting at 7 a.m. until they sell out, will donate 10 percent of sales to FIRST Skin Foundation in honor of their General Manager Melissa. 
  • Fractured Prune, (one of my local faves) freebies vary by location. In Crofton, get a free doughnut of your choice.  In Owings Mills, in-store guests get a free OC Sand doughnut.
  • Sugar Shack shops in Alexandria and Arlington, buy a doughnut and you’ll get a free Donut4Good card. The card is good for a free doughnut. You’re encouraged to give the card to someone you know who has done a good deed.
  • The Treat Shop RVA in Richmond, they’re giving away one free glazed doughnut to every customer all day.

You can find additional specials listed here.


Kitchen Essentials for your Thirties

Kitchen Essentials for your Thirties

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I made the decision earlier this year to start the process of buying a home for the first time. I’ve always eluded home ownership because I never wanted the responsibilities that come with such a large purchase. But after my property management company recently increase my rent significantly, I decided it was time to take the plunge. Lately I’ve been thinking about my must-haves in a home and also the features of my dream home. The kitchen and bathroom are the two MOST important rooms in my house because that’s where I spend the most time. Why? Because I love to cook and I love to poop. DUH! (more…)