Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Joie De Vivre - Washington D.C. Edition

Random shoes in the street

Wasn't really sure what to think when I saw it. The randomness definitely put a smile on my face and I attributed the lonely shoes to the only explanation I could think of -- someone apparated (Potter nerds know what I'm talking about)

Cherry Blossoms
We were fortunate enough to be in D.C. the last weekend of the Cherry Blossom festival. I always knew that they were pretty but seeing sooo many out and about was just breath taking. I took 234523 million photos of them.

Odd Fountain Decor
Being a down right nerd and history lover, I have read and watched pieces on the supposed secrets clues all around D.C. - this definitely caught my eye but I doubt its anything important. Though, how random? Whose head was this fashioned after? lol

A memorable quote
Loved this quote so much. There were actually tons of great pieces of knowledge all around the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial.  I just love this one because its so true. We have to leave all of the ick behind in the past and move forward.

A beautiful day
I seriously enjoyed walking around D.C. with my family. It was gorgeous outside.  I felt a sense of pride in being a citizen of the U.S.A. There have been so many people that have sacrificed for this country and its our responsibility to keep the progress going.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mother's Day Gifts $50 & Under

Mothers Day Gifts Under 50

1. Scent Crafters Custom Perfume. $39.99 - Your mom will be so pleased that she has her own special scent.  If you are too unsure of what you think she would like scent wise... its okay they have gift cards.
2. Tree of Life Initial Pendant- Etsy. $46.00 - I think this necklace is absolutely adorable yet fashionable. This is a unique take on all of those crazy initial mom necklaces you see everywhere.
3. Picnic Basket for Two $45.87 - If your Mommy loves lazy evening basking in the sun then this is a must have for her!
4. Tea Set $49.95 - This is for the mom that made sure that you ate healthy 24/7 and entertains her friends with tea and fresh treats.
5. Kate Spade Tablet Sleeve $50.00 - If she is in between work calls while cooking and has 5 million things to do every day... chances are she needs a fancy sleeve for her tablet.