07.17.18

Back to School?! Not Quite, But It *Is* Time for the ACPS Backpack Drive

I know it sounds crazy to be writing about Back to School already. For crying out loud, we just ended the school year and have only begun to enjoy summer vacation! So why […]
07.02.18

Happy Independents Week! (That’s Not a Typo!)

We all know that Wednesday is Independence Day, but did you know that your local, independent shops are also celebrating Independents Week? July 1st through 7th marks a week-long celebration of independent businesses. Developed and […]
06.28.18

Outfit to Room, Summer Edition: Red, White, & Blue

Everyone loves red, white, and blue. It’s practically un-American not to. But when it comes to dressing or decorating, this is actually a tough combination to pull off without screaming Yankee Doodle Dandy. […]
06.19.18

Love Is Love

As a general rule, I don’t make public declarations about other people or big events because I don’t feel qualified to speak about anyone else’s experience but my own. Privately I mourn our […]
06.14.18

Father’s Day: The Struggle Is Real

My dad is the most generous person I know and he never asks for anything. I mean NEVER. If we get him something, he wishes we hadn’t. There are a lot of dads […]
06.05.18

Introducing Sugar Feather

We love a good pillow. I mean, who doesn’t? They are the perfect accessory to add personality to any room. As stated many times before, I subscribe to the neutral sofa philosophy. The […]
05.30.18

Personal Stationery Trunk Show with Meant To Be Calligraphy & Haute Papier

Next week, Penny Post is excited to welcome two of our favorite local, women-owned businesses for a special trunk show. On June 9th from 2-4pm, Michele Hatty Fritz of Meant To Be Calligraphy […]
05.21.18

4 Rules for Refreshing Your Vacation – or Any – Home

Recently, I was looking for a rental home at the beach for a little summer getaway. It was tough to find anything that I deemed liveable. Everything I saw had the same prescribed […]
05.14.18

What Is Bullet Journaling and How Can It Help Me?

I have a seemingly endless number of things I need to keep track of – meet with teachers, tae kwon do for Kate, Scouts for Will, vet for dog, travel for husband, summer […]
05.08.18

How Do You Thank Those Who Deserve It Most?

This weekend is Mother’s Day and this week is Teacher Appreciation Week so you have some shopping to do, my friends. How do you thank the people who do the most? The folks […]
05.02.18

How To Create a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Home

Generally I avoid all Mexican restaurants on May 5th, just like I avoid all Irish pubs on March 17th. The crowds are just too much for me. However, I don’t like to let […]
04.27.18

Street Style: Jean Molesworth Kee

It’s my absolute pleasure to introduce you to the formidable Jean Molesworth Kee today. I first had the opportunity to work with Jean in 2011 when she did a workshop for us on […]
04.23.18

Good.Works.Wednesday x Spring2ACTion

Wednesday is Spring2ACTion so get your wallets ready! Hosted by ACT for Alexandria, Spring2ACTion is Alexandria’s annual day of giving. More than 150 non-profits are taking part this year in an effort to […]
04.18.18

Shop Sustainably at Red Barn Mercantile & Penny Post

We all know that recycling is important and that we should turn off the lights when we leave a room and public transportation is better than driving, so I don’t need to tell […]
04.13.18

Decorating Ideas for All Tax Return Budgets

Happy tax season, all! Income taxes are due next week and I for one will be glad it’s over. As a small business owner this is a waiting game I don’t like to […]


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