02.04.21

Special Occasion Pop-Up Shop

My hands are half-frozen as I type this. With Mr. Winter in full swing, February can feel so bleak. We’re trying to fight our winter blues with the daily spring deliveries of pinks, […]
01.14.21

Meaningful Action!

I saw a quote on Instagram last week and I can’t stop thinking about it. “How will you put that resilience created last year into action?” As I’ve been attempting to organize for […]
12.10.20

Making the Holidays Magical

It’s time for matching Christmas family jammies and decking the halls for the holiday season! This really is my favorite time of the year and I am looking forward to celebrating. Yes, it […]
11.10.20

“Save the t-shirts and sweats for after dessert…”

Growing up, I was a really, really picky eater. I lived off four simple food groups – bread, cheese, plain pasta, and pizza – and even those meals had to be prepared specifically […]
10.07.20

5 Tips for Perfect Fall Photos

“Help! We have family photos coming up and I have no idea what we should wear.” This has been a very popular text I’ve been receiving lately. With the change in season comes […]
09.02.20

Adorable Looks for Fall

Fall is my favorite season. I try hard not to rush the last few weeks of summer, but Alexandria really is the best in the fall, even in these unprecedented times. We’ve had […]
08.05.20

Back to School

I’m trying not to sob into my coffee as I write this. It’s back to school time! And for my family and probably yours, it will be very different than years past. As […]
07.31.20

Street Style: Maura Burchette of Monday’s Child

Born and raised in Alexandria and married to a native Alexandrian, Maura loves living in Old Town with her three little boys and golden retriever. As the owner of the children’s boutique Monday’s […]
07.08.20

Hello Summer!

100 degrees, humidity, and sweltering heat – hello summer! We feel you! After months of quarantine and somewhat open (if that) swimming pools, it seems like everyone I know is fleeing town for […]
06.03.20

Baby Love

When I took over Monday’s Child two years ago, the owner of WHY NOT? wisely advised me on the importance of curating a great selection of baby gifts – and offered that no […]
05.05.20

A Few Looks We are Loving for Mother’s Day

One of the very best things about living in Alexandria for me, is that my parents live just about a mile away from our house in Old Town and they have always been […]
05.01.20

This Mother’s Day I Would Like…

If there is one thing we know for sure it’s that Mother’s Day is going to be extra special this year. 2020 has been anything but ordinary and moms are already extraordinary in […]
04.06.20

Easter Contest!

#HopToIt Easter has always been my favorite holiday. It is two things that I love, getting dressed and getting candy. We would usually spend it with my Grandma Butcher and my Aunt Hazel. […]
04.03.20

Perfect Play Clothes for Indoor and Outdoor Play! 

Another day hunkered down in the house with the kids. If you are like me, you are looking for every activity under the sun to keep your gang (and you) from going stir […]
04.03.20

What We’re Watching and Reading

As many of us have a little more time on our hands than usual, it seems we’re all on the lookout for the next great binge and/or book recommendation. If you’ve already made […]


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