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2014 MLK Jr. Day in the District

By Brooke Barker

January is a rough month for me. The winter blues hit hard and I'm left dreaming of fluffy white clouds, green grass and barbecues. Luckily,... Read More

2013 DC Area Turkey Trots

By Brooke Barker

Crisp air means juicy turkey, flavorful dressing and delicious pie (I come from a long line of banana cream pie lovers). My husband told me this week that Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday. Like before Christmas and Independence Day.  I had no idea. But it kind of makes sense: food, footbal... Read More

Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

By Brooke Barker

Memorial Day means a lot of things to a lot of different people. To some it means BBQs, sales at the mall, and boating. To others it is all about remembering those who have paved the way for us as Americans and as members of a family. Se... Read More

Spring Celebrations: Easter Crafts For Toddlers

By Brooke Barker

OK, the daffodils have made their appearance in my yard. As in all over my yard (in the grass, in between the fence posts, under bushes... everywhere). Spring is here, if you ask me. I'll worry about the bulb problem in a bit. For now I'm just excited about Easter. I love a holiday as much as ... Read More

2013 White House Easter Egg Roll Lottery Opens Feb. 21

By Brooke Barker

Mark your calendars to sign up for the White House Easter Egg Roll Lottery. The online lottery will open on February 21, and close on February 25. All results will be available March 1. The 2012 Commemorative Egg-- featuring the First F... Read More

Presidents’ Day: Virginia’s Presidents

By Brooke Barker

Monday, February 18, marks Presidents' Day. Virginia is home to more presidents that any other state. Eight to be exact. Can you name them? George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. James Madison. James Monroe. William Henry Harrison. John Tyler. Zachary Taylor. Woodrow Wilson. Here is a look at... Read More

Six Last-Minute Valentine Card Ideas for Tots

By Brooke Barker

I am getting so excited now that my little one is getting her own set of friends and favorite people. It makes everything more fun, including one of my favorite holidays-- Valentines Day. So for Valentines, I'm totally crushing on the idea of making some things for her little (and big) friends (a... Read More

Valentine Date Ideas in DC

By Brooke Barker

I love Valentines Day like most people love chocolate. I start looking forward to the whole month of February, like the day after Christmas. It's all I can do to wait to put up my... Read More

2012 Gift Guide for DC Lovers

By Brooke Barker

  There are white elephants, secret Santa's, coworkers, kids, neighbors, family and friends-- it seems like you're always on the lookout for a clever, thoughtful gift for someone. Here's my 2012 gift guide, with a bit of local flavor. [caption id="attachment_1001" align="aligncenter" widt... Read More