How are you doing? Bringing this back!
I did not inherit the green thumb trait and gardener’s sensibilities from my wonderful grandmother, but I do enjoy the fruit of the Earth’s labor. Now that spring is finally here, I notice the blossoms all around, and that’s a great thing. I always have a smile on my face when I see flowers. Just so beautiful to look at it. They’re the perfect model to photograph.
Do you like to brighten up your space with flowers? Even if they’re the synthetic bouquets from the craft store, I think they create a beautiful aesthetic for a room.
I treat myself to a mani/pedi about twice a year. Wait, let me clarify. Usually, I do my nails at home, but it’s nice to get them professionally done every once in a while. Since it was a birthday gift to myself, I decided to book an appointment at Varnish Lane.
Settled in an adorable yellow building literally right over the MD/DC border, Varnish Lane offers waterless manicures and pedicures, and other spa treatments. (such as waxing). VL only uses toxic-free polishes, essential oils, and other specialty products during appointments. Here is their page about why they do waterless.
After hearing great things when they opened, I visited for the first time in 2015. I enjoyed it but I never got a chance to return until a few weeks ago.
Happy Friday! How are you doing? Ready to kick off the weekend?
Every year, I decide to buy something and do something fun for my birthday. Most of the time, it’s around my birthday that a bulk of my workload is complete. Think of it as a pat on the back for pushing through the busy part of the year. I wanted to get an espresso machine or an item similar so I can make fancier drinks at home. Mind you, I’m the only person who drinks coffee, so getting a carafe-style machine would be pointless.
Looked online and found a coffee maker that worked with what I wanted…