Goals for May

Goals for May

As Tony and I have made our transition to Florida, I feel like my daily routine is completely out of whack. I’m not sure if any of you can relate from times that you’ve moved to a new place or a new state in the past. One of the things that always happens to meet in particular is I tend to break out like crazy due to stress when I am in a new area. Finding a new routine as I settle into my new city is really important to me.

I wanted to share a few goals I have for the month of May that really focus around settling into my new routine in Miami.

  • Have a morning and night skincare routine. This is something I’ve never been great at and I need to make it important.
  • Use lash serum! I have been trying to feel more confident when I don’t wear false lashes and I would love to see how long they will grow with the serum.
  • Finish unpacking! We are 95% of the way there but there are still a few boxes I need to tackle.
  • Find the workout schedule that works best with my schedule.
  • Stop mindless snacking.
  • Go for a walk once a week with Tony.
  • One new date night this month of something we have never done before!

xoxo, Kate

2021 Favorites

2021 Favorites

Favorite Baltimore Restaurant:

K: Tagliata // T: Tagliata

Favorite Baltimore Coffee Shop:

K: Aveley Farms // T: Ceremony

Favorite Cocktail:

K: Belvedere Dirty Martini with Blue Cheese Olives // T: Tanqueray 10 and Tonic

Favorite Alchohol:

K: Moët // T: Tanqueray 10

Favorite Place to go for Cocktails:

K: The Bygone // T: The Elk Room

Birthday Memory:

K: Tony took me to Mexico for my birthday! My favorite memory was taking Mexican fire shots at breakfast // T: Playing Poker

Favorite Home Cooked Meal:

K: Tony’s Lobster Tails // T: Ground Turkey – Tomato Sauce – Spinach & Mushrooms

Favorite Grocery Store:

K: Trader Joe’s // T: Harris Teeter 

Favorite Hobby:

K: Spin & Getting Coffee // T: Poker

Favorite Take Out Spot:

K: Samos // T: Chipparelis

Something you are Proud of:

K: The amount of spin classes I took in 2021 // T: 400 hours booked of poker

Favorite Flower:

K: Peony // T: Dahlia

Favorite Trip:

K: Mexico & Philly // T: Mexico

Favorite Donut Shop:

K: Cloudy Donuts // T: Cloudy Donuts

Favorite Local Boutique:

K: Mint & Major/ Brightside // T: Mint & Major

Favorite Song:

K: Heat Waves by Glass Animals // T: Hate Me! MASN

Favorite Artist:

K: Bryce Vine & Quinn XXCI // T: Quinn XXCI

In 2021 We Traveled to:

Mexico, Vegas, Somers Point, Florida, Philly

Goal for 2022:

K: Complete 75 day hard // T: Play 500 hours of Poker

xoxo, Kate & Tony

Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin Picking

The thing I look forward to the most in fall is going on a hayride and Pumpkin Picking at Johnsons Corner Farm in NJ! This was something I did every year growing up with my family. It’s a tradition that Tony and I carry on now!

What’s your favorite fall tradition?

xoxo, Kate

The Clothes Spin

The Clothes Spin

I remember a few years ago when my friend’s washing machine and dryer went out and she had no idea what to do. I suggested that we go to a local laundry mat because we need to get her clothes washed, dried and folded not just for her but her husband and children too. I’m honestly super grateful that we foudn one near by which had everything we needed to get these loads of laundry finished! If you have never been to a laundromat, there are a few tips to help you pass the time as well as get in, get out and on with your day.

SORTING IT ALL : One of the easy ways to get in and out is making sure that everyting is sorted before you go. Remember, you’ll want to keep things in the same color to make it easier. You can have a white basket as well as a colored basket. Also- simplicity is key! Keeping it simple on what brings what you really need to wash such as your detergent ( pods are actually easier to put in a plastic bag ) plus a few dryer sheets.

Pick Early Morning or Late Night Times: Most laundrymats are open 24/7 so in order to not be there with a huge rush, you’ll want to pick times when it’s empty. Usually early mornings or late at night are good ideas because no many people will be using and washing their clothes. Try and do your laundry on a week night because weekends or times after work are extremely busy. 

Clean Out Washers : Since you don’t know who the last person was to use the dryer and the washer. Be sure to give them all a good wipe down before you use them just to be on the safe side, especially with things still up in the air with people not wearing masks. It’s a great precaution to have and use when you are going to a location that you have never been too. 

Don’t Leave Your Clothes Unattended: I know it can be really difficult to sit there while your laundry’s getting clean but please don’t leave your churning clothes unattended. If you leave, someone might take the liberty of piling your clothes on top of one of the tables in order to use the machine.

Basket: Don’t forget to bring a basket or a bag to help you bring all your nice clean clothes home! Bags can help too but sometimes you may have a wrinkled mess by the time you pull into your driveway. I like to put my basket either in the back of my car and then quickly fold the laundry and drape the hang-up clothing over top of it to keep them in good shape. Sometimes I also put a long hanging pole in the back of my car and hang all the hang-up clothes over it It makes it super easy to grab and put right into my closet.

Have Entertainment: If you have to feel bring your little ones, make sure you have plenty of entertainment for them to stay busy while your laundry gets clean and dry. If they are old enough, you can always ask them to help you like pouring the laundry soap in the wash or help fold the dry clothes. Sometimes it’s even helpful for them to help to load everything too. If they aren’t old enough, I usually bring a big color or sticker book for them to stay busy or even reading new books we’ve picked out at the library.

Are you looking for a laundry mat that meets all these criteria? If you live in the Virginia area, the people at The Clothes Spin laundry, located in the Lynchburg area, are the perfect place for you. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and perfect for when you could be in a pickle like I was. They have 22 washers and 24 dryers that are available for you that wash about 80 pounds of laundry and 3 various sizes! The best part is, with so many things to remember to bring with you, one of them isn’t cash or coins! They have a ClearToken app that you download and purchase your laundry credits with. The app walks you through everything so you are able to get in and get out at your convenience. Be sure to check this laundromat near Appomattox, VA, and their other locations.

Hopefully, these tips are helpful when needing to go to your local laundromat with yourself, friends, family or your children. When it comes to getting your laundry done, that’s all that matters and you can count on the friendly people at The Clothes Spin to make you feel safe, secure and able to get in and out as you please to go about your day.

What are your favorite Laundry Mat tips?

xoxo Kate

5 Reasons You Should Check out Brewers Crossing

5 Reasons You Should Check out Brewers Crossing

Now that the Evergreene Homes are down to their last 5 homes available, it is your last chance to get in!

Sharing 5 reasons why Brewers Crossing is a great place to live.

1. You can walk to over 15 different restaurants for dinner!

2. There is a Brewery in your backyard. No joke, Mobtown Brewery is just steps away from your front door.

3. You can walk to 3 different gyms, a spin studio, and a yoga studio.

4. You are 2 blocks away from Target.

5. There’s plenty of nightlife just a short walk away!

Need I say more?

xoxo, Kate