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 ti 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.

Image: The Clothes Spin

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

TikTok Trials: Mushroom Superfood

TikTok Trials: Mushroom Superfood

What is it: Mushroom Superfood

For today’s TikTok trial we are testing out the Mushroom blend. As seen on TikTok that this gives you more energy than taking a pre workout, without the jitters. Today is my second day testing out the Mushroom blend. The first day I took it, it made me feel calm yet energized and parially focused. The second time I took it I felt absoutely nothing! I was shocked! I definitely this this trend is over hyped and not worth trying!

My opinion, Save yourself the $24 !

If you decide you want to give it a try, check it out here.

Recommend: No

xoxo, Kate

10 Snow Day Captions

10 Snow Day Captions

Sharing 10 Instagram caption ideas to perfectly capture your snow day! ❄️

1. I love you snow much!

2.       Flurries of fun!

3.       Ice Ice Baby.

4.       Snow much fun!

5.       Stay Cozy.

6.       The snuggle is real.

7.       Up to snow good. 

8.       One large hot chocolate please.

9.       Yes, it is still iced coffee weather. 

10. My favorite outdoor activity is going back inside

xoxo, K & T

5 Date Night at Home Ideas

5 Date Night at Home Ideas

Five Date Night at Home Ideas

1.       Spa Night at Home – Think Face Masks, Bubble Baths, Candles, and Bubbly. Sounds like the perfect night to me.

2.       Make a Pizza from scratch. Make your own dough and all! When food is in the mix you always know it is going to be a fun date night.

3.       Build your own floral arrangement. Reach out to your local florist for a bundle of florals to create your own!

4.       Build your own ice cream Sundae’s. And I am talking all the toppings!

5. Pick a City and theme your dinner and a movie at home around the city of your choosing!

xoxo, Kate

10 Favorites About Living at Brewers Crossing

10 Favorites About Living at Brewers Crossing

1.       I can walk to grab dinner, drinks, coffee, & pastries!

2.       My rooftop deck is seriously larger than my last apartment! The summers on the rooftop are going to be epic.

3.       Two car side by side garage! This is a rarity in the city.

4.       MY KITCHEN ISLAND. I seriously could not love my kitchen any more.

5.       The location is perfect. So close to the highway, so it makes it convenient to visit family out of state.

6.       Street Parking has never been an issue! So when friends come over there is always a place for them to park!

7.       Everyone in our neighborhood has dogs! 

8.       I am in walking distance to Target! Super quick when I need to pick up something for the house.

9.       4 bedrooms give us enough to both have an office and have a spare bedroom!

10. It truly feels like HOME!

xoxo, Kate

Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

Sharing 5 of my favorite Healthy snacks for during the week!

  1. Carrot Chips with Hummus! One of my go to snacks. I love trying new hummus flavors!
  2. Egg whites! Tony and I hard boil 2 dozen eggs to start the week and I love to cut them open, take out the yoke, then top the white with mustard and salt!
  3. Cucumbers with a greek ranch dip. Low calorie dips are definitely the key. If you are watching your weight try to stay away from regular dressings because they are full of fat and there are plenty of healthier options.
  4. Low fat cheese sticks. Typically about 50 calories, and full of protein.
  5. Deli meat. I love getting a pound of Turkey or Buffalo chicken. Great protein source.

xoxo, Kate

Favorites of 2020

Favorites of 2020

I know we are all ready to enter into 2021, but Tony & I wanted to take a minute to reflect on current favorites as we end 2020!

Favorite Baltimore Restaurant:

K: Tagliata // T: Tagliata

Favorite Baltimore Coffee Shop:

K: Daily Grind // T: Cafe Dear Leon

Favorite Cocktail:

K: Belvedere Dirty Martini with Blue Cheese Olives // T: Old Fashioned

Favorite Alchohol:

K: Veuve Clicquot // T: Tanqueray 10

Favorite Place to Cocktails:

K: The Bygone // T: The Elk Room

Birthday Memory:

K: Tony decorated our apartment and picked up sushi for dinner because my birthday was at the beginning of COVID // T: Poker Cake from Cake by Jason.

Favorite Home Cooked Meal:

K: Tony’s Sous Vide Filet Mignon // T: Steak

Favorite Grocery Store:

K: Trader Joe’s // T: Harris Teeter

Favorite Hobby:

K: Online Shopping & Getting Coffee // T: Poker

Favorite Take Out Spot:

K: Chiapparellis // T: Samos

Something you are Proud of:

K: Starting Budz & Blooms // T: Kate

Favorite Flower:

K: Peony // T: Dahlia

Favorite Trip:

K: Tie between Mexico & Camping // T: Mexico

Favorite Donut Shop:

K: Cloudy Donuts // T: Cloudy Donuts

Favorite Local Boutique:

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

Favorite Song:

K: Mood by 24kGoldn // T: Carousel by Aries

Favorite Artist:

K: Bryce Vine // T: MGK

In 2020 We Traveled to:

Mexico, West Virginia, Atlantic City, Ocean City

Goal for 2021:

K: Grow our Business/ Start a Website for Budz & Blooms // T: Play More Poker

xoxo, K&T

Cookie Season with Evergreene Homes

Cookie Season with Evergreene Homes

Holiday Cookie Season is one of my favorite times of year. When Tony and I toured our Evergreene Home for the first time the first thing I said when we walked into the kitchen was WOW I can’t wait to bake Christmas Cookies on that counter.

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite cookies for the Holiday Season, that of course include sprinkles! Hope you Enjoy!

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2–1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup Christmas sprinkles
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or a stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed. Add the vanilla and egg, beating on low until all mixed together. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar, and beat on low speed. Last add the sprinkles. Beat just until combined.
  3. Use a cookie scoop to place on baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Want to bake in a kitchen like mine? Come and be my neighbor! Stop by the model home open 7 days a week to see all the different options. Come be my neighbor! Evergreene Homes is currently offering $20,000 towards Closing Costs! Stop in to Brewers Crossing to learn more. Or check them out online here.

xoxo, Kate

Holiday Charcuterie with Litehouse Foods

Holiday Charcuterie with Litehouse Foods

Looking for a quick and easy Charcuterie board to build for the Holidays? You came to the right place!

1. Start with Litehouse Foods Center Cut Blue Cheese.

2. Add sliced summer sausage.

3. Add Pomegranate

4. Add Raspberries

5. Fold Salami and place on board

6. Add Crackers

7. Add Cotton Candy Grapes

8. Add cubed cheddar cheese, garnish with rosemary and Enjoy!

Voila, just like that you have your finished Charcuterie board!

You can shop for Litehouse Foods Center Cut Blue Cheese at your local grocery store, Safeway, Harris Teeter, Target, & Giant.

xoxo, Kate