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Hearth + Hand Favorite Finds

Those of you who have been around here for a while know we unapologetically love Target. Scott helped design the layout and locations for the first Targets in Hawaii and we anxiously waited for them to get built so…

Things to Know About Your House + Your Health

I’m as addicted to HGTV as any other home decor nut, but it still occasionally makes me want to punch my TV. You see it again and and again on every show. The couple comes into the house and ominous music…

Cran-Apple Stuffed Roast Pork Loin

I’ve stopped trying to figure out why apples and pork go so well together. Ever since I first heard of applesauce pork chops, I’ve experimented with different combinations and I just love the combination of flavors – as you…

Alexandria :: La Fromagerie

With Scott working in Old Town Alexandria these days, we’ve had a lot of fun exploring the area around where he works. I could seriously get lost all day just poking around in the various antique and specialty item…

Army Ten Miler 2017:: Run in Review

Scott and I, along with several of our friends, got up bright and early last Sunday morning to join 35,000 other intrepid runners, walkers, wheelchair racers, costumed performers, and athletes working for charity to complete ten scenic miles from…

What Are Your Autumn Projects?

This is our second autumn in the Big Brick House, and it’s feeling cozy and familiar and welcoming and we love it. I can only imagine what it will feel like after we’ve spent two more here, or maybe…

The Best Credit Cards for Home Improvement

There are tons of great rewards cards out there right now that promise to help you inexpensively travel the best places and stay in the finest hotels. But points aren’t just a good idea for travelers. Points and cash…