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Still hanging in there…

I’m still here, friends.  And I promise that one day soon I’m going to get back on that writing horse that bucked me off super hard at the start of the year.  It’s not for lack of trying, trust me, but I guess I’ve just been in a slump.  Zero creativity, zero energy, zero focus.… Continue reading Still hanging in there…

Around Virginia · VA Life

Reset Button

Everyone has a reset button… you know, that one thing that you do that makes the world seem fine and your problems seem minuscule? It’s that one thing that puts everything else into perspective and after, you just feel OK again. For some, it’s a spa day and massage. For others, it’s a vacation. My… Continue reading Reset Button

Around Virginia · VA Life

Around VA – Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company

  Nestled in the hills of Nelson County and surrounded by the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find the Devil’s Backbone Basecamp Brewpub and Meadows which is where my Valentine took me this year for V-Day.  We’re the type of couple who prefers going places and having experiences rather than gifts, and, since we’re still… Continue reading Around VA – Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company

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Introducing… Three Piece Heart

After much thought, soul searching and planning, I’m pleased to share the blog’s new look and new name!  I didn’t feel like The London Diaries was still the right fit.  TLD encapsulated nearly six years of my life in London—from reviews to ramblings, recipes to photos and everything in between.  Originally started as to keep… Continue reading Introducing… Three Piece Heart

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On the “Virg”…

If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll know that a lot has changed in the last few months.  I’ve gone from Kentucky to London and now… to Virginia.  In the coming weeks, The London Diaries will be renamed and rebranded to suit my current situation–as Kentuckian/Londoner transplanted yet again and on a(nother) new adventure.… Continue reading On the “Virg”…

reviews · VA Life

Fresh Faced – Origins Haul

My skin has been in an awful state the last few months.  The stress of moving internationally, starting a new (and sometimes super stressful) job, hard water and no skincare routine at all have really taken their toll on my face.  I even went so far as to swear off makeup for a while which… Continue reading Fresh Faced – Origins Haul

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Snowmageddon 2016

Who’d have thought that, living in Central Virginia and having 60 and 70 degree temps throughout December would put me smack in the middle of a historic snowstorm?  Not this girl!  I spent the whole week poo-fooing the forecast and being a total naysayer.  Nick spent the whole week praying for snow.  I guess he won,… Continue reading Snowmageddon 2016