Fun At The Books In Bloom Book Festival - Columbia, MD

Sunday, June 9, 2019

This past weekend, my family and I had a chance to attend the Books In Bloom Book Festival in Columbia, MD. In its third year, the event brings together the country's best and brightest authors for a daylong festival to celebrate the joy of reading and books. The festival features readings, panel discussions, children's activities, live music, curated culinary offerings, rose and beer garden, and a pop-up bookstore by Busboys and Poets.

Third Annual Books In Bloom With All-Star Lineup of Bestselling Authors - June 2, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Downtown Columbia Partnership proudly announces the third annual Books in Bloom book
festival, Columbia, Maryland’s ultimate celebration of the joys of books and reading. Books in Bloom will bring together some of the country’s best and brightest authors for a daylong festival featuring readings, panel discussions, children’s activities throughout the grounds, Skylawn bars featuring rosé, bubbles and beer, live music and a pop-up bookstore by Busboys & Poets.

The Books In Bloom book festival will be taking place on Sunday, June 2nd, 11:00am - 4:00pm, at the iconic Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. This festival is free and open to the public, with activities to entertain the whole family.

Families can enjoy story time, balloon animals, face painting, glitter tattoos, a puppet show, and interactive outdoor games. A lineup of can’t-miss readings and panel discussions include: 
  • Critically-acclaimed young adult author Kathy MacMillan, will read from her newest book, Dagger and Coin;
  • DMV-native and young adult author Carmen Rodrigues, will read from her latest novel The Universal Laws of Marco;
  • Esteemed chefs Kwame Onwuachi, James Beard award winner and author of Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir and Edward Lee, author of Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine will be in conversation;
  • Debut novelist Angie Kim will read from her bestselling book Miracle Creek
  • And many more!
Register today!

NCircle Entertainment Floogals: Season 1 Volume 1 DVD - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

Sunday, May 26, 2019

DISCLOSURE: As an NCircle Ambassador, I received a free DVD for review purposes. No further compensation was provided. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate links.

It's Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the summer season! Bring on the sun, the cookouts and the road trips! Do you have any long road trips coming up? I have a giveaway for a great DVD to bring along.

Floogals: Season One Volume One is a two disc set that features 26 episodes and includes over 4 hours of fun!

Join the Floogals on a mission of discovery as they explore Earth and the funny "hoomans" who live there!

Each day, Captain Fleeker, First Officer Flo, and Junior Boomer encounter something that sparks their curiosity, setting in motion the day's research "project" and triggering an exciting adventure!

2019 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries

Monday, April 29, 2019

Every Spring, EPCOT at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, hosts the International Flower & Garden Festival. In its 25th year, the festival features topiaries, gardens, outdoor kitchens, and daily concerts. This year it runs from March 6 - June 3, 2019. One of my favorite part sof the festival are all the cute topiaries.

The topiaries are scattered throughout the park. This year, the majority are returning designs, but there are a few new ones that debuted this year. I tried to photograph all of them, but it was a busy weekend and there were many people trying to take a picture of themselves in front of the topiaries.

This is a round up of most of the Flower and Garden topiaries and where to find them.

A New Look For Spring - The Bloom Salon - Tysons Corner, VA

Sunday, March 31, 2019

DISCLOSURE: I received free services in exchange for a review. No further compensation was provided.

I change my hair often. I tend to get bored with my hair and try to do different things with it. I usually visit the hair salon every 4-6 weeks. My last hair appointment was at the beginning of February and I was ready for a change. My roots were starting to show and the greys were starting to pop up again. 

With my job, it's hard to find the time to go to the salon. My current work schedule does not match up very well with my regular stylist. I was overdue for a touch up on my color and already had to cancel my scheduled appointment with her. As fortune would have it, the week after I was scheduled to get my hair done, I was invited to visit The Bloom Salon in Tysons Corner, VA.