Swannanoa Palace

I’m a little (okay, a lot) delinquent on this post, considering we visited Swannanoa in the Fall, right when those gorgeous changing leaves are about to be at their peak. Even though it’s been a few months since the visit, I couldn’t not share. Swannanoa is too beautiful not to share. Swannanoa is nestled in […]

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The Old Lucketts Store | Antiques

My friend Briana, and I love meandering through antique shops. I’d say it’s one of the things that we bonded over early on in our friendship. A few weeks ago, we went to The Old Lucketts Store, in Leesburg, VA, and I fell in love with it! The possibilities there seemed endless between old doors, […]

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The Rosewell Plantation Ruins

About six years ago I was introduced to these beautiful ruins, hidden behind thick woods and back roads. Instantly, it was love. I’ve been back a good handful of times since I was first shown this skeleton of a mansion and each time it still manages to impress me. The mansion began being built in […]

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Gunston Hall | The House of George Mason

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of going to check out George Mason’s home, which is nestled above the Potomac River, in Mason Neck, Virginia. This used to be a thriving colonial plantation but now is a scenic historic site. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous, so forgive me if I put a few […]

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Waterford Fall Festival

I remember going to this festival with my family as a kid once, and I remember it was such a new experience for us since we didn’t typically do Fall festivals back then. I believe that’s where I first tried apple cider, even! We made such warm memories of that time that I knew once […]

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Route 11 Potato Chip Factory

Last weekend after we visited the Shenandoah Caverns, we went to the Route 11 potato chip factory. Personally, I was excited because I haven’t been to a potato factory before and I planned on buying some awesome chips. When you go through the red door, you enter a room where you can sample the chip […]

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Shenandoah Caverns

Yesterday morning we headed out the door around 7:30 to start our venture into the Shenandoah Valley. As we drove, we were surrounded by early morning sunlight and fog, which made me wish I had a better camera because the views as we left the city behind and watched as the land became more rural […]

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