New inTown Photography Post

Today I had the most AMAZING shoot with Brian and Ira, check out some of the photographs at

I hope everyone likes them, below is a little teaser!!!!


Best Heels Ever

Ok…So by now everyone knows how much I love my leopard print heels and I have found another awesome pair. These are alittle on the punk rock side and I would love to be able to say that I would only wear them in the bedroom for my hubby to be a little wild but I cant even lie….I would wear these everyday if I could!!!!

Sam Edelman "Roza" Spike PumpsSam Edelman "Roza" Spike Pumps

They are the Sam Edelman “Roza” spike pumps! You can find them at Bloomingdale’s for $295.00. (I know, I know…they are out of my budget too but I had to share them!!!) Here is the link to them;

Home Decorators Collection

OK…Who the heck knew about this place and didn’t tell me???? I received this catalog the other day in the mail and didn’t really pay it much attention…judging a book by its cover it looked like another sub-par Pottery Barn look-alike store so I was taking my sweet time to actually pick it up…That just shows me that you can’t judge a book by its cover!!! I love this store now! Page after page I just kept finding things that were absolutely amazing, unique and some things were actually surprisingly cheaper than at old PB. I am already trying to persuade the hubby into making our first purchase!!!

Here are some of the great things they have….

The Emma Studio Tufted Sofa, $239.00 (Yes I said it…only $239!!!)

Emma Studio Tufted Sofa










The Hand Carved Maharaja Chair, $191.00. The detail work on this is amazing! It’s a real conversation piece.

Hand-Carved Maharaja Chair








The Reflections Lyre Cabinet, $639.00 but this piece will MAKE a room!!!!

Reflections 34"H Lyre Cabinet






And they have an AMAZING selection of rugs MUCH cheaper than PB…

Zebra Area RugAllendale Area Rug









Woodstock Area RugCurrent Area Rug










Here is the link to their website, I hope yall like it as much as I do!

Local Haunts

So by now I’m sure that anyone who has read this blog knows that in our house Halloween is a big deal!!!!

I always look forward to fall and Halloween activities in our area, it seems that there is something for everyone. Living in a small rural area definitely has it benefits when it comes to community activities and events. I wanted to share some of our favorite local places to go this time of year just in case anyone is in the area and needed to be pointed in the right direction!!!!

1. Bowles Farms. Clements, MD – This is our absolute FAVORITE pumpkin Patch and is located right inside of St. Mary’s County in Clements, MD!!! They have so much to do and the pumpkin prices are awesome!!! There is a small fee to get in but compared to some other places that we have been it is very cheap and well worth it! You have to let the little ones play in the “corn” box, it is Dom’s absolute Favorite thing and he looks forward to it every year.

2. Markoff’s Haunted Forest This one is for adults only!!!!! This is a very well-known area haunted attraction and will make even the bravest pee their pants! They have two locations; one in the National Harbor right outside of D.C and one in Dickerson, Md near Baltimore. If you are looking to truly be scared and maybe have some nightmares for a while then this is the place for you!!

3. Serenity Farms; Caspers Castle. Benedict, MD- This is a great “haunted house” for kids! Even the big scardy cats that we have love this one! They do a great job of making it all about the kids. The admission fee is $10.00 and covers a tractor ride, petting zoo, caspers castle, a treat bag, a pumpkin, and face painting, it is a GREAT deal for your money. We always try to  make it to this, it is a community favorite and has been going strong for 17 years! Make sure to bring your jackets though because this is right on the water!!

4. Ghosts and Graveyards tour, Old Town Alexandria, VA- This tour is so much fun!!! This is something that the hubby and I try to do just the two of us every year. You will walk through the streets of Old Town Alexandria in the dark with your group and a guide and hear a fantastic mix of ghost stories and fighting history. Make sure you take your jacket to this one as well, it too is right on the water.

5. Bunny Man Bridge, Lorton VA- This is a pretty well-known haunted area…the hubby is really into it and I am WAY to scared to ever go so I will let him tell you about it……

Ok so here goes Bunny Man Bridge isn’t really much but a one lane tunnel that leads to a small bridge. It should really be called Bunny Man Tunnel because that really is the scary part. There is a lot of different stories about BMB but I will give you my personal encounters. The first time I ever made it out to BMB was on a late fall night probably my junior year of high school. To get back to BMB you head down this very dark windy road which in itself can be pretty creepy. Well the friend I was riding out there with his truck was acting up so we were a little worried about breaking down. Going down the road leading up to BMB we kept seeing little rabbits running across the road which is sort of ironic.  So you get to a T intersection and when you make the turn heading towards BMB it’s about 500 yards or so till you hit the entrance to the tunnel. So we make the turn and start slowly heading down to BMB. We stop about 200 to 300 yards away from the tunnel and the whole tunnel lit up. At first we thought it was from the headlights of a car but we waited and no car came through and that is when we noticed two shadows on the inside wall of the tunnel on was the size of an adult and the other the size of a small child. These shadows were heading thru the tunnel towards us. Once the second shadow disappeared off the inside of the tunnel the light went out. Needless to say we hightailed it out of there and didn’t head back.  Here is a link where you can read some of the stories and even take a look at the tunnel for yourself,

6. Trunk or Treat, Indian Head MD- This is something that our town does every year in an effort to keep kids safe and off of the streets in the neighborhoods. Local homeowners and businesses volunteer to provide candy in the Village Green (FYI:The Village Green is kind of like a large park and town center, mostly all of our towns activities are held their). The organizers have all of the volunteers back there cars into designated areas side by side in two large U’s and all of the kids walk from car to car and collect there treats. People get really into in and decorate their cars and for businesses it is a great advertising tool because they can hand out their business cards with the treats so when parents go through the candy they will find them! Last year was our first year going and it was run so well and Dom came home with more candy then he could have ever gotten in a neighborhood and in a much safer way!

Wedding Leftovers

While my husband and I were planning our wedding I kept hearing people talk about how things from their big day had taken over there houses after the wedding and I always thought they were just being a little dramatic.

wedding bouquet, dress and shoes, heelsandhomeWhen our wedding was over I actually tossed out my bouquet, sold my wedding dress and threw away my shoes…Im really not one just to keep things that have no everyday function or use, but the other day as I was looking around I may have realized just what some of those girls were talking about.

While sitting in our formal living room everywhere I looked was a small token from our wedding…It made me wonder how much wedding leftovers is too much???

1. Our Barbie and Ken wedding cake topper is in a shadow box on one of our bookshelf’s.

DIY projects, Barbie and Ken wedding cake topper, barbie cake topper, barbie and ken hallmark, shadow box, damask, pink wedding cake, brown and pink wedding, brown haired barbie, heelsandhome, heather groves

2. One of my husbands wedding converse shoes (that he is strangely attached to and in love with) is on one of our bookshelf’s.

Mikes Custom Wedding Converse, heelsandhome

3. On our fireplace mantle we have 3 photographs from the wedding.

Fireplace Mantle, heelsandhome

4. These are on one of our bookshelf’s. The table numbers at our wedding were important years in our lives and we had 2 pictures from that year on each table in these frames…it was really cute.

wedding table pics 2, heelsandhome

5. This is a shadow box that is on one of our bookshelf’s as well. It has our invitation, my garter and one of our table numbers in it.

wedding shadow box, heelsandhome

6. This is our china cabinet. In side it is our toasting glasses and some of our wedding china (which is my absolute most prized possession), on top of it are actually candle holders that we had at our table for the reception.

Wedding China Cabinet, heelsandhome

7. This is actually a brick from our church and the vintage brooch that I used for decoration on my bouquet.

wedding church brick and bouquet brooch

Best Heels Ever

Let me introduce you to the Valentino “RockStud” Pump…. Isn’t she beautiful? Unique, Classy, and Sexy and the same time….only Valentino can pull that off.Valentino RockStud Pump, heelsandhome