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the Zone comes to Loudoun County

17,000 + Square Foot Urban Oasis, Dining, Family Entertainment and Event Destination Opens in Loudoun Countythe Zone Brings Laser Tag, Bowling, Arcade Games and Dining to Loudoun Station       (Ashburn, VA) –  the Zone, Loudoun County’s newest locally owned dining and entertainment hotspot had its grand opening on …

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Spring Decorating

Spring has officially sprung here at our Design Studio and we love the change from winter doldrums to the colorful nature of spring. Inspired from a fresh palette of outside natural colors, cherry blossoms, shining sun and festive Easter celebration’s, here are some fun ideas to add a touch of …

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Cookie Jar Gifts

Kids love making things! Creating gifts to give to teachers, friends and family will fill kids with a sense of pride and excitement. A “recipe in a jar’ activity is an inexpensive and fun way for kids to make gifts to celebrate the holiday season. Use the recipe below to …

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More Than Morning Sickness???

By Ann Marie King When is it more than just morning sickness? Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease marked by rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration due to unrelenting nausea and/or vomiting with potential adverse consequences for the mom-to-be and the newborn(s). At the HER …

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Internet Safety Tips for the Lazy Days of Summer

Did you know that June is National Internet Safety month? It’s the beginning of summer, and the perfect opportunity to reflect on the practices you’re using to keep your child safe, because for as long as children have spent summers away from school, parents have struggled to keep them occupied …

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Not For Parents: China: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

  Not For Parents: China: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know   Guidebooks are something I am picky about.  After backpacking my way around Asia and wasting my time and money on other guidebooks, I realized that Lonely Planet books were the best.  They are the most knowledgeable about interesting …

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Leek American Bistro

 Leek American Bistro:  Farm Fresh, Fabulous Food     Leek American Bistro offers a modern American menu with seasonal changes and a contemporary twist on old favorites. They work with local farmers to offer sustainable meat, dairy and produce whenever seasonally available. Their desserts and breads are both made in-house …

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Healthy Families, Healthy Kids

by Beth Cline When Andrea Vincent goes to lace up her tennis shoes, her one-year old daughter giggles in excitement and exclaims, “Run mommy, run!” Vincent is already setting a lifelong example for her daughter by taking her along on regular runs, thanks to a running stroller. As a first …

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