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Halloween festivities before Frankenstorm

This year Halloween festivities happened early. With Sandy on the way.. there’s no choice. The so-called Frankenstorm is sure to put a damper on holiday plans. I know we’ll be trading in our costumes for rain gear in the coming days. Be safe everyone!

Peter brings the beef to the party Z Burger!

Guess what they are?!?!?!?

Bob Ryan is Frankenstorm!

Prom Queen circa 1981!

Fake drink.. fake smoke.. but looking like real MAD MEN!

Gal pals… Barbara and Andrea

Kate and Elizabeth stop by

the replacements!

Georgetown Cupcakes!




Microsoft Makin’ Mommas

Happy mother’s day weekend! What a neat way to celebrate the holiday than with all things geek.

The Microsoft Store in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia held a very cool ‘Say Thanks to Mom’ Mother’s Day workshop last week. This workshop featured Michele McGraw, founder of “Scraps of My Geek Life” showing area moms and bloggers how to use Microsoft Paint and Photo Gallery to make Mother’s Day cards, albums, gifts, etc. Guests included Elizabeth Thorp of, Lynn Norusis of Northern Virginia Magazine, Amy Suski and Claudine Kurp (with baby Ava) of DC Metro Mom, Jessica Claire Haney of Crunchy Chewy Mama, Monica Barnette of Blueprint for Style, Elizabeth Jones of Dulles Moms, Leticia Barr of Tech Savvy Mama, Thien Kim of I’m not the Nanny, Elaine Maag of Connor and Helen Grow Up, Huffington Post tech writers, Ann Tran and Sean Gardener, Amy Mascott of Teach Mama and Kristina Schnack of PWCMoms.

Guests were given mice, gift cards and three attendees won cellphones and one lucky winner — Claudine Kurp of DC Metro Mom won a Asus Zenbook — in pink!

As a culinary surprise, attendees were given a sneak taste of Kimberly Robinson’s whoopie pies (her store “Makin’ Whoopie” will open in DC in July!)


PHOTOS: Newsbabes Bash Kick Off

The Newsbabes Bash Kick-Off in photos at the Kiehl’s grand opening at Tysons Corner. Great shots by Daniel Swartz

See all of the Newsbabes Bash Kick Off Photos here

Cool mommas hop the Rockin’ Railroad

Choo Choo! The train of fun was a chuggin’ at Kidville’s Rockin’ Railroad Family Day held in Bethesda. It was so wonderful to see other moms, dads and their kiddos of all ages come out. We got to run around in the playroom, enjoy cupcakes and watch and dance through a session of Kidville’s new Rockin’ Railroad class. I was clearly the head of the class… up front and center the whole time. Some photos by Danielle Sara Photography

Jayne Sandman and adorable Owen

Dancing Adora

Mommas… Kate Bennett, Elizabeth Thorp and Amy Baier

Beautiful Victoria Salsman

Eun Yang and little Carys

CAPS Wives and kids came out too!

WHCD Weekend: Rented the dresses and all!

Michelle Obama donned a long Halston dress at the White House Correspondents Dinner the same designer I chose to wear too! Hers was probably a gazillion dollars where mine cost only$75bucks. HOW you ask? I RENTED it.

PHOTOS: Journalists party in style

Yep-   It’s my new favorite thing. Renting dresses and jewelry from There’s designers fit for the First Lady you can rent for a fraction of the cost. I mean- some are only $25!  Not only did I rent the Jet Black Halston for the party night.. I got a Lela Rose dress for brunch the next day.

This is how it works. You choose the 4 day span to rent your dress for time to get it, wear it and mail it back. They give you all you need. Oh and here’s a perk- you can choose a second size for free! The Halston halter was $455 but I rented it for $75. I also rented the this $545 Dannijo cuff.. for $45.

Lela Rose Sweet Sarah Dress for “Morning After” brunch

Rental: $200 Retail: $1,595

Here’s the cuff I rented for $45.. the Dannijo bracelet retails for $545


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