The Dr. Mudd House Museum

The Dr. Mudd farmhouse, known as St. Catherine, was an 1857 wedding gift to Dr. Mudd and his wife, Sarah Frances. It is a two story farmhouse on about 218 acres of land. John Wilkes Booth and David Herold banged on the door seen in this pic, bottom right in the early morning hours of April 15, 1865.

The week leading up to Easter in the Spring of 1865 marked a pivotal time in American history.  Confederate General, Robert E. Lee’s hope for a victorious South was dashed with the defeat at Sailor’s Creek on April 6.  This, in part, led to Lee’s sorrowful surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant three days later at Appomattox Court House in rural Virginia.  Though other battles persisted for a few more months, this act effectively ended the American Civil War.             (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest – Vince Camuto Solter Booties

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Last Saturday, the weather was partly sunny, around 58 degrees, and with a breeze.  It was perfect weather for wearing booties.  With the cooler temps, I paired them with a long-sleeved plaid top cinched with a belt and cords.  Both top and pants are from Ann Taylor Loft.         (more…)

Dr. Mudd House Museum – Baptism, Babies, and Blessings

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It is rare to have my whole family together all at once.  So, imagine my excitement and anticipation as I made my drive to my brother, Michael’s, house in South Carolina for my Godson’s baptism.  My sister and parents had arrived the afternoon before and were already settled.  (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest – Enzo Angiolini Circini Point-Toe Pumps

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D’Orsay style pumps are so elegant and sexy.  If you’re wondering what d’Orsay style is, it is simply when one or both sides of a pump are cut away to reveal the arch of the foot.  This is the style of the Enzo Angiolini Circini pumps.     (more…)

Bethesda/Rockville, MD – A Breath of Fresh Air

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I had an interesting experience this week.  On Monday, I pulled out of my garage and noticed my car sounded loud.  Initially, I was concerned, but not concerned enough to stop and check it out.  Yes, a complete “knows nothing about cars” chick reaction!  So, I continued my 45-mile drive to work convincing myself the sound was normal.  Eventually, I had to turn up the music to drown it out.  No sound, no problem, right?  I got to work safely and decided my 9-year old car was beginning to show its age.    (more…)