Cherry blossoms in DC

Last year, I didn’t get a chance to see the cherry blossoms in peak bloom because they happened to bloom, like, mid-week, and I couldn’t make it into the city to see them. This year they happened to be peak bloom for a few days including on the weekend so we braved the crowds to take some pictures. Sadly, the event was somewhat marred by the massive trash piles everywhere, but the weather was pretty nice and we went during dinner time so the crowds were somewhat less. I was also lazy so I just took my iPhone but I think the pictures turned out pretty well with just iPhone and Instagram ๐Ÿ™‚







The blossoms are all off the trees now because we had a bad bout of rain (and snow!!! In mid-April!!! WTF, weather) and wind go through mid-week. I would recommend trying to see them at some point in your life, though, because they are really impressive even despite the crowds. ๐Ÿ™‚


Oh, Sunday …

… it’s kind of a depressing day, because you feel like you have to get so much stuff done around the house and errands run, and Monday is staring you in the face the entire time. But on Saturday, my husband and I went to a tea tasting at Historic Rosemont Manor which is somewhat nearby in Berryville, VA. We had a great time and the food and the tea was really great! AND, I won a drawing for ANOTHER tea so I’ll be back later this year!




This portrait of President Nixon hung in one of the guest rooms … looking straight at the bed … LOL




The china pattern was very cute and delicate, and I noticed that each table had somewhat different china to choose from.


Of course there was food:


And sweets …



And even a cherry-themed scone!



It was kind of annoyingly 60 degrees, where you don’t know if it’s warm or cool. So I wore my Bobeau and skinny pants. But it was really warm at the tea tasting so I could have worn a skirt or dress and not been too cold. Oh well. And for makeup, I wore a few shades from my new Naked 3 palette!




I’m really happy with the Naked3. The shades aren’t super dark and the pinkish tonesย  make my green eyes pop. I used Limit and Factory here and a bit of Blackheart to line, along with Make up Forever aqua eyes pencil eyeliner in #2L.