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2012 in Review: Thank You for Following!

2012 has been amazing! What started on a whim, became a full-fledge community blog for all Washington has to offer. We have so many wonderful small businesses and shops, and if we choose to support them and shop local they will grow and cater to the community even better. Thank you so much for following … Continue reading »

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Just Because We Can And It’s Fun

You know how sometimes you are taking a bath and you have this great idea that seems awesome? I did that a month ago, and I acted on it this week. I thought it would be great to do a 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways on Re-Discover Washington’s Facebook page with prizes from local merchants. … Continue reading »

A Day in Downtown Washington, MO: Let the Adventure Begin!

Below is the story of a person who wakes up in downtown Washington, Missouri and takes advantage of all the local businesses have to offer. This story was compiled with the help of Re-Discover Washington’s Facebook fans – over 40 of them contributed a sentence. I hope you enjoy it and I hope it makes … Continue reading »

On Life, Photography, and the Story of a Flower

The last couple of days Facebook has been nothing but politics, and this is a topic I try to stay away from. I needed something refreshing, and the picture of a rose a friend of mine had posted caught my eye. His story was as profound as it was captivating. It doesn’t have much to … Continue reading »

365 Days, 365 Discoveries

On November 3rd 2011, I took a crazy idea, and with the support of my husband and some close friends, I wrote my first ever blog post. Re-Discover Washington was born exactly a year ago, with the goal to help support small family-owned businesses and to make people realize how many wonderful shops there are … Continue reading »

Falling into Fall

Is there anything better than an early morning stroll in fall? “Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it… “ ~ Mary Pickford

I Am Back: Downtown Gift Guide

As most of you know, I took a short break over the summer to visit my friends and family back in Bulgaria and make a couple of other European stops. Three weeks seem like a long time, but they are never enough to do all the things I want to do and see the people … Continue reading »

Are You Ready to Jump In?

Over the last 10 months the Re-Discover Washington blog has become an essential part of my day. I enjoy meeting many new and wonderful people, I love the interaction with the numerous Facebook fans, and I keep re-discovering interesting places and faces around town. Many of you call and e-mail me with suggestions and topics … Continue reading »

This Is My Day: Foggy Morning and Some Simple Photography Tips

I love foggy mornings. When I woke up today and opened the blinds, I couldn’t put on my shoes fast enough. Hence, I left without the camera. But I had my phone with me. Since I am teaching a photography class at ECC in September, I thought I would share with you some unedited i-phone … Continue reading »

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Downtown Washington, Missouri (and Move Here ASAP)

The more I get to know downtown Washington through the blog, the more I grow to love it. As many tourists remark, Washington offers the amenities of a big city, enveloped in its old-fashioned, small town charm. You live in Washington and the area, but you don’t come downtown too often? Here are 10 reasons … Continue reading »