Apple-Pickin’ Time

from Elizabeth

Tis the season for apples!

Nothing feels more like fall than an abundance of apples for homemade apple cider, apple pies, applesauce, and so much more. If you’re looking to go apple picking this season, here are some great locations to check out:

Westmoreland Berry Farm and Orchard
Open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and then 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, this farm is perfect for anyone looking for pumpkins and apples this fall.…


Celebrating Autumn Equinox

from Elizabeth

For all those Fall Lovers, you can now officially pull out your boots, sweaters, hot chocolate, and pumpkin-galore without being judged by others: the fall equinox officially arrives tomorrow, Saturday, September 22!

The fall in Virginia tends to be a very popular season because we get to experience the season change highlighted by great beauty in the trees. Virginians get to enjoy the local harvest festivals, pumpkin patches, apple picking, and so much more.

How to do other …


National Cheese Pizza Day

from Elizabeth

Today, we celebrate a simple but delicious masterpiece: cheese pizza.

It’s National Cheese Pizza Day!

It’s a classic dish. Everyone grows up with this yummy treat with its fluffy dough, tomato sauce, and just cheese. And sometimes, even more cheese!

Let’s be honest: we’ve all had a lot of Friday night dinners provided by pizza. This week, switch up your week and grab a slice tonight at some of our great local pizzerias:

  • Vocelli Pizza
  • Vinny’s Italian Grill


Battle of the Bags

from Elizabeth

Everyone at the Ridge loves a good game of cornhole, and we frequently see it at weddings and events during the warmer months—but how did cornhole even begin?

In a 1883 patent described by Heyliger de Windt, his game “Parlor Quoits” has similar rules as the modern game of cornhole but with a square hole instead of a round one. It was the first game to use bean-bags and the slanted board with a hole as the target, …


Welcome Denise, Our Newest Team Member at Stevenson Ridge

from Elizabeth

Denise Millner joined the Stevenson Ridge family this month as a part-time event coordinator. She is thrilled to be a member of an incredibly talented and hard-working team that excels in event planning, customer service, and customer satisfaction!

It’s funny how life moves you in one direction and then changes to another. Denise earned her bachelor of science degree in computer systems management from Drexel University and held management positions in the Information Technology and Software Engineering …



Move Over Hashtags—Get Your Own Wedding Snapchat Geofilters

snaptchat filterfrom Elizabeth

Hashtags have been extremely popular over the last couple years, but now you can step up your social media game for the big day even more! Last year, Snapchat launched customized geofilters, and they are starting to get noticed by the wedding industry.

Snapchat describes its geofilters as “special overlays that communicate the ‘where and when’ of a Snap in a fun way, whether you’re sending it to a friend or adding it to your Story.”

Brides magazine …


Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Black Bean and Corn Salsafrom Elizabeth

Summer is my favorite time of the year to try new recipes with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. One of my favorite summer recipes is for black bean and corn salsa.

This is a recipe that you can get creative with. Sometimes I will dice up an avocado or a jalapeño and add that. You can also get creative with how you serve it. Tortilla chips are great, but I have also eaten it with pita chips, …


All-American Eats

BBQ checkered tableclothfrom Elizabeth

We’re all getting ready for the 4th of July with our family and friends, so we wanted to share with you some easy all-American recipes–with some unique spins–to make your holiday even better.

Make your lemonade with a little twist by added some sweet raspberries and blackberries plus fresh mint with this Berry Lemonade recipe.

Try this answer to cure any summer craving with Burger ‘n Fries Foil Pack.

You have to have corn on the …


Summer-Themed Centerpieces

summer-themed centerpiecefrom Elizabeth

Summer is almost officially here, so when I recently came across this picture on Instagram, I thought it was perfect to share with our followers!

This fun and colorful centerpiece will be perfect for any summer party you’re throwing. It will add something special to your summer festivities that your inner child will enjoy but will also be classy at the same time.

The sprinkles in the vase are perfect, but more options you could consider would be …