Not Seeing A Frugal Chick Posts on Facebook?

Apparently Facebook has made yet ANOTHER change as to how they choose what you see.   (I shake my fist at Mark Zuckerberg.)

I am working on becoming more Facebook savvy but blogger friends have said there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of seeing my posts.

On the A Frugal Chick Facebook Page (and any other pages you are not seeing posts for anymore)- you can check for the following things…

1. If you hover over the “Liked” button on the Facebook Banner and check off “Get Notifications”

2. Also when you hover over the “Liked” button choose “Show in News Feed” and then click on “settings” and then choose “All Updates”.

3. Be sure you are Following my page- by clicking on the “Follow” button next to the “Liked” button and it will now change to “Following”.

4. The more you interact with my page by liking posts, commenting or sharing them etc, the more likely my posts will show for you.

If you aren’t getting updates from me you will miss some of the best deals (like this CRAZY one from Toys R Us that lasted about half an hour yesterday).  I don’t want you to miss out on any good deals!

Hate Facebook?  Be sure you are signed up for A Frugal Chick’s Newsletter.  It comes out every day at  3 p.m.!

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It Was Quite The Exciting Night

Last night I went to the beautiful Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg because I LOVE fireworks.  They have THREE fireworks displays that are rivaled by most of the displays around here.  It was a lovely night.

So I wasn’t expecting to see fireworks when I got home.  I was wrong.

After being out in the cold for hours I was ready to come home and warm up.  It was the kind of cold where you are sure that your bones must have icicles on them so I was THRILLED to change into a warm shirt, flannel pajama pants and slipper socks.  After the obligatory face washing I hopped into bed, grabbed the current book I am reading and turned on the space heater.  I was VERY excited that the only thing I had left to do for the evening was reach over and turn out the light.

About ten minutes into my studying I noticed that there was a flashing red light outside of my condo.  This really isn’t all that unusual because in my complex there are quite a few elderly people or residents with health conditions.  Every once in a while an ambulance will go through and the red lights will pass by my window.

These didn’t pass.

After about a minute I went over to the window and pulled back my curtains.  To my surprise there were two fire trucks parked in front of my building and one of the firemen was unloading the hose.  This wasn’t a medical emergency- it was a FIRE!

My neighbors across the way had smoke billowing out of their windows.  Both the residents (one male and one female) were on the sidewalk with an oxygen mask helping them breathe.  Since we live in condos there was a big danger of the fire spreading to more than one unit (or potentially my building!).  I grabbed my bath robe and ran out to start knocking on doors.  By the time I was outside the fire department had already begun removing the other homeowners.  The air was starting to smell of smoke but it didn’t look like the fire was spreading.

As I watched the fire fighters put their helmets back on and headed in.  I knew there were only two people living in the unit so I figured they were going back in to begin to make sure everything was extinguished.  A minute or two later they came out with this little fluffy ball- a cat!  As I watched they lovingly petted the cat and held an oxygen mask up to its face so it could breathe easier.  It was a very sweet picture.

The owners eventually left to head to the emergency vet for what turned out to be four cats suffering from smoke inhalation.  I’m not sure of their prognosis.

It turns out that the dryer in the unit had caught on fire.  The most obvious reason for that would be the dryer vent trap catching on fire but I don’t know for sure that is what it was.  It has however been a great reminder to me to get the dryer vent trap cleaned out!

So this weekend I will be testing all the smoke detectors and cleaning out the dryer vent trap.  I am so thankful everyone is safe- it was an exciting night for my little neighborhood!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun to do this weekend with your family?

There are lots of things going on in Hampton Roads:

All Weekend

Saturday
  • 1pm Candy Cane Hunt at Jordan-Newby Library 961 Park Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504
Sunday
  • 2-5pm FREE Family Fest at Virginia MOCA 2200 Parks Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23451
 

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities 11/22 – 11/24

Looking for something fun to do this weekend with your family in Hampton Roads?

Look no further!

All Weekend:


Operation Holiday Cheer at Hampton Roads Naval Museum 1 Waterside Dr #248, Norfolk, VA 23510

Christmas Events at Bass Pro Shops, 1972 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, VA

Sunday:
12-4pm Poinsettia Tours (and Train Show!) at White’s Nursery 3133 Old Mill Rd, Chesapeake VA
Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!
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Department of Defense Considering Closing Commissaries

Defense officials have reportedly asked the Defense Commissary Agency to develop a plan to close all U.S. commissaries, according to a report in the Military Times Friday.

I was shocked when I read these- even though I don’t shop commissaries they are a huge part of my life here in Hampton Roads.

That DeCA has been asked to prepare such a plan on how they would go about closing them.  This does not mean commissaries would close anytime soon. Even if a plan was included in the defense budget request for fiscal 2015 — almost a year away — it would have to be approved by Congress, where many lawmakers would oppose it.

The Military Coalition, comprised of more than 30 military and veterans advocacy groups sharing a common agenda, also would fiercely oppose such a plan.

Obviously there are some financial issues here and it would have huge impact on many military families.

How would this impact you and your family?

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Barnes and Noble: Discovery Center November 22, 2013

This Friday is Discovery Friday at local Barnes & Nobles Stores (and nationwide). There will be lots of activities and savings at all participating locations for adults and children.

Be sure to check your area but here is the info for mine!

  • At the Chesapeake Barnes & Noble- There will be Hampton Roads authors on-site for book signings: Eileen Olds (from 12:30-3:30 p.m.) and Jason Redman (from 4-7:00 p.m.) They will also have Holiday Storytimes at Chesapeake on Friday at the following times:

  • 10 a.m. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • 2 p.m. The Day the Crayons Quit
  • 7 p.m. The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition

The Discovery Friday event is taking place at all participating Barnes & Noble stores including:

  • Chesapeake-Greenbrier
  • Hampton – Peninsula Town Center
  • Newport News- Yoder Plaza
  • Virginia Beach – Lynnhaven Mall
  • Virginia Beach – Town Center
  • Williamsburg- New Town Shops

Click HERE to find out which activities are taking place at each location!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun to do with your family this weekend?

Check out this great list of activities:

All Weekend:

Saturday
  • 10:30am Pony Pedicures at Bluebird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666 
Sunday

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Hampton Roads with the family?

Check out this great list:

All Weekend:

Saturday
Sunday
Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

 

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Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend in Hampton Roads without breaking the bank?

Check out all these great activities:

All Weekend

Saturday
  • 11am-2pm Day of the Dead at Peninsula Fine Arts Center 101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
  • 6pm Family Movie Night at Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion  524 North Main Street, Suffolk VA
Sunday

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?

Check out all these great frugal activities:

All Weekend

Saturday
  • 10am- Papercraft Monsters (ages 5-12) at TCC/City of Virginia Beach Joint-Use Library 1700 College Crescent Virginia Beach, VA 23453
  • 10am-3pm  Boobird Spooktacular ($1 contribution) at Bluebird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666
  • 10am-4pm Harvest Fair at Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market – corner of Dam Neck Rd and Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA
  • 3-5pm Halloween Spooktacular at Fairfield Shopping Center at intersections of Providence & Kempsville Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia., Virginia Beach, Virginia
Sunday
  • 11am-5pm 4th Annual Military Family Festival (free for military, general public $10 adults, $1 ages 3-17) at Virginia Beach Convention Center Hall D 1000 19th Street Virginia Beach, VA

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

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