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Frugal Weekend Activities In Hampton Roads 9/29 – 9/30

by Laura September 28, 2012 Simple Steps
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If you are local and think there is nothing to do in Hampton Roads- think again!  Our area is full of great stuff to do this weekend- and most of it FREE!

Looking for more fun?  Check out the My Active Child Activity Calendar!

Saturday

9am-11pm North American Sandsculpting Championship ($3 adults, kids [...]

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I Could Not Take It Anymore

by Laura September 7, 2012 Simple Steps
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I sit.  Alot.  Too much.

This week especially.  In shows, during coupon tutoring, watching television, in church and while in conversation with friends.

So adding 6 – 10 hours a day sitting at my desk was just too much.

I could literally feel my rear end spreading out in spite of my time at the gym. [...]

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Frugal Weekend Activities in Hampton Roads 9/8 – 9/9

by Laura September 7, 2012 Simple Steps
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If you are local and think there is nothing to do in Hampton Roads- think again!  Our area is full of great stuff to do this weekend- and most of it FREE!

Looking for more fun?  Check out the My Active Child Activity Calendar!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

9am-12pm Open House Fun [...]

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Farmers Market Trip 7/21

by Laura July 21, 2012 Simple Steps
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This Saturday I had the luxury of being able to head to the Farmers Market and browse a bit!

I am lucky that my city has a Farmer’s Market only 5 minutes from my house.

Last weekend my mom went and got the most amazing ice box watermelon I have ever tasted so I wanted to grab [...]

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

by Laura July 13, 2012 Local Activities and Deals
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Each week Charlotte at My Active Child finds the best frugal events for you and your family in Hampton Roads.  Here is what you can expect this weekend:

Saturday

10am-12pm Lowe’s Build & Grow Workshop at all Lowe’s locations.

11am-1pm Dinosaur Party at Pembroke Mall 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462

11am-1pm 

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It Was The Biggest Bug Ever

by Laura July 8, 2012 Simple Steps
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In spite of being the tiredest human being on the planet this morning I was excited to get to WVEC and do “Weekends With Joe and Julie.”

I get to the studio, we finish up with SPCA Sunday and the staff begs me to sing a little bit for them.  After a rousing rendition of “Tomorrow” [...]

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1776: Happy Fourth of July

by Laura July 4, 2012 Simple Steps
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My sister gave me permission to introduce you to my beautiful new niece Caroline.  She was dressed in her best for fireworks last night!

Happy Independence Day!

This year the Fourth of July means much more to me than it ever has.  I have spent the last 8 weeks deeply involved in the lives of [...]

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Frugal Readers- I Want Your Story

by Laura July 3, 2012 Simple Steps
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Did you see my interview with Amy and Jason about their first month without cable?

In the 2.5 years I have been “A Frugal Chick” my whole life has been changed.  Besides my new knowledge of coupon policies, how to read bar codes and making you tube videos [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun: Summer Bucket List

by Laura July 3, 2012 Simple Steps
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Sharon at Mom on Dealz creates fun kid’s crafts that you can do at home on the cheap!

This craft involves making your bucket list for the summer!

Summer Bucket List

Materials:
Construction Paper
String
Markers
Scissors
Clothespins
Tape

Directions:
1. Create a list with your child of activities they would like to do during their summer vacation.
2. [...]

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A Frugal Reader: Our First Month Without Cable

by Laura July 1, 2012 Simple Steps
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Amy and Jason live in Macon, GA with their two sons Josiah and John David.  Amy runs her own spray tan business.  I went to college with both of them.  Amy and I both studied in the music department and lived in the same hall in the dorm.  So [...]

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