Frugal Weekend Activities in Hampton Roads 10/13 – 10/14

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

  • 10am-5pm Monster Fest at Chesapeake Central Library 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • 10am-5pm Mystery Day at Main Library at Main Library 4207 Victoria Blvd. Hampton, VA 23669
  • 12-4pm Fall Festival at Larchmont Branch Library 6525 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23508
Sunday
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Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities in Hampton Roads 10/6 – 10/7

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

8:30am- 1pm- FREE Fishing Clinic (registration required) at Munden Point Park 2001 Pefley Ln Virginia Beach, VA 23457
9am-12pm Home Depot Kids Workshop (Firetruck) at All Home Depot Locations
10am-5pm 2012 Ocean Park Fall Festival and Art Show 3829 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach VA
10am-5pm 39th Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife ($10 parking fee) at Newport News Park 13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23603
10am-5pm Dig Into History at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum  2 High Street on the Portsmouth VA Waterfront
10am-5pm Pfac Free Weekend (Kids activities from 1-4pm, $2 non-members ages 4+, free for members and under 4) at Peninsula Fine Arts Center 101 Museum Drive, Mariners’ Museum Park Newport News, VA
10am-7pm Youth Challenge Drug Prevention Music Festival at Peninsula Town Center 5100 Kilgore Ave, Hampton, VA 23666
10am-8pm North American Sandsculpting Championship ($3 adults, kids under 12 are FREE) at 4th-10th Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA
10am-11pm 35th Annual Suffolk Peanut Fest ($10 parking fee) at Suffolk Executive Airport 1200 Gene Bolton Drive, Suffolk VA
10:30am-1pm Dress Rehearsal Event at the Disney Store Lynnhaven Mall 701 Lynnhaven Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23452
12-3pm Military Families- World Wide Day of Play Event at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach VA
12-4pm 5-Alarm Festival and Chili Cook-off at Carousel Park, Downtown Hampton
2-4pm Harvest Festival at Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W. Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503
5:30-9pm South Norfolk’s 5th Annual National Night Out at Lakeside Park 1441 Bainbridge Blvd Chesapeake, VA
Sunday
10am-5pm 39th Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife ($10 parking fee) at Newport News Park 13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23603
10am-7pm 35th Annual Suffolk Peanut Fest ($10 parking fee) at Suffolk Executive Airport 1200 Gene Bolton Drive, Suffolk VA
10am-8pm North American Sandsculpting Championship ($3 adults, kids under 12 are FREE) at 4th-10th Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA
10:30am-5pm Annual Bark in the Park Dog Walk & Fun Fest at Chesapeake City Park 900 Greenbrier Rd Chesapeake, VA 23320
1-4pm Autumn Colors – Leaves of Diversity Festival at Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market 3640 Dam Neck Road Virginia Beach, VA 23453
4-6pm Gathering Fall Festival at Mount Trashmore Park 310 Edwin Drive Virginia Beach, VA
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Black Boots in Atlanta

I finally got a second to sit down!  I am dressed for dinner tonight so I have on my favorite black boots.

This morning I got up at 3:30 and went to the airport to catch a flight to Atlanta.  (Note- I was STARVING at by 10:30 for lunch.)

I am at a blogging conference in Atlanta with about 200 of my closest friends (and a few people I have not met).

I am picking up lots of ideas for my site from lots of smart people and hope to get many more.  I will be here until Saturday afternoon so posts might be a little sparse but the deals will still keep coming!

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

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 under 12 are FREE) at 4th-10th Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA
10am Suffolk Peanut Fest Parade in Downtown Suffolk, VA
10am-4pm Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo at Virginia Beach Convention Center Virginia Beach, VA 23451
10am-11pm Boardwalk Weekend at 2nd-36th Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA
10am-4pm Alpaca Open House at Endless Alpacas! Endless Farms Alpacas 483 Red Oak Dr, Elberon, Virginia 23846
11:30am Neptune’s Grand Parade 16th – 32nd Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront
12-3pm Fall Fishing Event at Bass Pro Shop 1972 Power Plant Pkwy Hampton, VA 23666
12-6pm 2nd Annual Homegrown Local Zone Festival at Five Points Farm Market 2500 Church St. Norfolk VA 23504
2-4pm Family Fall Festival at Chesapeake Central Library 298 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322
9pm Fireworks Extravaganza at 14th Street Pier, Virginia Beach VA

Sunday

9am-9pm North American Sandsculpting Championship ($3 adults, kids under 12 are FREE) at 4th-10th Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA
10am-6pm Boardwalk Weekend at 2nd-36th Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA
10am-4pm Alpaca Open House at Endless Alpacas! Endless Farms Alpacas 483 Red Oak Dr, Elberon, Virginia 23846
12-3pm Fall Fishing Event at Bass Pro Shop 1972 Power Plant Pkwy Hampton, VA 23666
12-6pm 2nd Annual Homegrown Local Zone Festival at Five Points Farm Market 2500 Church St. Norfolk VA 23504
2-6pm Cultural Explosion: Celebrating the Hispanic Culture at Bay Oaks Park (4th View Street), Norfolk VA
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I Could Not Take It Anymore

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.  There are not enough squats in the world to undo it.

Additionally more and more bloggers have been sending me articles about the dangers of sitting so many hours a day- even if you do work out on a regular basis.

So today I decided I was going to do it- jerry-rig my desk and turn it into a standing desk.

I didn’t want to spend any money so for right now I just used items I have around my house (doesn’t the paper box just look so professional?!).  If this turns out to be a good solution I might come up with something a little less tacky looking!

Do any of you have a standing desk or just feel like you are going nuts at your desk?

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

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
  • 9:30am Shriners Parade at Atlantic Avenue from 17th Street to 29th Street, Virginia Beach VA
  • 10am-5pm Artisans in the Park at Great Neck Park 2516 Shorehaven Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23454
  • 10am-5pm THEN & NOW Portsmouth at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum 2 High Street on the Portsmouth VA Waterfront
  • 10:30am-4:30pm Gymnastics Event at Peninsula Town Center 5100 Kilgore Ave, Hampton, VA 23666
  • 2pm Zootime at Barnes & Noble Greenbrier 1212 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Sunday, September 9, 2012
  • 10am-4pm Artisans in the Park at Great Neck Park 2516 Shorehaven Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23454
  • 2:30-4:30pm Learn to Play Chess! at Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W. Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503
Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 9th! For a list of local specials/events click HERE.
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Farmers Market Trip 7/21


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 one this week.

And the produce from the Farmer’s Market is usually fresher so it doesn’t go bad as quickly as the stuff from the grocery store (which you have to consider when you are cooking for one person).

This morning I took some pictures of the great produce and the prices so you see what’s usually available!  This trip in addition to what I show they had butter beans, tomatoes, egg plant, plums, peaches and SO much more!

 

Seeded Watermelon $7- They were HUGE


There is usually a good turn out when I am there.  This is one of the typical stands with produce on it.

This is the one I go to but you probably have one near you too!

There is usually a wide variety to pick from – although remember it has to be the right season for the stuff you want!

The ice box melons- I bought one!

The very top picture shows you what I bought today:
2 cucumbers $1 for both
1 green pepper $.50
2 ears of corn $.50 for both (I split this with my mom though- if I just bought two it would have been $.66)
1 ice box melon $3

So I spent $6 this morning.  The market is also on Wednesday mornings so if the watermelon is REALLY good I may be making a trip back!

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