Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Josie's

restaurant review of Josie's in Lexington KY,

Review guidelines:

1 Fork = I would rather eat dog food.
2 Forks = I would eat there if I was starving.
3 Forks = Not bad; someplace I would occasionally consider eating.
4 Forks = A good place to eat; I will put it into my rotation of places I dine frequently.
5 Forks = One of my all time favorites!

One caveat to note – I am allergic to fish and seafood, so if you are looking for those recommendations, you will have to consult someone else.

Because I have a daughter-in-law with Celiac and a really good friend who is Vegetarian, I will try to point out whether those options are present when I review a restaurant.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kathy's Sloppy Joes

When my dad and step-mom were in a few weeks ago, she brought with her her recipe book so I could look through.  I did write down several recipes, but haven't tried them yet.  Since my brother was over getting his car fixed by our

Meal Plan Burn Out - July 25th - 31st

We have been doing really bad when it comes to staying with the meal plans the past few weeks.  There are just days that the meals that are planned on any given day are just too time consuming for me to make once Jon gets

Friday, July 25, 2014

How to earn money through Checkout 51

I've been using the Checkout 51 application on my cell phone for several months now.  As of writing this post, I've earned a total of $7.01.  The reason for the small amount is because of either forgetting about having the application and checking to see what offers they have or there's just not any offers that we purchase.  There are two good things about this app, 1) after you earn $20 you can request for a check and 2) you don't have to have a smart phone to earn money through Checkout 51.

ABC Fun

Since Michael will be starting pre-school in a little over a month, I've been slowly preparing him as much as I can.  Last week Michael was playing with his alphabet train that he got from Santa his first

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Doing good with staying under budget - Meal Planning July 18th - 24th

Before we headed out to do our grocery shopping on Friday, we decided on what dinners we would be having for the week.  Here's what we decided on:

Billy's Bar-B-Q

restaurant review of Billy's Bar-B-Q in Lexington KY,

Review guidelines:

1 Fork = I would rather eat dog food.
2 Forks = I would eat there if I was starving.
3 Forks = Not bad; someplace I would occasionally consider eating.
4 Forks = A good place to eat; I will put it into my rotation of places I dine frequently.
5 Forks = One of my all time favorites!

One caveat to note – I am allergic to fish and seafood, so if you are looking for those recommendations, you will have to consult someone else.

Because I have a daughter-in-law with Celiac and a really good friend who is Vegetarian, I will try to point out whether those options are present when I review a restaurant.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fourth of July 2014

I'm finally getting around to writing about our 4th of July.  This was actually the first year that we've participated in the activities here in Leesburg, VA.  Before we had Michael, we were not too big on going and seeing fireworks so we generally stayed home.  Sometimes, if the fireworks were high enough, you could see them from our deck.  The past two years we've been out of town for the 4th.

Whistle Stop Cafe

restaurant review of Whistle Stop Cafe in Glendale KY,

Review guidelines:

1 Fork = I would rather eat dog food.
2 Forks = I would eat there if I was starving.
3 Forks = Not bad; someplace I would occasionally consider eating.
4 Forks = A good place to eat; I will put it into my rotation of places I dine frequently.
5 Forks = One of my all time favorites!

One caveat to note – I am allergic to fish and seafood, so if you are looking for those recommendations, you will have to consult someone else.

Because I have a daughter-in-law with Celiac and a really good friend who is Vegetarian, I will try to point out whether those options are present when I review a restaurant.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It helps to have a "stock pile" - Meal Planning July 11th - 17th

This past weekend we ended up doing our grocery shopping on Saturday instead of our usual Friday.  Lately it seems to take us longer to decide on what we're having for dinners.  I think it has a lot to do

Monday, July 14, 2014

Making Someone Else's Used Up Furniture Something New For You

How we turned my in-laws old built-ins and made them look like they've always been in our house.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Jean Farris Winery and Bistro

restaurant review of Jean Farris Winery and Bistro in Lexington KY,

Review guidelines:

1 Fork = I would rather eat dog food.
2 Forks = I would eat there if I was starving.
3 Forks = Not bad; someplace I would occasionally consider eating.
4 Forks = A good place to eat; I will put it into my rotation of places I dine frequently.
5 Forks = One of my all time favorites!

One caveat to note – I am allergic to fish and seafood, so if you are looking for those recommendations, you will have to consult someone else.

Because I have a daughter-in-law with Celiac and a really good friend who is Vegetarian, I will try to point out whether those options are present when I review a restaurant.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

photo from One Loudoun's Facebook page
Since my mom was still visiting on Jon and mine's actual anniversary, we were able to go and see a movie.  We decided that since it was a special day, we would try out something a little different.  We

Friday, July 4, 2014

Eating Good and Staying Under Budget = Good a Thing, Meal Planning for July 4th - 10th

With it being a holiday weekend and having company over, Michael and I did our grocery shopping a day early.  I normally don't plan on meals when my Dad and step-mom come over, but I did plan one

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Village Host Pizza

Restaurant review of Village Host Pizza in Lexington KY, Central Kentucky restaurant review of Village Host Pizza,

Review guidelines:

1 Fork = I would rather eat dog food.
2 Forks = I would eat there if I was starving.
3 Forks = Not bad; someplace I would occasionally consider eating.
4 Forks = A good place to eat; I will put it into my rotation of places I dine frequently.
5 Forks = One of my all time favorites!

One caveat to note – I am allergic to fish and seafood, so if you are looking for those recommendations, you will have to consult someone else.

Because I have a daughter-in-law with Celiac and a really good friend who is Vegetarian, I will try to point out whether those options are present when I review a restaurant.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

How to earn Disney Movie Rewards points by going to the theaters

earning Disney Movie Rewards points by seeing Disney movies at the theater, Disney movie ticket stubs can earn you more Disney magic,
Disney has this awesome rewards program called Disney Movie Rewards (DMR).  Ever wonder what those codes were for in all the Disney DVDs/Blu-Rays you buy?  It's for this program.  I'll write a post later on how to earn points with your DVD/Blu-Ray purchases.  I've written about being able to replace your Disney movies through this program (How to Replace Disney Movies), but did you know that you can earn points when you go and watch a Disney movie in the theater?  I didn't know about this until last summer and have had a DMR account for several years.

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