Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Light Show in Northern Virginia

Halloween light display in Northern Virginia,
I'm always looking for fun family activities to do and what's better than a free one?!?  There's a house in Leesburg, VA that does a light display for Christmas and Halloween.  We saw last year's Christmas display, but had never seen the Halloween display.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ghost Train at Burke Lake Park

Halloween family fun on the Ghost Train at Burke Lake Park in Northern Virginia,
There seems to be so many awesome events and activities just within driving distance to where we live.  I've known about the train at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax Station, VA, but had never gotten around to taking Michael down to ride it.  When I was searching for something fun to do this past weekend, I found out that they have a ghost train for Halloween.

Discover Cove playarea at Tysons Corner Center

Since I have such an active little boy, we are always looking for new and exciting playgrounds.  A few weeks ago we were down in Tysons Corner to pick up a part from the Mazda dealership.  So, we decided

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DIY Halloween Bats 2.0

simple and fun Halloween decoration made out of recycled egg cartons,
Last year I made these simple bats out of egg cartons.  To see the step-by-step how to, click here.  Last year I just sat them around the house for decorations.  When I was getting all the Halloween decorations out this year, Jon said they would look more like bats if we added ears and had them look like they are flying.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Staying under budget two weeks in a row! - Meal Plans and Grocery Trip for Oct. 17th - 23rd

We were on the busy side over the weekend so, Michael and I ended up doing our grocery shopping on Monday.  Since grocery shopping wasn't done until Monday, the dinner meal plan is a little short.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pumpkin picking 2014

pumpkin picking at Hill High Farm in Winchester VA, Fall family fun in Northern Virginia,
I love living in Northern Virginia because of all the different events and places to go to in the area.  Since it's pumpkin season, I wanted to take Michael to a place to go and pick pumpkins from the field and experience something Jon had done when he was little.  His mom had told me that Jon's grandparents had taken him and his sister to a place in Winchester, VA and I thought that Hill High Farm was the place.  I later found it that it probably wasn't.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween costume shopping 2014

Halloween costume shopping at Spirit Halloween, Halloween costume shopping,
It's that time of the year when you get all dressed up in the scariest or sexiest costumes.  I normally don't get a costume for Halloween, but this year Michael's school is doing a trunk-or-treat so I decided that I would go and try and find a costume.  We always look every year at the Spirit Halloween store, but never end up buying anything.  This year was different.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Even with meat prices up, we still stayed within our weekly budget! - Meal Plan and Grocery Trip October 10th - 16th

Last week we bought more chicken and then this week it was time for the ground beef.  With meat prices constantly increasing, it's no surprise that we weren't able to get more food.  Here's our rather small list of meals for dinner this week:

Monday, October 6, 2014

Time to start stocking up - Meal Planning and Grocery Trip for October 3rd - 9th

After having this weekly budget of $50 for about four months, I'm still surprised at how we can get the food that we get with that small of a budget.  One way we can do that is by buying in bulk or most grocery stores call it family

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ordering from JustFab

Back in May I was looking for my outfit for Jon and mine's anniversary dinner.  I had found the dress, but could not find the shoes in any of the stores here local.  So, to the internet I went.

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