Thursday, July 30, 2015

BrickFair in Chantilly, VA

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend and are a huge fan of bricks or LEGOs?  Check out BrickFair at the Dulles Expo in Chantilly, VA on August 1st and 2nd.  We went last year and had a pretty good time.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Loudoun County, VA Fair

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This week is the Loudoun County fair.  Growing up we would go to county fairs and always had a good time.  I'm always wanting Michael to experience all the fun stuff that we did as kids.

Monday, July 27, 2015

It's been awhile since we've gone over budget - Meal Plans and Grocery Trip for July 24th - 30th

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This past weekend we ended up spending some family time and didn't get around to doing the grocery shopping until today, Monday.  Here's what I came up with for our dinner meal plan this week:

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Animal Kingdom 2014

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Our forth day of our Walt Disney World vacation back in December was spent at Animal Kingdom.  If you love animals, than this is the place for you.  It's like a big zoo with some amusement rides added in.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Creating your own cork board

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In creating our kitchen command center, which is almost complete, I never really imagined having a cork board in it.  It just so happened that I purchased the wrong size frame and so Jon and I decided to make it into a cork board.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Lots of household items needed this week - Meal Plans and Grocery Trip for July 17th - 23rd

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Since Michael was at vacation bible school at our church on Saturday morning, Jon and I decided that we would just get our grocery shopping out of the way.  We actually did our meal planning at Walmart, I wouldn't suggest doing that though.  Here's what we came up with for dinners during the week:

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Have you heard of bookroo?

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Seems that the new big thing are monthly subscriptions that come to your door in a box.  Every time I'm on Facebook, there seems to be some new box subscription that's recommended to me.  If you're like me, you want to make sure that it's really worth that monthly payment.  I'm excited to say, that Bookroo really is worth it!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Family Fun Mini-Golf

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Back in mid-June, we went to a pretty awesome, one-of-a-kind mini-golf course here in Northern Virginia.  You've never played mini-golf until you've gone to Perils of the Lost Jungle at Woody's Golf Range in Herndon, VA.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Preserving your kid's art work from school

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If you're like me, you probably have your kid's school art work just piled up laying around your house just trying to figure out what to do with it.  You don't want to throw it away because it's your child's masterpiece, but it's also taking up a space.  So, what do you do then?

Monday, July 13, 2015

Back to some normalcy - Meal Plans and Grocery Trip for July 10th - 16th

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We are finally back to some normalcy in our household.  That means back to meal planning and grocery/household budget.  Here's what I have planned for dinners this week:

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

DIY Octonauts wall art

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Since it's extremely hard to find wall art for an Octonauts themed bedroom, Jon decided that he would make his own wall art.  I originally thought that he would just paint a picture of the Octonauts logo and we would frame it.  He decided that he want to do something better than a framed painting.

Monday, July 6, 2015

An Octonauts big boy bedroom

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Over the past several months we have been working on getting what used to be the spare bedroom ready for Michael's big boy room.  Originally he wanted his room to stay pirates, but within the past few months he had changed it to the Octonauts.  If you've ever tried looking for stuff for an Octonauts themed bedroom, you know that there's hardly anything to buy here in the US.  Here's how Jon and I decorated Michael's new big boy room.

Friday, July 3, 2015

4th of July vacation at Rehoboth Beach, DE

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A few years ago we decided to take our vacation during the 4th of July holiday.  My in-laws had purchased a trailer in Rehoboth Beach, DE earlier that year and we took them up on their offer of letting us use their trailer.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Visiting George Washington's Mount Vernon on the 4th of July

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The summer before we had Michael, we decided to do something different for 4th of July.  It had been many years since my mom and I had gone to Mount Vernon and Jon had never been.  What's a better way to celebrate the birth of our great nation than by visiting one of our Founding Father and 1st Commander in Chief's home, George Washington?

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