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>A bittersweet mood.

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Bittersweet chocolate is my mood today, emphasis on the bitter. A bitter mood. I’ve got a lot of baking on my mind and I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little Verklempt. I have this great idea of how I want the bake sale to go, but then of course it takes resources, like extra money and extra time, both of which I do not have. I’ve been having sleep issues and on top of that I have 2 major events that I am volunteering for this summer. Luckily, one of them, the bake sale is this weekend so once that is over I get to cross it off the list. Unfortunately, that means I only have a few weeks to get the other done.

The Great All American Bake Sale is this coming weekend, just in time for the 4th of July weekend. I pray for good weather, a great turn out, and for none of our baked goods to melt.  Then starting July 17 is my church’s Vacation Bible School, where I am heading up all the decorations this year. Which is def a task in its own. I basically have to build a small town in our church. So a lot going on in one month. I will be relaxing when July is over for sure.

Baking Betties All American Bake Sale
at Haygood United Methodist Church and Flea Market
July 2, 2011 bright and early at 6:30am-1:30pm

Haygood UMC
Vacation Bible School
Inside Out & Upside Down on Main Street
July 17-21, 2011


>AMF Summer Unplugged Program

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>The weather in Hampton Roads for this week will reach up into the 90s! Not to mention the crazy tornadoes our area has been having. And yes, I said tornadoes. And no, tornadoes are a new thing for us and very uncommon. But for the past few weeks we have been hit with quite a few of them which is quite unsettling. We were out of power for quite sometime so our house is incredibly uncomfortable due to the lack of electricity and AC. Its times like these that retreating to a nice air-conditioned facility would be nice…like the bowling alley!

AMF is currently having a Summer Unplugged Program for families! Families with children 16 and under bowl free! (limit 2 games per day, not including shoe rental) All you have to do is register your child at the Summer Unplugged site and you will be emailed free game coupons every Sunday starting May 29th. The program runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. There are also great deals for families with older children as well. Head on over to sign up and get your free bowl on!

Disclosure: all opinions stated in this post are my own as a member of One2OneNetwork.

>Wedding: Hampton Roads Reception Sites

>I want to share a few things. First the place for our reception! We are having a rustic barn reception at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach, VA. I was ecstatic when we came across this place. I was starting to get worried because it seemed like there weren’t a lot of charming places in Hampton Roads to hold receptions. Kyle and I agreed we didn’t want a banquet hall. They just weren’t us. We wanted something with character and I definitely wanted something with an outdoor feel since Virginia Beach’s fickle weather ultimately ruled out an outdoor reception for us.

Secondly, I wanted to share my findings with you. I know a lot of people who are also getting married soon so I figured I’d share my hard work. There seemed to be a lot of sites and info for NoVa weddings but not so much for Hampton Roads. So I hope this helps!

Keep in mind I don’t have your typical hotel halls listed because those are pretty easy to search for. These places were unique in either the place or price 😉

Listings without links are Officer’s Clubs. I hear this is a great option price wise if you have military in your family.
Reception Sites