Back to school is right around the corner and Hair Cuttery is helping provide an extra boost of confidence to local youths with a fresh new look! The Share A Haircut program gives a free haircut to a local child in need for every kid's haircut given at a Hair Cuttery salon between Aug. 1 and 15. You can also donate a haircut online through Aug 15: share the Share-A-Haircut Facebook app (http://tinyurl.com/c7gj5dp) & donate a haircut to a child in need.
The haircuts are donated to children in need through partnerships with local non-profit agencies. In DC, they're working with FACETS, Tahirih Justice Center, and the Arlington County & Alexandria Depts of Human Services, to name a few. Last year, Hair Cuttery donated more than 9,600 haircuts to children in need in the DC/NOVA metro area, and more than 625,000 haircuts since the program started in 1999.
Although not yet school age, I took my son in for a hair cut over the weekend. This is such an easy way to give back to our community! If you're heading out for a hair cut, do it with purpose!
*I was offered a promotional opportunity in exchange for sharing information about the Share a Haircut Program in the DC Metro Area
On a rare occasion, I got the chance to actually GO OUT with my neighbors (and no kids!) to enjoy a delicious meal at Maggiano's Little Italy in Tysons Corner. We decided to order off of the Family Style Menu - and of course, we elected for the most expensive options... and it was worth every penny! The food was incredible and they even sent me home with a serving of Tiramasu to go!
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You know those plastic jars or metal cans sitting on the counter at 7-11 where you can place your spare change towards donations for charity? They are usually only partly full with a few pennies and dollar bills.
Well, I have a friend whose husband owns three 7-11 stores in Northern Virginia... and she asked me if I knew where she could buy papers to roll her pennies, etc from the donation jars to take the bank. WHAT? Roll them? Is she kidding?
I told her about the modern technology that we have in 2012 where machines do all the work for us... but she said that the CoinStar machine at the grocery store charges 10% - and since the money is going to charity, she wanted to make sure every penny was sent to them. Makes sense.
Then I remembered the machines are free @ Capital One if you have an account there - and lucky for her, I am a customer. Not knowing what I was getting into, I offered to take the coins over for her.
She had a man load the small box of coins into my SUV and I drove off to the Fairfax Corner branch. I parked a few spots away and hopped out to grab the coins and go in... but I couldn't even budge the box that they were in! Do you know how much 15,362 coins weigh? I seriously broke my back dragging the box into the storefront where I finally got some help.
In the name of charity, I stood in front of the coin machine for almost TWO HOURS while it counted all 15,362 coins. I was interrupted once while they had to come and empty out the machine so that it could handle my large job.
In the end, there was $867.16 in coins. In addition, there was $98 in dollar bills - someone even threw in a Jackson! I never thought those jars were legit, or that the money would actually go to charity, but I was proved wrong!
On Thursday night last week, I was invited to a private tennis clinic at the Washington Kastles stadium with their coach, Murphy Jensen. I am not quite an avid tennis player - in fact, I had to go shopping for an outfit and borrow a racquet to attend this event... but, it was a pretty neat experience for tennis lovers to learn from the best! Leander Paes played along with us!
After the Kastles clinic... my friend Jen and I stopped by the fish market to grab a bite to eat. However, the temp in the car read 105* and I just couldn't stomach the idea of eating sea food that had been sitting out in that heat.
I have been going to Dr. Rayek @ Smiles at Fairfax Corner since I was a freshman in college. I absolutely LOVE the practice and the staff! Smiles even sent me flowers after B was born! How sweet is that? I actually look forward to visiting the dentist thanks to him... it doesn't hurt that he's also tall, dark, and handsome!
Who knew that my dentist would be able to rid me of my migraines?
He also introduced me to Invisalign - the braces that don't look like braces. I have suffered from weekly migraines for years and neither my PCP or neurologist could make me feel better. Dr. Rayek told me that my migraines could be a result of me clenching my teeth at night and my jaw constantly popping because my bite was not aligned. I started Invisalign three years ago and have had only a handful of migraines since! LOVE IT!! - and as you know, I only promote things I really truly love.
From Now until August 10th, Smiles at Fairfax Corner is offering $750 OFF Invisalign!!
If you have been thinking about a Straighter and Brighter smile, then why not now?
About Smiles at Fairfax Corner: The Smiles team is devoted to providing professional dental care for you and your family. We provide convenient and comprehensive dental services to meet all of your oral health needs. Dr. Rayek and our practice staff are pleased to be a part of the Fairfax Corner community. Many of our patients live, work, dine, or shop in and around our convenient practice location. Our dental office makes it easy for you to combine a dental visit with your other daily activities.
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.