If you are like me, you spend so much money buying coffee from some of your favorite coffee spots. To be honest, If I continue at this rate I will go broke trying to support my Coffee drug. So the help of my favorite coffee maker, thanks Keurig. I was able to make my personal version of a Caramel Macchiato. But, I took it one step further, and added my favorite hot chocolate, Abeula Mexican Hot Chocolate. Along with some additional ingredients you are good to go with this Afternoon Delight. Plus it is on the cheap and you can enjoy it again and again without breaking the bank. You will save $5 each time plus Gas when you make this at home. Don't take my word for it, just make it and enjoy a moment for Coffee!!
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RECAP OF OUR Revolution Golf and Grille Ladies HAPPY HOUR NETWORKING SOCIAL IN Williamsburg FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHY FROM LaDawn Hodges !
Hello Hampton Roads! We had our social networking night out at Revolution Golf and Grille on June 6th in Willamsburg. I know a lot of you wanted to come, but for whatever reason a lot of you could not make it.
I wanted to share the links to our fabulous vendors, that way you can still shop from them if you're looking for last minute gifts for any occasion or more information on them. Take advantage of the many specials they are offering. Don't forget to tell them you saw them featured with Hampton Roads Housewives In The City,
So, here's the Locals We Love this month!
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Keep your skin glowing and lashes flowing with Rodan & Fields with Mary Let her help you make your day skin care routine easy!
Accessorize your look with Alicia from LaKicks Handbags & Accessories. Shop their online boutique to get your favorite new look!
Get your best Glam look with Lipsense and Amber. She will help you get the best kissable lips and glow around!
Got problems with your phone charger cords? Get the unique iPhone/android charger all in one with Cords of Steel RVA. Don't miss the chance to have this product that can make your life easy!
Unsure about your home foundation? Learn how you can get a Free Estimate and review of your home's foundation with JES Foundation Repair. They go all around Hampton Roads helping you with your foundation needs.
Learn about the Safe products for all members of your family with Beautycounter with Lauren! Be sure to ask her what products is best for you and your family!
Special Thanks to all of our Featured Businesses that worked with us to make event even more successful with their amazing giveaways. We especially would love to thank our Swag Bag Sponsor, Goodman & Sons Jewelry!! They gave two of our lucky ladies a gift certificates to Goodman & Sons Jewelers, located in Williamsburg and Hampton!!!
We also partnered with Your Time Fotos, for fun and exciting photo booth photos! Those pictures are coming soon!
Cheers to continuing to support local businesses!
Stay tuned for our Recap of this event featuring photos from LaDawn Hodges Photography!!!
Want to be in our next Locals we Love Edition?
Let us put a spotlight on your business appear at our events ,on our blog and social media channels. Email Bernadette at Housewives In the City today at Bernadette@housewivesinthecity.com for more details.
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In the last few years, outdoor kitchens have becoming more popular to expand your living space and allow you to entertain outside without having to book a reservation. Summer is the perfect time to gather your best friends and set up for a BBQ and grill your favorite dishes, but you should also be able to design your dream outdoor kitchen to also keep enjoying the outside beyond the hot summer months. Incorporating interior kitchen ideas to your outdoor setting is a great way to add value, fun and versatility to your home.
The best outdoor kitchens that I’ve seen are not only as functional as an indoor kitchen but as extremely welcoming as if you are walking into a cozy living or even as entertaining as walking into your crazy family room. They are a variety of ways to create your little oasis from as simple as a table and chairs or elaborate as a fully outfitted kitchen complete with several built-in appliances and seating to gather 30 of your closest friends. It can be pretty straightforward to set it up by a homeowner, design a generous and powerful kitchen is really set for professionals like a contractor, landscape designer and patio contractor. With so many different types of outdoor kitchens, designing your dream kitchen for your family can take a long time. Here are a few tips to hire a pro or not.
Out A Location - Where you decide to put your outdoor kitchen depends on many factors. You’ll want to make sure that the smoke from your grill won’t waft back into your home. You’ll also want to have people outside to entertain so you don’t want to travel a long distance from the indoor kitchen to your outside one so placing your grill relatively near the entrance to the inside kitchen is important. Think carrying heavy platters from one place to another. Lastly I would consider the overall traffic flow of your yard and safety of your family. Good planning will help ensure that your outdoor kitchen is in the right location for your yard.
Storage is Key - Like your home inside, you need a place to put all your items and lots of storage. The difference is that they must all be waterproof and durable for temperature changes. Countertops and cabinets are designed to provide space and keep away clutter but for a more customized look, coordinate your flooring your countertops and your cabinets. Will you be using this kitchen only in the summer months or year round? Are you planning on hosting many guests in your entertainment space? Try to visualize how you will use your outdoor kitchen once it’s complete.
Choose Reputable Appliances - There are some outdoor kitchen that include a grill, a small refrigerator and a sink. Some even have specialty appliances like a smoker, a beer tap and a warming drawer. Purchasing appliances that will make it through the sun and the rain. Stainless steel work wonderful in all weather conditions, require low maintenance and are extremely durable. Depending on your sink use, remember that they should be either hooked up to a yard hose or connected to your home water supply. Be sure to have a licensed electrician to help you install these connections.
Add Ambiance To The Space - You want your kitchen to be a place to not only enjoy your food and cook but also entertain your family and guests that should arrive. It’s an opportunity to enjoy the wonderful weather while having the comforts of your indoor space, outside. Add tables, decorative objects and chairs to complete your look but also speciality lighting. Select a large table so you can use it as a buffet or as a dining area. Make sure your chairs can stack to help you save space. Be sure to properly install the elements such as a television set to make it truly a great place to eat, cook relax and entertain. If your backyard is small, don’t over do it with a lot of items. Sometimes less can be more!
Bring Comfort Outside- When completing your outdoor space, make sure if you’re able to build a tall roof or pergola over your kitchen to enjoy cooking even in the rain or extreme heat. You can have various forms of shelter such as a heavy stone roof or a patio umbrella. In colder areas you may even want heat lamps, a fire pit or fireplace to keep warm. For areas that might have a pesky bug or mosquitos think of adding netting around your dining area or a mechanical device. Lighting will not only help you extend your time outside but it offers safety into the kitchen or either under the countertops.
Now that you’ve heard a few tips, you’ll need a great place to start. Richmond VA Premier Surfaces is your segway to finding the perfect outdoor kitchen ideas! They offer a multitude of choices for your perfect countertops from their showrooms in locations all around the United States to answering questions or concerns you may have with your space. They have quartz, natural stone, granite and marble options to choose from. Premier Surfaces will also help you pick out custom countertops.
For our June ladies night out we are featuring Kelly’s Choice Inc. Kelly’s Choice organization works to support and recognize caregivers the differently abled and their loved ones through networking, advocacy, and education. Their main goal is to provide outlets to help caregiver’s and the differently abled to know they are not alone. At Kelly’s choice they understand that caregivers and the differently abled alike make life-changing choices and become advocates for themselves. Kelly’s Choice encourages all communities of caregivers and the differently-abled, through building relationships from the ground up.
Kelly's Choice is focused on providing educational workshops and activities to Caregivers, Special Needs, Wounded Warriors, Elderly and the Differently Abled throughout the year. In additional to add a little bit more to our growing military community, they help wounded warriors (military –civil service) find additional resources along with their caretakers to aid in care, and transition.
To make a difference you should attend their upcoming Fashion Show/ Dance Social on June 30th or particpate in the annual Caregivers Recongnition Ball every November.
To learn more how you can attend one of the events, see the website for more information.
Make Sure you come and speak to Edwina the founder of Kelly’s at our Revolution Golf and Grille Ladies Night Out Networking Social on June 6, 2018 in Williamsburg. Stay connected on Facebook and learn more about how you can help Kelly’s Choice share their mission throughout Hampton Roads and beyond!
Hey everyone, my name is Bernadette and I am a Lifestyle Blogger and Influencer based out of Yorktown, Virginia. I am a New York native who was recently transplanted from Long Island to Virginia a few years ago ready to explore fun things in and around Hampton Roads. I am a lover of food, movies and having a good time! You will always find me on social media looking for the next best thing to do!