Hello Hampton Roads! We had our ladies night out on Monday July 31st at The Corner Bistro in Poquoson, and I know a lot of you wanted to come, but for whatever reason (Work delays, the awful traffic, you couldn’t find a sitter) 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. So, here's the Locals We Love this month!
Get your Lips looking great with Lipsense! Get touch with Laura
Origami Owl Jewelry by Allison Facebook
Get the latest LulaRoe Fashions with Jennifer
Have Charlene help you Explore the world with DCD Travel Website
Get relaxed with Pure Romance- Contact Patty
Get your skin and lashes amazing with Rodan +Fields. We had Cheryl part of our major supporter of HRVA Housewives, Dani S. Team, came in her place to sell her amazing products! Click here for more information.
For our July Ladies Night out we are featuring Girls On The Run, Hampton Roads as our featured charity. Girls on the Run is a program geared to inspire girls to be healthy and confident by having fun and believing in themselves through running. Nationally Girls on the Run, International inspires girls in over 200+ locations around the country but in Hampton Roads looks to push our girls in our area schools. If you are like me and have a daughter you want ways you can teach her to empower herself and stand strong!
Girls on the Run started in Hampton Roads in 2005 with only two schools but as the years grew they have well over 17+ Sites they work with and a number of our local girls participating. As of this year alone, they have well over 100 sites and over 2000 girls pushing towards empowerment and believing in themselves.
Girls on the Run in Hampton Roads are always looking to expand in other areas through the region. They too are asking for additional funding and support for the growth of this amazing group!
Come and speak with the ladies of Girls on the Run of Hampton Roads at The Corner Bistro Ladies Night Out in Poquoson on July 31, 2017, to learn more how you can be involved with this amazing group. Stay connected on their website and learn more how you can get more involved with this amazing charity that empowers and supports local girls in Hampton Roads!
Summer is here and in full swing in Hampton Roads. With so much to do in the local area if you are a beach goer, amusement park enthusiast or you just like to see the local sites you know this area is for you. But there are days in the summer where your family might just need a break from going to these places, and you need something else to do.
How about going to places that might be indoors and could be at low cost or free even? That sounds like a deal to me, right? Well, you can, and I have found them for you right here in the local Hampton Roads area. Keep your family busy and never get bored while not breaking the bank to do it!
To learn more about how you can Have Fun Indoors in Hampton Roads click here!
Photo credit RF123
I am a person who always has their phone or computer at arms reach. There is never a moment where I do not have some sort of technology in my hand. But summer is here and so are the people who I care about more in my space. They see how I am when It comes to my phone and computer. But, what is a girl to do when working on your phones and computers are your way of life?
Simply one must unplug!
I did this one day this past week where I did unplugged for the day and let me tell you it made all the difference in my way of life. At least for that day! Here are some tips you can use to unplug yourself from technology, even if for just an hour!
Don’t Grab for your Phone or Device First thing in the AM- Get up exercise, shower, dress, have breakfast with the family, go through your morning routine. All this can happen without the sounds from the TV, cell phone pinging and lit up computer screens. One change can make the difference and in the beginning, you will hate the change, but you will learn to regain your focus. Begin by starting this routine once a week and move to adding more days after you mastered a task. Once you have completed the important task you can then schedule the times you need to check emails and social media.
Schedule your technology time- I find I get consumed in my phone or computer and I totally forget what I was doing before I got on there. This is bad. I have gotten into many arguments with those I love over this. But if you schedule the times you will be on your devices less and the amounts of arguments will cease.
Set Airplane Mode on your phone- you know that airplane button on your phone you use when you’re on the plane? Yea you can use this when not traveling the friendly skies. It’s a great way to unplug quickly without cellular distractions. Food for thought, if you use this in area with Wi-Fi then you will not be completely unplugged.
Let your weekends be your “You” time! If your weekends are the times you spend with family then, don’t waste your time on your phone. Yea this is hard, especially for me. The weekend is when most of my family on social media reaches out to me and I am on there just as I was during the workweek on all day. You will need to make rules to how this would apply on weekend. Make your phone or computer a “no touch” device unless it is at the scheduled times.
Leave your Device in a secure location- when all else fails; leave your phone in a secure place. I did that one day leaving my phone at home getting a Mani/Pedi. Can I tell you I had total anxiety for like the first 10 minutes? But after I sat down and relaxed, I mean really relaxed it really was an enjoyable experience. My family was upset with me, and the emails remained unanswered but I loved my chair massage and my nails were on point, due to no distractions.
All you need is a little bit of change. You will begin to notice the feeling of your dependence on your technology even if just for one hour!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
Many of you have come to know me as Bernadette from Hampton Roads Housewives in the City or you follow my blog The Mommy Cooler. Yes I am that girl but many of you really do not know the real me!
Here is a list of 10 things you might have not known about me!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
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!