Need stress free holiday ideas? Everyone tells me I still have plenty of time to organize for stress free holidays. Even now, when it’s obvious that I have blown October,  November is looking mighty short and the time frame between Thanksgiving and Christmas seems to shrink twith ever passing year.   But, you know what they… Read More


Kayak Fishing Summer Camp 2016 – This year, we launched off summer vacation with kayak fishing camp at the Lake Ridge Park Marina – Prince William County Park Authority. The Marina is on the Occoquan Reservoir and located at  12350 Cotton Mill Drive.  This Prince William County park also includes a public golf course and… Read More


Global Food Market Woodbridge VA is a food shopping adventure!  It is also a true learning experience when it comes to foreign foods and cooking ingredients.  International Cooking: Culinary Journey Do you shop the Global Food market in Foulger Square? Pick the best from mountains of fresh fruit or look for that elusive ingredient needed for an… Read More

Jirani Coffee House

Jirani Coffee House – I am a sucker for quaint coffee shops – maybe it’s the French in me.  I am also a big fan of small businesses, so I was beyond excited when I saw that a new coffee shop would be opening in Old Town Manassas. At last year’s Manassas Train Show, they… Read More

Prince William County Bike Trails

Prince William County Bike Trails cover at least 75 miles of paved and unpaved terrain around the Woodbridge, Virginia area. How often have you “Googled” the following phrase: “bike riding trails near woodbridge va“? If you are looking for dedicated bicycle paths and bike trails there are many to choose from for your cycling adventures… Read More

Civil War Coloring Books – Some expressed great surprise that such historical coloring books even exist.  Until I showed them the selection! Thanks to a prolific illustrator named Peter F. Copeland, we have an entire series of civil war coloring books.  His are some of the best selling Civil War coloring books available. Three years… Read More