Friday, September 5, 2014

Fashion Friday: Free Fashion Northern Virginia Event

It has been a while since I have written a section on fashion. On Saturday, September 13, 2014, there will be a free fashion event in Fairfax, VA at Fairfax Corner from 11:30am-2:00pm. Click here to sign up/RSVP for the free event.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Shopping List: Veggie Pasta

Veggie Pasta from Safeway

Last week, I mentioned that I purchased food that was already pre-made and just take on the go for lunch. This week, I am back on track purchasing food to cook. This week shopping includes Veggie Pasta that someone inform me about. It seems that I can only find this at the moment at Safeway. I went shopping at several places this week which were: Walmart, Safeway, and Trader Joe's. 
As I was taking out my grocery and throwing things away, I accidentally put my Walmart receipt in the bag to put in the trash bin in my apartment building. Below is my shopping list for the week.


  • One lemon 
  • One Green Bell Pepper 
  • Broccoli Crowns 
  • Cucumbers 
  • Bananas
  • Southwest Salad 
  • Baby Kale 
  • 4 Plums 
  • Ragu Garden Combination Pasta Sauce
Total amount estimate - $17.75

  • Veggie Pasta - $1.25 
  • 3 Red Apples - $2.61
  • Hass Avocados - $1.25 
  • Red Seedless Grapes - $6.13
Total amount $11.55 

Trader Joe' 
  • 2 Finger Rolls - $1.69 each 
  • Veggie Chips - $1.99
  • Sunflower Seeds - $1.99
  • 6 Greek Yogurts - .99 - $5.94
Total $13.63

Total spent for this week is about $42.73 which makes me under about $7.27. 

The plan for this week is to make veggie pasta and include broccoli, green peppers, and onion with pasta sauce with finger rolls from Trader Joe's. Since I purchase veggie burgers last week, I plan to make veggie burgers with veggie cheese with them for dinner and use the kale to make a salad. 

What is your meal plan for the week?

Have a great week!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Shopping: Premade Meals on the Go

Marketside products from Walmart
I truly like cooking and making my meals for lunch for the work week. However, this week, I decided to just purchase food already premade and use throughout the week. But next week I should be back on track in making my own food and sharing this on the blog. I do love sharing my grocery list and seeing what I have purchased for under $50.  This week, I spent about $55.65 dollars, went over $5.65. Most of my items came from Walmart, then a few items from Trader’s Joes and Safeway.
Below are my shopping list. 

  • Fiber One Bars - $2.99
  • One Sparkling Ice  - $1.00
  • Kraft Salad Dressing - $1.99
  • Veggies - $3.49
  • Corn bread - $1.70
Total amount $11.45

Trader Joe's 
  • Strawberries - $2.79
  • Bananas - $1.14
  • Greek Yogurt - 4 for $.99 = $3.96
  • Finger Rolls - $1.69
  • Blueberries - $2.99
Total was $13.90

  • Cheerios - $2.58 
  • 2 Sparkling Ice Drinks - $2.00
  • 2 Rotini Pasta Salad -$7.96
  • Veggie Snack Tray - $2.78
  • Southwest Salad - $3.98
  • Veggie Burger Patties - $3.67
  • Pumpkin Pie - $3.98
  • Potato Salad - $ 2.28
Total amount $30.30

 With this, I will split the Rotini Pasta to have for lunch for about four days and hopefully take portions of the Southwest and include the finger rolls on the side. 

What is your meal plan for the week?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Medical Office Building Coming to former Sir Walter Raleigh Inn in Merrifield, vA

Photo from LoopNet website

Gatehouse Medical Center will replace the former Sir Walter Raleigh Inn at 8120 Gatehouse Road in the Merrifield, VA area. When I passed by the construction site, I noticed the Sir Walter Raleigh Inn sign has not been taken down.

According to LoopNet website, the newly constructed building will be 15,000 square foot of space and set to open August 2013(However, I am assuming they mean somewhere in August 2014).
The future new home of Fairfax Center Hearing will reside in this medical building as they are currently located at 3299 Woodburn Road in Annandale, VA.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fashion Friday: Lili The First Fashion Boutique Spotlight

Lili The First Exterior
It has been a while since I wrote a section on Fashion Friday but hopefully I can get back into full swing of things as I miss talking about it. This week Fashion Friday is a spotlight on a business that opened in March 2014 which is Lili the First. Lili the First is located in Vienna, VA.

Lili The First holds to style mission as their clothing "Add a little edge to their look while at the same time staying classy and wearing age appropiate, comfortable, high quality clothing". Before entering the fashion boutique,  Lili the First has a beautiful entrance having a well- manicured landscaping including beautiful plants and flowers along chairs in the yard.

Upon entering the boutique, I was in awe with the layout of the boutique. The boutique interior consists of hardwood flooring, neutral wall-painting, decorative pieces of art. There were several pieces that stood out in this boutique which was the classy-well dressed mannequin with a dog, the red sofa with a black and white chevron designed rug,  and the red velvet curtains for the dressing rooms.
Mannequin with dog

Dressing Room

Clothing: I am totally impressed with the clothing. Lili the First promotes emerging American and International designers which are ....Figs and Bella and Tees by Tina.. to name a few. These collections from the designers are new with own unique style. 

If you have a chance, stop by and visit Lili The First and take a look not only at their clothing but some of their accessories which include belts, rings, bracelets, earrings, and scraves. This fashion boutique can be found on Facebook and Twitter where they hold other events to attend. 

Rings and Necklaces on a barrel

Location: 101 Pleasant Street, NW
Vienna, VA 22180

Photos taken by MyFairfaxville

Monday, July 21, 2014

Free Uber Rides from Tysons/Reston Corridor July 21st and July 24th

Uber is getting the word out that between July 21st and July 24th to ride the uberX to or from the Tysons/Reston Corridor for FREE!(limit 2 rides. up to $30)

For more information on how to sign up, please visit

Photo of Silver Lining from Uber Blog - Silver Line


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Shopping List: Black Eyed Peas and Brown Rice

Since I did not have a lot of money to spend this week, it was kind of tough to figure out what to buy. I remember one of my co-workers introducing me to this Veggie Pasta that is sold at Safeway. This week I just purchased a couple of food items for lunch and wanted to share with you what I made with these items.

Safeway Shopping List
  • Eating Right Pasta Sauce - $2.00
  • Eating Right Veggie Pasta(Elbows) - $1.49
  • Safeway Whole Wheat Bread - $1.99
  • Bananas - $1.50 
  • Go Veggie Cheddar Cheese - $3.79
  • Strawberries - $2.99
Total was about $14.00

Giant Shopping List
  • Cheerios -$3.79
  • Ground Black Pepper - $1.00
  • Goya Brown Rice - $1.19
  • Black Eyed Peas $1.43
  • Nature’s Promise Organic Carrots - $1.29 
  • Yellow Onion - $.76
  • Hass Avocado - $1.00
 I paid too much for Cheerios, maybe next time I will wait for them to go on sale or maybe go to Walmart to buy them.

Total was about $10.72

In total for this week, I paid about $24.72 due to very limited budget I had.

This week lunch plan and dinner plan will be:
  • Cheerios for snack at work
  • Pasta with cheese and pasta sauce with shredded carrots 
  • Grilled cheese with avocado
  • Black eyed peas, onions with brown rice for lunch and dinner  

What is your lunch/meal plan for the week?