Sweet Sundays, a blog out of Virginia, shared a menu of 2016 food trends that she can’t get enough of and, yeah, they do sound just as good as they are. S’mores are taking form in the classic sandwiches, cheese balls, dip, and milkshakes. Speaking of milkshakes, over-the-top milkshakes are a thing. If you’re feeling daring, try a burrata followed by a frosé!
Packing lunch for a toddler can be a hassle, but Ann +Jane Living has some food ideas that are sure to satisfy both your parental instincts and your child’s tummy. Try making a roasted turkey sandwich on a whole wheat English muffin, or making nutty strawberries and cream delight. Chicken veggie lettuce wraps, chicken pasta, and barbecue lunches are also great for your kids at daycare, according to the blog.
The East Coast Surfing Championships will be taking place in Virginia Beach! This week, until Wednesday, you can find people at the beach surfing all day. By Thursday, there will be a surf competition on 2nd Street at 8:30 a.m. Saturday will be filled with fun events, and Sunday the winning surfers will be crowned.
Blend757 has some sad news for you, folks. Hulu will drop its free streaming. The site will be letting go of their free episodes, but you can still access free episodes through Yahoo. It’s a bummer, yeah, but you can always pay $8 a month for a standard Hulu subscription.
Will and Renee Cury of began roasting coffee back in 2004, and they’ve shared their passion with #HRVA ever since. The locals’ delicious coffee is available at different spots on both the Peninsula and Southside, including Newport News, Hampton, Smithfield, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. To support their business and get a cup of Curry coffee, visit any of the following venues:
Smithfield Farmers Market, 319 Main St., Smithfield. 757-375-3031.
Glazed Doughnuts, 24 Wine St., Hampton. 757-325-8860.
Primrose, Hilton Village, 10345 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. 757-369-4697.
Five Points Community Farm Market, 2500 Church St., Norfolk. 757-640-0300.
Westside Produce and Provisions, 5015 Colley Ave., Norfolk. 757-962-1961.
Vacations are supposed to help us relax, but sometimes our minds can become jumbled. And sometimes the cloud of work and deadlines and to-do lists casts a shadow over what should be the greatest time you’ll have all year. A post over at the Sweet Sauce blog wants to remind the world that in order to reduce stress on a vacation, you should diligently plan ahead, prioritize your activities so you don’t miss out on things you really want to do, and make sure all your loose ends are tied at home.
Pokemon is not only inspiring people to stroll around the neighborhood, but it is also inspiring parents while naming their kids. Names such as Ash, Roselia, Onyx and Ivy are on the rise, according to WAVY. BabyCenter.com says that nearly half of the community’s mothers play ‘Pokemon Go,’ so it is perhaps evident that the game is influencing what is written on birth certificates.
Political news, events and opinions have been everywhere on social media recently, and, according to WAVY, major players like Facebook and Twitter are playing *huge* role. Social media has been found to be a favored learning source about politics for about two-thirds of millennials. According to SocialFlow, the U.S. has spent about 874 years researching Bernie and Hillary on social media.
If you’ve got some big purchases coming up — you know, like school supplies, appliances and so on — this news will definitely come in handy. Virginia is celebrating its sales tax holiday Aug. 5-7, so says Southside Daily, and that means you can buy smoke detectors, backpacks and Energy Star washing machines with no tax!
Summertime usually equals to a couple of vacations, and vacations can lead to a lot of splurging on rich and indulgent foods. I Heart Vegetables advises those who want to get back on track after a vacation to get plenty of sleep, stock up on groceries of the good sorts and drink lots of water. Read more tips here.
This summer has been hotter than Channing Tatum, but not everyone has been able to enjoy it. Our friends suffering from asthma or allergies may find it hard to breathe in all this humidity and toasty weather. According to WAVY, doctors advise those who are having trouble breathing to stay away from alcohol, which can be mighty dehydrating, and to exercise in the evening, when it’s cooler outside.
The Virginia Aquarium has been taking care of three rehabilitated sea turtles, and plans are in place to release them Friday morning. Each sea turtle was found hooked and has since recovered and recuperated, thanks to the aquarium. The turtles — adorably named Curry, Salt and Hops — will be released behind Neptune’s Park at 31st Street in Virginia Beach.
Attention all old-school gamers: Nintendo will be soon bringing back the classic Nintendo Entertainment System, and it’s going to come preloaded with 30 games! These games include favorites such as “Super Mario Bros.,” “Donkey Kong,” “The Legend of Zelda” and “Punch-Out.” The system will go on sale on Nov. 11 and set you back $59.99.
It is now a violation of federal computer laws to share your online service passwords, and this includes Netflix or HBO Go. Anyone who gets busted will be prosecuted under the U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Daily Press reports.
Workday mornings can be a drag, overwhelming — or
always sometimes both. However, Naturally Glam, a Virginia blogger, shared some tips to make them more enjoyable for you. Some tips include: making sure to create a to-do list the day before, cleaning your desk daily and staying stocked up on your favorite snacks and drinks.
People of Hampton Roads, if you have a few drops of blood and some time to spare, the @ would love your help. The Red Cross is facing a shortage in donations this week due to the holiday and has extended its hours so more people would be able to donate. If you’re interested, check out a location near you here.
Stay under budget can be difficult and stressful but a Virginia blogger, Busy Budgeter, shared a quick, crazy trick that just might work for you! Simply over-project how much you will spend. When you limit yourself, you cause yourself to worry. Changing your budget to a higher amount has been proven by the blogger to help stay under budget. Weird, right?
Looks like summer just got a little hotter. Turns out Chipotle will be giving out “Chiptopia” reward cards starting July 1, which can be picked up at any location (check this map for Hampton Roads locations.) With the card, customers can upgrade to different status levels that each will give them special perks. You can get free entrees, such as the fast-casual joint’s famed burritos, when you purchase food with your Chiptopia card! Yum!
For the parents who are worried about what their children are doing on their mobile devices, keep calm because Cyber Inform is working to help you. The company has an app in the works that will inform parents when their child is doing/looking at something they shouldn’t online. The company is also working on an app to help end domestic abuse.
Our favorite health-nut, Virginia blogger Hello to Fit, is at it again with a recipe to remember! Hello to Fit shared a peach berry cobbler recipe that is not only yummy but also a good cheat treat. Round up some blackberries, peaches, lemon juice, flour, baking powder, Kosher salt, coconut sugar, coconut oil and vanilla extract and, voila, you have a delish dessert!
Online shopping can be so much fun, but it can also put you at risk of a lot of dangers like identity theft. Sweet Sauce, a Virginia blog, shared some tips to have a safe online shopping experience. Some of her nuggets of advice include making sure your devices are up to date and your connection is safe, and keeping a complete and accurate record of your transactions.
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling expressed her sorrow through a tweet as she processed that one of the #OrlandoShooting victims worked on the Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios in Orlando. WAVY reports a fan tweeted to the wordsmith, saying Luis Vielma, 22, was a Gryffindor, and a victim in ICU named Tony was claimed as a Slytherin. She sent her prayers to Tony.
If Kanye’s Workout Plan didn’t work for you, you may be interested in looking for a personal trainer. A guest post on Virginia blog Hello To Fit says that before you hire a personal trainer, you should ask them about their qualifications, experience, philosophy, if they are CPR and/or AED certified — oh, and about their cancellation policy.
If you’re used to seeing Cardinal Skate Shop at Holland Plaza in Virginia Beach, then brace yourself and get ready for its new location. The skate shop will be relocating to Norfolk’s NEON District around September. The new location will be larger, Southside Daily reports, and the owner said if all goes well he might look to hire more staff.
The 30th anniversary of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” just passed, and it’s left us wondering if Bueller’s 1986 technology could get him his day off, what could his 2016 technology get him? Between hacking the school database and going unnoticed at landmarks, Bueller pulled off a lot 30 years ago — at least the way 13 News imagines it.
ODU has a new addition to look forward to! According to WAVY, ODU’s Board of Visitors have voted and approved the plans for the redevelopment of Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. The redevelopment will cost $55 million. The redevelopment will include an additional 2,000 seats to the 20,000 seats it already has.
If you would like to help the victims of the Orlando shooting, there are ways you can assist from #HRVA. The OneBlood center is asking for blood donors and for people to host blood drives of their own, WAVY says. You can also donate money to the Equality Florida donation page. The money will go straight to the victims and their families.
It’s grilling season, and, boy, do we have a recipe for the vegans who may feel a little left out at the cookout. Enjoy a vegan teriyaki chicken pineapple bowl, per Naturally Glam’s recipe. All you need is a fresh pineapple, vegan chicken substitute, broccoli florets, vegetable broth, teriyaki sauce and cooked quinoa. Yummy.
Beyonce did make you crave lemonade. Check out Bevy Richmond’s homemade limoncello recipe. All you will need is a 1.5 liter of vodka, 15 lemons, 5 cups of water and 4 cups of sugar. Whether you’re a single lady, a diva, or even if you’re a boy, you won’t regret this irreplaceable drink.