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I joined ActiveRain earlier this year with the intention of blogging several times a week and to really get my name out on the Internet. I was very fortunate to start off my writing for AR with several features, and as I have started and stopped many blogs, I realize I am more about quality than ...
08/23/2016
I took a look through my Facebook feed this morning, and there was a headline that sunk my heart, "Twin babies die after being left in hot car, father charged."  There are not a lot of details about the circumstances in which it happened, yet, but they will come out in the days and weeks to follo...
08/05/2016
Last Thursday I dropped by to visit a wonderful family I sold a house to in February.  It was so nice to catch up with them and to see how they made their house a home! As I was leaving, I saw a sign advertising a Model T car show that weekend at The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum and made a men...
08/01/2016
Hot and humid days in the summer can mean creative planning for staying cool and out of the sun. This past weekend, we picked our own fruits and vegetables, watched an infantry and artillery demonstration at the Manassas Battlefield, and decided for Sunday we needed to be indoors. Somewhere we co...
07/28/2016
We probably all grew up hearing "don't pick!" at one time or another about all types of imaginative things, but sometimes it's fun to pick...especially when you are at a pick-your-own farm.   One of my favorite places to pick is Hollin Farm in Delaplane. It's a quick 30-minute drive west on 66 fr...
07/27/2016
 On Friday, my hubby and two of our kids headed to Hollins Farm in Delaplane to pick fruits and vegetables. Temperatures were in the high 90s, and we all looked forward to a stop at a 7-11. As we were leaving, we saw a field of cows, and these were the smartest ones! Chrissi Chapman TopoleskiRe/M...
07/26/2016
8591 Rothbury Drive; Bristow, VA 20136  This lovely 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is a first time rental. The home has been meticulously maintained by the original owners. The lovely front porch offers a place to relax or entertain...mint juleps, anyone? Enter into the two story foyer with hardwood fl...
07/26/2016
 With a heat index of 105 degrees in Manassas this weekend, I'll bet a large majority of people spent the day inside enjoying the wonders of air conditioning or cooling off at the pool. Me? I decided to head out to the Manassas Battlefield to take in an infantry and artillery demonstration presen...
07/25/2016
  My husband and I love going to the Farmer's Market on the weekends during the Summer, sometimes with the kids and other times without. We gather up our recyclable grocery bags, get some cash, and head out to see what that week's bounty brought in.  This weekend was no exception. On a very hot a...
07/18/2016
    UPDATE SINCE THE BLOG WAS WRITTEN: The Senate voted on S. 3083 late yesterday and it passed unanimously. I erroneously posted that the Senate was currently in recess, which it now is. A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from my local Realtor Association with a Call to Action regarding ...
07/14/2016
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