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Is It Worth It? Harris Teeter Express Lane Online Shopping

August 29, 2015
Harris Teeter Express Lane Online Grocery Shopping

ht-logoI have been using Harris Teeter’s Express Lane Online Shopping pickup service for several months now, and I will never go back to doing my weekly shopping routine in-store (yes, it is COMPLETELY worth it and NOT expensive for even a nonexistent budget – and I’ll explain why below). But, it could be better. Like most things the experience is only as good as the people running it, and I’ve experienced both extremes.

For the purpose of this review, the grocery store that I use is Stone Ridge’s Harris Teeter in Aldie, just outside South Riding and Chantilly. Each Harris Teeter has a similar setup, which includes a dedicated “Express Lane” directly in front of the building with a push button call box. Continue Reading…

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Visiting Cox Farms in Centreville, VA

August 4, 2015
Cox-Farms-Goats

We visited Cox Farms in Centreville, Virginia last weekend and it was such a treat – even if it was their off-season. There were no festivals, no events, or rides, but their corner stand was open so we stopped in for a quick visit with the kiddo. This time of year they are big on selling their produce (good prices!) and plants, but what drew us to the farm for a visit was the animals. They had goats, sheep, what I think was an alpaca, and chickens – all of which you can pet and feed! Continue Reading…