Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Are you tired of trying to figure out what to cook?

I won't mention any names, but I was introduced to a site called E-mealz.  http://www.e-mealz.com/ For a little more than pocket change per week you can print out a week's worth of recipes, and your grocery list for your selected store organized by section and with prices so you know how much you are going to spend. Here is a sample for you:

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

One of the best things about WW....

You get 35 flex points per week.  Flex points allow you to cheat a little.  You can use them all in one sitting, or spread them out over the week. It's up to you! This really teaches you that everything is ok in moderation. Good luck! Oh, remember 1-2 lb per week is normal.  A lot of people that I know lost 4-6 lbs the within the first two weeks and then after that they tend to average 1 to 2 lb per week.


WW (weight watchers) Basics:

1. First of all, WW is based on a points system. You get a certain amount points per day based on your weight and activity level. You can actually earn points through exercise, but it takes 10 minutes of vigorous (you can barely breathe) exercise to earn 1 point. So you would have to run for 30 minutes to earn 3 points.

Points Target     Weight

20                      <150

22                      150-174

24                      175-199

26                      200-224

28                      225-249

30                      250-274

31                      275-299

32                      300-324

33                      325-349

34                      >350
2. The amount of points that a food is worth is dependent upon the calories, fat, and fiber in that food. This is great, because if a food is low in calories and high in fiber it will account for fewer points than an item with no fiber. I recommend keeping a spread sheet of what you eat every day. This will hold you accountable and easily add your points. My spreadsheet contains what I eat, the amount of points, and I also list what exercise I get in for the day. Once per week I also put in my weight.

3. How do you know what foods are worth? Email me at kaseyhollington@Hotmail.com and I will send you an Excel file that calculates points for you. You can also use http://quiddity.cc/rachel/diet/wwfoods.htm  and http://www.dwlz.com/restaurants.html  to look up foods.

I have a WW points slider to help me calculate foods when I’m away from my computer or you can purchase a calculator type device (found on Ebay). There are also apps for your phone for around $3.

Friday, June 25, 2010

EASY Crockpot Chicken Wings

1/3 cup of soy sauce

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbspns of oil

1 tablespoon of honey

1 teaspoon of ginger

18 chicken wings

1/3 onion, minced
Add Ingredients to Crockpot and mix thoroughly.
Cook 6-8 Hours on low.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Activity Pools in Tallahassee

The Trousdell Aquatics Center Activity Pool is CLOSED due to a pump failure. The Activity Pool is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Saturday, June 12, 2010.
Activity Pool Hours - Effective through August 15

Your options for activity pools are Trousdell (off of John Knox) & Jack McClean (south-side by fairgrounds).

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 7:00pm
Weekend: 11:30am - 6:00pm
Tot Time (5 & under only): Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 - 11:00am
$3.50 per person (even toddlers)

Thursday, June 3, 2010



Vacation Bible School

Lake Ellen June 6 – 10 6-9 pm

Wakulla Springs June 13-17 6-9 pm & June 18th 7-9 pm

Crawfordville 1st Baptist June 26th 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wakulla Station July 11-16th 6:30-9 pm Pre-register at 421-3595

River of Life July 12-16 6:30 - 8:30

White Primitive Bap Church July 11-16th 6:30 – 8:30

Cheap and Free Stuff to do in our area!



Governor's Square Stadium 12


Tale of Despereaux (G)

Astro Boy (PG)


Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie (G)

The Spy Next Door (PG)


Wallace and Gromit (G)

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (PG)


All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (G)

Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (PG)



Planet 51 (PG)


Doogal (G)

Alvin And The Chipmunks Squeakquel (PG)


Charlotte's Web (G)

Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)


Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (G)

Night At The Museum II (PG)


Trumpet Of The Swan (G)

Hotel For Dogs (PG)



Free admission 4 pm to close

Starts June 9th


June 15

Shrek The Third (PG)

June 22

Imagine That (PG)

June 29

Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)

July 6

Madagascar (PG)

July 13

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

July 20

Hotel for Dogs (PG)
July 27

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

August 3

The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)

August 10

Surprise Mystery Title


Fun Station

Family Night Special

5.00 pm - close

$3.99 pizza with free mini-golf!

$3.99 Activities- Golf, Blaster Boats, Go-Karts, or Laser Runner


The Wakulla County Library has a field trip every Friday. See the attached brochure. YOU MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE; YOU CAN’T JUST SHOW UP AT THE FIELD TRIP SITE.

SATURDAY: http://tour.visittallahassee.com/

06/19/2010 Florida Historic Capitol Museum

06/19/2010 John G. Riley Museum of African American History and Culture

07/17/2010 Maclay Gardens

07/17/2010 Goodwood Museum & Gardens

08/21/2010 Challenger Learning Center

08/21/2010 Mission San Luis


The Capitol Buildings

The Korean & Vietnam Memorial

Goodwood Plantation

Bradley’s Country Store

Museum of FL History http://www.museumoffloridahistory.com/

St. Marks Trail (there is a really cool park right off of the trail near Wakulla Station)



Relatively cheap:

AMC Movies

MATINEE: $4.75 - Mon – Thurs all day and

Fri, Sat, Sun all shows before 11:55 am


Gulf Specimen Lab in Panancea

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 5 PM • Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM+ • Sunday 12 Noon to 4 PM+

Aquarium is closed to the public on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Admission: $7.50 for adults age 12+ • $6.00 Seniors (65 & older) • $5.00 children 3 - 11 yrs. • No charge for members & children under 3

Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science (JR Museum)


9 am - 5 pm: Monday-Saturday

12:30 pm – 5 pm: Sunday

Admisson Rates

Adults $9.00

Seniors (65+) $8.50

College Students (w/I.D.) $8.50

Children (4-15) $6.00

SKATE INN (Blountstown Hwy)

$1 skate rental

Tuesdays (Family Night)

7:00pm-9:30pm $2.00


7:00pm-9:30pm $4.00


$1.50 skate rental

Monday thru Friday 12:00pm-3:00pm $6.0O

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30pm-9:00pm $5.00

Crenshaw Lanes @ FSU Oglesby Union

$4.75 for shoes and one game!

Monday-Wednesday 10:00am-11:00pm

Thursday 10:00am - 1:00am

Friday 10:00am - 2:00am

Saturday 2:00pm - 2:00am

Sunday 2:00pm - 10:00pm


CAPITOL LANES: http://www.bowlsrc1.com/AdvHTML_Upload/documents/menu2010Capital.pdf

SEMINOLE BOWL: Monday 3 pm-6 pm $10 2 games and shoe rental per person or $4.25 game and $4 shoe rental. Wednesday 7pm – 12 am $2.50 per game and $2.50 shoe rental.



Black Bean Cafe

Choice of free grilled cheese or black beans and rice.

IHOP Tallahassee

Kids eat free from kids' menu, one child per adult entree, 4pm-10pm. Does not include drink or dessert.

Golden Corral

Kids ages three and under eat free from the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal all day, every day.

Rosie's Pizza

Offers a free child's meal with the purchase of an adult meal. New to Tallahassee (no website yet) and located in the Tallahassee Mall, adjacent to AMC Movie Theater. For more info, call 850-877-7673.


Famous Dave's

One free kids meal with purchase of adult meal from 5pm to close.

Little Italy Pizzeria

Kids under 10 eat free spaghetti.

Moe’s Tallahassee

Kids eat free with purchase of adult meal

Po Boys Creole Cafe

One child per adult meal purchase. Check out the new kids menu online.


One kids meal with purchase of adult meal from 4 p.m. until closing. Dine in only.


Bagel Bagel Cafe

Kids eat free from the kids' menu - up to two kids per family.

Beef O Brady's

Kids eat free with purchase of adult meal from 4 pm-8 pm.

Bianca’s Pizza and Pasta

Kids eat free in the evenings.

Cabell's American Bar and Grill

Free kids meal with each adult purchase.

Chick Fil-A      4-8 PM ONLY!!!

Free kids meal with purchase of adult combo meal; free ice cream.

Miller's Ale House

Kids eat free all day long.

Pizza Hut

Kids eat free with the $7.50 purchase of an adult buffet.


Piggy's BBQ

Kids eat free for dinner only.

Qdoba’s Mexican Grill

Kids eat free with with paying adult.


Cabo’s Island Grill

Kids eat free from 11am-4pm.

Calico Jack’s Seafood House & Oyster Bar

Kids 10 and under eat free.

Piggy's BBQ

Kids eat free all day.

Shane’s Rib Shack

One free kids meal per adult meal.

Sonny’s Bar-BQ

Kids 10 and under eat free.

Village Inn

Kids eat free with adult meal.


Barnacle Bill’s

Kids eat free with paying adult.

Qdoba’s Mexican Grill

Kids eat free with paying adult.

Shane’s Rib Shack

One kids meal per adult.


Don’t forget to have the kiddos read!

Kids can get a free book if they read 10! http://media.bordersstores.com/pdf/summerreading.pdf

Read 8 and get a free book http://images.barnesandnoble.com/pimages/resources/events/2010/summerreading/pdf/2010_PassporttoSummerReading.pdf

FROM PIZZA HUT: http://www.bookitprogram.com/summerbreak/docs/ReadingChallengeSweeps_revised.pdf