Tessa Duquette

Tessa Duquette

Tessa Duquette is our favorite "preppy hippie," and pioneer of FamilyApp's VB Basics channel. If she's not working on a new project at her business "O-Boy Social ," she's spending time with her family.

VB Basics
|Family Stories,Summer12 April 2021 (updated)

Summer Fun: 9 Virginia Beach Summer Activities for Families

I will look back at this Virginia Beach summer very fondly. We had the right amount of travel, structure, fun, and relaxation for a truly amazing summer.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Gardening
|Editor's Pick,Home & Style,Must Read08 April 2021 (updated)

Gardening 101: Great Tips for a Gorgeous Garden

Starting a garden is easier than you'd think! Ready to start? Check out these tips from Tessa Duquette to make a gorgeous garden all year long.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel15 March 2021 (updated)

Experience ViBe First Friday: Art, Food, Shops, and Culture

With its colorful murals and fabulous offerings, the ViBe Creative District is the place to be in Virginia Beach. What's the best way to experience it?

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Destinations
|Activities & Travel15 March 2021 (updated)

5 Ways To Explore Life In The ViBe Creative District

The ViBe Creative District is a jewel for culture in Virginia Beach. Check our favorite places to eat, shop, and explore.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel,Fall15 March 2021 (updated)

Explore the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival

The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival features fun for the entire family. Read more about planning your weekend!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Home & Style,Summer15 March 2021 (updated)

True Confessions From A Beach Mom

I’m happiest sitting on my beach chair, under the umbrella, throwing a side-eye at all that sand. but that's only a snippet of beach mom life.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Home Safety
|Home & Style15 March 2021 (updated)

12 Hurricane Survival Tips for You and Your Family

Check out our comprehensive guide with twelve tips for hurricane survival to stay calm this season of hurricanes and tropical storms!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel14 March 2021 (updated)

VB Basics Guide to Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a wonderful way to score some amazing local finds! Check out these great shopping tips for Virginia Beach.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Home Improvement
|Home & Style14 March 2021 (updated)

Mold: How We Found It And How We're Killing It

Mold can infiltrate even the best houses, especially if you live in a coastal community. Read about VB Basics Editor Tessa Duquette's experience!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Christmas,Holidays,Winter11 March 2021 (updated)

VB Basics Guide to Holiday Activities

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Here are some great Virginia Beach holiday activities that will enchant you and your family!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Home Improvement
|Home & Style11 March 2021 (updated)

Molded For Greatness In The New Year

Tessa Duquette's "Molded for Greatness" journey continues! Read on for her home renovation story and helpful home improvement tips.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
FamilyApp
|Activities & Travel,Holidays08 March 2021 (updated)

Simple Halloween: Back-to-Basics for a Great Night

Halloween doesn't have to be an over-the-top event! Check out our tips for a simple Halloween!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel,Fall08 March 2021 (updated)

Favorite Fall Festivals in Virginia Beach

Looking for the perfect family activity during October and November? Let's talk about our favorite fall festivals in Virginia Beach.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Mom on the Street
|Lifestyle05 March 2021 (updated)

Slow Fashion Mom on the Street: Heather Holiday

Meet our Slow Fashion Mom on the Street Heather Holiday, and read on to learn all about her effortlessly cool approach to style.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Mom on the Street
|Lifestyle05 March 2021 (updated)

Preppy Hippie Mom on the Street: Tessa Duquette

Pioneer of FamilyApp's VB Basics Channel, Tessa Duquette, has an eclectic taste when it comes to style best described as preppy hippie.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel04 March 2021 (updated)

Guide To Explore The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

From viewing harbor seals to ziplining through trees, Virginia Aquarium is an ideal trip for animal lovers! Check out the details on this fun destination!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel03 March 2021 (updated)

The Best Family-Friendly Restaurants in Virginia Beach

What's for dinner? Need some ideas? Check out our four favorite Virginia Beach family-friendly restaurants you can all enjoy tonight!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel03 March 2021 (updated)

Virginia Beach Travel: Explore the City by Air, Rail, Road or Sea

Looking for Virginia Beach trip ideas? Learn here how to make the most of your Virginia Beach travel and find inspiration!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel03 March 2021 (updated)

Watersports: Seven Activities to Try in Virginia Beach

Catch a wave and enjoy some of the best watersports in Virginia Beach from surfing and swimming to paddleboarding and boating.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Grandparenting
|Activities & Travel03 March 2021 (updated)

Tips for a Grandparent Vacation With Grandkids

Read here why a grandparent vacation with the kids and no parents is a great idea!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Education
|Children & Parents,School Choices03 March 2021 (updated)

Before the First Day of School: Seven Ways to Get Ready

It’s hard to believe that it’s time to start the first day of school countdown! Check out these seven tips to gear up for the big first day of school!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel02 March 2021 (updated)

Kid-Friendly Takeout: Great Meals for Families on the Go

What's for dinner? If you're not feeling like cooking or doing extra dishes, here are four great kid-friendly takeout options in Virginia Beach.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Shopping
|Home & Style02 March 2021 (updated)

Trader Joe's: 5 Great Reasons to Love It

Why do we love Trader Joe's so much? So many reasons! Learn why we love Trader Joe's and how to make the most of your shopping trip!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel01 March 2021 (updated)

Tips To Explore First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach

Check out First Landing State Park and its hidden secrets for an unforgettable family hike.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel01 March 2021 (updated)

Explore the Cape Henry Lighthouse - Virginia Beach's Hidden Gem

Make sure to read these tips before making a trip to Cape Henry Lighthouse while visiting Virginia Beach!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel01 March 2021 (updated)

Top 9 Rainy Day Activities in Virginia Beach

When planning your vacation to the beach, it's a good idea to have a bunch of rainy day activities in your back pocket as you cannot control the weather

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Holidays26 February 2021 (updated)

Last-Minute Father’s Day Activity Guide

Still looking for the perfect Father's Day gift? We've got you covered! This "Last Minute Father’s Day Activity Guide” has great ideas for Dad

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
VB Basics
|Activities & Travel24 February 2021 (updated)

VB Basics: The Shamrock Marathon and Race Weekend

Virginia Beach's Shamrock Marathon and Race Weekend offers great races for the whole family! Find out about this great race and the runners who love it.

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
Home Improvement
|Home & Style30 September 2020 (updated)

Molded for Greatness: Part Deux

Ever feel like you're being molded for greatness? VB Basics Editor Tessa Duquette does! Read on for more of her house updates!

Tessa Duquette
Tessa Duquette
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