Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Healthy Energy Snacks

I have a big day of shopping ahead for me tomorrow. My back was acting up today so my planned grocery shopping (with the boys) didn't get done AND I already have plans to go shopping with a girlfriend that afternoon to get supplies for a group we're in. So, I'm definitely going to need some serious snacks packed! Here's some good lists for cheap & easy snacks that are high in energy. I thought I'd share them with you in case I'm not the only one needing some serious energy this week. All the articles I chose either had great selection of food items or had a great description of why these items work.

Fitness Magazine

Essortment

Care 2

CBS Money Watch

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cheat Sheet for Parent's of Toddlers

In case you sometimes get stuck in ruts of what to do with your toddlers like I do, here's a nice list of ideas!

Cheap and Easy Way to Make Artwork for the Wall

If you're like me, you want to have a beautiful nursery/toddler room, including artwork on the walls, but can't find any that's cheap enough to suit you. If so, then the thought of making it yourself has also crossed your mind. I found a great video today on how to stretch canvas across a frame that I thought would be perfect for doing with pretty fabric as well. Go here to see the great how to video! Another option is to buy a "used" canvas from a thrift store and stretching fabric across that (if getting it stretched correctly seems intimidating to you). Either way would save you some money and still get you that beautiful room! And of course you could do this for any room in your house depending on the fabric used!

Let me know how it turns out if you try this project (either variation). It's on my long list of things to do, but I will let you know how it goes for me too, whenever I finally get to doing it!