Thursday, August 28, 2008

Why didn't I think of this. I so needed this over the summer! This keeps all your meal time necessitys organized and easy to tote around. Get your travel set here!

What are you eating Friday night

Make some home-made healthy pizza with your kiddos before going out for a fun Friday night. The dough is made of whole wheat/oat/white flour blend. Check out this kid friendly blog for recipes.

For the little men in our lives

Get ready for the best little man ties! I have been looking and I found them here!

Baby Bloomers

Check out these bloomers by Gals with Girls. Summer, I thought of your little girl looking so cute in these!

The flower is removable and interchangeable with other flowers or bows. Those little buns will look so cute.

Monday, August 25, 2008

New to the Mom & Baby world!

Monkeymoo stroller pad. Change up your stroller with a fun design and switch sides when you want to use the chenille comfy side! Yes they are machine washable.

Conveniently adapts to any stroller
Reversible for hip Moms wanting variety
Machine washable
Fits all 5-point harness compatible strollers
Doubles as a change pad for those on-the-go Moms

All printed fabrics are 100% cotton
Polyester fill
Swirl chenille fabric is 100% polyester
What I love about SUMMER is the fact that you can enjoy all of the summer fruits in a variety of ways. You can chop them up and make fruit salads, blend them in to refreshing smoothies, add them to your protein shakes, and so much more. If you are trying to beat the heat and continue your clean eating plan, try reaching for a chilled Peach or Plum instead of ice cream.

Check out your local farmers markets to get the best produce in town. Also less expensive!

Peaches - these are a good source of vitamin C and I love adding frozen peaches to my protein shakes.

Grapes - these make a great quick snack. They are a good source of vitamins C and K. Have you ever tried frozen grapes? They also are good tossed into a salad or to eat with cheese.

Cantaloupe - another favorite and packed with vitamins A and C. It is great to eat for breakfast.

Cherries - I absolutely love cherries but they can get rather expensive. They contain vitamin C and fiber. You can add these to salads and smoothies but I enjoy them best as they are.

Mangoes - this is another fruit I enjoy as is but you can easily add to a salad or smoothie. They are good sources of vitamins A and C.

Watermelon - I think this is the ultimate summer fruit. I like this one served as cold as possible. Good source of vitamins A and C.

Clean eaters often enjoy a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast or sometimes during the day. Have you ever wondered the difference between steel-cut oats versus rolled oats? There are several differences between it and the typical rolled oat variety. These include:

  • Much longer cooking time (30 minutes)
  • More cholesterol lowering soluble fiber than other oatmeal
  • Takes longer to digest so you stay fuller longer
  • Chopped with steel blades resulting in a “chewier” oatmeal
I personally like the taste of steel cut oats. I don't mind the cooking time, I just plan for it. While its cooking I clean my kitchen or sort laundry. Fun morning huh? Lately I put seasonal berries in for an extra antioxidant boost.

Have you tried steel cut oats?

Friday, August 15, 2008

Loving this outfit...

For those hot summer days...

Cold & Creamy Banana Pudding

1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 1/2 cups cold water
1 (3.5 ounce) package instant pudding and pie filling
2 cups (1 pint) whipped cream, whipped*
36 vanilla wafers
3 medium bananas, sliced and dipped in lemon juice

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and water.
  • Add pudding mix and beat until well blended.
  • Chill 5 minutes in refrigerator.
  • Fold in whipped topping.Cool whip is fine if thawed a little bit (Do this slowly and as few times as you possible to combine, so the mixture will retain its thickness.)
  • Spoon 1 cup pudding mixture into 2 1/2 quart glass serving bowl.
  • Top with 1/3 each of wafers, bananas and pudding. Repeat twice.
  • Garnish as desired.
  • Chill thoroughly. Refrigerate any leftovers.
You can also layer in individual serving dishes.

Recipe from Great American Favorite Brand Name Cookbook, 1993.

Polka dot those tootsies!

Tools needed to get started.

I got this idea from one of my favorite websites. Paint your toes the color you desire. Let them fully dry. Use your craft tool and dot your polka dots onto your toes. (you can get it at any major craft stores) You can use craft paint or white polish. Craft paint works better and stays longer. Fun for back to school!

Beijing Olympics!

The USA Olympians strutting their stuff in Ralph Lauren uniforms! Amazing Job to the girls gymnastics last night! So inspiring! I feel like I can do anything after watching them!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller

Long name for a pretty cool new product by Garnier. It’s a given that everyone, not just women, hates to have puffy eyes and/or dark circles. Garnier’s new Anti-Puff Eye Roller works to soothe and cool the area helping in eliminating the puffiness and dark circles. Try it! Hopefully you will love your new little cosmetic tool!

Another look at more affordable prices.

Friday, August 1, 2008