8.28.2014

52 Card Workout


Need to shake up your workout?  We tried the Deck of Cards Workout in my Hiit class yesterday and I'm feeling the effects today!

Shuffle an ordinary deck of cards.

Assign each suit an exercise - try to think of a combo that would work your whole body.

Here are the assignments we gave our cards:


Once you finish the workout, you will have completed 99 reps!  You could assign the suits any exercise you'd like - if you use weights, you could drop reps to 5 reps for face cards and 10 reps for Aces.  Good luck!

8.26.2014

Tutorial Tuesday!

10 Foil Packet Meals:



Coffee Gift Card Holder:



Add Text To Pictures:



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8.24.2014

Hey, Bob Vila...I love you.


I grew up without cable TV, so a few grainy network stations and crystal clear PBS were the only channels we had.  Back in those days I loved watching old reruns of Dark Shadows, Star Trek, and This Old House on PBS.  Bob Vila was one of the pioneers of home improvement TV.

These days, Bob has embraced the age of technology and has his own website called BobVila.com .  It's filled with all the great stuff Bob Vila is known for plus little extras like interior design, lawn and garden tips, travel suggestions, and much more.

Imagine my excitement when I was contacted a few weeks ago to contribute a feature to the website!  He has a new feature called Genius! and they shared The World's Largest Slip and Slide in the Genius! section.  You can check it out here!

Thanks, Bob...I love you, man.

8.19.2014

Tutorial Tuesday!

Eye Makeup Remover:


10 Infused Water Recipes:


Mini Mason Jar Tumblers:


Most Clicked...

Vintage Pattern Jackpot:



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8.17.2014

School Lunch Time Already??



I'm here!  I'm alive! It's been a heck of a summer and I've gotten really behind in a lot of things and my blog is one of them, but school starts next Wednesday and I will have a bit of free time to devote to my poor neglected blog.

In the meantime, since I'm a planner, I have been gathering lunch ideas for my 3 boys (who won't eat school lunch) again.

I last posted about this subject in October, 2012 and I'm going to re-post with some updates:


What to do with a non-sandwich-eating-kiddo?  Turkey roll-ups, cheese stick, carrot coins, grapes and goldfish...

Maybe pepperoni rolls with dipping sauce, carrot coins, apple slices with caramel dip, and a cookie.

 




Sliced hotdogs with raw spaghetti pushed into the center - boil and serve Lunch Monsters! More fun lunch ideas.

I've talked to my boys, researched online, and talked to friends over the years and come up with a list of lunch ideas to work from so I had a game plan for shopping and planning each week.  I thought this would be a good place for me to share my ideas and ask you to share yours so I can add more variety to my list.


A few thermoses and plastic containers (with built-in ice packs, wheee!!) later, I have this list of lunch ideas:

*Lunch meat roll-ups with mozzarella sticks inside
*Rotisserie chicken slices
*Chicken drumsticks
*Cooked and chilled chicken nuggets
*Buttered Noodles
*Soup
*Mac & cheese
*Green Salad
*Sandwiches
*Build your own Tacos
*Pepperoni roll with dipping sauce
*Ham and cheese roll
*Pinwheels
*Cold pizza
*Cheese, sausage or turkey and crackers
*Hot dog in thermos, bun on the side
*Cold cereal with mild in a thermos
*Mini corn dogs
*Nachos
*Hard boiled eggs (slice with an egg slicer)
*Quesadillas
additional ideas for 2014:
*Nachos (chips, dipping cheese, taco meat, salsa)
*Meatballs, served cold (or hot in a thermos) with toothpicks and dipping sauce
*Build your own pizza (tiny homemade shells, shredded cheese, sauce, pepperoni)
*Pancakes or waffles with sausage links and dipping syrup
*Pasta salad, or buttered noodles
*Diced cheese and rotisserie chicken
*Wedding soup (hot in a thermos)
*Peanut butter with pretzel rod and apple slice dippers
*Cold fried chicken drumsticks
*Build your own PB & J crackers

For sides and snacks I made another list to refer to:

*gold fish
*mini toasts from the deli
*carrot coins
*apple slices with caramel sauce
*fruit
*fruit cups
*cookies
*cheese
*frozen go-gurt
*pudding
*dry cereal
*shelled peanuts
*apples rings with peanut butter
*edemame
*veggie sticks
*popcorn
*cookies
*cupcakes stuffed with frosting and sprinkled with powdered sugar (easier to pack than frosted on top!)
*rice krispie treats
*Chex mix

Here is a Printable Lunch Planner that can help you get organized over the weekend:


And here are the sweetest Printable Lunch Box Notes:


 So, let me have your list of lunch ideas!  We can help each other make yummy lunches our kids will eat!


8.12.2014

Tutorial Tuesday!

You know when you reach that point of Summer Break when you don't recall what day it is, you don't wake up to an alarm, you lay around in your jammies all day?  I've reached that point.  So sorry for the late party!

No Sew Faux Roman Shade:


Make Ahead Recipes for the Beach:



Rejuvenating Old Cast Iron:



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8.05.2014

Tutorial Tuesday!

Outdoor Movie Screen DIY:


Painting With Water:


How To Make Cold Brewed Coffee Concentrate:



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