Friday, January 29, 2010

Color Changing Lighting - the New Mood Lighting?

Check out these Living Colors lamps by Philips. The full size is translucent; the mini is available in white or black. The translucent one has 16 million unique color options to suit every one of your moods. The LED mini has 256 possible colors. These can be used to create a tranquil turquoise - or color of your choice - afternoon, or a romantic red evening. Very cool!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Baby Banquet - Your Answer for Portable Baby Feeding

How cool is this, new moms? I wish I had something like this when I had babies. Better yet, I wish I would have invented this! Store and serve your baby's food in the compartments of the portable Baby Banquet. The three compartments can hold snacks as well as baby food jars. Underneath the compartments is room for storing things like cereal bars, a juice box and other snacks. The insert is even microwavable! This is a great option for on the go, whether it be in a car, plane or train.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Airblown Inflatable Widescreen Deluxe Outdoor Movie Screen

Looking for something new and different for your back yard? Enjoy the big screen in the comfort of your home with this inflatable giant movie screen. It's like going to the drive-in and not having to sit in your car.

You can get this one or browse other available inflatable movie screens here, as well as the available kits, which include the giant inflatable screen, projector, DVD player and speakers.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Get Your Finances Back on Track in 2010

I mentioned in a previous post that I'm trying to organize my life and this week was office purge week. I spent nearly 12 hours the other day going through all of my files in my wide two-drawer file cabinet because it was so full that I couldn't fit anything else in it! I ended up with a stack about 8" high to shred and a stack about 14" high to toss! What a great feeling it was to free myself of all that unnecessary clutter. Even though it was hidden in a drawer, it still felt like clutter to me.

What started me on this journey was the new book by one of my favorite "financial/budgeting book" authors, David Bach. Some of you may know his most popular book from a few years ago, Smart Women Finish Rich.  His new book is called Start Over, Finish Rich - 10 Steps to Get You Back On Track in 2010.  It's a quick read and has a wealth of helpful information to help you organize your financial life.  Check it out at the link below.

Online Diet Plan - Nutrisystem, My Weight Loss Plan

Happy New Year! It's been a while since I posted, I hope no one missed me too much. I was on vacation for the last half of December and have been working on getting my life organized since I returned. One thing I decided at the end of the year that I was ready to do was lose weight. I've been 40 pounds overweight for the past year and I don't like it one bit, not to mention that the potential for recurrence of breast cancer increases when one is overweight.

Since I don't really like to cook, nor did I think I could stand having to count points for everything I ate, I decided I needed something regimented - just give me what I need to eat to lose weight and I'll do it. So I chose Nutrisystem, despite the comments I had heard about how horrible the food is. I am now on day 11 and I've lost 4 pounds so far - not bad. The food is definitely not the greatest, but it's tolerable for someone like me that does not have a gourmet food palate anyway.

Thinking that it would keep me on point and more accountable, I decided to document my progress daily and describe the food; perhaps it would help others make menu selections if they want to try this diet delivery plan, too. I'm writing it up at Hubpages, here's the link to the first Hub and from that one you'll find the link to the subsequent ones as well. Follow along with me - and wish me luck!

New Mom Gift Idea - Track When Baby Last Nursed, Fed, Napped...

Why does it always seem like something better and/or prettier comes out after you're done having babies? I wish this existed when I had my babies. New moms are so sleep deprived that it's difficult to think sometimes and to remember when you last fed the baby or changed the diaper - it's all a blur! The Itzbeen Baby Care Timer has four timers that count up with the touch of a button, so you can keep track of the last feeding, diaper change, nap, medicine dose. It has a soft glowing night light as well as a backlit display so you can read the times in the dark. There's also a handy swith at the bottom that helps moms remember which side baby nursed from last. It also sports a clip on the back so you can take it with you anywhere. Additionally, you can even set an alarm as a reminder for each timer (optionally, of course). Amazon's price is competitive and it qualifies for their free super saver shipping. Click below to read the rave reviews: