23 September 2011

Munchkin Stroller Cup Holder PERFECT for Crutches!

Almost 2 weeks ago, I broke my fibula, the skinny bone on the outside of your leg (long story, but in a nutshell, I was trail running at a Ski Resort and my right side went into a 6 FOOT hole, and my left foot did not, and snapped.  I thought originally was a sprain, but x-rays the next day proved otherwise). 

ANYWAY, why am I telling you this?  NOT for sympathy, seriously, it's OK, I'm bummed about it, but focused on recovering quickly and safely.

However, I have found that hopping around on crutches brings it's challenges, especially for a coffee drinker!  I was searching the internet about a week ago, for a way to carry a cup and/or water bottle without having to "wear" it.  The Munchkin Stroller Cup Holder came up and I thought to myself, hey, MY company sells that.  So, into my office (and some of my backstock) I went, and picked one out.  It took about a minute to figure out how to put it on (actually, disassembling the packaging was more time consuming than putting on my crutch!).  Here it is with my water bottle in it at the gym....
Pretty slick, eh?  If it works this well with a crutch, I'm sure it works great for a stroller, or anything with a 'tube' (horizontal, vertical or any angle in between), and the cup holder is self leveling, and can be removed from the mount when I don't want it sticking out in the way, empty.
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10 September 2011

1000 Places to See Before you Die

Want to go somewhere but need some inspiration?  This book has nearly 1000 pages with 1000 places and ideas for you - some on and some off the beaten track.  An adventure (or less of one) for everyone included.

"At last, a book that tells you what's beautiful, what's fun and what's just unforgettable - everywhere on earth." - Newsweek

Features of the book, organized by continent include the following;

  • sacred ruins
  • grand hotels
  • wildlife preserves
  • hilltop villages
  • snack shacks
  • castles
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • cathedrals
  • reeefs
  • hidden islands
  • museums
  • opera houses
  • and more
The book supplies all of the 'modern' resources so that you don't have to 'leave your home' until you've made ALL the plans - the author includes websites, phone, fax, and the best times to go to each of the 1000 places.

Start your list and start checking them off!  And, give your kids a head start on seeing the world ASAP.

Need MORE ideas??  Check out 1000 Place to see in the USA and Canada (the above version is for the WORLD.
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03 September 2011

Back to School ?! Already?

Yes, I now have 2 boys in school, one just starting Kindergarten and one in 3rd grade (when did THAT happen?!).  
These Mini Lunch Notes (now that we're making TWO each morning) are a really fun way to brighten up lunch making AND lunch eating.  For your 'readers' you can write little notes on the included small cards, and for those not reading so much, you can give the kid's snacks eyes, noses, lips and make funny faces.  Lots of fun! 

I don't set the expectation that these notes will go in each day, but try to do it randomly enough that it's still special and often a surprise.  A simple way to let your child know you are thinking of them.  Also make a great insert for little travelers!
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