Nutritional Drinks for Kids

August 29, 2013

Kids love frozen drinks and smoothies. Parents, don’t tell the kids our secret though. Frozen drinks are a great way to get your child to eat fruits and vegetables. Here are a few great tasting, good for you, nutritional smoothies that your kids will love. These fun drinks will have your kids begging for more.

The Butterfinger

This great smoothie tastes like a candy bar, but is packed with nutritional milk and peanut butter.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate powder
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of ice

Mix all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth, pour into a cup and drop in a straw for fun and watch your kids eyes light up as their taste buds drown in flavor. This fun drink tastes like a candy bar, but it has good wholesome ingredients in it. You can use chocolate milk or soy milk if desired. Almond milk is also delicious in this smoothie, as it adds a little extra sweetness. To make this smoothie more fun for your little one, let them help out where they can. As you keep an eye on them for safety, it’s undeniable that kids love pushing the buttons on blenders. If you approve, why not let them join in on the fun?

Fruity Tootie

Ingredients

  • your favorite fruit
  • vegetables are optional, extra nutrition
  • water
  • ice

This smoothie is a great way to get the kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. You can use any kind of fruits or vegetables in this smoothie. One favorite is to put a kale leaf, 1 cup of berries, 1 cup of peaches and just a little bit of water and ice. Blend together until smooth. The smoothie will be green from the kale leaf but all the kids will be able to taste is the fruit. This fun kids smoothie can be made using whatever vegetable that you can get your child to eat. Just don’t let them see you make it and they will never know that it is actually good for them.

This is just a few ideas to get you started making smoothies for your kids. Just use your imagination,. You’ll be surprised at the things you can mix together that your kids will find delicious.

Back to School Fashion

August 10, 2013

Back to school fashion is about being noticed. Well, at least in the eyes of our children. A few years ago the name brand is what mattered to most students. In many cases it seemed to have reached the point where many students at schools were wearing the same pair of sneakers and outfits. However, and luckily for us parents, name brand “requirements” from kids seem to be fading a bit. While name brands are still important in many kid’s eyes, and that’s ok, most just want to look cool and fit in, brand name or not.

Nowaday, a trip to the local discount retailer can stockpile your kids with fashionable outfits for school without breaking the bank. The variety of fashionable outfits to choose from make our kids happy, while the affordable prices make us parents happy.

What’s your favorite back to school fashion tip or secret?

How to be a gracious party host

July 26, 2013

Whether it is a formalized dinner with family or a casual supper with with an old friend, we all love to come together every once in a while to catch up with friends and family. A gracious host is one who invests time for building relationships with family and friends during these get togethers. A great host is one who is generous and ready to serve guests. For you to host a party that is worthwhile, it is important to do some organization, legwork and proper planning. Grab your favorite Flirty Apron and let’s review some easy ways to ensure a great party results. Here are some brief tips on how to be a good party host.

It is important for your guests to feel comfortable. As the party or event approaches, reach out to your guests. Making personal calls to guests makes them feel welcome, as you express your excitedeness for their arrival. Make confirmations on the time they will be arriving and details of the occasion. Inform them of any specifics that you may have in store for the evening

Involve everyone in your party, but allow them a bit of independence. Provide enough entertainment to encourage mingling and interactions, but giving your visitors enough space to breathe is crucial. Also, make it easier for your guests to assist themselves by showing them around the place. Let everyone know where the refreshments are, leave out some pitchers of water, show everyone where the restroom is, etc.

Accommodating your guests is what will determine if they enjoy themselves. Don’t forget though, it is essential to spare some time for yourself. While the goal of a gracious party host is to ensure comfortable guests, you have to make sure you’re comfortable too. Don’t overwhelm yourself. Afterall, friends and family love you as-is. A happy host is a happy party.

Skinny Jeans

June 9, 2013

As we head in a new fashion season, skinny jeans are proving to maintain their trendiness.  Not only are they still popular but, the fashion world is finding more ways to extend the life of their 15 minutes of fashion fame.  More and more stores are starting to carry a variety of skinny jeans. People everywhere love them cause they’re inexpensive and stylish.  They proved trendy last year but, this year they’re becoming a must-have for the summer fashion season.

Don’t let the “skinny jeans” name mislead you.  Do you have to be tiny to wear skinny jeans? No! Totally not, and the term is somewhat unfortunate.  The term “skinny” in skinny jeans is more likely associated with their cut, not their size.  More traditional jeans are usually wide cut or boot cut.  Skinny jeans are tight all through the leg, including narrow at the ankle.  The cut/leg opening is “skinny.”  Hence, the name.

Beautiful women of the world should celebrate their figure, no matter what it is.  Skinny jeans can help you accentuate your figure, whatever it may be.  If you don’t like them for fashion, maybe try them around the house for their ease of wear.  A pair of skinny jeans and a woman’s apron from Flirty Aprons makes for a cute day around the house.  Should you find yourself rockin’ skinny jeans for the world to see, it is often cute to use a low heel or pair of flats.  Whatever your fashion sense may be, comment below and let us know what fashion you think will be trending this summer.

Quick Hairstyles, Lasting Beauty

June 2, 2013

We all strive to keep our hair looking healthy and stylish. There are so many ever-changing hairstyles that sometimes it is hard to keep up with the trends. Especially for those of us that are busy moms and short-on-time business women. Here are some fairly casual styles that are quick, easy and timeless.

Tied in Knots

When you want to appear elegant, top knots are often brilliant. Formal or casual, this look works well for all. Top knots are easy and also quick to do, with a striking overall effect. Clip in hair extensions can give you extra length if you need a little extra fullness to accomplish this look.

Braiding Away

Braids are timeless and feminine. Take a classic braid and start on the side for a little extra style without taking up a lot of time. If you need a real quick fix, you can never go wrong with braiding your hair into a traditional ponytail.

Half and Half Style

Half up and half down hairstyles look fantastic. A soft touch can be achieved by placing a few strands around your face. Half and half styles are perfect for any occasion, formal or casual.

What’s your favorite quick hairdo secret?

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