Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Breakfast ideas for little ones

One of the toughest jobs I have as a mom is trying to get my preschooler and toddler to eat healthy foods that are low in sugar and high in nutrients. And trying to get veggies in a preschooler?? Forget it! Breakfast is by far the hardest meal of all for us. It seems like everything my four year old wants to eat is loaded with refined sugar. Recently I was in our local Harris Teeter and discovered a sweet potato pancake mix that both my girls love. Bruce's Sweet Potato pancake mix make naturally sweet pancakes that are both low in saturated fat and cholesterol and have been approved by the American Heart Association. I add a little sugar free syrup (I prefer Cary's Sugar Free syrup) and my girls eat these up. The best part is that they're quick and easy to make (just add water). What better way to get a veggie in!

Monday, June 27, 2011

"Bridesmaids" Movie Review

Last week I went to see "Bridesmaids" with some girlfriends. After hearing all of the hype surrounding the movie, I was afraid I would be disappointed. I absolutley was not!
I have never in my life seen a movie with more great one-liners. It is well cast and well delivered, and people will be quoting it for years. I have heard critics use the word "raunchy" to describe "Bridesmaids", and I think that word is very fitting. This is not a movie you would want to go see with your mother! (Or, at least I would have been red-faced the entire time next to mom.) There is a scene where the women are trying on bridesmaids dresses that I could have lived without (I won't spoil anything, but you may want to cover your eyes for the scene if you have a weak stomache). However, I laughed throughout the entire rest of the movie.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Best Place to Host an Adult Bowling Party

Legacy Lanes (formerly South Hills Bowl) in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh, PA is the nicest bowling alley around. I held my boyfriend's 25th birthday party there, and it was a night to remember! Legacy Lanes is unique in that they have something called "Boutique Bowling". The bar is in a completely separate room from the rest of the bowling alley, and in that room are 7 private bowling lanes, comfy couch seating, a full sports bar and restaturant, tvs, and additional plush seating. They have several options for reserving lanes in this room for a party or other event. The option I chose included 2 hours of bowling, a pizza for each lane, pitchers of softdrinks, and shoe rentals for one low rate per person. It was great! The only thing not included in the deal were alcoholic drinks, but no one had an issue with getting their own drinks from the bar. They offer pitchers of beer at a great price, too. If you're looking for something different to do on a Friday or Saturday night with some friends, I definitely suggest you check this place out!