Archive | February, 2010

Family Ideas this week in San Diego

Posted on 17. Feb, 2010 in For Kids, Fun

It’s Museum Month!

During the entire month of February 2010, you can pick up a FREE Museum Month Pass at Macy’s to receive half-off admission at 39 San Diego County museums all month long. Guests with a pass may bring up to three people with them to any participating museum to receive half-off, too.

http://www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/museum_month/

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Must Have Beauty Product?

Posted on 17. Feb, 2010 in Fun, Uncategorized

What beauty product can you not live without?  I have two, well three.

1. Vaseline Lip Therapy: it is for lips, cracked knuckles and a quick lotion for dry legs.

2. Q-tips: remove eye makeup, put on eye shadow, clean tops of lipsticks, clean jewlery, the uses are endless.

3. Tinted eyelashes or mascara: I am not a make-up person, but to feel “pretty” or ready to face the world, this is mandatory.  In the summer, having eyelashes tinted is great for the beach, especially after surfing. 

Tell us what you can’t live without…..

Weekly Tips

Posted on 15. Feb, 2010 in Fun

Weekly Tips from RockIt Mom:

1. GREEN - Get organic fresh fruit and veggies from a CSA farm or farm produce program.  If you figure out how much you spend weekly going to the store, your time and gas, these delivery services make much more sense.  A few friends have started this for 2010 and love it.  Plus you are given recipes for the items in your box.   In So. Cal, try www.bewiseranch.com;  www.jrorganicsfarm.com or www.tierramiguelfarm.org.  For your local area, go to www.localharvest.org/csa(more…)

Weekly Food Tip – Hungry Girl Mexican 7 Layer Dip/Casserole

Posted on 15. Feb, 2010 in Food

FOOD tip-To recover from all the chocolate, sweets and candy from Valentine’s Day, try this great recipe, preferably hot for a yummy dinner.

Hungry Girl 7 Layer Mexican Dip/Casserole

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Exercise Tip of the Week

Posted on 15. Feb, 2010 in Exercises

Exercise tip – Get your Groove On!  Listen to music and you will enjoy your time much more, get more intense cardio done and be motivated to continue your session and another and another.  

Choose music the same speed as your heart beat. For cardio exercise or sports look for music that’s between 120 and 140 beats per minute. You want music that’s about as fast as your heart beat while you’re exercising. During the refrain, put your hands above your head for an extra 30% burn. For yoga, use a beat closer to your resting heart beat.

Use music with a continuous beat. Irregular tempos can break your rhythm and reduce effectiveness. Dance mixes with a constant beat are ideal.

Use music you like. Part of what increases your endurance is the emotional boost that music gives. Try to choose music that you like, or associate with something positive or inspirational. Go to www.fitnessmagazine.com/top100 for Top 100 Songs of 2009. Or www.doipod.com/itunes-chart  for top 100 itunes.  Hair bands from the 80′s always get me going for those long runs.

If you don’t have a MP3 player, think about music in your head. Try children’s songs, Christmas carols or team fight songs.  Can you sing the entire Wonder Pets, Diego and Dragon Tales theme songs?

San Diego Children’s Museum

Posted on 12. Feb, 2010 in For Kids, Fun

Here is an idea to do with the kiddos on this long holiday weekend in San Diego — Head over to the New Children’s Museum in downtown. We were there over 4.5 hours and the kids wanted to do more! Jumpy, lots of crafts, clay, painting, rock climbing, climbing ropes, tons of animal info.  Great for ages from 3-11 or so.

Go to www.playthinkcreate.org

Your Most Romantic Valentine’s Day

Posted on 10. Feb, 2010 in Fun

 

Share with us!!

Tell us all about your Most Romantic Valentine’s Day. What did your hubby/lover/partner/spouse do that made it so memorable???

Valentine’s Day Shakes

Posted on 09. Feb, 2010 in Food

3.5 cups of milk (non-fat preferable)

1 pkg. (4 serving size) Instant Pudding & Pie Filling, Vanilla or Strawberry

1 med. ripe banana, cut in chunks

1/2 cup of fresh strawberries

PLACE all ingredients in blender; cover and blend 1 min. until smooth.

SERVE immediately with strawberry garnish. Serves 4.

Prep time 10 min.

10 Balanced Breakfasts

Posted on 08. Feb, 2010 in Food

10 Balanced Breakfasts

An ideal, nutritious breakfast contains a balance of complex carbohydrates and protein. Think grains, plus dairy, plus fruits. Examples of balanced breakfasts are:

1. granola cereal, yogurt, a sliced apple

2. scrambled eggs, toast, orange juice

3. veggie omelet, bran muffin, fruit with yogurt

4. whole-grain pancakes/waffles topped with berries & yogurt, milk

5. whole-wheat zucchini pancakes topped with fruit, milk

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Weekly Tips

Posted on 08. Feb, 2010 in Uncategorized

Weekly Tips from RockIt Mom:

GREEN TIP – Commit to buying green fashions — think organic cotton, bamboo, hemp and natural fibers, and recycled fabrics. 

HEALTH TIP – Skin Cancer Foundation will provide free skin screenings this year. Go to http://www.skincancer.org for locations nearest you. 

FOOD TIP – 10 quick, easy and balanced breakfasts.  (more…)