Ten Things is back! My semi-regular list of recommendations on products, events, entertainment, ideas, recipes and the occasional photo of a animal doing something cute. Today, on Ten Things to Like this Tuesday, we have a give-away people! Read below for details:
#2 Lunchbox Love Notes Ever since I heard the school psychologist say that a little note in the lunchbag can go a long way with communicating with your kids, I have been a fan and an advocate. I love these pre-made cards from Say Please, called Lunchbox Love. There are sets for Kids, Tweens & Teens, Girlfriends and Those You Appreciate. Small, sweet and complete with a heartfelt note and fun quote or fact on the back side. And the best part? A portion of all proceeds goes to The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit dedicated to providing a daily meal for extremely poor and at-risk school children in South Africa.
Congratulations to Annie, Kim B. and krlock on winning the Lunchbox Love Cards.
Additionally, Lunchbox Love has free printables for kids for Teacher Appreciation and Father’s Day. You can check them out here or order your own set of Lunchbox Loves.
#3 Five Minutes to Happiness Here’s a new website dedicate to getting happy with small, self-improvement projects that you can do every day. Five minutes to happiness? Sign me up! Follow this link to see a wonderful, simple 5-minute yoga vinyasa created by yoga teacher Jan Koerner. I’ve done this the last two days and felt happier immediately! Yeah me!
#4 Covert Affairs Still in mourning for Alias? I know. I am, too. But Covert Affairs is a pretty good substitute and it returns tonight for season two on USA. Piper Perabo is a kick-butt CIA operative with a complicated and seriously steamy love life with a rogue CIA operative who is pretending to be a researcher at the Smithsonian to fool her sweet sister. Great supporting cast ( Ah, Peter Gallagher, I miss The O.C. . too!) and a sense of fun. Perfect summer stuff.
#5 Super 8 And speaking of J.J. Abrams, let’s talk Super 8 that opens this Friday. Coach Taylor and J.J. Abrams involved in the same movie? I’m in. I can not wait for this film to open. But I understand that there is a Big Plot Secret ( island disappears?) and a Top Secret Monster ( Polar Bear? Smoke monster?) that is leaking out in all kinds on internet chatter– so I refuse to read anything more about this movie until it opens. Colin and I are going on Friday.
#6 Adorable Animal Towels for Adorable Little Kids As a mother, I believe in cozy pajamas, striped shirts on boys and fun towels to celebrate summer. Love these Hooded Cotton towels from ZOOCCHINI. Can you say Cute, Cute, Cute? At $30, a great gift– you deliver a 100% cotton towels and a photo op! Check out the home decor on this site,too. Great rugs on sale.
#7 New Blog Roll at chaoschronicles.com Slowly but surely, I am rebuilding my blogroll that mysteriously disappeared several months ago. Chaos Crew, gotta blog? I know many of you do. If you want to be included in the Chaos Crew Blogs sections, post the link at the Chaos Chronicles Facebook Page. Then, I’ll gather up all the links and organize them in one Chaos-tastic Blog Roll section!
#8 Cherries Wow, the cherries have come in over the last few weeks and I can not get enough. I know the grape growers would like us to believe that grapes are “nature’s candy”– but for me, it’s cherries. Even though the weather is a little cool here, those juicy, red gems make it feel like summer.
#9 Blueberry Crisp Let’s stick with fruit, shall we? This is my idea idea of a “birthday cake” for a 16 year- old boy, except I served it for breakfast. Here is the recipe for the Blueberry Crisp. Next to cherries, I like Blueberries best! And, I have found that even with my limited baking skills, I can successfully make a crisp! I made mine in my new Williams-Sonoma 9 x 9 baker and it was a work of art.
#10 Legoland Star Wars Mini-land I love Legoland. I love everything about it– from the landscaping to the Apple Fries to the firefighter show that I have seen a dozen times. But there’s nothing at Legoland I love more than Mini-Land, the heart of the park where the world’s great landmarks are executed in zillions of Legos. I could spend all day there. And now, the Legoland genii have unveiled the new Star Wars section of Mini-land. We are headed to San Diego county in June for a lacrosse tournament and no one is happier than I am that we will have time to stop by Legoland ( It’s been a few years!) and check it out. If you are really gung-ho, Star Wars Weekend is June 18h and 19th. Is dad a Star Wars geek? BYO Light Saber.
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Embracing my chaos, Lian
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