Friday, April 30, 2010

mother's day....ahhhh

i love the thought of mother's's better than my birthday and i happened to find a few precious ditties on etsy that are too precious to not pass on!!

what about custom cut silhouette portraits of your kiddos for the wall???  these are to die for!  custom made, framed and ready for you from pretty faces for only $45.

...but since you are a pcah reader, jackie will offer a 20% discount to you.  all you have to do is 20% send jackie a note prior to purchase she will set up a custom listing just for you!!!

persnickety pelican has something cute...while still being snazzy and fun!  potholders...and honestly, mine are almost non-existant...$16 resolves it all!

i love me some coffee...any time of the day and this coffee cozy is cute and useful!  pick your own bead and everything!  $10

i'm a silhouette love moment...and why not a fab pillow for the master bedroom of the whole fam?  soooo cute!  from little pink orchid for $60....and free shipping if you mention the pcah blog in your order!

and because i don't pamper myself with facials, why not some super cute face cloths that make each day a little more special?  these lemon line crochet face cloths from little miss frilly and are only $6.

and if all else fails and you don't get your goodies from the kiddos and hubs, buy it yourself!

danyele @ a thorn among roses
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Monday, April 26, 2010

eating healthier

we all want to make better choices when we dine out...but it's so hard.
i pull up to drive thru and i look at the prices and i just go cheap bc i honestly don't have enough good info to make good choices.

enter healthy dining finder...this site is pretty awesome.
they offer nutrition services, basic nutrition information and the criteria in which they get their information.

honestly, it's a fairly good way to learn quickly about what you can grab on the way out the door.
i searched by zip code and dollar amount and found a few items i hadn't thought of before that were actually good choices.

and if you are interested, you can sign up for newsletter, read the blog and catch up on new things now available.

on relish, i found some fast food drive thru choices that will make you smile:

Here are just a few lunch choices in the 300 to 400 calorie range:

Burger King® BK Veggie without mayo
McDonald's® kid's hamburger with sliced apples without dip
Burger King® TENDERGRILL Chicken Sandwich without sauce
Smoothie King® 20 oz. Angel Food or Light & Fluffy
Wendy’s® Caesar Chicken Salad with 1 packet Caesar dressing and croutons
KFC® Tender Roast® Sandwich or Honey BBQ
McDonald's® Fruit & Walnut snack and low-fat milk
McDonald's® Asian Salad with grilled chicken and low-fat sesame ginger dressing
Wendy's® Chili (large) with Cheddar cheese, no crackers
Panera® kid's Deli Ham (or Turkey or Roast Beef) without cheese and fruit cup

Need a few more calories? These options add up to 500 to 600 calories each:

Chick-Fil-A® Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich, Carrot & Raisin Salad and fruit cup
12" Subway® Turkey Breast, Ham, Roast Beef, Club® with low-fat mayonnaise
KFC® Tender Roast Chicken sandwich without sauce, corn on the cob (small) and BBQ baked beans
Wendy’s® Plain Baked Potato topped with small chili
Boston Market® quarter roasted white chicken (no skin or wing), green beans, steamed vegetables and new potatoes
Fazoli's® small Spaghetti with tomato or meat sauce and breadstick
KFC® Tender Roast chicken sandwich (without sauce), small corn on the cob and BBQ baked beans

well, there are a few choices out there, but education is the up and then make good choices.  i know i am!

danyele @ a thorn among roses

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

free coffee

wanna celebrate tax day instead of loathing it?  well grab a reusable coffee mug and head to starbucks on april 15th...and you will be greeted with some free java!

oh yeah, baby! it's true...check their site HERE!

i'm there...are you?? and hey, it's to bring awareness of reuse too, so everyone wins...i mean, except those of you who don't go!!!

danyele @ a thorn among roses
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

super duper food fun!!!

why not have a little food fun all over your house...and not just in your belly?!!

a yummy plate of donuts on your fridge is way less than 4 in your hand...and that's all good for me!!! these polymer clay magnetic sugar babies are handcrafted by e marie creations and will set you back less than the real thing!!!
even with the online recipe databases, there's nothing like a good old fashioned recipe card.  and how will you organize them?  with these uber fab recipe cards and tabs!  i am in love with these and it sure does put my ugly index cards to shame!!!  these are handmade, hand cut and hand drawn from oneCANOEtwo.

you don't you sew?  i love this little pin cushion from  chrissy poo two.  it's a fun sushi platter.  i mean, felt food is fun...and this is for you to play with! woo hooo!

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Friday, April 2, 2010

tea in all it's glory...

hot tea...doesn't that sound relaxing?  well, we have started to drink  quite a bit of it around our house this last year.

i found red leaf tea online and was totally intrigues by the options they have available!
this little kiss of joy is champagne infused tea...can you say delish?

white pomegranate...oh my! doesn't that just sound like heaven?

an herbal tea is what you like?  well, how about this raspberry nectar tea?

and not only are their teas good, they have some super fun things about refillable muslin tea bags? green and cute to boot.

for project{create a home} readers, red leaf tea is offering a free champagne infused tea {or same price substitute} for FREE when you spend $15 in their store excluding shipping. simply note you are a PCAH reader in your comments to receive the freebie!

danyele @ a thorn among roses

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