Thrifty Thursdays – Inexpensive and Thoughtful Shower Gift

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It’s the season of baby showers! Of course we think that the bizzy babee nursing cover is the best gift you can bring, but if your mommy-to-be is not planning on nursing or you’ve already bought you cover, try this idea!

How about your favorite children’s book? Giving the gift of a book is not only a thoughtful idea, but personal.  It is also less expensive! Pass up the $5 card and write your message to the baby right inside the book. Mom will love it and baby will have books they will treasure and pass down for years to come.

 

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Tip Tuesday – Party Ice!

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Do you have a dinner party coming up? Maybe just a backyard birthday? If you have guest coming over and know you will be using ice in a carafe or decorative jar, try this trick….

Boil your water before you freeze your cubes.  Your cubes will come out crystal clear and beautiful. No more foggy ice. Give it a try for your next soiree!

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Food Friday – 10 Worst Foods to Feed Your Kids

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Hang on to your horses because this one is going to sting. We know that there are a lot of foods that aren’t necessarily healthy, but our kids love them and they are convenient. We were surprised about a few that made the list. We know that stripping all 10 of these away might send your house into a tail spin, so we suggest substituting those you can then gradually removing or replacing items a little at a time.

Here are the Foods that you need to watch:

1. Breakfast Cereals – Capt. Crunch leads the pack with the least nutritional value so steer clear and look for cereals with at least 3+ grams of fiber and less than 10 grams of sugar. Of course switching to oats with fresh fruit is an even better option.

2. Granola Bars – Great news! These can go from the top of the worst list to the top of the best list. Just look for bars without added sugars, preservatives, and ingredients you can pronounce. Fiber and protein are great for filling your little ones up and giving them energy.  If you are really ambitious, try making bars at home. There are several great healthy recipes available on line.

3. Lunch Meats – This is a tough one.  The prepackaged lunch meats are filled with nitrates, sodium, fats,  and a bunch of stuff we can’t read. The first step would be to move to the deli counter and look for low sodium options. Healthier and cheaper alternatives include: Slicing your own meat from home (i.e.. chicken or turkey breast), add tuna to your sandwich regiment, or try Trader Joe’s “off the bird” meats.

4. Snack Cakes – This one is a no brainer! Cupcakes, zingers and twinkies just need to leave the lunch box.  replace with natural sugars like grapes.

5. French Fries – If you don’t eat out a lot, this should be an easy one to eliminate. If you are out to dinner or lunch, try one of the other options such as fruit. If your kids melt down, maybe incentives them with something other than food if they make the better choice.

6. Pizza- Ordering pizza is ok now and then.  If you find yourself ordering pizza several times in a month or even week, pump the breaks. A homemade pizza is significantly healthier than delivery. Make it a fun evening for the family. They can help with toppings such as BBQ chicken or Hawaiian.

7. Juice boxes – This one is difficult if your child takes their lunch every day. Try to get them to drink milk (not chocolate) or water at meals. If they absolutely have to have a juice at lunch, look for juice with less sugar.

8.  Crackers-  These re a great snack right? Well sometimes. Check the label and at least make sure you are getting some fiber and grains in each serving. This will help to keep tummies full and add nutrients.

9. Soda – Don’t drink it.

10. Fruit Snacks – What are those little jelly shapes made of anyway? It’s candy lets face it. Replace with real fruit or organic applesauce. Dried fruit is also a good option.

 

Like we said….baby steps! Try replacing one this week.

If you want more information about the worst foods to order when dinning out, click on the link below. You might be surprised!

 

Diet and Nutrition on NBC News

 

Thrifty Thursday – Free Shipping!

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If you missed our sale at Zulily don’t fret. We are offering a promo code for free shipping! This only lasts for 1 week so act fast. Visit our site at Bizzy Babee and add your new cover(s) to the cart.  Use promo code shipspring to get free shipping on all US and Canada orders. Don’t forget to check out our new spring color, TEAL!

Offer expires 4/2/14.

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Tip Tuesday -Easy Lazy Hair Day Tips!

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If you’re a woman you’ve had this problem….HAIR! From bad hair days to not enough time, sometimes our hair is just too much to handle. We found this great thread that has some fun, quick and easy hairstyles for those bad hair days.

Click on the link to see them all and get instructions on how to do them.

 

26 Lazy Girl Hairstyling Hacks

 

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Thrifty Thursday – Zulily!!!

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We’ve had several people ask about coupons and special offers and it’s finally here! The first sale of the year starts tomorrow!!! Visit the “Nursing Necessities Collection” tomorrow for a huge discount on your bizzy babee nursing cover.

Zulily

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Tip Tuesday – No-stick BBQ Grills

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It’s not quite summer but it is getting warm enough to start having a few dinners on the grill.  Nothing is better than the taste of grilled veggies, chicken or burgers. Nothing is worse than walking in with a tray of mangled meat and veggies that got stuck to the BBQ.  Don’t fret, we have a solution.

1. Take an onion and cut it in half

2. Rub your heated grill with the cut side of the onion

That’s it folks! It really works!

 

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