November 8th – Weekly Roundup

Fun Posts

Cool Websites

  • The Must Pop Words game is a workout for my brain. And it’s addicting. Must… pop… words.
  • When is it too early to start planning for college? is a unique online college guide created by Alloy Education that helps students find schools that best fit their individual lifestyles. The ultimate information database for high school, college, even former students, Inside College allows users to search through hundreds of lists tailored to specialized interests. Lists cover everything from “Schools Where Geek is Chic” to “Campuses Where Movies Were Filmed”, “Schools for the Clothes Horse” to “I Want to Be a Doctor…But Wait, I Forgot to Take Science” and everything in between. Additionally, the site offers a monthly $2,000 college scholarship that is open for all to apply.


  • Read about 10 Things to Make With Halloween Candy at Zakka Life. If you have any left, that is.
  • Learn how to make a Homemade Apple Crisp: So Easy, a 2-year old Can Do It on Feels Like Home.
  • Need a delicious new idea for dinner tonight? Visit, a new web site where General Mills has posted more than 25,000 of its best kitchen-tested recipes, all in one place! Tablespoon features simple recipes from well-known brands like Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Bisquick and Progresso. It’s easy to find a recipe – you can browse categories (course, ingredient, occasion or theme), get recipe recommendations, check out popular recipe collections, or use the easy search filters to find the perfect recipe. You can also tweak any recipe on the site to make it your own and then share it with friends. Plus, you can often find more than $100 a month in grocery coupons and sign up for a weekly email newsletter.






  • Nickelodeon has teamed up with Lea Furniture ( a La-Z-Boy Incorporated company), to produce cool new kids bedroom furniture based on Dora, Diego, iCarly and SpongeBob SquarePants. Called ‘Nickelodeon MyRoom’ and developed around research conducted to ensure the design was responsive to parenting, kids, technological and lifestyle trends, the new Nickelodeon bedroom furniture supports creativity, independent play and customization, which are all part of kids development! Two examples:
  • Families who purchase an Adventures by Disney vacation between now and January 15, 2010 will receive a free three-night Disney Cruise to the Bahamas. Disney created this special offer in an effort to help parents and children spend more quality time with each other through family vacations. For additional information on this offer and Adventures by Disney, visit
  • For Los Angeles readers: For one weekend only find discounts on Ella Moss, Splendid and Splendid Mills for men and women, as well as children’s clothing from Splendid Littles, Splendid Girl, Splendid Mills Jr, Little Ella and Ella Moss Girl. When? November 20 – 22, 2009 (Friday 9a-4p, Sat 9a-4p, and Sun 10a-3p) Where? Cooper Building, 860 s. Los Angeles St. 8th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014. Only cash, Visa, Master Card, and American Express accepted. All sales are final—no returns, no exchanges, no refunds, no exceptions.
  • For Canadian readers only: The Pillsbury Baking Challenge is happening now! It offers a great way for the creative Canadian baker/recipe maker to win for their creations!  The Grand Prize winner will win a dream suite of kitchen appliances courtesy of Whirlpool, cleaning services for a full year courtesy of Molly Maid, and a year’s worth of groceries, all valued at over $11,500. To participate, visit the official contest site at, select the Pillsbury product that you would use as the basis in your recipe, add your additional ingredients/preparation instructions and you’re done! Upload as many recipes as you want until November 15 and keep track of the latest competition buzz by following the hashtag #pillsburybc on Twitter.

Have a great week!