Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My Art Gallery for Kids Review

A few weeks ago Fynn and I got an awesome package in the mail; the My Art Gallery for Kids- to display her art work. I've been trying to keep some of her projects, but they usually end up torn or wrinkled or lost, whoever thought of this art gallery has clearly had the same issue. 

The concept is simple; a 3-frame art gallery where the picture frames can be stuck together, or displayed separately. You can use the giant magnet that's included to display artwork on any metal surface, or each frame also comes with stand features to stand alone. You could also do the traditional nail in the wall method to hang the frames. What makes this product unique? The fact that each frame is designed to hold 35 pieces of artwork. That's a total of 105 pieces that can be stored, while displaying three at a time. There's also a little spot for a picture of the artist to be displayed, so if you had several kids, each could have their own, personalized, art gallery.

Fynn was excited to open the package (as always) but she was even more excited the next day when we put one of her pieces of artwork into the frame. She loves her pictures, and is always excited to show them off. She kept pointing to her picture and saying "that's mine". So stinking cute. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter to see how others are using their My Art Gallery to show of their kid's artwork. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

20 Weeks Pregnant With Boo #2

I'm temp-blogging form this beast of a dinosaur computer we've had sitting in the closet for ages... which means it is huge, and heavy, and slower than old school AOL dial up.  However, it works better than the iPad because I can type  normally, watermark my pix (in theory... I tried to do it, and it didn't work), and post links. So here goes this week's (which is really last week's) update.

  • 20 weeks! The halfway point... this is going by fast!
  • This week baby Boo is the size of a banana at about 6.5 inches long and 10.2 ounces
  • I went to two Fit Club workouts after school this week. One of our gym teachers puts on workout videos and we make fools of ourselves. Not going to lie though, it makes me feel good that I can do them still (every now and then with a modification). I was a lot more active when I was pregnant with Fynn, but I was also a lot less busy.

  • I've gained a total of 6 pounds so far... last time I had gained 11 pounds at the 20 week mark. Not going to lie, a part of me is a little nervous that Baby Boo isn't getting what he/she needs. I've been eating as much as possible this week, but have been getting a lot of stomach aches and nausea which limits things a bit. Next week we have our big ultrasound, so we can check to see how this baby is growing
  • I'm also sleeping like crap lately... several nights this week I don't even think I actually slept at all... which means some zombie-like days at work... kind of feels like when Fynn was little and up 5-8 times a night. Can't wait for that phase again :/
  • I know one thing, this baby is moving about just fine. Lots of little kicks and swirls going down. This week I started to feel them a little more often during the day, but they're strongest at night when I lay down. Best feeling in the world :) 
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