Friday Finds – February 9, 2007

Cara’s Finds:

Cute, affordable maternity clothes. WMAG reader MeauxJeaux found a great site for stylish moms-to-be. Check out Kiki’s Fashions.
Date day at the movies? AMC Theatres are having an Oscar special Saturday, February 24. See all five nominated films (Babel, The Queen, The Departed, Letters from Iwo Jima, and Little Miss Sunshine), plus get unlimited popcorn and soda for $30 per person. A great deal for a movie buff. But, I couldn’t stand to sit that long.
See Ozzy for free. Sound crazy? That’s how it goes… Forget about spending $30 at the movies when you can see OzzFest for FREE. But, there is a catch. Fans must visit the OzzFest Web site to find links that will direct them to special sponsor sites where tickets can be secured.

Tela’s Finds:

Watch out for Man Boobs on your son. I would’ve never thought the Aveeno Calming Lotion with Lavender I bought for my son could give him man boobs. A preliminary study suggests otherwise. I’ll be putting that lotion on the shelf. Maybe I’ll bring it back to use on myself once I stop nursing…

Susan’s Finds:

-Organize and share your digital photos. Soon after our daughter was born, my husband and I were looking for a way to post photos of her online. Our friends Shanon and Ben had been using SmugMug for a couple of years. We liked the looks of it, so we tried it.

What a fantastic site! Easy for you to use, easy for your friends and family to view your photos. No registration required for folks to see your albums. No ads, pop-ups, or spam. Unlimited photo storage (plus videos, if you upgrade to a Pro account). The customer service will astound you–a real, knowledgable person responds to your email, usually within hours. And you can order high-quality prints and photo gifts. (I recommend the mug with your baby’s mug on it! Grandmas love that stuff.)

I can’t say enough great things about SmugMug. If you’ve been looking for something like this for your family’s photos, try it free for two weeks!

Change the world one light bulb at a time. Have you ever seen those funky-looking twisty light bulbs? They’re energy-efficient compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs. I heard this guy talking about them today on “All Things Considered.” Brian Huyser started an online effort to get people to convert from standard incandescent bulbs to CFL bulbs. Why not? It saves you money, helps prevent global warming, and conserves energy–all with just a switch of a bulb. Check out to learn more and participate.

Boy, this sure beats the back of a cereal box! Since we recently started Cassie on finger foods, I’ve been casually reading the Cheerios box while waiting for her to gum her O’s. That’s how I discovered the Cheerios Nurturing Circle, which offers information, stories, and tips from real parents and experts at The site is divided into content for new parents like me, kids, families, and adults. Makes me love Cheerios even more.

1 thought on “Friday Finds – February 9, 2007

  1. We use the energy efficient light bulbs at our house and I love them. We buy them in bulk at Home Depot and when you think about how long they last, the cost is worth it.

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