Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I've got big plans for this  weekend; I plan on cleaning out my office and reorganizing all bins, sample,  files, etc. Here are some tips that help me make the most with my small home office:

•Use bins and stylish storage containers to keep like items together.

•Create floor-to-ceiling storage by adding vertical shelving.

•Chose furniture on rollers or add casters to existing furnishings; this helps furniture become multifunctional and you can roll furniture around to fit your needs.

•Go wireless and as cordless as possible.
•Find furniture that multitasks. If you use the dining room table for a desk, see if you can add space in a nearby buffet for files and a small supply of office supplies.

•Find pretty accessories, filling cabinets, post its, pencils, etc. Your office is still your home so try to decorate it as you would the rest of your house, if you do you'll want to spend more time and be more productive in your work space.

Hugh Jackman sizzles in Real Steel releasing on October 7th

Fans of celeb Dad, Hugh Jackman, will be thrilled to see him tackle a new role in Real Steel which opens in theaters everywhere on October 7th. Here’s the official movie poster below. My sources working on this movie, tell me this film will appeal to the entire family so I’ll be excited to see what Parents & their tweens or teens think of it once it releases.

The combination of steamy Hugh on screen for the ladies and the fighting & robot action for the guys sounds like a hit to me.

Here’s the official scoop from DreamWorks Pictures:

A action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

“Real Steel” is directed by Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum” franchise and “Date Night”).

“Real Steel” is about a former boxer (Hugh Jackman) who, against all odds, gets one last shot at a comeback when he teams up with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) to build and train the perfect contender for the new high-tech sport of robot boxing.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Crafts

While looking for some easy Halloween crafts for kids, I realized that Zack and Coles attention span may be just a little too short for anything beyond a coloring sheet right now! That said, I did find quite a few fun Halloween crafts for kids on Pinterest, and I might give a few of them a go.

I particularly love the first image, that features a glowstick Halloween lantern project. Apparently the fluid in the glowstick is nontoxic! What kid wouldn’t love a spooky glowing lantern? I am also really curious to know how long the glowstick fluid stays, well, glowy!

Hope you enjoy these easy Halloween crafts for kids!