Monday, March 16, 2009

Blog Roundup 3/17/2009

Just a few thangs fo yo ass.....


So Budget Babe is doing this
cool thing where they spotlight a new online store every day for a week (or a month?). Yesterday's store was Bare Acessories which is an online store selling accessories (bags, jewelry, hoisery, sunglasses, etc). They had some cute stuff! Here are a few of the bags and Jewelry that I liked...

A few blogs posted recipes yesterdays in honor of St. Patrick's day. One was a SUPER cute peppermint cupcake (pictured to the left) from the Simply Recipes blog. Thektchn posted a Guinness Chocolate cake. I've never had Guinness before, but the recipe was from Nigella Lawson and I think she generally makes tasty stuff... A couple ideas for next year. :-)


The folks over at the Exercise blog finally posted something useful (there were about to get deleted from my subscription list). I love exercises that you can do between sets of strength training to keep your heart rate up... some of my faves are jumping jacks (Old school, I know), jump rope, and burpees. posted a new one; Froggy Jumps! They are basically like jumping squats but harder. Here are the instructions:
  1. Squat all the way down to the floor, putting your hands on the floor in front of you.
  2. In an explosive movement, push up from the floor, jumping up in the air.
  3. As you jump, tap your heels together and take the hands behind the head or up in the air.
  4. Land with bent knees to protect the joints and go back into your squat to prepare for the next jump.
  5. Repeat 10-20 froggy jumps, rest and repeat, if desired.
I tried a few of these last night... they're no joke. They really work your legs because of the deep squat, and you can't be lazy about pushing off into the jump or you won't have time to click your heels together. Good stuff.

That's all for today!

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