Timely nuggets of information and ideas we want to share with you.

If you want to inspire the ‘inner artist’ in your kids and distract them from their screens, or you are finally going to take a trip and want something to amuse them, this Studio in a Box from Kid Made Modern fits the bill.  It has high quality art tools and supplies in a convenient carrying case.  They can sketch, paint or color.  $39.99.

April can be very chilly in many parts of the country, and if you are still trying to only see people outside, wearing heated clothes might help you.  Ororo sells the battery-operated heated vests for men and women pictured above for $169.99.  They also sell heated hoodies for $189 and socks for $99.  ASE reader, Shaye, just sent in the information that the Ororo heated clothing products are on Amazon for reduced prices.  Thank you, Shaye!  Here is a link to the vests.



                                                                                                                                         Image courtesy of Oprah magazine

This is a very handy chart of Mac keyboard shortcuts.  For PCs, substitute the “ctrl” key for the “cmd” key and that should usually work.  When you use a shortcut instead of using your mouse or curser to find the right action in the top menu, you apparently save about 2 seconds per minute according to Brainscape.com.  That adds up to eight workdays per year.  WOW!

Go to this link,  scroll down to shortcuts chart, print it out and stick it on your bulletin board.


Still padding around the house most of these pandemic days?  Try these Chelsea Training Shoes by Athletic Propulsion Labs.  The reviews rave about how comfortable they are.  They are not inexpensive, but everyone says they are worth it.  You can wear them all day, or only as training shoes. They have a sock-like 3D stretch rebound ‘TechLoom’ upper, and the slip-on is designed to adjust to the shape of your foot.  They have supportive insoles.  $250.00


Check out what else we wrote about this week;



Tablescapes! Setting the Scene for Entertaining and Holidays – We Are Getting Closer.