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Slicing Watermelon in 2011

Apparently, I've been needlessly torturing myself with my old school watermelon slicing technique. To tell the truth, I just didn't know any better. It's a shame, I tell you. It's a real shame.

My go-to magazine, Sunset, has set me on a better path once again. And I just have to share. (Thank you, Sunset. What would I do without you?)

If you don't have a delicious, juicy watermelon sitting on your counter top just imagine. That bulging globe of goodness is just waiting to be sliced into! But where to start?!? If you are like I was (last week), you would get the biggest knife you own and slice that baby right now the middle. Then, you'd lay it on it's flat sides and cut into quarters, then slices... it's not a bad technique if you want to serve your melon with the rind on.

But, if you're making a fruit salad, cutting into chunks for kids, or cubing to make a beverage, then you need to hear about my "new" favorite" cutting technique!

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Heelys Product Review

We surprised our little man with a pair of Heely's for his 6th birthday last week. He couldn't have been more excited - sneakers with wheels? - what could be cooler than that??

It's been about a week and he is still trying to get the hang of them. Our strategy is slow and steady. A few minutes each day trying to help him to find his balance and figure out how to position his feet. He wasn't so hot on roller skates this summer either, so I'm not too surprised it's taking him a while.

First stop in the training process was the Heely's website for a demo and tutorial video that was helpful. It gives you the basics, but is definitely geared toward teens and adults.

Here are my thoughts:
Great for kids who are already prolific skatersOlder kids and teens will catch on quicklyHeely's quality is top notchI love that you can take out the wheels entirely and wear as regular shoesThe styles and colors to choose from are impressiveBe sure to become a fan on their…