Monthly Archives: December 2008

I Was Dust-ined (get it?) to Use Pledge

I Was Dust-ined (get it?) to Use Pledge

Growing up, I was fortunate enough to have a mom who stayed home.  Unfortunately, there was a point in time where both my parents had to work.During the day, I would spend a lot of time sitting around watching TV but I liked being able to p ...
My Phone is Better than Your Phone

My Phone is Better than Your Phone

When eBay was still in beta, DH and I were registered users.  We would head out to yard sales and buy collections then turn around and piece it out on eBay.  As eBay took hold, we often thought “Sure would be nice to be able to look t ...
Zen and the Art of DS Puzzle Games

Zen and the Art of DS Puzzle Games

Several months ago, my mother-in-law went to visit a friend in the hospital.  He proudly showed off his new game and how it was helping keep his brain active.  When she came to visit us, she told us all about it and said it sounded interest ...
Have a Gun and Not Afraid to Use It.

Have a Gun and Not Afraid to Use It.

Back in 1993 while I was working at our family business, a fancy new game came out where FOUR people could play simultaneously inside the same game on a networked system.  It was a new concept in gaming – the first time players could ...
Look out Food Network. Here We Come!

Look out Food Network. Here We Come!

Our wedding ceremony set the tone for how my marriage would be – simple and thrifty with hints of humor in unsuspecting places.  Father Ken, the priest who married us, shared a tidbit of information that DH had shared with him…  ...
Winner – Bratz Kidz Slumber Party Wii Game

Winner – Bratz Kidz Slumber Party Wii Game

There was a fantastic turnout for the giveaway of a Bratz Kidz Slumber Party game for the Wii.  Once again, thanks to The Game Factory for providing the prize for this giveaway and to Family Review Network for coordinating it.I would love t ...
Get Your Own Salad. This One is Mine.

Get Your Own Salad. This One is Mine.

Back in the days when I was a new mom, I recall a surprising trip to McDonald’s.  I sat and watched as a mom and her toddler enjoyed their lunch together.  You’re probably saying to yourself “What’s the big deal abou ...
My Appetizer has an Identity Crisis

My Appetizer has an Identity Crisis

When I was growing up, my paternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all converged on one house at Christmas to exchange gifts and eat. My dad was the oldest of eight children (no, they weren’t Catholic) and despite living in a ...
Winner – Build-A-Bear Gift Card

Winner – Build-A-Bear Gift Card

Special thanks to MomSelect (BSM Media) for providing the prize for the Build-A-Bear gift card giveaway. Congratulations to Jen (meddlingkidd) who said:  “My Daughter would love the Chilly Cheeks Penguin! Thanks for the chance to win! ...