Monthly Archives: January 2009

Families that Play Together, Stay Together

Families that Play Together, Stay Together

Growing up, I recall many nights of the family sitting around the kitchen table having a family night. Sometimes we played card games like Hearts, Spades or spoons. Other times we played board games like Monopoly, Trouble, Sorry, Yahtzee, L ...
Never Too Old for Video Games

Never Too Old for Video Games

When I was a kid, Santa graced us with the holy grail of gifts – an Atari 2600.  We graduated in a Coleco then later a Nintendo 64.  I don’t recall my parents ever having much interest in it.  Why should they since it was just a ...
Sweet Things Come in Small Packets

Sweet Things Come in Small Packets

Shortly after moving back to the Midwest, I was invited to a luncheon at a neighbor’s house.  She’s a nurse and had the nicest spread of healthy foods – all of it delicious.  Chicken salad on whole wheat pitas with sprouts ...
Spreading the Word for Happier Skin

Spreading the Word for Happier Skin

Have you ever told someone about a really great restaurant.  Good food, easy to get a seat. Then one day you go back to the restaurant only to find that it’s packed and you should have made reservations. Or maybe you find a favorite p ...
Let’s Have Some US Candy

Let’s Have Some US Candy

Back in 2004, I found out that MMs had started doing personalized MM candies.  There were only a few color options and you could only add words.  I thought it was a neat concept – very new and different from anything else out there.  ...
Winner – Pledge and Zenses

Winner – Pledge and Zenses

I think my brain stopped working recently… I did the random.org thing, screen captures and notified the winners. Yet I failed to announce it on the blog. Sheesh. Thanks for being patient! Congrats to the winners! Feel like entering an ...
Here, Sniff My Armpit

Here, Sniff My Armpit

Do you ever have something happen that gives you flashbacks to a little piece of what made you who you are? Not bad things, just silly stuff like why you may refuse to eat a particular food or use a particular product.That happened to me re ...
Where the Worlds of Diego and Risk Collide

Where the Worlds of Diego and Risk Collide

About two years ago, I went through a “Risk” phase.  I played Risk-style games online against players from all over the world.  The site that I frequented utilized several different maps, not just the standard world map like the ...
Winner – Build-A-Bear Gift Card #2

Winner – Build-A-Bear Gift Card #2

The holidays were quite hectic but I hope everyone had a wonderful time! I managed to squeak out some time to grab a winner in the second Build-A-Bear gift card giveaway.  Congrats to Andreah on her win! Thanks to MomSelect (BSM Media) for ...
What Have You Done for Your Neighbor Lately?

What Have You Done for Your Neighbor Lately?

Moving to Los Angeles was such a culture shock.  There was so much to do, so much to see, so much to learn.  But the people, whoa.  That was a doozy of a difference.  People were laid back, but they just weren’t as friendly as I was u ...