Yearly Archives: 2013

HIGHLIGHTS: BlogHer 2013 (Spirograph)

HIGHLIGHTS: BlogHer 2013 (Spirograph)

Some things are too much fun to share with the kiddos. Case in point:  Spirograph. One of my favorites as a kid, the updated versions are SOOO much easier to use. The kits come with everything you need to begin – two different colored ...
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

From my family to yours, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for being a loyal reader of SAHM Reviews, for commenting on posts, for entering giveaways and for sharing our content with others. We have big pla ...

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Marusenko Sphere)

We LOVE puzzle games.  My brother and I grew up in the era of Rubik’s Cube and we both have always enjoyed trying out harder and harder ones.  At the Chicago Toy & Game Expo this year I came across something I had never seen befor ...
Aquarium Getaway With the Essex Inn

Aquarium Getaway With the Essex Inn

There’s only so much to do amidst the cornfields of Iowa. During the summer months, we’re able to get fresh air at a park, attend minor league ball games or a festival somewhere. Even those get a bit tiresome. Winter months are ...
Wear Your Emotions

Wear Your Emotions

Do you ever have something happen and at the time you don’t realize how significant it is? In the early 1990s, I had one of those experiences. As we sat huddled around a computer surfing on CompuServe, we were amazed at the ability to ...
HGTV Jessie Chair: Heaps of Options

HGTV Jessie Chair: Heaps of Options

There was a time not too long ago when people really understood the phrase “Made in the USA”. In the 90s, as Walmart had extensive growth, it was the backbone of every commercial. Unfortunately, that status is mostly lost for th ...
HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Drop Shot)

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Drop Shot)

Right at the front of the expo hall you couldn’t help but run into the large display from PlaSmart. We even had the opportunity to interview the inventor of their featured game “Squashed”, Nick Metzler. Also on display was ...
Baked Goods for a Beginner

Baked Goods for a Beginner

Stop what you’re doing and listen up. I have very important information! Today, my friends, is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. Yes, it is. Seriously. It’s on the internet so it must be true! Not that we need an excuse t ...