Monthly Archives: November 2013

Forget Your Makeup? It’s Okay!

Forget Your Makeup? It’s Okay!

Picture this: 4 am on Saturday. We were finishing getting ready for a trip to Chicago for the Chicago Toy and Game Fair.  We needed to be there by 7:30 and the drive is like 3 hours.I wasn’t worried. The night before, I had charged al ...
Hungry to Catch Fire and Inspire

Hungry to Catch Fire and Inspire

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you’re already aware that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters this weekend. I’ve seen plenty of previews and think the movie looks fantastic but don’t have it on my agend ...
No Helmet Required With Video Games

No Helmet Required With Video Games

Video game footage or a live action shot?  Look closely.  If you guessed video game, you’re WRONG!  But you can’t be faulted, today’s video games are so realistic it is nearly impossible to tell the two apart.  Here’ ...
Top 40 Music That’s Safe for All

Top 40 Music That’s Safe for All

What’s a parent to do when their 9-going-on-14 daughter wants to be a pop star?  Besides pray?  Today’s pop music sure isn’t what it was when I was their age and I’m sure my parents said the same thing about what I l ...
Disney on Ice: Not Just for Kids

Disney on Ice: Not Just for Kids

If there’s one thing I know, it’s that just because something seems like it is for kids, doesn’t mean it is JUST for kids. Whether we’re talking about toys or foods or projects, being swept away into the magic that i ...
Kids Asked for More VEGETABLES!

Kids Asked for More VEGETABLES!

I hate to feel like a food snob (because I’m not) but my husband actually caught me using the phrase “flavor profiles” the other day. It’s just that since we started eating healthier, I have more of an awareness of f ...
Constructing a Miniature Yellow Submarine

Constructing a Miniature Yellow Submarine

If I wasn’t opposed to music here, then I would totally have Yellow Submarine by The Beatles cranked up on auto-play and looping. But I hate music that auto-launches because frankly, it’s just annoying and kind of clues your bos ...
As Easy as Putting on a Watch

As Easy as Putting on a Watch

Keeping tabs on my health is a pretty big deal to me. Thanks to website such as DirectLabs, I’m able to place orders for regular bloodwork without waiting for the doctor to authorize it. No, I’m not a hypochondriac, I just like ...
Hard Luck Could Mean Good Luck

Hard Luck Could Mean Good Luck

As a kid, I remember gathering up my birthday money and heading off to buy as many Nancy Drew books as I could. To this day, I still remember laying by the nightlight on the floor well after bedtime… reading… and reading… ...