Monthly Archives: January 2014

Philanthropic Friday: Animal Shelter

Philanthropic Friday: Animal Shelter

For quite some time, I’ve been wanting to create a feature on SAHM Reviews that focuses on philanthropy. My thought process was for “Philanthropic Friday” to be a regular feature that posts on Fridays because that is when ...
Easy Stonefire Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Easy Stonefire Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Just around the corner from our house is a Mediterranean restaurant. I’ve always adored Gyros but this particular restaurant has a panini that is all veggie. I’m not a vegetarian nor do I seek out vegetarian dishes. But one day, ...

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Morphology)

Pick it. Build it. Animate it. Guess it. That’s the slogan of Morphology, a new party game we had the opportunity of testing thanks to the fine folks at PlaSmart & Morphology Games. Morphology Games launched in late fall of 2009, ...
Snow Day Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Snow Day Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Yesterday was another snow day, our fourth of the year. Actually I don’t think any of them were because of snow. They are all due to the frigid arctic cold weather we’ve been having. You moms know what this means:  entertaining ...
Brewing Innovation with iCoffee

Brewing Innovation with iCoffee

Family and friends have those popular single-serve coffee makers, I’ve tried them at trade shows and they even have them at the auto repair shop and orthodontist. While it might be handy to own one because of their convenience, I̵ ...
Thrift Treasure:  Zenith Strategy Game

Thrift Treasure: Zenith Strategy Game

Once again $1.38 was the magical price for a thrift shop gem and this one will remain in our game library for quite a while. It isn’t often you find a game with 116 WOODEN pieces (not plastic, actual wood!). From the same people that ...
How About a $100 Gift Card Giveaway?

How About a $100 Gift Card Giveaway?

It’s Saturday and the weather outside here in Iowa is awful. I should be calling toll free and booking a vacation somewhere warm. Better yet, a real estate agent in a state that doesn’t utilize the term “wind-chill.” ...
Dreaming of Prom Dresses

Dreaming of Prom Dresses

When my daughters were born, dressing them in adorable outfits was so much fun. They have always been small for their age so they didn’t grow out of their clothes very fast. I could rotate my favorite outfits for months. For a while, ...
Artisan Chocolates: Unique and Delicious

Artisan Chocolates: Unique and Delicious

At some point during every visit with my mother-in-law, we end up having ice cream. Whether we head to the local ice cream place or have it at a buffet, the discussion always ends the same. She wants chocolate. Not rocky road or chocolate c ...
Blogger to WordPress:  Preventing Spam

Blogger to WordPress: Preventing Spam

One thing all bloggers have to combat is the deluge of spam comments on their posts. This is not unique to WordPress, we had the same issues on Blogger. Daily we would have to wade through the spam box to make sure no valid comments were be ...