Monthly Archives: February 2014

Philanthropic Friday: Time and Talent

Philanthropic Friday: Time and Talent

Every quarter as I sit at the finance council meeting for the church, I hear the same concern brought up. “How do we emphasize ‘time and talent’ to our parishioners?” This is a common dilemma for organizations, non-p ...
The Best Birthday Gift for Dad

The Best Birthday Gift for Dad

I don’t know about you but my dad and my husband have always been the most difficult to buy gifts for. Their lists of wants is always so short and their list of needs is non-existent. When they need something throughout the year, they ...
Blizzard’s Hearthstone Enters Open Beta

Blizzard’s Hearthstone Enters Open Beta

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, there is no way you could not have been exposed in some way to Blizzard’s extremely successful MMORPG “World of Warcraft”. Whether you played yourself or had a family member that ...
Hey, Turkey! Get Fit!

Hey, Turkey! Get Fit!

When there’s an opportunity to encourage our kids to eat right and stay active, we embrace it. They realized how much they enjoyed swimming and running so we got them involved in teams or races and purchased the tools and equipment to ...
Sometimes Thicker IS Better

Sometimes Thicker IS Better

I’ve written recently about pizza, probably too many times for my waistline. Sometimes it is store-bought frozen, other times I use a pre-made crust and add my own toppings. Last year I was on a make-your-own-dough trek that resulted ...
Thrift Treasure:  Sequence Dice

Thrift Treasure: Sequence Dice

In the past few weeks you’ve seen a number of great game finds we’ve made that only cost us $1.38 each. For this week’s submission we had to splurge a little bit. But this game box came with not one, but three games! How m ...
Save Your Pennies for the Daily Deal

Save Your Pennies for the Daily Deal

If you’re anything like me, you like getting a bargain. Whether it’s hitting a yard sale or local thrift store, finding something on clearance at a retailer or scoring a bargain online, it’s always a rush. The weather righ ...
Blogger to WordPress:  Broken Links

Blogger to WordPress: Broken Links

Today I was reading a couple friends’ blog posts and noticed something odd about their links.  A number of them had a strike-through applied to it. Like this. My first thought was a Chrome plugin that I use to make sure I remembered t ...
Drawing on the Fundamentals

Drawing on the Fundamentals

We have a rule about bedtime. Upstairs by 8, in bed to start relaxing by 8:15 and lights out at 8:30. We adjust that on the weekends by a half hour. While they are welcome to go to bed earlier but that’s not usually what happens. They ...
Not All Breasts Are Created Equal

Not All Breasts Are Created Equal

It’s official… I’m no longer friends with my willpower. It has failed me. For quite some time, I was able to focus on my eating habits and portion control and lose weight. For just over 620 days, I logged into MyFitnessPal ...