Monthly Archives: April 2014

Hats Your Kids Will Flip For!

Hats Your Kids Will Flip For!

Every parent has experienced the battle of getting their child to dress properly for the climate. While it would be nice to think it is simply a toddler issue, we all know better than that. I’ll let you know when we age out of it R ...
Thrift Treasure:  Sharp Shooters

Thrift Treasure: Sharp Shooters

Shopping for used games at thrift stores and yard sales is a ton of fun. Almost as much fun as actually playing the games. Many times we’ve passed on a game at a good price because it was missing a piece or two, and that piece is usua ...
Lightweight Hands-free Bluetooth Headset

Lightweight Hands-free Bluetooth Headset

When I was a kid – technically, until I was in my 20’s – making phone calls when you were out and about meant finding a pay phone. My penny loafers were equipped with dimes so I always had coins to call home. My tennis sho ...
House Hunting? Print out this Checklist

House Hunting? Print out this Checklist

As an accountant, my mind is wired in a way where I need everything to make sense. I ask questions about pretty much everything – big or small; for entertainment or for necessity. Writing out pros and cons isn’t unusual, either. ...
Boxcars Railroad Game Overview

Boxcars Railroad Game Overview

Last week we enjoyed some really nice Spring weather. On Saturday it hit the upper 70’s and it looked like Spring was finally here to stay. But as typically happens in April, showers arrived on Sunday. So much for outdoor play! This t ...
Are You Ready for Open-Toe Season?

Are You Ready for Open-Toe Season?

This has been a positively brutal winter. Usually by the time we’re changing the clocks, we’re able to enjoy something besides snow boots and winter jackets. Not this year. We’re two weeks into April and I haven’t ev ...
$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

If you had $50 to spend at Amazon, what would you buy? Something practical? Splurge on something for yourself? A gift for someone else? Well, if you’re the lucky winner of this “What Would You Buy” $50 Amazon Gift Card Giv ...
Sing Along! You…Light Up My Life…

Sing Along! You…Light Up My Life…

It’s Spring! How do I know this? It’s not because of the birds chirping. Not because I see flocks of geese flying northward. Not even because we set our clocks ahead a couple weeks ago. The real sign of spring for me? Kids ridin ...
Thrift Treasure:  u-build Connect 4

Thrift Treasure: u-build Connect 4

If you haven’t figured it out by now, our family loves to play board games. We also love constructing things from sets of Legos, Lincoln Logs and K-Nex. This week’s Thrift Treasure combines both of these loves into one very enga ...
Natural Healing with Essential Oils

Natural Healing with Essential Oils

The other day I celebrated my 44th birthday. Yes, 44. Most of the time, I don’t feel 44 because I exercise regularly and try to make healthy food choices. Some people say that I don’t look 44 but that’s because they see me ...