Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mix Things Up: KitchenAid Giveaway

Mix Things Up: KitchenAid Giveaway

It’s so funny listening to people joke about how it just isn’t right for men to give the women in their lives kitchen or cleaning products. For as long as I can remember, I had wanted a KitchenAid mixer and was thrilled when DH ...
Gardening: Beyond Just Food

Gardening: Beyond Just Food

Growing up in Iowa, I was kind of an in-between kid. We didn’t live in the city and we didn’t own a farm. We lived in a ranch home on 10 acres. There was a period of time where we raised chickens and rabbits but that’s as ...
Summer Fun: Band of Better at 80/35

Summer Fun: Band of Better at 80/35

When there isn’t snow on the ground, we try to attend festivals and fairs whenever possible. Sometimes we travel to nearby major cities but more often, we hit local events like the Bix Biederbeck festival, Celtic Highland games, Beau ...
Simple Dinners Under 600 Calories

Simple Dinners Under 600 Calories

When we take a break from some of the fabulous games and gadgets we get to tell you about, we try to sneak in a recipe or two. We always try to incorporate some of our diet goals in our meal planning. Among the common misconceptions about d ...
Major-league Anti-perspirant

Major-league Anti-perspirant

One of our favorite summer activities is to take the girls to a baseball game. We have a great minor league team in our town whose stadium was just voted the Best Minor League Ballpark by USA Today last year. We also discovered that the tea ...
Name It. Tap It. Pass It.

Name It. Tap It. Pass It.

Two weeks ago we introduced you to CrossWays by USAopoly. Odds are you have a branded version of Monopoly in your collection from this company. Perhaps it’s a The Lord of the Rings™ Trilogy Edition? We are delighted to bring you anoth ...
Teaching an Old TV New Tricks

Teaching an Old TV New Tricks

Back in 2004 we purchased a house in Arcadia, California to be closer to my employer’s new manufacturing facility. It was a much larger house than we needed, but was in one of the best public school districts in the region and housing ...
The Smart Scale for Geeks

The Smart Scale for Geeks

In 2011, I shared about the Zero Scale. What I loved about the scale was that it kept track of how much weight I had lost, but didn’t stress me out about how much I actually weighed. Since I was working out and lifting weights at the ...
Thrift Treasure:  Top Spin

Thrift Treasure: Top Spin

In the late 70’s I lived in West Germany. We were stationed there due to my parents working as government-employed civilians. Back then the selection of toys available wasn’t near as vast as today’s offerings, and even wor ...
Dads and Grads Pinterest Sweepstakes

Dads and Grads Pinterest Sweepstakes

You love to win things, right? I like being able to offer giveaways because it makes me feel like Santa. It’s fun and it makes people so happy. No matter what your beauty routine is like, the one sure-fire way to make yourself look be ...