Monthly Archives: July 2014

10 D.o.T.G. – Bowling Dice

10 D.o.T.G. – Bowling Dice

We’ve found so many great games at yard sales and thrift stores this summer that we decided to show you more than the typical one per week! For the next 10 days we’ll introduce you to a Thrift Treasure that you’ve probably ...
Summertime is Music Time

Summertime is Music Time

All over the country during the Summer season, thoughts turn to music. Why you ask? Summer is the time for outdoor concerts, state fairs and even local music festivals. We’ve attended a number of outdoor performances by Gaelic Storm, ...
Appliance Envy: Samsung Chef Collection

Appliance Envy: Samsung Chef Collection

There is no doubt that we are a bit of a geeky family. While we are frugal, when we make sizable purchases, we try to make decisions that are well thought-out and weigh the costs versus the benefits, including technology advancements and lo ...
Move Over Three-Card Monty

Move Over Three-Card Monty

With most puzzle and logic games now appearing exclusively on mobile devices, it sure it refreshing to find a brain-teaser of the analog type. We’ve featured games by ThinkFun in the past that have mainly targeted the younger crowd, b ...
Thrift Treasure:  Quits

Thrift Treasure: Quits

I’ve mentioned before my love for well-made games. Not necessarily the game play, but good quality materials and construction techniques. Wooden games rank high on this list – there is something so simple, yet timeless about the ...
Magic in a Box or Smoke and Mirrors?

Magic in a Box or Smoke and Mirrors?

Somewhat by accident we’ve become portable speaker experts over the past six months. I’ve always been an audio aficionado as well as a gadget freak, so the opportunity to review cutting-edge products that fit both of these inter ...
Great Contributions from Great Clips

Great Contributions from Great Clips

I don’t know about you but when I see the back to school supplies start showing up in the Sunday paper, I’m torn on whether to be happy or sad. It is a definite sign that summer is quickly coming to a close. The kids are already ...
Is It a Dice Frenzy? No, It’s Tenzi!

Is It a Dice Frenzy? No, It’s Tenzi!

In April we told you about a Thrift Treasure we found called Sharp Shooter. It was a dice game that required you to roll certain patterns in order to earn points. It quickly became a favorite game night game for our family, mostly because e ...
Summer With Games… and Katy Perry

Summer With Games… and Katy Perry

Just because it is summer doesn’t mean it is a time to be physically and mentally lazy. We support our kids as they participate in summer sports in addition to enrolling them in a park program so they’re outside and active. Last ...
Modern Day Etiquette: Mobile Manners

Modern Day Etiquette: Mobile Manners

A few weeks ago, Miss K attended a fashion camp at the local college. It wasn’t a glorified crafting class, it was full-on educational. They learned about the history of fashion, some DIY fashion, skin care and even etiquette. It was ...