Monthly Archives: August 2014

Light on Your Head (and Wallet)

Light on Your Head (and Wallet)

My wife says I’m a hard person to buy for. I don’t see it. I think she’s just not being attentive or creative enough – there’s plenty of things I would love to have that I either won’t or haven’t bo ...
Scottish Items NOT Made in China

Scottish Items NOT Made in China

My surname is Brady, a documented lineage from Ireland (MacBrady). My wife’s is Robertson, which comes to her through a number of Northern European countries such as Norway, Great Britain and of course, Scotland. We have always enjoye ...
Back to School with “No” Vitamins

Back to School with “No” Vitamins

Okay, before you freak out… hear me out. I’m not saying don’t take vitamins. What I’m referring to are the extras that don’t need to be in vitamins. When I was a kid, my mom used to purchase vitamins from a spe ...
Ultimate Mobile Hotspot: In-Car Wi-Fi

Ultimate Mobile Hotspot: In-Car Wi-Fi

After almost 10 years with the same van, last year we finally purchased a new vehicle. Each year, we watched as technology improved and automobiles came with the latest and greatest gadgets build-in. I’m a pretty frugal person and cou ...
DIY: How to Clean Makeup Brushes

DIY: How to Clean Makeup Brushes

Recently I have discussed my interested in improving my beauty care regimen. I’ve been trying new products like essential oils, serums and creams as well as using higher quality makeup. Yet I fail to remember to do one of the simplest ...

Happy for Another Kidz Bop

If there’s one thing you can count on a couple times a year, it’s the release of a new Kidz Bop album (are they even called “albums” anymore?) New music is always hitting the waves and having a kid-friendly version t ...
Can My Nintendo Mii Shop at Best Buy?

Can My Nintendo Mii Shop at Best Buy?

So let me get you all caught up on the latest in our area. Scott and I are no longer married, but we are sweethearts. The 11yr old boy across the street is married to the sixth grade girl one street over. And not to be left out, our daughte ...
Can Kindness Be Taught? Yes.

Can Kindness Be Taught? Yes.

Back in January, I told you about an unexpected item on 9-year-old daughter’s Christmas list: “Donations to give to the animal shelter“. If you haven’t read the story, please pop over and do so because we’re 3/ ...
Have a Quao, Man!

Have a Quao, Man!

Do you remember the Kickstarter campaign by Wiggity Bang Games mentioned here last month for Alpha Bandits? Great news! They succeeded in raising the funds needed to bring the game to market and even exceeded their goal by over 33%! But let ...
Back to School for the Mobile Generation

Back to School for the Mobile Generation

When I was a kid, it sure seemed like summer just flew by. Giving up the freedom to be out and about, playing and enjoying the great outdoors wasn’t something any kid looked forward to. Memorial Day to Labor Day was pretty much the be ...