Monthly Archives: September 2014

Lighting Up Our World with 160 LEDs

Lighting Up Our World with 160 LEDs

Last April I gave Nicole a new camera for her birthday. This Nikon to be specific. With the redesign of SahmReviews having taken place in December, the photos from our point-n-shoot or iPhones weren’t going to cut it any longer. It wa ...
Turning Heads One Step at a Time

Turning Heads One Step at a Time

There was a time in my life when I didn’t mind being the focus of attention. I modeled new clothing lines for the local branch of a national clothing store in exchange for store credit. The work including in-store runway work and disp ...
Thrift Treasure:  CirKis

Thrift Treasure: CirKis

By now you’re probably wondering why our daughter is holding what looks to be two copies of the same game. Well, it IS two copies of the same game and comes with an interesting story. When we find games at yard sales or thrift stores, ...
When TV Time is Quality Time

When TV Time is Quality Time

As you know, we spend a lot of free time doing things as a family. Going to conventions, playing board games, going to the movies and watching TV. Yes, I said watching TV. I know, I know. Parents are sworn to the unspoken code of “Don ...
Winning Gift Ideas with Winning Moves

Winning Gift Ideas with Winning Moves

Back in August we showed you a cool new toy introduced by game veterans, Winning Moves. These new Splash Cards allowed you to play any game that is normally played with a 52-card deck IN YOUR SWIMMING POOL! I have to say that not only were ...
For When Your Hair Needs Some TLC

For When Your Hair Needs Some TLC

A few years back, after a lot of frustration and some really damaged home-colored hair, I broke down and had my hair professionally colored. It was difficult for me because it’s a very expensive process and I was told that red hair do ...
Have We Lost Our Marbles? Not Yet!

Have We Lost Our Marbles? Not Yet!

For as long as I can remember, there was this couple that my parents had always been friends with. And by my saying “as long as I can remember”, I mean that the wife was the person who drove my mom to the hospital when she was i ...
Are You Ready to Cut the Cord?

Are You Ready to Cut the Cord?

When I was growing up, my mom worked for the phone company as did my aunt. They both had worked there when they were younger and were able to start with some seniority when they decided to rejoin the workforce after taking time off to raise ...
Ultimate M&M Peanut Butter Muffins

Ultimate M&M Peanut Butter Muffins

Raise your hand if you are a parent and you’re proudly raising geeks. I know I’m not the only one. Know how I know? Because we attended the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo a few months back and we were far from the only f ...
A Knife That Makes the Cut

A Knife That Makes the Cut

Back in my college years I had a part time job at a local fast food chain. Part of our menu was a salad bar that required regular restocking of all its fruits and vegetables. As part of our training we were shown the proper way of handling, ...