Monthly Archives: September 2014

IKEA Time Travel Experiment – Part 2

IKEA Time Travel Experiment – Part 2

If you’re a parent then you can completely relate to how quickly time passes. One minute, our kids are just infants and the next… well, they’re not. We recently celebrated Miss K’s 10th birthday and with that, we spe ...
Philanthropic Friday: Domestic Violence

Philanthropic Friday: Domestic Violence

Many years ago when we were a young couple, like many of you starting out, we lived in an apartment. Our neighbors were of all ages, mostly older retirees or single working professionals. There was one couple a few years younger than us tha ...
Which Fried First? The Chicken or the Egg?

Which Fried First? The Chicken or the Egg?

As we’ve mentioned quite a bit, our eating habits now are better now than they were a handful of years ago. However, they are completely different from what they were when I graduated from college. Back then, my diet often consisted o ...
An Endless Party with Endless Games

An Endless Party with Endless Games

By now you’ve probably seen us highlight dozens upon dozens of games we’ve either found at our local thrift stores or been fortunate to review copies from a number of small publishers. One company that we told you about last mon ...
7-Ingredient Vegetable Salad Recipe

7-Ingredient Vegetable Salad Recipe

Although I’ve never had a monk fruit nor ever seen one, I’m intrigued by this new sweetener option. I am ever the snacker so having options that are not only filling but more nutritious is really important. We stock the pantry a ...
Plantation Salad Dressing Recipe

Plantation Salad Dressing Recipe

Some of the coolest legacies are ones with true roots that went to the grave with those involved. Here in the Quad Cities, chefs try to recreate “Plantation Salad”, a local specialty salad dressing named for the restaurant that ...
German Design Without German Prices

German Design Without German Prices

Not very long ago when we wanted to buy something, we were limited to whatever the local retailers decided to stock or turned to department store and mail order catalogs. The barriers to entry that a small company faced was enormous, whethe ...
Join Us for a #ThomasSchool Party!

Join Us for a #ThomasSchool Party!

Fall is in full swing and kids are headed back to school. That’s why we’re ready to chat about back to school ideas with Thomas & Friends™. Plus, we’ll tell you all about the Journey to Rewards program where you can earn rewards for all ...
Naturally Clean Babies

Naturally Clean Babies

With a set of 7-month old triplets and a 4 year old, you can be assured I have a lot of little people to bathe and make sure their skin stays nice, clean and moisturized! (Yeah, I know you re-read that first sentence – that’s ri ...
Your Man Loves Luxury as Much as You!

Your Man Loves Luxury as Much as You!

They say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. I guess for most things that is true, but I have to say over the past couple of years I have learned something very valuable when it comes to cosmetics and beauty products. That is ...