Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Gummy World? I’m In!

A Gummy World? I’m In!

For as long as I can remember, it has been a tradition (or weakness) that whenever we travel, we pick up some Cola Gummies to enjoy during the trip. Sometimes we pick them up ahead of time at Walgreens or Aldi and other times grab at a gas ...
Are You Ready for Some Electric Football?

Are You Ready for Some Electric Football?

“Go, go, go, GOOO! NOOO!” That’s my most vivid recollection from my days as an armchair football coach when I was a kid. I can still picture it today, the lineman ready to protect our quarterback. The running back lined up ...
Go for a Win with Tracks Collegiate Series

Go for a Win with Tracks Collegiate Series

For many people this is a very special time of the year. The kids are back in school and there is no sign of snow (yet). County fairs are in full swing and mosquitoes are finally under control thanks to a hot and dry summer. And probably th ...
What Motivates You?

What Motivates You?

Everything that we do is motivated by some outside force. We go to school to become brighter individuals, to learn a new skill or to prepare for a future job. We learn a craft or trade skill because it relaxes us, allows us to create someth ...
See, Gravity CAN Be Our Friend!

See, Gravity CAN Be Our Friend!

I think I’ve discovered a new genre of game that I really like. I guess you could call it the single-player-board-game. Or maybe a single-player-puzzle-game. Either way, you get the point – it is for one player only. My first ex ...
Garth Brooks Makes Major Announcements

Garth Brooks Makes Major Announcements

Thursday September 4th in Rosemont, Illinois (just outside of Chicago), country music mega-superstar Garth Brooks held a press conference to kick off his 2014 World Tour. The room was packed full of local, national and international media w ...
Philanthropic Friday: Kohl’s Cares

Philanthropic Friday: Kohl’s Cares

A few years ago, I was so excited to purchase a package of toilet paper that touted that a portion of the sales would go to support breast cancer. The package was the same price as usual so I thought to myself “I’ll stock up, it ...
Speaker Solution for Your Active Kids

Speaker Solution for Your Active Kids

If there’s one thing I’m sure of, it’s that there is no shortage of Bluetooth speaker options on the market. Whether you’re looking for a multi-room home solution or a portable set for on-the-go, there is something o ...
Jackery. Rhymes With Daiquiri.

Jackery. Rhymes With Daiquiri.

Coincidence? I doubt it. Last month Nicole made the trek to San Jose to attend the annual BlogHer conference and I’m sure more than one daiquiri was consumed. If you’ve been to one of their gatherings in past years, you know it ...
Invite Your Friends to the Club

Invite Your Friends to the Club

Have you ever substituted something when you couldn’t find what you were really looking for? We do it all the time with our preferred items at the grocery store. Maybe you swap things out because what you really want is out of stock o ...