Monthly Archives: October 2014

Bloody Noses and Other Messy Things

A few weeks ago I was sitting at my desk, working on something mundane for this site. Just like every back-to-school season I seem to catch a cold or the sniffles thanks to the germs my kids bring home each day. I reach for a tissue to blow ...

Shark Tank Comes to Main Street

I’ve mentioned before that we enjoy watching documentaries on Netflix. They are the epitome of reality television because they’re real, raw and honest. Not to mention… informative. Since both Scott and I have business back ...
Making Monsters Without the Mess

Making Monsters Without the Mess

It is so wonderful to be able to write about something we truly enjoy as a family. A little over a year ago I decided to unplug our daughters from their iPad, Nintendo 3DS and phones, and get them to sit down and play a box game with us lik ...
Trying to Defy the Wrinkles

Trying to Defy the Wrinkles

The other day I was tucking Miss M into bed and, as usual, she had her radio on so she could listen to the nightly countdown while powering down for the night. “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor was playing and without even ...
Music Made Us Have This Great Giveaway!

Music Made Us Have This Great Giveaway!

Throughout 2014 we’ve been showcasing some of the great products by SOL REPUBLIC. They’ve impressed us with their Tracks Air headphones, as well as their wireless pair. For the college football fan they debuted their NCAA line, ...
Thrift Treasure: Qwirkle x2

Thrift Treasure: Qwirkle x2

During our never-ending search for new and old board games to try out we sometimes happen across a happy coincidence. One time we found both English and Spanish versions of the same game, this time we discovered an original and a follow-up ...
A PEQ (Peek) into Making a Smart Home

A PEQ (Peek) into Making a Smart Home

I don’t consider myself a person living in fear of the worst but I do tend to worry an awful lot about “what if” situations. Let’s see… Someone broke into my grandmother’s house and stole pretty much ever ...
The New Skinny Kid on the Block

The New Skinny Kid on the Block

Do you remember the phen-fen diet fad? It was discovered in the 80’s that the combination of Fenfluramine and Phentermine showed promising results for treating obese patients, which led to this popular combination in the 90’s fo ...
Puzzle Gift Ideas from Winning Moves

Puzzle Gift Ideas from Winning Moves

In September we reminding you about Winning Moves, one of our favorite game publishers. Why do we love them so much? I guess it is because of their varied product line. Whether it is reissues of classic titles or creating a whole new game c ...
Screen Protection Worthy of Your Phone

Screen Protection Worthy of Your Phone

I remember the last so-called screen protector I used on my phone. It was one of those flimsy plastic cling things that came with my phone case for free. I figured I had it, I might as well use it. That thing brought me nothing but frustrat ...