Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Zombies Have a New Weapon

There’s no doubt that we’re huge fans of the K’Nex line of toys. Whether we’re building a roller coaster, recreating a world from Super Mario Brothers or battling each other in Plants vs. Zombies, we enjoy building a ...
Typing Like Crazy with My Intel 2 in 1

Typing Like Crazy with My Intel 2 in 1

Have you ever heard people talk about how texting and spell-checkers are hampering our children’s ability to spell. They reply and finish sentences with simple abbreviations. Crazy, IKR?! (For the record, I hate that in blog posts.) D ...
Traditions Don’t Need to be Traditional

Traditions Don’t Need to be Traditional

Throughout my life I have lived in a number of states and even a different country! I was fortunate to have been exposed to different cultures and traditions, even adopting some of them into our own family. When we lived in West Germany one ...
Thrift Treasure: Inner Circle

Thrift Treasure: Inner Circle

We’ve had pretty good luck lately game hunting at our local thrift stores for our Thrift Treasure series. While we do like finding current games at deep-discount prices, we also really enjoy finding vintage issues that still play as w ...
Girls and Dolls

Girls and Dolls

I really need to learn not to underestimate my kids. Miss M said she wanted to play an instrument in the band in addition to her orchestra and symphony activities. I figured she would be overwhelmed by the extra practice time and be ready t ...
Eyes for the Back of My Head

Eyes for the Back of My Head

TRIPLETS. I’m still shocked on a daily basis that I’m the mother of triplets. They are 9.5 months old, and to say they keep me busy is an understatement. They are all crawling super fast, pulling up on anything and everything, a ...
It Takes a Village…

It Takes a Village…

Just two weeks ago I introduced you to R&R Games and their wonderful (and inexpensive) family card game, Igor. Usually we try to continually bring you different companies each week so we can all discover just how many great people are m ...
It’s All About the Volume

It’s All About the Volume

My girls are at that age. The age where they care about their appearance because they care what someone else (besides me) thinks. They have asked me to help them put on some makeup. Other times they want me to do their hair. I was blessed w ...
ChiTAGFair: Meet Inventors, Play Games

ChiTAGFair: Meet Inventors, Play Games

Last Monday I told you about meeting with Bridgestone to learn about winter tires and Friday I gave you a view behind-the-scenes at Papa Murphy’s. It’s really cool to be able to talk to people who run the show, ask questions, ge ...
Thrift Treasure: Shifti

Thrift Treasure: Shifti

I could have easily titled this article “Don’t Believe the (Negative) Hype”. Our latest Thrift Treasure is an out-of-print 2-4 player game from 1977. We found this copy at our local Salvation Army Thrift Store and it set u ...