Monthly Archives: January 2015

Resolve to Keep Your Resolutions

Resolve to Keep Your Resolutions

It’s time to talk about resolutions again. Not mine. Yours. For a number of years I have been steadfast about not creating resolutions. I’m a firm believer in making small changes throughout the year. Even though I don’t p ...
Maybe I Don’t Hate Cats Any Longer

Maybe I Don’t Hate Cats Any Longer

If you’ve ever delved into the world of hobby games, you already know the publisher Mayfair Games. Not only are they a sponsor of the biggest gaming convention in the U.S., they are the company that introduced the world to Settlers of ...
DIY Animal Shaped Valentine Box

DIY Animal Shaped Valentine Box

Pets have a pretty significant place in our lives. They make us happy. The give us unconditional love. I’ve loved animals for as long as I can remember. Except for cats. Cats are evil. They’ve never liked me much but that’ ...
Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (USAopoly)

Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (USAopoly)

ChiTAGFair is always a fun experience for our entire family but last year we took a different spin and let our young correspondents interview inventors and company representatives. Because they enjoyed it so much (and everyone else thought ...
Popcorn and Pillow Forts

Popcorn and Pillow Forts

After the Bridgestone/Tire Rack events had concluded, I scheduled some time to meet up with my cousin who is currently residing in Denver. We grew up next door to each other and she was as much a sister as I could ever have. We talked and c ...
Thrift Treasure: Moose in the House

Thrift Treasure: Moose in the House

Eighty-eight seems to be our magic number lately. This week’s Thrift Treasure falls into this same price category, one low enough to take a chance on regardless of age or online reviews. There’s a Moose in the House by Gamewrigh ...
Gearing Up for Warmer Weather

Gearing Up for Warmer Weather

I’ve never considered myself a runner. In fact, running was the one thing I dreaded most in gym class during high school. I could not understand how some of my friends could knock out a couple miles cross-country while I was strugglin ...
Retire Happy Knowing You Planned

Retire Happy Knowing You Planned

Scott and I have always been careful with our spending. Whether out of necessity or by nature, it’s just the way we live our lives. Yes, we have some cool things, eat out and enjoy movies but we pick and choose our battles. We shop ca ...
Show Me the… Kwan?

Show Me the… Kwan?

Oh my gosh, there are a ton of word games out there. And that’s a category we really don’t talk about a lot because adults have an obvious advantage over the kids just by their extended vocabulary. We though we had played about ...
Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Carma Games)

Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Carma Games)

ChiTAGFair is always a fun experience for our entire family but last year we took a different spin and let our young correspondents interview inventors and company representatives. Because they enjoyed it so much (and everyone else thought ...