Monthly Archives: January 2015

Relax With Some Mud and a Movie

Relax With Some Mud and a Movie

Working from home is a constant battle to balance work and personal responsibilities. Scott and I work very hard when the kids are at school, but we work equally as hard when they are home. After all, we have other normal responsibilities t ...
Top 10 Board Games of 2014

Top 10 Board Games of 2014

We’ve been very fortunate in 2014 to be able to bring you a wide variety of “offline games” to consider for your holiday and birthday purchases. We firmly believe that a good board game is essential in the development of a ...
How To Hide Your Sump Pump Hole

How To Hide Your Sump Pump Hole

If you live in the Midwest and have a basement, odds are pretty good that it is home to the kids’ playroom. As a kid, every family I knew sent the kids to the basement to play when they couldn’t go outside. Come to think of it, ...
Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Brainy Thinkers)

Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Brainy Thinkers)

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 ...
Almost Perfect, So We Made It Perfect

Almost Perfect, So We Made It Perfect

At what point should one consider themselves obsessed? Is it when you can’t get something out of your head? When your dreams have been taken over? For me it is when I start trying to perfect something that has a slight imperfection an ...
Win a K’NEX Titanfall Set

Win a K’NEX Titanfall Set

We enjoy bringing you stories about all kinds of products, websites, services and places. It’s rewarding to share about upcoming movies at the theater or what you can be streaming. Sharing about the things we love, enjoy and see value ...
Don’t Be Stubborn About Skin Care

Don’t Be Stubborn About Skin Care

Let’s talk about beauty for a minute. No. Let’s talk about being stubborn. That’s probably a more appropriate subject for this discussion because in all reality, that’s what it’s all about. I’m a pretty l ...
Thrift Treasure: Spite & Malice

Thrift Treasure: Spite & Malice

Cats are evil. There, I said it. I’ve never met a cat that was nice all the time (or even most of the time). If you take your eyes off your cat for two seconds, he’ll rip into something, steal your food or even jump on your face ...
We Have a Monopoly on Christmas

We Have a Monopoly on Christmas

I have such a hard time when it comes to buying presents for our niece & nephews (not to mention our preteen daughter). Some years they tell us exactly what to get them, usually from some brand name clothing store at the mall. Other yea ...
10 Things to Pack for a Cruise

10 Things to Pack for a Cruise

Prior to our cruise on the Carnival Sunshine a year ago, we scoured the internet, message boards and talked to friends for what to pack. Based on what I read and learned, here is my list of 10 things (or groups of things) to pack for a crui ...