Monthly Archives: May 2015

Thrift Treasure: Ghosts!

Thrift Treasure: Ghosts!

This will probably go down as a record for purchase-to-post in our Thrift Treasure series. We found this copy of Ghosts! by Milton Bradley on Friday afternoon at our local Goodwill for only $1.88. By dinner time we had already gotten our mo ...
Time to Walk the Plank, Matey.

Time to Walk the Plank, Matey.

We’re no strangers to water-themed games. Among some that we’ve featured are waterproof games, avoiding becoming shark bait, battling pirates, catching fish, jumping between lily pads and even underwater robots. Each and every o ...
Eating Healthier and Accepting Solutions

Eating Healthier and Accepting Solutions

Last month I stepped out of my comfort zone to talk about matters a little more personal than the usual games, electronics and food. As I spoke about the commonality of incontinence, I struggled because not only is it not like me to be open ...
Fun, Affordable Activewear for Tweens

Fun, Affordable Activewear for Tweens

I walk into stores these days and see special sections dedicated to plus sized clothes. There are entire stores dedicated to it for adults, but lately I’ve been seeing the trend in children’s clothes as well. I get it. As someon ...
Scrabble for the Rest of Us?

Scrabble for the Rest of Us?

I cannot tell you how many times I have played Scrabble with my family. No matter why we are getting together, at some point either one of my sisters or my mother casually mention how long it has been since we have played, and wouldn’t it b ...
Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day

As we gather with our families and friends on this Memorial Day, let us not forget the millions of soldiers whose lives were lost in battles to keep our freedoms alive. Without those brave men and women, we would not be where we are today. ...
Thrift Treasure: Windproof Playing Cards

Thrift Treasure: Windproof Playing Cards

A little something different this week for our regular Thrift Treasure series. We usually concentrate on games and puzzles, and this Windproof Magnetic Playing Card set fits close enough to the theme. Many times when we find cool vintage st ...
The Diverse Emotions of Actors

The Diverse Emotions of Actors

I have to say that I’m positively giddy these days. Another new animated movie is coming out and it’s one that I’ve been waiting for… forEVER. Okay, not forever. But at least since I read about it. Disney Pixar’ ...
How Pervasive is a Brand?

How Pervasive is a Brand?

Although I studied business and finance in college, I have never really put much importance into brand names. Well, I guess I actually do – I am loyal to particular brands of vehicles, food and clothes. But I never realized how much o ...
Just a Walk in the Park

Just a Walk in the Park

A couple of years ago we were invited to the Disney Social Media Moms gathering in Orlando. We had been in prior years, so we had a good idea of what to expect. One thing I remember is wearing athletic sneakers with socks and my feet gettin ...