Monthly Archives: July 2015

Buy a SUBWAY. Help Clean the Mississippi

Buy a SUBWAY. Help Clean the Mississippi

One of our country’s most famous authors served as a captain on the river and eventually took a pen name with roots in the same body of water. He referred to it as majestic and magnificent. An artist who studied with Grant Wood create ...
Thrift Treasure: Liar’s Dice

Thrift Treasure: Liar’s Dice

Like most parents, we try to raise our kids to tell the truth. At times we have had to explain what is meant by a “little white lie”. But what if I told you we were now instructing them to be completely deceptive without any con ...
10 Things to Consider Before Cruising

10 Things to Consider Before Cruising

Ahhhh. Dreams of sun on your skin, wind in your hair and water as far as the eye can see. Food and plenty of beverages while at sea; souvenir shopping and excursions at the ports. That’s what cruising is all about, right? Pretty much. ...
Hanabi Cooperative Card Game Overview

Hanabi Cooperative Card Game Overview

Last week you saw our first game we played on the 4th of July that kept with the holiday theme – Lanterns. That game was about placing Chinese lanterns in a lake and then making a dedication in the form of pairs, sets or runs of lante ...
Back to School Without Breaking the Bank

Back to School Without Breaking the Bank

It’s bad enough that my girls burn through shoes like they are going out of style, but the schools certainly aren’t helping matters. Let me back up for a minute to paint a picture of the shoes in our closets. Some shoes on the rack are soon ...
My Wonderful Trip to Bora Bora

My Wonderful Trip to Bora Bora

I wish. We’ve all seen the beautiful photos of Bora Bora from the air as well as the amazing luxury resorts on this island oasis. Part of French Polynesia, Bora Bora has a permanent population of well under 10,000 people. Maybe someda ...

We Rocked This Roller Coaster

I was only around 7 or 8 the first time I rode a roller coaster. Even though it was almost 4 decades ago I remember exactly where it was and who I was with. My dad and I were at Kings Island riding the Racer. How we arrived at the point of ...
Thrift Treasure: Tree Puzzle

Thrift Treasure: Tree Puzzle

Along with games we also like to pick up unique puzzles for our Thrift Treasure series. Not the typical jigsaw type, but 3D versions usually made from metal, wood or plastic. This week not only will I show you a wooden one from one of the o ...
Philanthropic Friday: Inspired By Peanuts

Philanthropic Friday: Inspired By Peanuts

Next week while attending Blogger Bash in New York, I’ll have the opportunity to learn about the upcoming Peanuts movie during one of the event’s luncheons. I’m sure you can relate when I say that Charlie Brown, his amazin ...
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival Game Overview

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival Game Overview

The Fourth of July has just passed and we hope everyone had a fun (and safe) holiday weekend. We introduced our girls to the fun of setting off fireworks and playing with sparklers at home instead of attending our local fireworks show. Don& ...