Monthly Archives: October 2015

Tips for Adopting a Shelter Dog

Tips for Adopting a Shelter Dog

Our entire family has strong feelings about animals, their well-being and the importance of having pets. I’ve shared about how Scott and I used to help with animal rescue in the years before the kids were born. We’ve told you al ...
Thrift Treasure:  Quarto!

Thrift Treasure: Quarto!

I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am to have found this week’s Thrift Treasure at our local Goodwill. It sounds silly, but this is actually the second time we have run across Quarto!, but the first time we had to pass on it ...
Change Room Colors Without Using Paint

Change Room Colors Without Using Paint

Our house has been abuzz lately. Not because there’s anything exciting going on but rather because our lights have decided to go on the fritz. It has been so bad that we decided to unscrew two of the three lights to stop the constant ...
Is Slideways a Puzzle or a Game?

Is Slideways a Puzzle or a Game?

By now you know that we absolutely love puzzles and games. Sometimes they can be an escape from the drama of everyday life, other times we play to challenge our aging brains. No matter the reason, we have always made time to play. And with ...
Get a Jump Start from a Power Bank

Get a Jump Start from a Power Bank

Anyone who is on their electronic device a lot knows the pains and anguish associated as the battery ticks closer to 0% when there isn’t an outlet anywhere in sight. When it happens, we simply put away the device, turn on power saving ...
Make It Shark Week Every Week

Make It Shark Week Every Week

Shark Week on Discovery Channel is one of the few television theme weeks I can think of that people wait all year for. I’m sure it has something to do with the fact we all grew up watching Jaws and its sequels. Adding in the seemingly ...
Flashback: Traditions Start Somewhere

Flashback: Traditions Start Somewhere

This article originally appeared October 24, 2008 on SahmRamblings.com. (Editor’s Note: This year, GG would have turned 100 years old. I thought as a tribute I would retell our story of how her passing has helped us create a new famil ...
Thrift Treasure: UNO Stacko

Thrift Treasure: UNO Stacko

Raise your hands if you’ve played Jenga. Of course you have. Here’s a fun fact that not many people know: The individual wooden blocks in Jenga are not identical! We had the pleasure of sitting down for breakfast with Jenga̵ ...
Philanthropic Friday: Supporting Schools

Philanthropic Friday: Supporting Schools

Almost every time we go to visit my mom, she hands one of the kids a Ziploc filled with pop tabs and scraps of paper. No, it isn’t some kind of funky craft project, it’s her way of supporting the schools. Without kids in school, ...
Did You Know We Waged War in Canada?

Did You Know We Waged War in Canada?

I thought it might be fun to have a little history lesson today. Don’t worry, there won’t be a test afterwards! But if you were anything like me in grade school, history class was the best class for passing notes, catching up on ...