Monthly Archives: October 2015

10 Simple DIY Beauty Tips and Tricks

10 Simple DIY Beauty Tips and Tricks

Last Friday at the local library’s book sale, Miss K found a book about makeup. It’s pretty detailed, explaining the different types and styles of brushes and their various functions. It talks about different types of makeup and ...
Stockpile Board Game Overview

Stockpile Board Game Overview

In June I shared a personal story about my original career dreams while I was in college. I just knew I was destined to be a stock broker and begged my parents to let me invest some of their savings when I was as young as 12. Had they liste ...
Is Your Mouth Killing Your Chances?

Is Your Mouth Killing Your Chances?

Parenting is tough. Teaching kids about why they have to have shots at the doctor, or why they can’t play in the street. Explaining why candy is not a proper breakfast and the importance of saying please and thank you. It’s an e ...
Thrift Treasure: Fraction Action

Thrift Treasure: Fraction Action

I’ve mentioned before that one of my favorite games growing up was the simple card game of War. Using a standard deck of 52 cards, you’d battle with an opponent each trying to draw the higher card with the winner receiving them ...
If It Is Broken, You Fix It. Right, Domino’s?

If It Is Broken, You Fix It. Right, Domino’s?

Mama was right when she said, “Learn from your mistakes.” Too many people fail to recognize the things they do wrong and the results are never good. Last week I visited Domino’s Pizza World Resource Center to learn that ev ...
New Games From Calliope? We Got ‘Em!

New Games From Calliope? We Got ‘Em!

When I first saw Got ‘Em! in Calliope Games‘ booth at Gen Con, my first thought was it was a reissue of a Thrift Treasure we featured last year. Blockade (and later Quoridor) looked very similar – a plastic board with groo ...