Monthly Archives: February 2016

Stop The Viruses From Spreading

Stop The Viruses From Spreading

We don’t live in a perfect world and every day the news reminds us of that. Lately, my head has been itching from news about super lice that are resistant to over-the-counter treatments and I wonder if the Zika virus will have an impa ...
Thrift Treasure: Turncoat

Thrift Treasure: Turncoat

Can you stand to hear me gush about abstract games one more time? Would it help if I told you it used magnets? We’ve only featured one other to utilize magnets, and that was last August when we tried out Jishaku. That one was an area- ...
Home From School Sick? Play Games!

Home From School Sick? Play Games!

If your family is anything like ours, you’ve spent the better part of the past few months fighting off colds and the flu. For us, flu shots did no good this time around and it ran rampant through the household over Christmas break. No ...
7 Tools for Making Sushi at Home

7 Tools for Making Sushi at Home

Just the other day Scott and I were discussing how much we learned during our years of living in Los Angeles. We learned about other cultures, traditions and foods that we would never been able to appreciate if we had never left the area wh ...
What’s All the Loud Noise About?

What’s All the Loud Noise About?

By now you’re tired of hearing me whine about typical issues that come with age. Slower reaction times and failing memory are just a couple things I’ve complained about recently. It’s mostly about ego – we don’ ...
Share, Shop and Save with PatPat App

Share, Shop and Save with PatPat App

We don’t hide our thrifty nature. It’s something we’re proud of and regularly discuss the amazing deals we find at thrift stores. Sometimes we discuss other deals we discover and last September I told you about the PatPat ...
Thrift Treasure: 3D Chess

Thrift Treasure: 3D Chess

There have been so many different board games issued over the years that it is pretty easy to run into ones we’ve never seen at yard sales and thrift stores. By some accounts there are well over 40,000 unique titles – and that&# ...
Make a Cup or a Carafe With One Brewer

Make a Cup or a Carafe With One Brewer

Don’t laugh, but I have a confession to make. While our family room is loaded with board games (thanks to the obsession Scott and I share for wanting one of every game ever), our kitchen plays host to more than one coffee pot. I wish ...
Reasons to Attend The Chicago Auto Show

Reasons to Attend The Chicago Auto Show

You may not realize it but in addition to our fascination with board games, we also have an interest in cars. We’ve shared the importance of tires on winter driving, preparing your vehicle for summer travel and winter travel as well a ...