Monthly Archives: April 2016

Details From The Set of The Catch

Details From The Set of The Catch

Following our trip to New York last summer, I was informed by my then-10 year old daughter that New York is where she plans to move, attend college and find a job in the fashion industry. If I said I was surprised by her proclamation, I wou ...
Why Isn’t All Schoolwork Done This Way?

Why Isn’t All Schoolwork Done This Way?

It’s the bane of every grade school child – learning their times tables. And techniques really haven’t changed at all over the decades. They still use a grid to study from, make homemade flashcards to practice and recite t ...
Scoop Available: Adventures in Babysitting

Scoop Available: Adventures in Babysitting

Last month I told you that during the trip to Los Angeles for the Captain America screening and interviews we would also be screening a Disney Channel Original movie, Adventures in Babysitting set to be released June 24th. I told you how it ...
Nothing Wrong With These Leftovers

Nothing Wrong With These Leftovers

Moving to California from Iowa was a bit of a culture shock, but we learned about various cultures and their customs and adapted. When the opportunity arose to form a partnership and purchase the business where Scott had been working, we co ...
Thrift Treasure: King’s Court

Thrift Treasure: King’s Court

In the court of King Richard it was common for the knights of the order to amuse themselves and prove their worth in tournaments involving man-to-man combat. Typically tournaments were fought between knights of different regions. These cont ...
Philanthropic Friday: Supporting 4-H

Philanthropic Friday: Supporting 4-H

Ever have something from your childhood that sticks with you like glue? I’m not talking about daily chores, school lessons or childhood rules but rather an involvement that had (and has) a true impact on your life. I spent years playi ...
Getting the Down-Low on 10 Down

Getting the Down-Low on 10 Down

Over the years there have been dozens upon dozens of games that are some type of variation of Hearts, Rummy or Spades. Typically referred to as trick-taking games, these titles feature the need to complete some type of set or run of cards i ...
WTF! Translation: Well, That’s Funny

WTF! Translation: Well, That’s Funny

You know all those times that kids say the cutest thing or sing what they think are the lyrics but everyone knows they are wrong. It’s adorable when something is said with good intentions but not even close to what it really is suppos ...