Monthly Archives: September 2016

Building a Ship Better Than the Hindenburg

Building a Ship Better Than the Hindenburg

Early next month a new series on NBC will air about a group of people travelling back in time to protect history. “Timeless” is already set to record on our DVR and we’re hoping it’s not another example of a one-seas ...
Thrift Treasure: This Game is Bonkers!

Thrift Treasure: This Game is Bonkers!

I know there have been a couple times at a thrift shop when I have spotted a game and it gave me instant flashbacks to my childhood. Most recently we stumbled across a like-new copy of Crossfire and I had to have it no matter the price. I t ...
Philanthropic Friday: Unclutter for Good

Philanthropic Friday: Unclutter for Good

Frugal by nature, I use coupons and shop at Goodwill so having a yard sale for the things we no longer need is a nice way to get back a little extra money. For the past few summers, I’ve planned to have a yard sale. We have accumulate ...
A Game By Any Other Name

A Game By Any Other Name

I’ve always found a fascination with the inner-workings of the board game industry. I guess this comes from my background as a business owner in the printing industry. We dealt with an item that didn’t depend on retail shelves o ...
Iced and Cold Brew Coffee Are Different

Iced and Cold Brew Coffee Are Different

Maybe it’s because I’m a mom or possibly because I’m getting old and forgetful, but I often find myself drinking cold coffee. Considering my love for frappes, this isn’t that big of deal. Half the time I drink it col ...
A Chance to Defeat Your Cartoon Nemesis

A Chance to Defeat Your Cartoon Nemesis

The other day Nicole and I were lamenting discussing how we missed Saturday morning cartoons. As children of the 70’s, there weren’t many greater things to look forward to every week than getting up early and plopping yourselves ...
DIY Pet Rock Ladybugs Craft Tutorial

DIY Pet Rock Ladybugs Craft Tutorial

Our kids are bright and adventurous, but for some reason they have been spending more time than we like on their electronics. Yes, they’ve been out for almost daily bike rides and playing board games, but if they aren’t engaged ...
Thrift Treasure: Arch Rival

Thrift Treasure: Arch Rival

If there’s one common thread we’ve seen from thrift store game finds from the 90’s is there was a serious attempt at creating a game that had never been done before. I’m not referring to overly-complex games, but one ...
More Fun at Corner of Happy and Healthy

More Fun at Corner of Happy and Healthy

Over the course of the past couple years, everyone we know has heard us harp about the board game renaissance. We don’t need to carve out time for “Family Game Night” because it’s a fixed part of our schedule. There ...
Orléans Board Game Overview

Orléans Board Game Overview

I’ve always considered myself a bit better informed about the world than the average American. Having lived for nearly 5 years in West Germany, I was exposed to other languages and cultures at an early age. At my company in California ...