Monthly Archives: October 2019

November 2019 Movies to See

November 2019 Movies to See

I read something the other day that said the likes and dislikes of millennials is changing what we will see on grocery shelves. I’ve heard the words vegan and vegetarian more in the past week than in the first four decades of my life. ...
Broadhorns Board Game Overview

Broadhorns Board Game Overview

Last week I was headed to Davenport to attend a meeting. As I approached the downtown area, I was presented with detours for what seems like the millionth time this year. While it’s not uncommon to have lane closures for road work, th ...
Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave

Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave

I visited a friend’s new house a couple years ago and was amazed by the beautiful kitchen. But what shocked me most was the non-standard microwave that was installed below the counter. When my parents finished their new home last year ...
ShipShape Board Game Overview

ShipShape Board Game Overview

There was a story in the news the other day about how treasure hunters have finally started recovering gold from a shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina. The catastrophic incident occurred in the 1840s when the Governor Dudley collided ...
Thrift Treasure: Knockout

Thrift Treasure: Knockout

This week’s Thrift Treasure find was a game that I always wanted but never purchased. The commercials began running in the early 90’s and being a recent college grad, I didn’t have the extra funds to splurge on toys and ga ...
Astro Trash Speed Game Overview

Astro Trash Speed Game Overview

I’ve been fascinated with the news of The Ocean Cleanup‘s successful trial run of clearing up some of the plastic polluting our oceans. By some estimates there are over 5 trillion pieces of plastic littering our oceans. I’ ...
Spider-Pup Halloween Costume Tutorial

Spider-Pup Halloween Costume Tutorial

Before we had kids, we were parents to four-legged children. Our first was blessed with our undivided attention. This meant not only did we walk and play with him, but we also incorporated him in the things we enjoyed doing whenever possibl ...
Ghosts of the Moor Board Game Overview

Ghosts of the Moor Board Game Overview

Halloween is upon us, along with cooler weather and the beginning of autumn. All this month we’ve tried to find new game titles that fit the theme of the season. First we built up the community pumpkin patch by playing Pumpkin Patch: ...
The Addams Family Movies on Blu-Ray

The Addams Family Movies on Blu-Ray

When discussing movies to see in theaters before Halloween, we mentioned the new Addams Family animated feature as one of the options. It’s the latest iteration of the intellectual property that I grew up with: The Addams Family ...
MindBlock “Rummy” Game Overview

MindBlock “Rummy” Game Overview

One of the first card games my parents taught to me was Rummy. As I recall, it was my mom’s favorite game. We played as a family most every week and tried out a couple different variations as we got tired of the regular game. One such ...