Note to my relatives coming to my house for Christmas: Spoiler alert! Don't read this until after Christmas! I've had a pretty hectic December--including a back injury that has made some tasks impossible and forced me to spend more time resting than usual--but my gift shopping has come together pretty well. Just last night, though, … Continue reading Pens Made from Recycled Plastic (B2P product review)
Month: December 2012
Science Projects for Kids!
Our son Nicholas is in second grade at a great public school! Each month, he has to do two science projects at home. I really like the way these projects are organized. [UPDATE: When I wrote this, the project ideas were available online. They aren't anymore--sorry!--but at least we still have the ideas discussed here!] … Continue reading Science Projects for Kids!
How to Salvage Over-baked Brownies
This past Sunday, we brought the food for church coffee hour. In addition to carrots, spinach dip, hummus, cheese, and crackers, my son wanted to bring brownies. Things Not To Do When Baking Brownies: Don't agree to do it in between two hours-long shopping expeditions, on a day when you are still recovering from a … Continue reading How to Salvage Over-baked Brownies
Should I start using Pinterest?
I am seeking the opinions of my readers! Please comment! Over the course of this year, I've browsed other people's Pinterest boards a number of times, and I've seen a small but increasing amount of visitors to my site coming in through links on Pinterest. I read more about Pinterest in my college alumni magazine … Continue reading Should I start using Pinterest?
Fluxx: A Fun Card Game for Everyone!
If you've never played Fluxx, this holiday season is the time to start! It's now easier to buy and less expensive than ever before. A new edition of Fluxx has just been released in Target stores, and until December 8, 2012, it is on sale for only $4! After that, it will be $10, still … Continue reading Fluxx: A Fun Card Game for Everyone!
Great Shoes at a Fraction of the Price!
I've had some shoe trouble in the past couple of years, since Keen stopped making that style I raved about. All I want is a pair of black leather shoes that are comfortable for walking, don't smash my high arches, look good with skirts or jeans, and don't have Velcro. (I hate that ripping sound … Continue reading Great Shoes at a Fraction of the Price!