Playing Card Games with Kids (Card Holding Board Tutorial)

Photo Source: Lilit FishPapa and I have always loved to play games. I’m not sure if it stems from a lack of video and television for more than half our marriage or if we would have played Trivial Pursuit with a vengeance even with the TV in the background. But, suffice it to say, we […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Cordless Optical Mouse

My husband tried for several weeks to convince me to buy this tool. I resisted. Oh, it’s not worth the money. I can use the laptop mouse just fine. Finally, he found a really good rebate and just went ahead and bought me one. Well, I’m convinced. This is pretty cool. While a cordless mouse […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Infant Bouncy Seat

Around these parts a “tool” is defined as anything that helps you do your job well. Back when I was a teacher, my sweet husband called my clothes my “tools” and insisted on a large clothing allowance. Yes, those were the days. He’s still generous with my clothes money, but my arsenal of tools has […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Electric Griddle

Many moons ago FishPapa began a family tradition of making Saturday pancakes. He even let our oldest, a toddler at the time, assist in preparing the batter. You can bet that my eyes bugged out when he let our 18-month old crack the eggs. Since then, pancakes have been a regular part of the weekend […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: MapQuest

If you’d ever gone on a road trip with FishPapa and me, you’d know that I make a lousy co-pilot. Usually I forget the map. I always assume that he will have one, since I think maps are a guy thing to have. But, since I’m generally responsible for loading the vehicle, a reasonable person […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Large Cupcake Pan

I love this great tool that Ryann is presenting for today’s edition of Toolin’ Up Tuesday! When I first read about the Wilton Dimensions® Large Cupcake Pan last fall in a Parent’s magazine, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I knew I had to create this giant cupcake for my daughter, Addyson’s, […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: The Intuition Razor

I have never been much of a primper. Part of the reason is that I’ve never really been “hip” or up on the fashion trends. So, with my luck, if I did too much primping, I’d be wearing last decade’s styles. I have been more than just your grocery variety geek all my life. The […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Cylindrical Ice Cream Scoop

Many months ago I was overcome by homesickness. I was in the midst of planning a trip to see my sister and her new baby, and I keep thinking of foods that I had eaten often(and loved) as a kid. Basically I was homesick for food – Southern California food. And believe me, I planned […]