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Playing Card Games with Kids (Card Holding Board Tutorial)

Card games are fun to play with kids. Make this card holding board so that little hands don

Card games are fun to play with kids. Make this card holding board so that little hands don’t get frustrated. 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 […]

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 […]