Planning for Your Lego Maniacs

As you may know by now, with four boys, our home is Lego central. I did my best to keep those sharp, pokey, kill-your-feet-in-the-middle-of-the-night-when-you’re-walking-down-the-hall bricks at bay for quite some time. But, about five years ago I succumbed, and my boys couldn’t be happier. Legos are a very sweet part of the fabric of our […]

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Photos make an excellent Father’s Day gift. My dad and father-in-law loooove to see pics of the grandkids. Often I order a mess of prints and stuff them in one of those cheapo brag books. The kids draw a few pictures and we have an economical gift that they love. Right now new members to […]

Father’s Day Gift Idea: A Digital Grill Thermometer

It may sound cliche, but the men in my family love to grill. I can do it — and if pressed, I bet my mom and sisters could figure it out. But, fair weather — and the subsequent grilling that accompanies it — give us a lovely break from the kitchen. Works for me! To […]

Father’s Day Gift Idea: The Klever Kutter

See this boy? He likes to be FishPapa’s helper. Tools draw him like flies to honey. And the idea of opening a cardboard box? Oh yeah, he’s all over that. However, as you know, cutting open packages with scissors or knives can be dangerous — for big people as well as little ones. That’s where […]

Fun Reads Fit for Dads and Grads

I don’t know about you, but I think guys are hard to shop for. The things that they really like are generally higher priced than I can generally afford. However, magazines are always a good bet. Especially if they address sports and fitness. (At least the guys I know.) And you can find some great […]

Father’s Day Gift Idea: 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back

About four years ago my husband was diagnosed with a bulging disk. I was pregnant with FishChick at the time, and it was a scary time watching him practically paralysed with pain. Thankfully, treatment, time, and exercise put him back in the swing of things. And he’s had a respite from debilitating pain for about three […]

Free Photos from York

It’s been awhile since I scrapbooked on a regular basis. I suppose this place has become my “virtual scrapbook,” hasn’t it? But that doesn’t mean I don’t want prints of my sweet ones. And who wouldn’t mind getting those prints for free? Sign up with York Photo and receive 40 free prints. These would be […]

Frugal Friday: Budget Gifts for the College Grad

Last week I shared with you gift suggestions for the high school graduate. This week I thought I’d address college graduates. While both have accomplished great things, their situations are a tad different. The high school graduate is headed off for the military, a job, or further education. He or she is still pretty young […]