Can You Name These Classic Video Games?

Can You Name These Classic Video Games?

I was born at the right time (1970) to experience the birth of video games. We had home video games that were just as addictive as the ones they have today, although not nearly as realistic. Hanging out in arcades was customary every weekend for all of us kids. Quarters were our currency of choice in those days. I remember when we got our first Atari at home, my parents … Continue Reading →
Petting Zoos in the St. Louis Area

Petting Zoos in the St. Louis Area

This week I thought I would share a few of the fun places in and around St. Louis where you can take the kids to get up close and personal with the animals. I was very lucky growing up to have family who took me to so many of these wonderful places and I have great memories of all of them. As my son was growing up I continued the … Continue Reading →
Where to Watch Fireworks Around St. Louis 2015

Where to Watch Fireworks Around St. Louis 2015

4th of July is almost here and it is time to ooohhhh and aaahhhh over the firework displays. Going to see a display is much safer, and cheaper, than shooting them off yourself. Most of the events for Independence Day around St. Louis have both fireworks and other activities. Some are just one evening, others will last the entire weekend. St. Charles, MO St. Charles Riverfest July 2-4 Frontier Park … Continue Reading →
Wink – Game Review for Family Game Night

Wink – Game Review for Family Game Night

My family and I tried a new game on Father’s Day, Wink (disclosure: I received a free sample to review). I really enjoyed this game, it was something very different than what we usually play. Everyone picks a pawn color and gets a set of cards for their hand. All the cards have numbers on them. Other cards are set out in a grid, face up, on the table which … Continue Reading →
Tomorrowland Movie Free Printable Activities and Fun Facts

Tomorrowland Movie Free Printable Activities and Fun Facts

I am excited that Disney’s new movie, Tomorrowland, opens this Friday (May 22)! This is the movie, starring George Clooney, that I shared the trailer of with you about back in March. Disney has provided me with some fun coloring and activity sheets and some interesting fun facts. A little something for everyone excited about the movie. To download the Tomorrowland coloring sheets, Tomorrowland mazes, or Tomorrowland fortune teller activity … Continue Reading →
Tenzi Dice Game – Fun For the Whole Family

Tenzi Dice Game – Fun For the Whole Family

A few weeks ago I stumbled across a new game, Tenzi. We played it for the first time at Christmas and really enjoyed it. That’s my mom and dad being silly in the picture above while we were playing (I love this picture). This is a great game for the entire family. The original Tenzi is that every player gets 10 dice each. You say go and everyone rolls their … Continue Reading →
Family Dinner Table Conversations: Tips and Ideas to Get Your Family Talking

Family Dinner Table Conversations: Tips and Ideas to Get Your Family Talking

Family dinners are important. They are not always possible, but we do make it a priority in our home. Along with eating together we use this time to talk to each other and have interesting conversations. These talks are actually the most important part of the time together I think. Over the years when T has had friends over they have been shocked that we sit down together and really … Continue Reading →
Easy Photo Booth Fun for the Holidays

Easy Photo Booth Fun for the Holidays

We all love taking photos of everyone at our holiday gatherings but sometimes those posed pics get a little boring. Hallmark sent me the Rudolph & Friends Pics ‘N’ Props kit and it is fun and easy to use! Thank you Hallmark! My little family did a quick photo booth shoot the other night and I will be taking this to all the other holiday gatherings I go to as … Continue Reading →
10 Easy Ways to Craft with Clear Ornaments

10 Easy Ways to Craft with Clear Ornaments

I have talked before about how my family makes some homemade Christmas tree ornaments each year. We have used those clear ball type ornaments many times. Consumer Crafts put together this infographic of 10 easy ways you can use the clear ornaments. Make a night of it and buy enough so that everyone can make one or two ornaments each and gather up the different supplies. Put on some holiday … Continue Reading →
The Sims Series Latest PC Game is Here #TheSims4

The Sims Series Latest PC Game is Here #TheSims4

  Last week I told you that The Sims™ 4 launch was near, well it is finally here! Here is my little happy Sims family, Hubby, T, and me! You can get The Sims™ 4 now at Walmart, just look in the computer games section in the electronics department. A huge thanks again to #CollectiveBias for asking me to participate in this campaign, it is so much fun playing with … Continue Reading →