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Musings #26: Help Me Identify This #Karuta Deck

Is there anyone out there who can read japanese and can identify these cards?    I know some hiragana, but obviously that doesn’t help when you are only at the … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Musings #21: How to Build a Gazebo in Three Easy Steps

Step 1:   Wait for tax return and employee bonus then draw square on ground. Step 2:   Call Reed’s Ferry Sheds to assess site and deliver one screened gazebo by flatbed … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mentioning Unmentionables #2: Cloth Pads (aka Mama Cloth) – A Sewing Project

It’s time to talk about another way to ride the crimson pony. Don’t cover your eyes and walk away from me!    This is not a gross topic.    Menstruation is something … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

That’s Totally Random #12: Chasm (A Free Casual Puzzle Flash Game from 2002)

Before Children (BC) I had a lot more free time and I played a lot of casual games.   Free, of course.   My two favorite places to find games was jayisgames … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 4 Comments

Mentioning Unmentionables #1: Menstrual Cups (and Usage Tips)

Yes, I’m going to go there.   Why?   Because I’m a woman and I bleed.    This is 2015 and it’s time to stop being squeamish about talking about menstruation and the … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 12 Comments

Product Review #10: Hot Wheels Turbine Twister Track Set (For Girl and Boys)

We are really drowning in train track and car tracks around here. We received this Hot Wheels Turbine Twister as a gift last year and it has provided a lot … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Article #8: Goldie Blox (Encouraging Girls to Engineer)

At first when I saw the Goldie Blox advertisements I was really mad that, yet again, there was a pastel washed toy marketed to girls.  On the other hand I … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Product Review #9: Hot Wheels Cars Double Jump Showdown Track Set (For Girl and Boys)

I figured it was about time to share another product review for the parents and big kids out there. I admit that I didn’t want to like this track (Hot … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 3 Comments

Product Review #8: Rokenbok ROK Works Construction and Action Set (For Girls and Boys)

We were watching various review videos one day and our five year old daughter decided that this toy (Rokenbox ROK Works Construction and Action Set) was the one she would … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Product Review #7: Fisher Price Elmo Super Boom Box (Must Die)

We don’t have a great many electronic toys, but we do have a few.  My husband and I each have our opinion on which ones are worthwhile, mildly irritating, creepy … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 8 Comments

Product Review #6: Feline Pine vs Horse Stall Pellets (Video Demonstration)

This product has changed a lot and no longer works as it once did.    While it was never the bargain price of horse stall pellets or other bedding wood … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · 5 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #8: Once You Go Rack, You’ll Never Go Back (Hassle Free Oven Baked Bacon)

Bacon and I have not always gotten along.   In the spring of 1999 I was living in my first third-floor attic apartment which had an electric stove, and my entire … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Product Review #5: Space Saving Fold Away Baby Bath

We didn’t have a whole lot of the usual baby gear on our registry other than a car seat, jogging stroller, ring sling, breastfeeding supplies, a few baby clothes, and … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Product Review #4: Hi Ho Cherry-O You Win!

We like games and since my youngest is still too young to play my all-time favorite game Uno, we’ve had to accumulate a few kid orientated games.     My son has … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Product Review #3: Tortilla Press (with Kid Power)

I taught myself how to make tortillas, and while I won’t make any tortilla master chef proclaim me complete in my studies, I can at least make something that is … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Product Review #2: Silicone Baking Cups

I never bothered to invest in silicone cups since I rarely made anything in my muffin pan often enough.    A husband and two kid later, washing a 12 cup pan … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

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