Gamer Gift Idea: Kontrol Freek Accessories and Giveaway

Kontrol Freek controller

Video gaming can be an expensive pastime, and buying consoles and games as gifts is pricey! With consoles over $300 each and new games over $60, you might be looking for a more affordable gift idea. I've been given some very handy Kontrol Freek gaming accessories, and I love them! The thumbstick grips are textured [...]

Wuvo Spot helps you keep track of stuff

wuvo spot cat tracker

I was recently given a chance to test the new Wuvo Spot, which is a Bluetooth device that allows you to track and find things. My hilarious husband suggested I put it on my phone, which wouldn't work very well, since you need the phone app to find the Spot. Anyway... I decided to put [...]

Five Cute Star Wars Fan Art Panels

star wars fanart

I'm getting quite excited about the upcoming premier of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII THE FORCE AWAKENS. From the video clips, news releases, production photos, and general buzz, it sounds like it will be amazing! The movie will be in US theaters December 18, 2015. Until then, I'm reading all about it, and looking for other [...]

MacroBars are better than kale!


Earlier this summer, I was talked into buying and trying a raspberry-chocolate kale bar from the local grocery store's "natural" section. It was NOT delicious. I'd sum up the flavor and texture as dirty grass. After that experience, I was somewhat less excited about trying a new nutrition bar, but I took a chance on [...]

I Hate Auto-Flushing Toilets

auto flush toilet

I don't think I'd ever used a public toilet at Wal-Mart until today. Generally, I avoid using public restrooms anywhere, but sometimes, you just have to go. So, I parked my cart and went into the ladies' room at my local Wal-Mart. Imagine my surprise when I discovered the new bidet! I've never used a [...]

Tips to Help Teens Find Jobs

get and keep a job

My oldest kid is a 16 year old boy, who has recently decided he needs to get a job. When I was offered a chance to review "A Teen's Guide to Career Success: How to Get and Keep a Job," by Jim Comiskey, I thought the timing was perfect! The book follows two teenage reporters [...]

Stop calling things “Artisan”

Artisan vs artesian

On a recent trip through the McDonald's drive-thru, I was in the mood for a cheeseburger, but convinced myself to go with a slightly less guilt-inducing "Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich." On my way through Window One, the polite girl at the register confirmed my order, made change for the ten, and waved me forward to [...]