Jan 102014
 

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This Disney FROZEN shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.

Bubbles and I had the opportunity back in November to go and watch Disney FROZEN.  It was her second theater movie, and the first one she sat all the way through.  She was mesmerized from the start and over the last few weeks as she breaks into the song with “Let It Go” and asks for “warm hugs like Olaf” she’s proven that the movie made an impact on her.

Anna, Olaf and Kristoff from Disney FROZEN #FrozenFun #shop

When I was planning a special mother-daughter day for us recently, I decided it would be fun to do a FROZEN-themed day.  It certainly was apropos as the country was literally frozen in many places, including us here in Kentucky.  We’d been “enjoying” weather in the teens and it was about to dip below zero on the thermometer.  I wanted us to be able to get out and have some fun before it was too cold to be outside. Continue reading »

Sep 122013
 

This is a partnered post on behalf of Tech Time Out.  All words and opinions are my own.

There’s no doubt that tech devices are pretty much cemented as part of our daily lives.  People text, Tweet, and Facebook status-update 24 hours a day.  Video games are no longer just PC or console based; they’re at your smartphone fingertips.  And phone calls are almost a thing of the past with Skype and other face-talk programs on our phones and PCs.

I’m actually a huge supporter of using technology to it’s fullest.  My father took one of the first computer courses available at a local college when I was probably 4 years old.  I learned to make the screen change colors and play “music” by programming on the Commodore 64 he bought on which to practice (yes, I’m that old).  By the time I was in high school, I had my first webpage (anyone remember Geocities?), was teaching adult ed classes on how to use the Internet, and was working for my school’s computer-building start-up company.

Taking a Family Tech Time Out - Blowing Bubbles

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Dec 222012
 

Reverse Charades Board Game

RETROPlay's Reverse Charades Party Game

If you’re looking for some family fun this holiday season you’ve found it!  A new game called Reverse Charades by RETROPlay will have the entire family laughing and on the edge of their seats.  There aren’t many games that everyone from your tweens to their grandparents can play at the same time and have so much fun.  And if your kids are elementary school-aged they don’t have to miss out;  Reverse Charades Junior is perfect for them.

2012 Holiday Gift Guide - RETROPlay's Reverse Charades

Reverse Charades is a new take on an old classic.  Instead of one person acting out the charades clues for their team to guess – the entire team acts out the clues for one person to guess.  This keeps the game play moving quickly and also engages more people at one time.  No more waiting for a bunch of people to go each time before you get another turn acting.  Both Reverse Charades and Reverse Charades Junior come with 720 words so your group can play for hours without missing a beat. Continue reading »