Feb 212013
 

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday With Fun Activities

Dr. Seuss Quote

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The anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ birthday is coming up on March 2nd.  Born Theodor Seuss Geisel in 1904, Dr. Seuss wrote dozens of children’s books that are still extremely popular today.  One of my favorites is “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”  I received a copy from a family member for my high school graduation and I still have it.

A number of his books have also been made into movies and television shows, such as Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax (whom I had the pleasure of “meeting” at Blissdom last year), The Cat in the Hat, and the classic Christmas tale The Grinch That Stole Christmas.  We’ve enjoyed most all adaptations, but especially love both versions (animated and live version with Jim Carrey) of The Grinch; we watch them every Christmas. Continue reading »

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 »

Jun 232012
 

It has been exceedingly hot here for the last few weeks.  So hot that I keep forgetting that summer has just technically started; for as long as it’s been hot, it feels like fall should be right around the corner.  Today was a little cooler – only mid-80s and not so much humidity – but still relatively hot.

It's hot outside! Thermometer reads 85.

We had spent the morning doing some housework and then running errands which can zap your energy on a regular day.  By the time we returned home, Bubbles had fallen asleep and everyone was ready for some lunch and a break.  I wanted to do something a little special and thought that something cold and creamy would be perfect.  One of hubby’s favorite fast food restaurants is Wendy’s and they have those tasty Frosties!  They sounded like the perfect way to cool down on a Saturday afternoon.

Wendy's Frosty Key Chain - Free Mini Frosty!

Did you know Wendy’s has these cute Frosty key chains?  You pay a dollar for them and then every time you make a purchase and show it at Wendy’s you get a free mini Frosty!  I think it’s an excellent deal. Continue reading »

May 312012
 

Next week the last transit of Venus – when the Earth, sun, and Venus all align and Venus appears as a black circle moving across the surface of the sun – of what is likely our lifetimes will take place on June 5th.  The next one will happen in 2117 – which, unless there are significant medical advances – most of us probably will not be around for.  Matter of Cents and I thought it would be fun to share this twice-in-a-lifetime (the way the orbit works they happen in pairs 8 years apart; the last one was in 2004) event with you as part of our Pin Me! series.

Here is a photo of what the transit looks like:

Venus Transit

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