It’s rare to come across something that you’ve never seen before or experienced anything like it. The Buddha Board Enso definitely caught my eye!
Imagine drawing, painting and writing on a board with a water brush and creating images with a rich, inky Japanese look. As the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear allowing you to create a whole new masterpiece.
My BFF, Linda, and I met in 1976 and are complete opposites. She is quiet. I’m loud. She loves to read. I love to dance. She enjoys museums. I enjoy snow skiing. Get the picture?Continue Reading
April Fools’ Day is so much fun and it doesn’t matter whether you are in on the prank or the recipient of the joke!
I remember my very first office prank in the 1970s. I left a message for my boss to call Mr. Lyon. Secretly, the number was to the Oklahoma City Zoo.
When my boss called the number, he heard a recording of Mr. Lyon saying “April Fools!” We both got a kick out of it but by today’s standards seems kind of lame.
Today’s pranks are so much more elaborate.
For example, completely aluminum foil an entire office–the desk, computer, keyboard, phone, calculator, pictures, chair, bookcase, pens, pencils, everything! Or cover an entire car with sticky notes!Continue Reading
When I say my husband loves to fish, I mean he LOVES to catch fish.
Over the years he has collected many fishing rods but there’s a problem.
He has so many that he can no longer store them in the corners of the garage. Sometimes it’s a mess because they get tangled up with the hooks.
Randy had purchased other wall racks only to find they were poorly designed. He continued his search and found an innovative fishing rod storage rack, the Cobra Racks, that fits on the back of the garage door.Continue Reading
I’m always looking for a unique, fun gifts for kids and adults to enjoy. It’s like one-stop shopping and if it includes magic or illusion… BAM! I get excited!
The 3-D Mirascope Illusion Maker is a 2019 Toy of The Year Award Winner. It creates a holographic image from small objects placed inside, such as the plastic frog that is included.
How Does the 3-D Mirascope Hologram Work?
The 3-D illusion maker uses special parabola mirrors to capture the light of an object and then projects it as a three-dimensional image.
The frog seems to be sitting on the top of the dome and looks like you can touch it but you can’t. It’s an illusion!
Ever heard of parabola? Me neither! They are mirrors that have a special shape and reflect light in a very unique way.Continue Reading
Where did your love story begin? Have a “pillow talk” that celebrates the start of something special.
I was 13 years old when I met my future husband. He was 16 years old and rode a Yamaha 55 motorcycle. (The motors were small back then).
He was visiting his cousin and gave all the boys on our block a ride on his motorcycle while I watched from my front porch.
I decided I wanted a ride too so I walked across the street and asked if he gave girls a ride on his motorcycle.
He, of course, said, “Yes!”
When we returned from our ride all of the boys including my two brothers were complaining Randy gave me a longer ride.
What Randy said next made me swoon. “She’s prettier than any of you!”
That was in 1967. We married in 1971 and will celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary this year.
Personalized Pillow for Valentine’s Day and Anniversary Gifts
Personal Creations will personalize a pillow that brings back sweet memories of how a couple met.
Our pillow reads…Continue Reading
Valentine’s Day is mostly about girlfriends, wives, jewelry, flowers and chocolates. That means the guys are usually left out.
How about a package for their package?!
Yep! I can’t believe I just said that! I’m talking about men’s underwear, people! And not the boring white cotton briefs either.
My husband, Randy, and I were looking for men’s workwear clothing in Duluth’s Trading Co. when we came across some men’s underwear.
I started reading the names and descriptions of the underwear and started to giggle. The giggle became a laugh and eventually turned into an all-out snort-filled, eyes crying, bent over laughter extravaganza!
My husband just stood there acting like he didn’t know me.
Judge for yourself whether these are as funny as I thought they were.
Underwear For Him That’s Too Funny
Buck Naked Underwear – Like wearing Nothing at All.
The next best thing to working in your birthday suit! Drop your drawers and go Buck Naked!
This is not your parent’s rocking horse rocker they grew up riding because today’s rockers are soft and waaay cuter!
It’s been 14 years since we’ve had a baby in the house for our family’s Christmas Eve gift exchange.
I was looking for a Christmas gift for my great nephew, Rogan, when I found the Rockabye Lil’ Biker Motorcycle Rocker. I looked no further!
My excitement just couldn’t wait to see him on the rocker, even though he’s not quite six months old yet!
The soft plush fabric feels like velvet to the touch so little Rogan will never get hurt if he ever bumps his head on the motorcycle dashboard.
The Rockabye Lil’ Biker Motorcycle Rocker features four educational songs that teach ABCs, 123s, colors and more. Today’s toys certainly make learning lots of fun!Continue Reading
The Retro Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster is a unique and unexpected gift for anyone who loves hot dogs!
My all time favorite place to eat hot dogs is at a baseball game, but my friend, Linda, loves hot dogs anywhere, anytime.
While on a girl’s trip to NYC, we stopped at a street hot dog vendor and from that memorable moment on she converted me to eating hot dogs anywhere at anytime!
A Thoughtful Gift for Hot Dog Lovers
So when I came across the Retro Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster, I knew it would be the perfect Christmas gift for her.
For that thoughtful twist that’s totally over the top, you can pair it with an Exotic Hot Dog of the Month Club membership!
For as long as I have known my husband, he loves eating the chewy edges of a brownie. One problem, there are only four edges to a regular pan.
Guess what? Problem solved! I found a unique pan called the Edge Brownie Pan.
Made in the USA, this patented pan adds more chewy edges to every brownie it bakes. Now my husband is in brownie heaven!
The Brownie Pan for Edge Lovers
The Edge Brownie Pan is super heavy-duty and non-stick so it will never warp (like my other brownie pan). It’s also a lot easier to clean (a must for me).
I was not expecting a surprise bonus inside the box. A spatula and recipes–a thoughtful twist for their customers!
The recipes looked delicious for Marbled Cheesecake Brownies, Raspberry Pecan Blondies, Signature Cookie Bars (chocolate chips) and… the Ultimate Brownies.