Out of the mouth of babes

I was cutting open a clamshell plastic wrapper for some triple A batteries last night (that I had to run out and get).  Madison's Leapster2 had gone dead, and she was whining.  Instead of paying attention to what I was doing, I was talking and looking at her when I did it.  I cut a nice little V in my thumb with blood squirting everywhere.  Madison's … [Read more...]

What to do if your Leapster2 pen quits working?

We changed the batteries and Madison's Leapster tonight.  However, the pen/stylus quit working.  Here's how to fix it: 1) Ensure that a cartridge is not inserted 2) Hold down the Hint button while turning the unit on 3) When the LEAPSTER menu screen appears, press the A button 4) Touch each of the crosshairs that appear with the stylus 5) Restart … [Read more...]


The I-Turtle is for 8 years old and up, but we have had a ton a fun with it here. You can place the turtle in front of a speaker or plug in right into your iPod. Once you do that, the turtle will start swaying its head from side to side, taping its foot, and moving its shell up and down. The LEDs on the turles shell also flash in different patterns. All … [Read more...]

Tuesday Contest Roundup

Win an 8GB Apple iPod Nano from the GadgetGobble Ipod Nano Giveaway! Win a a year's supply of free gas from Opinion Direct Free Gas for a Year Sweepstakes. Win a 3 day/2 night getaway for two to Orlando, Florida from Vacation Execs Orlando Getaway Sweepstakes! Win a $5,000 grocery store gift card from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Veal … [Read more...]

EZ Tofu Press Giveaway!

Calling all my tofu fans!  Firm and extra firm tofu is packed in water to keep it fresh. However, if you don’t remove the water, your tofu can be pretty plain.  By removing this water, the tofu can absorb the flavors of spices, marinade, or other foods. Tofu is often called a wonder food because […]

10 Reasons You Must Watch Jessica Jones #streamteam

I was going to write about what you should be watching today on Thanksgiving.  Instead, I’m going to tell you to binge watch Jessica Jones, because it is my new favorite guilty pleasure.  Jessica Jones is Netflix’s newest series, and it is absolutely amazing. They have done an awesome job with this unlikely superhero.  Here […]

Make the holidays feel warmer with SOL ALPACA

Oh, the weather outside is frightful here in Chicago. It feels like we went from barely fall to the deep depths of winter. Depending on where you live here in Illinois determines the amount of snow you got this last weekend. I got several inches, but further north got up to a foot! If you […]

Help With Asurion

This post was sponsored by Asurion as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. It is hard to believe that I’ll be shopping for Christmas at the end of this week.  (yes, I am one of those crazy black Friday shoppers!).  This is the time of year we buy our loved ones gadgets and […]