• Homeschooling,  Lifestyle

    Review: Diamond Quest

    I haven't yet met a Smart Game I didn't like. However, Diamond Quest is one of my favorites so far. I love that it's an non-electronic game that helps strengthen thinking skills with challenges for all ages, from preschool through senior citizens.

  • Lifestyle

    Sprouts in a Mason Jar

    I use Mason jars for making sprouted greens. It takes about 5-7 days to make salad sprouts so I usually have two jars going at staggered times so they'll be ready a few days apart. And they are just as easy as the cold brew coffee process.

  • Lifestyle

    Cold Brew in a Mason Jar

    When I was growing up much of our food came out of Mason jars. I don't do much canning these days, but I've been whipping up a quart of cold brew coffee concentrate in a Mason jar about every other day this summer. It is SO easy and SO yummy and WAY cheaper than a coffee shop.

  • Lifestyle

    Review: IQ Circuit

    I'm a huge proponent of off-screen activities for road trips. It's hard to create family memories if everyone's focus is on their individual screens. For that reason, I'm always on the lookout for fun travel games and activity books. IQ Circuit is one such game I received for review from Timberdoodle.

  • Lifestyle

    An Uplifting Project

    Ever since he was a teenager Lyle has been a “shade tree mechanic” on the side, performing maintenance on our cars and doing occasional repairs for friends and family. Now that he has adult daughters and nieces with their own cars he has been spending even more time in the garage. (Not really under a shade tree.) His brother Loren…