26 Apr 19
DP Journey: Finding my Inner Beyonce

“You may never be good enough for everybody, but you will always be the best for somebody.” – Rihanna OSC’s Advocate is OSC’s literary magazine which gets published around the year and features works from OSC students. I always wanted to join the club because as a literature student, I wanted to know what exactly […]

25 Apr 19

Solarpop brings us a local version of a modern classic in Codenames, with more to follow soon.

25 Apr 19
A Peace Corps Tanzanian Adventure

Greetings! It’s been a while because I have updates that aren’t particularly fun, and aren’t easy to write/talk/listen to myself tell over and over again. I’ve written entry after entry–some were angry, some were sad, some took a light-hearted haha-I’m-a-goof approach–but none of these were appropriate to post. So here it goes, plain and simple: […]

24 Apr 19
Service Learning in Thailand

It’s a long flight to Bangkok, there’s no way around it. It is almost on the opposite side of the globe. It’s not quite as long as a flight to Africa, or India, or Australia, but it’s close. It’s a 1 hour 50 minute flight from SLC to LAX, a 9 hour 10 minute layover in LAX, a […]

24 Apr 19
More to Books

Getting reluctant readers reading is so fun! You just have to think outside the box. This blog will give simple ideas to help with spelling and sentence reading. Bake it In a few of my nanny roles, I’ve done something I like to call “Baking Thursdays”, I let the children choose the recipes the day […]

22 Apr 19
Update @ 9:20 AM 4/25: Gloomhaven has now dropped to $96 shipped, which matches the Amazon all-time low. Amazon offers the Gloomhaven board game for $98 shipped. Regularly around $130, this is a buck under our February mention and the best price we’ve tracked for this massive 20-pound board game at Amazon since Black Friday 2018, when it hit an all-time low of $96. Described as being similar to a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book, Gloomhaven features over 100 hours of playable content. It’s not terribly often we see it fall below $100, so consider picking this up today if you need to revamp your weekly game nights. Rated 4.5/5 stars. It that doesn’t interest you, we have more deals on board and tabletop games below. More board & tabletop games on sale: Clue: $5 (Reg. $10+) | Amazon, Walmart in-stock at Amazon 5/3 Bananagrams: $8 (Reg. $10) | Walmart Rise of Queensdale: $50 (Reg. $55+) | Amazon If you’re more of a digital gamer, check out the best video game deals of the day, as well as price drops on iOS & Mac titles. Gloomhaven: Players will take on the role of a wandering mercenary with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this remote corner of the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make.
20 Apr 19
Rev Poppy

8.57am This morning I’m at church to open up for the ladies who are decorating the space in preparation for tomorrow’s celebration. I’m also going to learn how to change the altar frontal because on Thursday night I had no idea how to do it! It’s probably a fairly useful skill to have, as a […]

18 Apr 19
What's the Word?

The Lawrenceburg Event Center was full of almost 800 8th graders, about 30 high-schoolers, and about as many adults, including service providers, local law enforcement, as well as school chaperones. The occasion — 14th annual CASA Youth Summit, planned by CASA’s Youth Ambassadors. The goal of this day-long event is to equip the current 8th […]

17 Apr 19
The Diet Duchess

Easter is just around the corner, and this week’s post is going to help you build a healthier Easter basket this year. As a major chocolate lover, don’t get me wrong, I am not suggesting you have to eliminate the candy all together. Instead, take some of these suggestions to help build a basket with […]

16 Apr 19
We’re Making It!

Hellooooo worlddddd!   You know I have vague recollections of being in preschool and my mom would do my hair in pigtails or pony tails. Most of the time it was pigtails though. And for whatever reason, the pigtails couldn’t last all 4 hours of preschool as I took my hair down when my mom […]

13 Apr 19
Overseas Louise

It has been years that I’ve been dreaming about doing a substantial hike in the Himalayas. I was looking forward to this part of my trip the most. Being a school teacher I’m constrained to having my holidays during prescribed times of the year, a long trek had never been possible. I pored over the […]

12 Apr 19

No candy Easter basket ideas are the perfect alternative for those you love in your life. Easter is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to fill those Easter baskets with the best goodies. Fortunately, Easter gifts can be more than just candy and goodies, they can be thoughtful, useful gifts as well […]

12 Apr 19
Elite Collectors Network

The fast thinking word game, Bananagrams has seen an impressive year-on-year growth for Q1 in the UK of 34.8 per cent, according to the latest NPD data. This increase in sales arrives exactly one year since Asmodee became the official UK supplier for the popular tile-placing tabletop game, which according to its owner, ‘appears to […]

11 Apr 19
Keeping up with Theresa

  The United States alone has roughly 12 million single parent homes. Yet, travel advertisements and promos are clearly for the “All American Family.”  Interesting, right? Single-parenting, while traveling, will present some unique challenges regardless of the age of your children, the location of your vacation, or how prepared you think you are. Here I’d […]

11 Apr 19
The Master Eclectic

I may be the best “Four Letters” player alive today

10 Apr 19
Those Darned Socks!

Dear reader, do your kids whine and complain about being board despite having gobs of toys and video games? If not, dear reader, I’m sorry to say that your kids are not normal. That is because my kids and every other kid I know get the boredom blues. Just a few days into Christmas/Spring/Summer vacation […]

10 Apr 19
Nepal elective 2019

We had a surprisingly rainy weekend – both days had thunderstorms which woke me up at 6 and carried on until lunchtime! It was actually quite nice to have the opportunity to wear a jumper though. I ran down in the rain for some dahi chiurra – it came out looking even fancier than usual: […]