Who doesn't love a game night? It's a great way to get the family together for some fun. Include some friends and it can be a big event. Game ideas are everywhere - the traditional board games like Monopoly, Yahtzee and Scrabble, interactive video games and Rock Band are always popular. A Wii fit challenge is also a fun way to get moving as a family.
I've never been one to keep a journal or diary (as we called it back in the 70's). I had a diary in grade school but wrote in it only sporadically. It was one of those cute little ones with a lock and key that were so popular back in the day.
I had some riveting entries like this one: Today I went to school. I came home from school and Debbie came over after school. I watched the Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family at night.
And this one: Today I went to school. Dianna was sick today and didn't come to school.
Riveting. Am I right? Good thing my diary wasn't put in a time capsule lest future generations think kids in the 70's were super boring.
Since that first little diary I've tried to journal (the new millennium terminology) every now and then with similar luck. Even I get bored with what I've written. Over the years I've tried to figure out why I didn't enjoy this process. In fact, I pretty much loath the process. I still do and h…
Just when I was about to call Directv and tell them to take HGTV because it wasn't worth watching, 'Fixer Upper' miraculously showed up. Oh happy day! I just love this show! Chip and Joanna Gaines are a hoot! And the work they do is pretty darn fabulous.
My favorite thing about this show is not Chip and Joanna, or Joanna's awesome style but the fact that they find homes in price ranges that are more middle America than what we see on Property Brothers or Love it or List it. A $200,000 budget is not uncommon. They find a house that's $120,000 or so leaving them $80,000 or so for renovations. Pretty cool. And pretty easy to relate to for many of us. Million dollar budgets? Not so much.
Chip and Joanna come across some really great fixer uppers. Almost makes me want to move to Texas!
I love Joanna's style. She is creative and, being a mom of 4, she understands that homes need to work for families with storage options, family friendly materials and spa…