Monday, February 28, 2011


Do you like Scrabble, but not the LONG time between turns?  Then check out this alternative - Bananagrams!  This fast moving game is a little bit like Scrabble, but each person builds their own little crossword in front of them.  To start the game, you yell "Split!" and to draw another tile "Peel!".  The game is over when all the tiles have been drawn - maybe 10-15 minutes or so.  When you don't have all night for a game, this is a great alternative.  And when you're all done, the tiles store inside the cute little banana-shaped fabric bag.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I may have outgrown Barbie dolls...

... but I still like to play dress-up.
As a mentioned in my last post, I love my new iPhone, but my iPhone seemed a little bit cold and a little bit exposed.  It wanted a cover that would protect the phone and also something pretty that would be easy to find in the depths of my bag.  I looked at a LOT of options, both on-line and in the stores.  Nothing was quite right - until I discovered these adorable cases. The Speck iPhone covers are sold through the website  (Note ~ Zazzle is also the website I used for the Calling Cards ~ see March 2009).  They have hundreds or rather thousands of cute designs to choose from.  You can tweak the design to get exactly what you want, and then personalize it with your name in your favorite font.  I had such a hard time picking just one, that I didn't - I picked three.  Fortunately, they were running a special last week!  Although I have long outgrown Barbie dolls, I still like to play dress-up ~ only now it is with my new iPhone.

The Apple of my Eye!

Well,  I wasn't one of those people up at 3am to put in my order, I did get my order in the first day for the new Verizon iPhone.... and I love it!  Easy to use ~ Seamless syncing ~ And great sound quality.  Worth waiting for!

Monday, February 14, 2011

This time the "Beauty Experts" got it right!

I've become a bit suspicious of the "Best of Beauty..." lists that are compiled by various magazines.  Year after year Maybelline Great Lash Mascara appears on these lists, and the couple of times I have tried it have been a major disappointment.  But after seeing Essie "Mademoiselle" in several lists and articles over the last month or two, I decided to give it a try.  What a nice surprise! Mademoiselle is a soft sheer pink that really does go with everything.  Not too white, not too peachy.  Classic.  And unlike darker nail polish, any little nicks and chips are not very noticeable. (Yeah!)

Friday, February 4, 2011

In honor of my favorite guy... one of his favorite things!

The Basic Binder Clip.  Not very pretty to look at, but a real work horse.  You will find these in almost every room in our house.  In the kitchen, they hold the chip and pretzels bags shut tight.  In the bathroom, I use one to hold a couple of drawer dividers together and from sliding all over the place.  I keep one or two in my purse to hold the assortment of store coupons.  In the office, it holds a stack of papers (duh!) or a cord along the edge of a desk to keep them neat and untangled.  You get the picture, and I'm sure you have your own unique uses for this simple but clever little thing.  Please share!