I’m a huge Trekkie. And before you ask: Yes, I’ve dressed up in a Starfleet uniform. More than once. Okay, several times… Including a stage-quality facial prosthetic (because how else could I be a convincing Bajoran?). And the highlight of my childhood may or may not have involved eating dinner with my family after attending… Continue reading The Ultimate Sci-Fi Sunglasses
Today is the 27th anniversary of the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta Earthquake that violently shook the San Francisco bay area on October 17, 1989 at 5:04 pm. I was a little girl at the time, just two months away from turning 7-years-old. Although I had grown up in the East Bay and was accustomed to… Continue reading Remembering The Loma Prieta Earthquake
I haven’t met a kid who doesn’t love dressing up in superhero capes. My kids are no exception. But let’s face it: Those capes are pricey! And if you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time you know I’ve sewn a few …so I can confirm that the fabric alone is pretty expensive (not… Continue reading Superhero Capes And Masks To Save The Day
I received my sewing machine around the time my first child was born. It was a gift from my husband (which he had been saving for since I started borrowing machines to make the wedding favors and linens for our wedding two years prior). In the years since then, that machine has saved us… Continue reading Homemade Halloween Costumes
With Halloween right around the corner, I thought I’d focus on sharing some of my favorite cosplay, costume and dress-up items this month. I’ve been very lucky to have the opportunity to review these prior to Christmas (and even luckier to have tested them on a very gullible toddler while her brothers were at school) so… Continue reading Aviator Goggles Are Hilarious On Little Kids!
The beginning of October means three things to me: I can’t believe I made it this far into the season without a Pumpkin Spice Latte. I’m going to spend this entire upcoming weekend bent over the sewing machine swearing at myself for not finishing the kids’ costumes weeks ago. I need to prepare for the… Continue reading Our Tradition: The Great Pumpkin
Being the end of September, frugal people like ourselves are already budgeting, planning and even doing our Christmas shopping. With that in mind, I thought I’d share a product I recently had the opportunity to test that would make an unlikely Christmas gift for the music lover or tech geek in your life: A light… Continue reading Smart Bluetooth LED Color Changing Light Bulb (Review)