A couple weeks ago I blogged about a way we’re beating the mosquitoes this summer. This is another “secret weapon” in our quest to beat the bug bites — a pop-up screen house. This style of screen house needs no poles, stakes or ropes. It sets up in seconds, popping up with a quick twist and shake when it’s pulled out of its bag.
A few weeks ago, I heard about the Mosquito Patch on the radio. A caller was passionate about it, saying the patch repels mosquitoes without synthetic chemicals. We put the patches to the test this week at scout day camp, and here’s what happened.
Watching my son leave for summer camp was bittersweet. I went to camp for the first time when I was his age, and I think camp is a great experience for kids. As he counted down the days until it was time to leave, we talked about what he might expect…
ZZ Top’s song “Cheap Sunglasses” came on the radio the other day when I was driving with my children. My daughter turned to me and said “This song is pretty much your whole theory on sunglasses, isn’t it, Mom?”
Something strange happened when we tried to get rid of our old couch. Our family room couch has seen better days. I bought this sectional when I was in college — one of my first “grown-up” purchases…
The top of my washer is truly a laundry cocktail bar. I rotate brands and varieties of detergent based on what I’m washing. Whenever I suggest this to people, it’s like a proverbial light goes off — “What a great idea! I never thought of that!”
These jeans promised to make me feel one size smaller — but not in the way I expected. Not at all!
Strangely, while Illinois is the top soybean-producing state in the nation (our state devotes 9.8 million acres to growing soybeans!) it’s remarkably difficult to find soybean seeds for the garden at our local stores.
Last week, I had a $10-off-$10 coupon to use at JC Penney, and as I wandered around the store looking for a deal, I spotted these Acrylic Ruana Wraps on sale for $28. I have a lot of scarves, but I didn’t have a wrap that would cover my arms completely.
Our television is a little over three years old now, and it’s already outdated. Tonight, we clicked the YouTube button on the television to watch some clips.
This is what we saw…