Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Boost Your Financial Literacy and Have Fun Doing It

A few of you know that since my divorce, getting back into a home I own has been the goal. Just when that seemed like it was going to be possible, house prices went way up over and beyond my teacher's salary. So we're still renting. 

I haven't given up the dream though and am trying to find ways to supplement or increase my income. In my research to do so, I stumbled across a site that helps you better understand financial literacy, but in the form of games. I'm laughing that I like them so much because I'm forever telling my teen to put his games up for awhile.

The Amazing World of Gumball Tidy Up was first on my list to try because it's a show said teen loved when he was a kid (nostalgia wins every time for me). I opened it up without saying a word and began to play. My son heard the blings and said, 'You're playing games?!?' I said a nonchalant, "mm hmm," and nothing else. A full minute didn't even pass before he moseyed on over to where I was to take a look.

Sock Jokes to Keep You in Stitches

Here's a gem of a site I wanted to share with you. If you're as obsessed with socks as my students are (hey, I teach high school, so if that's as bad as it gets, I've got it made), you're going to love this! 

Discover: "The Thread!"

I recently partnered with Chrissy's Socks to explore their blog, "The Thread."It is a treasure trove of sock wisdom! From the history of socks to the latest fashion trends, there's something for everyone. 

What caught my eye, for my classroom, is Toe-tally Hilarious: 101 Sock Jokes that will Knock Your Socks Off! I'm going to integrate some of these into lessons and I already know the kids are going to enjoy them (some will laugh, some will roll their eyes and hide their smiles, but they'll still appreciate the humor).

If you like 'safe' jokes too, or you have a love of all things socks, be sure to check out "The Thread" for more cozy, stylish, funny and downright cozy sock content. 

And don't forget to stock up new, fun socks for the cooler weather (or dare I say it, for the Christmas stockings, fa la la la la). It's getting chilly out there!

Friday, October 27, 2023

After Death' A Cinematic Journey into the Great Beyond w/$10 Amazon GC & Movie Ticket Giveaway

Disclosure: Many thanks to Angel Studios for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.


Cinema has always been a medium that can explore the most profound questions about human existence. After Death is a recent movie that delves into the mysteries of what happens in the great beyond. From Angel Studios, the film takes audiences on an extraordinary journey through the afterlife, inviting viewers to ponder the nature of existence, the choices we make in life, and the potential for redemption and transformation. It leaves you asking the age-old question of "What lies beyond?"

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

NEIGHver a Dull Moment: Wordless Wednesday Horseplay


If you're one of those folks who groans at memes like this, 

consider this your "pun" ishment for the day.  😄

Monday, October 23, 2023

4 Ways to Determine Your Next Travel Destination


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Whether you love the road trip or prefer relaxing on a tropical beach, there are plenty of ways to scratch that travel itch. But what can you do if you aren’t sure where to go next? You know you need to travel, especially if you’ve not gotten away for a while, so how can you decide on your next destination?

Friday, October 20, 2023

Wild Republic has a Cute and Cuddly Kind of Spooky


Halloween is just around the corner, and there's no better way to get into the spooky spirit than by introducing some adorable creatures into the mix. Say hello to Wild Republic's Hallodanglers, the perfect companions for a not-so-scary, yet totally cute Halloween. These charming and cuddly stuffed animals are all set to make this spooky season a delightful experience for your little ones. They hang anywhere you want them to with velcro hands that attach to each other, and they're JUST FOUR DOLLARS!! That's a lot of cute, for a little money. And of course, the Monsterkins are making an appearance again this year (also from Wild Republic). These cute and scary plush animals are a favorite for my granddaughters who like to hold them up and make roaring noises (monster noises, I suppose) while they chase each other around my living room.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Wordless Wednesday: No Humor Today


This is our reality now, and it's not fun for the boy at all.

His instinct when he was flying/crashing on the basketball court 

was to put his hands out, to break his fall.

That resulted in two fractured wrists and a broken thumb. Ugh.

And on top of that, insurance is complicated and he's still in hardened fiberglass splints instead of casts.

 Trying to remedy that again today. Wish us good luck!

Sunday, October 8, 2023

NEW! The Ultimate Fall Fragrance: Tonkandy from Hermetica

As the leaves begin to change their colors and the air turns crisp, there's an undeniable shift in the atmosphere that beckons us to adapt our fragrance wardrobe. Just as we swap out our lightweight summer clothes for cozy sweaters, transitioning to fragrances that capture the essence of the season becomes equally important. One such fragrance that perfectly embodies the spirit of autumn is Hermetica's Tonkandy. With its unique blend of milk caramel, Davana, Tonka and Vanilla, Tonkandy is a masterpiece that will transport you to a world of warmth, comfort, and nostalgia.