Category Archives: Fun and Games

Late for the Sky: Christmas-Opoly Review

Christmas-Opoly Property Trading Game Review + Giveaway

When I was young I would spend each holiday with my father’s brother and his wife and 6 children. The gatherings started simple and the seven of us children, and as time went on and cousins got older it began adding boyfriends, and girlfriends to our yearly celebrations.

This was something that we did for close to 10 years, and was a tradition that I looked forward to each year. I would guess which cousins would be there, and if there would be any announcements to the family.

Now that I am older, I no longer see my cousins yearly like I once did, but I still remember that yearly tradition and have now began my own. One that I have began is playing a game with loved ones on the night of the 24th. This year I am adding a new game to the growing tradition from Late for the Sky, Christmas-opoly themed property trading game,

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Pipcorn: Ghee Delicious Mini Popcorn Review

Best Binge Snacks While You Binge Watch and a Pipcorn Giveaway

I have a confession – I am awful at watching new movies. For the life of me I am not sure why I am so resistant, but I am. The most ironic part is that 9 times out of 10 I end up loving the movie or show, to then proceed to binge watch until I can no longer see clearly.

The most recent occurrence of this is with Game of Thrones. My husband had read the books and was eager to watch the series, but waited until I was willing to watch. Unfortunately 6 years has passed, and we are yet to watch, so he gave up hope and began spending lunches watching the series. As luck would have it, I finally got intrigued as to why this show was winning all the awards and began watching it on the weekends.

Generally we do anywhere from 5-7 episodes at a time, which makes the need for bingeing snacks that much more important. Here are my favorite snacks to binge on while I binge watch.

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Late for the Sky: Sharkopoly Game Review

Late for the Sky: Sharkopoly Property Trading Game Review + Giveaway

Each July the people who are above water get to learn about what is underwater. Each year in the summer we are treated to an entire week about sharks.

Sharks are as amazing as they are mysterious and may have ancestors that were alive when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Sharks are made of cartridge, which makes them more able to swim and maneuver around.

Being that I live on the coast, sharks are a daily topic either in my neighborhood, or the nightly news. When I discovered that Late for the Sky would be making a Sharkopoply themed property trading game, I was excited. Also, on July 23rd Shark Week begins!!

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Unboxing The Bizarre Monthly Box: May 2017

Unboxing the Bizarre – May 2017 Subscription Review

One of my favorite activities is browsing social media, I love to see what companies are releasing and featuring. Last year, I noticed a new box enter my feed and I was curious. The box celebrates the often overlooked, but equally celebratory holidays that you may otherwise overlook. For the past year or so I have seen the box and the holidays, and always have wanted to opportunity to get my own holiday box.

My wish came true this month, just in time for Star Wars Day (May 4th) with the receipt of the May 2017¬†Unboxing the Bizarre Box. Each month this box has 4 items that relate to 4 holidays that otherwise may be overlooked. Past holidays featured have been “Hug Your Cat Day”, “Fire Prevention Day” and “Mad Hatter Day” to name a few. I was eager to see what holidays would be featured in the May Box.

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Late for the Sky: Fantasy-opoly Review

Late for the Sky: Fantasy-Opoly Review + Giveaway

When I was young, one of my favorite things to do was go to my best friends house and watch him and his friends play Dungeon and Dragons. I was lucky that since my best male friend ran the game, he allowed my female best friend and I color while they played.

The games involved orcs, wizards, dwarfs and other classes of characters that my young mind could not imagine. The terms were foreign, and the stories made up, but they were like stories that were unfolding in front of me.

Years later I look back on those days of friendship and stories, fondly. When I had the opportunity to review¬† Late for the Sky’s Fantasy-Opoly my initial hope is that it would take me back to those many years before, and those wonderful stories.

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Late for the Sky: Geek-opoly Board Game Review

Late for the Sky: Geek-opoly Board Game Review + Giveaway

When I was young I had a reputation for not only dating geeks, but also being a geek myself. Despite the years of torment and laughs that were made at my expense I did not not mind this distinction. I took pride in the fact that the boys I dated knew how to fix my computer, that they used their imagination’s weekly at their Dungeons and Dragon’s role-playing games and that while they were not the most popular, they were genuine people. The status of geek never made a big difference to me, people are more than the labels we give them, which I discovered early in my life. I spent many hours with my fellow geeks – while they explored the depth’s of Mordor, I sat and colored while listening to the adventures. Some of my best memories are these moments.

There is one benefit of geekdom – a unique knowledge and sense of humor that many other people do not understand. Since I am married to a self admitted geek, at times it can be difficult to find gifts that are the right mix of geek and humorous. When I saw Late for the Sky’s Geek-opoly Board Game I was brought back to those moments late at night in the garage and smiled.

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Make Your Mark in 2017 – Crayola Marker Giveaway

Make Your Mark in 2017: Crayola Marker Giveaway

giveaway-of-doodle-scent-and-metallic-pensIf you are like me you’re a planner and there is no way to add color and fun to a planner than by using a variety of colors to plan your days.

I want everyone to Make a Mark on 2017 and with this set of markers you will make your mark on the year ahead!

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