LEGO minifigures bump codes series 13 (Part 1)

On Saturday, we went to our usual LEGO Store at the Mall of America to get the newest LEGO Minifigures Series 13. Apparently, we should have gone the day they came out because the pickings were slim. Usually they have a pretty big bin full of the mystery packs. This time there was one small bin and it was only… Read more »

New Year’s Eve Party at Home: 5 Planning Tips

Another new year is almost here! Aside from making me rhyme, it’s a great time to celebrate. When you’re young, all you want to do is go out for New Year’s Eve and party like every year is 1999. Did anyone ever find this mythical New Year’s Eve party that was going to be awesome? I never did. OK, a couple… Read more »

How to build a LEGO Town: Part 4 – LEGO Digital Designer

If you have begun to plan your LEGO town, one of the best tools you can use is called the LEGO Digital Designer. This is a free piece of software you can download to create all kinds of LEGO stuff. My husband uses it all the time. The LEGO creations in the above image were made using the LEGO Digital… Read more »

Coffee roast levels: Which one is best?

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Back when I started drinking coffee as a kid, I didn’t know that there were different coffee roast levels. Calm down. I only drank it on the weekends. Actually, I didn’t know about roasts until I was well into adulthood. I just thought some places had good coffee and some places had crap. It never dawned on my that beans could… Read more »

How to build a LEGO town: Part Three – Pick-A-Brick hack

While planning your own LEGO town, you will need to buy individual bricks. Of course, you can buy individual bricks and pieces at the LEGO website. If you are lucky enough to live near a LEGO store, you can buy your bricks in a Pick-a-Brick cup. They come in large and small. It’s fun because you can look at the giant wall… Read more »

College bowl game party ideas: Three quick tips

It used to be most college bowl games took place on or around New Year’s Day. Many people were hungover from the festivities the night before, but why not have a little hair of the dog under the guise of watching a football game? These days college bowl games are spread out over three weeks and start before Christmas Day. However,… Read more »