Hope you all had a super great Thanksgiving! We did! Plenty of food and friends to share it with! And I managed to stick by my diet, other than a small helping of mashed potatoes!
I have worked with Out of the Box before and we always LOVE their games! I have never been disappointed and they have done it once again with Faux-cabulary, the outrageous game of wild new words! This one can get rather silly at times, which is perfect for our family.
You start out with a "wordmeister" (just whomever you choose to go first), who reads a crazy definition out loud. Then the remaining players use the dice they have chosen to create a word for that definition. You have 3 die, and can spin them, rearrange them, until you come up with a word you like. Then everyone turns them in to the "wordmeister" who then decides which word best fits the definition.
Forming a word.
Trading a die.
Forming a word!
Card reads:The smell of an old person.
Here are the words created.
The words created.
For example the card might read: Slowing down to below the speed limit when you see a police car. The other players then start working with their die to create a new word. Maybe, "robotronicuber" or "bagcopation" or "antitechdis". You do not have to use all three die for your word, and you may trade 1 die if you wish. So maybe it could be "digifunk". The "wordmeister" then reads the words out loud, and chooses which one they believe best goes with the definition. That player then receives the card, and play continues around with the next person becoming the "wordmeister". The winner is the player with the most cards at the end of the game. What a great game from Out of the Box!
Sometimes it is hard to be the "wordmeister" as some of the words really don't fit the definition, and you just have to choose one, but sometimes you would be amazed at the words created. We were all laughing throughout the game. This would also be a great icebreaker at get togethers. What a great gift idea, for teens or families.
Faux-cabulary ($29.99) is recommended for ages 13+, but my 11 year old played and enjoyed the game. You can play with 3-7 players. We actually played with 8, because the "wordmeister" did not compete, and we did teams, working together. So if you need an extra gift idea, be sure to consider Faux-cabulary!
The winner of this giveaway will receive their own copy of Faux-cabulary. Hurry up and enter!
Hey Neighbors! Here is a really neat gift idea for someone with a young child. Here we have I Can Sign (First Words) from Baby First TV. Now, I am just going to share right here that we have friends who have taught two of their children to sign at a very young age. And it works! Their children could sign before they could talk. The Dvd will teach your child many useful words that will be used in day to day life. Words like: eat, water, milk, cookie, ear, feet hands, kiss, sleep, book, mother, father, and many other words. Each word is taught in a short video clip where they will see pictures of the word/item and people signing. There is also a little character at the bottom corner of the video signing along. The Dvd can be done on English or Spanish. Also included on the Dvd are printable coloring pages that you can print off by inserting the Dvd into your computer. Inside the cover of the Dvd case is a little booklet that covers some of the words you and your child
When we talk about pests in the home, the most common that we tend to deal with are the creepy-crawlies that find their way in. Ants, termites, and spiders, for instance. Occasionally though, you have a real chance of getting a much bigger, fuzzier unwanted guest in the home. What do you do about the fact your home is at risk of becoming a wildlife sanctuary for some truly unhealthy and even dangerous beasts? Picture by Alexas_Fotos Know the signs It doesn’t matter if you’re in a suburban home, a country cottage, or a fourth-floor apartment. Some animals can find their way just about anywhere. It’s worth knowing the signs of pest infestation so you can confirm it and act on it immediately. Spotting droppings, keeping an ear out for scratching, and looking for signs of nesting like shredded paper, scrunched leaves, and grass clippings around the home without explanation can help you start fighting back. Picture by wolfgang_vodt Cleanliness is key If there’s
Hey neighbors, its with a heavy heart I let you all know that my mom (Lori) unexpectedly passed away the end of June. Our family has been taking the time between now and then to be together and remember what a light mom was. I came on towards the end of last year and was planning on fully moving my interviews and review to this website. I intend to to so partially to keep mommas beautiful website going. Thank you all so much for your love and support over the years. ~Mercy
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