No question, my favorite place to put together puzzles is at the table in my travel trailer, where there’s a big window that provides plenty of natural light. Our annual camping spot is right next to a large mulberry tree, so I have bird feeders hanging just a few feet from where I sit and enjoy visits from my regulars—a few pairs of nuthatches, a variety of finches, downy, hairy, and red-headed woodpeckers, and of course, a squirrel or two! For me, it’s puzzling paradise!...CONTINUE READING
I have always said that Autumn is my favorite season and I know I am not alone. Even though, today is technically the start of fall, for me fall starts around September 1st. Already, I have been well on my way to doing some of my fall puzzles. I am someone who likes to do a few puzzles for each season. However, I feel like my puzzling preferences when it comes to autumn puzzles, comes in stages...CONTINUE READING
Autumn Equinox, the first official day of fall, is on September 23rd this year. Cooler days will soon arrive, so now's the perfect time to pull out your Ravensburger Puzzle Store or Jumbo's Portapuzzle and get ready for some fall puzzling. Here are some great new picks from Puzzle Warehouse... CONTINUE READING
Ahh, September. The last official day of summer may be September 23rd, but let’s face it: the moment the Labor Day cookout ends, the white clothing items are safely stowed away, and the first crisp breeze commences and cools the back of one’s neck – by then, it’s fall for all intents and purposes... CONTINUE READING
Fall Into Football Season! Go Patriots!
🎶 I've been waiting all day for Sunday night 🎶 If you read this line, and sang it with the mental image of Carrie Underwood dancing in your brain, then YOU are my people. If you didn’t have that mental image, then you’re here to read about puzzles, and that makes YOU my people, too! Yup, you guessed it. I am going to nerd out on football themed puzzles with you today. Go New England Patriots!
Football season is upon us! Thursday, Sunday, and Monday nights just got so exciting again. Bring out the chips, salsa, chili, friendly rivalry, and most importantly… bring out the puzzles! ...CONTINUE READING
They say that when you move mountains, you can make the impossible possible. In other words, you can achieve something you may not have thought you could initially. I think it's safe to say that we avid puzzlers have an appreciation for the beautiful art that goes into puzzles. I doubt any of you would buy a puzzle while thinking, "Wow, this is really ugly, let me go ahead and buy this puzzle so I can spend countless hours looking at the blah details of it while putting it together.". Yup, didn't think so...CONTINUE READING
It’s hard to deny a good cat or dog puzzle, but do you struggle with all that fur? For a change of pace, I decided to try out some scales instead and picked up some puzzles featuring reptiles. I’ve actually spent quite a bit of time with reptiles when I worked on my PhD, which focused on the impacts of stress in lizards. (Yes, lizards get stressed out too!)…CONTINUE READING
According to The History Makers, Annie Lee decided to pursue an art career at age 40. She earned her master’s degree after eight years of night classes while working at Northwestern Railroad as a clerk in the engineering department. Her railroad job inspired one of her most popular paintings, Blue Monday, which shows a woman struggling to get out of bed on a Monday morning. Her work is known for creating animated personalities even though the faces are painted without features.
Annie passed away on November 14, 2014 at the age of 79... CONTINUE READING
Hello there! Back in May, I took the social part of my Ambassador role to heart, and I threw a 150-guest backyard shindig. Fast-forward to very recently – several months post-party – when I was doing a little yardwork and I discovered a single remnant from the party that missed the compost bin and in doing so managed to delight, but not surprise, me...CONTINUE READING