While my last month's blog topic was about speed puzzling, I also really love leisurely assembling challenging puzzles. Today I want to highlight a special collection of 3 puzzles released this year in 2023 from Pomegranate. They have this completely unique set of CIRCULAR puzzles...CONTINUE READING
The World Jigsaw Puzzle Championship will be taking place September 20-24, 2023 in Valladolid, a city approximately 200km northwest of Madrid, Spain. In 2022 the US Jigsaw Puzzle Association (USAJPA) sent members to compete for the first time. I watched my friends in real time through the livestream on YouTube and it was so exciting - I couldn’t believe something like this exists! Then last fall, the USAJPA held a National event which I was able to attend in San Diego, CA. I have officially been bitten by the speed puzzling bug and have decided to travel to Spain for Worlds... CONTINUE READING
There are 2 kinds of nature lovers: mountain lovers and beach lovers. I’m a beach gal. Maybe it’s because I’m a summer birthday and water sign ♋️🦀 Maybe it’s because I grew up swimming and playing water polo. Regardless, the beach brings me peace and happiness. So it’s no surprise, as summer peaks, I gravitate towards beach puzzles!…
In June, in the United States, we celebrate the dads in our lives. And I’m here today to highlight some puzzles for the occasion. When I was a kid, my mom would take my sisters and me to the department store to pick out ties for my dad for Dad’s Day. I puzzled this Springbok puzzle, It’s a Tie, in his honor for Father’s Day 2021. CONTINUE READING
I love a puzzle that takes me to a different place. This post is inspired by the “Windows Open to the World” puzzle by artist Dominic Davison which was sent to me in my ambassador box. The topic it also feels timely, as my family has Spring Break in early April and other families may be making plans to travel this summer.
It’s a tale as old as time… are you team princess or team villain? I grew up in the Disney Renaissance era (per Wikipedia, the years 1989-1999 when Disney animation returned to producing successful animated films). The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, the Lion King, Pocahontas and Mulan are all near and dear to my heart. While the stories are old fashioned (I’m no damsel in distress! I’m an independent woman! CONTINUE READING
Hi there! I’m Alyssa, and I’m so excited to be a 2023 Puzzle Warehouse Ambassador! Welcome to my very first blog post! I have loved puzzles of ALL kinds since I was young, but I found a more social aspect of enjoying jigsaw puzzles when I started my Instagram account @puzzlesatoz (that’s A to Z, for my initials! AZ! Although frequent interpretations also include puzzles at oz and puzzles atoz). This month I get to review the 160 piece 3D Mandalorian Helmet by 4D Cityscape Inc. CONTINUE READING