links for 2008-10-31

Interactive pumpkin screen saver "I wrote my own interactive pumpkin app which not only makes a great Jack-o-Lantern out of our screens, it also reacts to clicks so our kids can play with it on our touch screen. My kids are having a blast and my wife suggested I make it into a screen saver […]

Still no costume? Pay your kid to wear last year’s!

Brook is one practical woman. When my daughter was in Kindergarten I made her an elaborate, time-intensive, and expensive Sailor Moon costume. Facing the prospect of sewing or shelling out for another costume, I offered to pay her $10 if she wore the same costume the next year. In second grade she chose to be […]

Amazon Friday sale: Robeez, nonslip liner, Aerobed, Annie Chun’s noodles, digital cameras and frames, and too much kitchen and dining stuff to list

Robeez

It's the Amazon Friday sale! And it's packed this week. And, lo! Robeez! And with cute snowmen! In pink or blue! These were indispensable when my kids were babies. The price is right: $14.89 (almost half off). We've published plenty of hacks involving nonslip shelf liner. The stuff comes in handy everywhere. A big roll […]

Do your “Black Friday” holiday shopping online (and sleep in)

Craig passed along a potentially money-saving tip for the hardcore holiday shoppers among you: I would like to remind folks that many, if not all stores, now start their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Thursday. And according to the Consumerist, some Black Friday prices are actually starting at Halloween this year. [Consumerist calls this "the […]

Hollow out the Jack-o’-lantern pumpkin with an ice cream scoop

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Pumpkin carving is fun, sure. But does anyone really enjoy the initial step — scooping out the seeds and gooey bits? I just stumbled upon the perfect tool for the job: an ice cream scoop. I use this OXO Good Grips Points scoop, and the squared-off corners made short work out of scraping the pumpkin […]

Hollow out the Jack-o’-lantern pumpkin with an ice cream scoop

Pumpkin carving is fun, sure. But does anyone really enjoy the initial step — scooping out the seeds and gooey bits? I just stumbled upon the perfect tool for the job: an ice cream scoop. I use this OXO Good Grips Points scoop, and the squared-off corners made short work out of scraping the pumpkin […]

links for 2008-10-30

Unclutterer » Ikea hack for toy storage There are never enough IKEA hacks. Or toy storage solutions. Email: Transform This Tool from Stressful to Useful | Simple Mom Smart and simple. What I aspire to be.

links for 2008-10-30

Unclutterer » Ikea hack for toy storage There are never enough IKEA hacks. Or toy storage solutions. Email: Transform This Tool from Stressful to Useful | Simple Mom Smart and simple. What I aspire to be.