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I checked out Techlicious’ picks from the 2018 toy fair. I really like this one for me:

Crayola Crayon Melter

Crayola Crayon Melter

From Techlicious.com: What a win-win. Old crayon stubs are saved from the trash and kids get to master new artistic techniques with this practical pen-like plaything. Simply stuff your unwrapped crayon bits — or even brand new ones — into the top of the handheld, powered stylus. Seconds later (doesn’t take much heat to melt and it’s merely warm to the touch) you’re working a button-controlled liquid color dispenser that can draw a pretty straight line, produce a pixelated masterpiece or add extra textural layers of built-up design to paper or canvas, picture frames or other craft projects. Recommended for children 8 and (way) up. We’re thinking parents will likely sneak the “crowns” melter away to toy with themselves.
For ages 8+.

Available fall 2018, $24.99

I feel very creativity deprived, and I never act to reverse this. Maybe I need a $25 investment to get me to do something artistic.

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game night fantasy

Many years ago I was an on-line party planner; sold party supplies on an early website (https://web.archive.org/web/20170915000000*/smashingparties.com — remember that it was in the late 90s and I actually used COMIC SANS as well as a whole bunch of animated gifs. A whole bunch). The site had party ideas; in fact, the FIRST Pokemon theme party ideas online. I should have won an award. Because of this site, I was contacted by a book packager (publisher). I ended up writing a party book for school-aged girls called Super Sleepovers and made a few bucks.

Flash forward to a life of many many parties. I have never been able to organize a scheduled party rotation. I’m talking about, say, every two weeks a different one of us hosts a party with a certain theme, and when we’re back to the beginning we move to a new theme. So yesterday I got all jazzed to have this imaginary run of parties based on https://www.buzzfeed.com/maitlandquitmeyer/games-you-need-to-order-for-your-friend-group-asap, “23 Games You Need To Order For Your Friend Group ASAP.” The idea would be for each host to buy one of these new games and have a game night. If the game was extremely fun, there would be more game nights between the next host’s new game. These games sound HILARIOUS just by their names: Social Sabotage, Suddenly Drunk (I do realize we are all zeroing in on retirement), Exploding Cats and Utter Nonsense – Naughty Edition) and more, and I know my laugh-loving mob would have a fantastic time. I know which of my friends would be into it off the bat, but others would balk. At first. Once we got the first game started they’d be hooked. So maybe we could start with just 2 host/game parties. Kim, what do you think?

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coloring for grown-ups

color me swoon

We recently succumbed to cashier pressure and signed up — paid actual money for –a B&N discount card. We haven’t calculated our break even point, but as a way to increase sales, B&N has it down. What we won’t pay for a 10% discount.

I’m due for a new NYT Sunday Crossword Omnibus. Actually, I’m re-buying ones I’ve already done because my memory is shit. I have an addiction, OK? They relax me, remove me from the day. So I went online. Look what I found! […]

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Shopping Fantasies – Wood furnishings to drool over.

Want it. Can’t afford it. Get used to it.

Over the years, many of our shopping plans have turned to fantasies. It cramps my stomach a bit, but I feel ok about occasionally thinking out of my reality box. Such was the situation when the aforementioned coton de tulear owners converged upon New Hope, PA on the weekend of their outdoor Arts and Crafts show. Now, this was an extraordinary show, as New Hope itself is an artist’s community and attracts people with bucks. Not a single goose-with-gingham-bow wooden cutout to be seen. Just AMAZING stuff to drool over.

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