Do-It-Yourself Rummoli Board

Do you remember Rummoli from when you were a child?  I used to play with my grandparents and it was a treasured memory I’d like to revisit with my kids.  This DIY Rummoli board is made with ¼” mdf and some spray paint, and will last for years – so they too can share the fun with their kids!

My parents recently brought out their Rummoli board from 1940.  It’s a Copp Clark paper version that my Step-Dad used to play […]

2019-09-04T14:14:37-04:00September 4th, 2019|DIY, GAMES / FUN, KIDS|0 Comments

DIY Game Challenge – Simple Sliding Puzzle

Are you a Survivor fan?  We are, so today I’m putting together a simple sliding puzzle to challenge my kids to some good ole’ family fun.

Good Monday morning!

I’m excited today because I’m participating in the #DIYGameChallenge that Katie at Addicted 2 DIY is hosting.  Several DIY bloggers are coming together with ideas an inspiration for games you can make.

I’ve called dibs on Tag – kidding, we actually had to make something for the challenge, so I whipped together a […]

2019-04-29T09:32:34-04:00April 29th, 2019|DIY, GAMES / FUN|11 Comments

I made a ping-pong table!

Good morning and Happy Canada Day!

This hot weather has me melting, but given the winter we just came out of, I hate to spend much time indoors.  I havemy patio all set up with a fan moving the air constantly, the Intex pool nearby and a FOLDING PING-PONG TABLE on the patio.

DIY ping pong table, ping pong table, folding ping pong table, backyard fun, backyard games

Yup, I built my own […]

2018-07-02T13:49:37-04:00July 1st, 2018|BUILD IT, GAMES / FUN, KIDS|0 Comments

Cottage Games / Camping Games

Do any/many of you head to a cottage or go camping in the summer?

We rent a cottage with friends each year and spend a week by the beach “Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool…” (Fresh Prince style). We load our cars to maximum capacity – so much so that the kids are usually bent into some awkward Twister position and my knees are up around my chest trying to fit one last thing in. They are going to be […]

2018-07-02T13:53:35-04:00June 25th, 2018|GAMES / FUN, KIDS|0 Comments

One-Man Ping-Pong

We have had so much fun with our one-man ping-pong that I had to share the build so you could have fun with your family as well.

First off I want to say that I am the reigning champion of mini ping-pong / one-man ping-pong.  I only built our game last Monday, so I’m sure I’ll blow my record out of the water as I practice, but the family scores are currently:

2018-06-18T13:38:18-04:00June 16th, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY, GAMES / FUN, KIDS|2 Comments

Before & After – Lego Table

This Lego table / Lego storage project took a long time.

Normally, I would have whipped out a nightstand in a day or two, but this one was well over a week – mostly because I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it.

This […]

Candy Bar / Candy Buffet

My girls have danced around the house all weekend reminding me that there are only “9 days left of school”.

At this point, actually learning anything is mute – it’s all about treat days and field trips to celebrate the end of another school year…. essentially a month-long party with a bit of math squeezed in.

Last week Madison had “Candy Day” at school.

I’m not sure why her teachers thought that jacking thirty 11 year-olds full of sugar was a good idea, […]

2018-06-18T13:39:26-04:00June 18th, 2017|GAMES / FUN, KIDS, PARTY IDEAS|1 Comment
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