100 water balloons in 1 minute

Bunch O Balloons water balloon fight

This is genius: A father of eight has invented a product that can fill 100 water balloons in less than a minute. Bunch O Balloons is a hose attachment with 37 pre-connected balloons that tie themselves when filled. All you need is a garden hose, a bucket of water to catch the filled balloons, and your bathing suit to have an epic water balloon fight! Now, I haven't participated in a water … READ MORE!

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Our next adventure

nursery with blue stripe walls

Seven years ago, I moved from New York City to Omaha. JB, a military officer stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, had recently proposed, and I was eager for us to start our life together -- even if that meant living in Nebraska, a thousand miles away from friends and family. I'll confess that I cried upon arriving in Omaha. With a population of fewer than 500,000, Nebraska's largest city felt … READ MORE!

Movie snacks: popcorn or candy?

tina and amy at the oscars

When it comes to movie snacks, do you prefer popcorn or candy? As you may have guessed from this week's posts, I'm partial to popcorn. A big bag of buttery, salty popcorn is an essential part of my movie theater experience, but I have a rule about eating it... No popcorn until after the previews end. I have very little self-control in most aspects of my life, but I've always been adamant … READ MORE!

Perfect popcorn every time

pop secret perfect pop app

I have a vivid memory of being a teenager home alone one night and burning a bag of microwave popcorn. The kitchen reeked of scorched kernels (and continued to smell that way for days), and the bag was literally smoking. The popcorn was burned so badly that I feared it might spontaneously combust, so I brought the bag outside and dumped a glass of water over it. Perhaps I overreacted (big … READ MORE!

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What movies do you like to watch over and over?

stardust movie claire danes

In yesterday's post, I mentioned that Levi has only seen three or four movies. What I forgot to include is that he's watched each of them multiple times. Isn't it funny how little kids are happy to watch the same movie over and over again? There must be something comforting about knowing what's going to happen next. If I'm planning a movie night at home, I don't usually choose something from … READ MORE!