Friday Favorites

I’m not exactly the motivated type when it comes to domestic duties. I can’t stand to clean without some sort of mental stimulation like music or podcasts playing in the background. My favorite podcast is called Stuff Mom Never Told You. It’s a fun, engaging and informative podcast covering a broad range of interesting topics; from imaginary friends and gendered toys to women in boxing and the history of drag queens. It is the perfect cure for cleaning-induced mind numbing boredom.



Friday Favorites

It’s been ages since I’ve played a real game of Dungeons and Dragons. In D&D there is a lot of things that hold you back from starting a full campaign. Running a campaign is a lot of work, with a lot of rules to memorize and it’s not the easiest game for a beginner to pick up. Mostly it seems the limiting factor for getting a tabletop rpg going is getting your friends in the same room at least every couple weeks. So what do you do when you want to get your role playing fix without the time commitment? Play this game:

This is an awesome game. 

Castle Ravenloft takes a lot of the kinks out of the process of playing a game like D&D but offers a similar (but simplified) combat gameplay. You can finish it in one session. It offer several different scenarios. With no character creation, It’s easier for beginners to play. You can even play it forever alone style with one player. I think it’s a truly great board game with a lot of replay value. If you love fantasy board games, this is a must play!

Friday Favorites: Handmade Lord of the Rings Pillow

Friday favorites will be reoccurring posts to share some of my favorite places, people, products or ideas. It may not happen every Friday, but expect to see more.

I made this entire pillow myself. The pillow is fleece and filled with scrap fabric and polyfill. The pillow case was hand embroidered using plain white sewing thread. I absolutely love the results, though not using all polyfill does make it a bit dense. This pillow will definitely be following me around the rest of my life.

"Speak friend and enter"