Family Fun at the Charlotte Speedway Christmas

Charlotte Speedway Christmas

Charlotte Speedway Christmas   Just a quick note tonight to let my local friends know about another of our favorite Holiday outings, the Charlotte Speedway Christmas! For the locals, think of it as Tanglewood, only zigzagged around a giant famous race track!  Tons and tons of lights of course, with some bonus stuff like a […]

A Sweet 16 Birthday Without Blowing the Budget? Yes You Can!


Sweet 16 Birthday Parties Remember when your baby turned 1 and you had the biggest bash ever? Complete with smash cake (yes, we originated that idea ) and all the Winnie the Pooh decorations you could find. You probably spent a fair amount of money because it was the FIRST! birthday and your baby deserved […]

A World Without Heroes Video Discussion

I had a wonderful conversation with Stacey Seguin, owner of paloozaonline dot com. She is a regular reader of tentotwenty and agreed to participate in a video chat about our respective perspectives on Brandon Mull’s A World Without Heroes. Be sure and read my review of the book here, and let us know your opinion […]

Marvel’s The Avengers Super-Hero Dream Date Quiz

the avengers movie

Sometimes you just have to lighten it up a bit! I’ll admit that I’m just a “wee” excited for The Avengers to come out. I doubt that I’ll run out on opening night but I guarantee I’ll see it at some point very soon. With the opening right around the corner, I was sent this […]

Fablehaven, the Series – A Book Reveiw

We’re readers. Thankfully, my daughter, L,  inherited the I Love to Read gene, and can’t keep her nose out of books any better than me. While I have many opinions on the merits of reading as a family, I won’t extol them today. Suffice it to say – I am of the staunch opinion parents […]

Dance! Dance! Dance!

Spring is in the air and happy young couples everywhere succumb to the rituals of prom and ready themselves in high fashion. High school juniors and seniors across the land make restaurant reservations, order corsages and boutonnieres, get measured for tuxedos, purchase pretty dresses, receive manicures and pedicures, practice numerous hairstyles to find the perfect […]

“Tangled” is Right

I’m as devoted a Disney fan as they come. I grew up taking the Mickey Mouse Club in high dosages, I wrote my senior paper on the man, himself (and received a perfect grade for it), and rarely does a day pass that I don’t quote The Emporer’s New Groove. Having said all that – […]

Ten to Twenty Reviews The Hunger Games

Thanks to Arminda for spending some time with me today for a brutally honest review of The Hunger Games. If you haven’t read Arminda’s reviews of both the books and the movie, make sure you check them out as well. While we both loved the movie, you can see we both had some difference in […]