Hogsback Brewing Company & the Dragon's Den



We recently discovered the Hogsback Brewing Company, an Ottawa craft brewery who had the chance to go before the dragons on the television program the Dragon's Den.  

How'd they fair?  

We'll know soon enough, on January 29 at 8 p.m. 

Meanwhile, we thought we would share this video, which gives a little behind-the-scenes look at what companies going before the dragons go through...


 


Brenda
Treasures By Brenda
You never know what
I might have in store for you!

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More about Hogsback's beer, the Dragon's Den and our winter menu plan.

Movie Prop from Jumanji

We were fascinated to read yesterday about one of the original Jumanji game movie props selling at auction for a whopping $60,800 on eBay.  We know that movie props can command a lot of money but this sale seems pretty high for a "fake" game board that was used in a movie!

Jumanji started as a book by Chris Van Allsburg in 1995 and went on to  become a now-iconic movie starring Robin Williams.   My children enjoyed both but probably remember best the movie because it really brought to life the story...and because they eventually owned a copy of the Jumanji board game.  

Almost twenty years later, the board game is still a sought-after game that sells regularly on eBay from $30 to over $100, depending on condition and completeness. Right now, a brand-new copy of the game goes for $175 on Amazon.com.

Are you a Jumanji fan? Would you like to see a remake of the movie Jumanji?

Brenda
Treasures By Brenda
You never know what
I might have in store for you!

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More movie props.
Learn more about the Jumanji game.
Check out the new, used and vintage board games in my eBay store.

Antiques Roadshow 2014 Calendar

Love, LOVE, love this Antiques Roadshow 2014 Daily Calendar through which you can enjoy "discovering America's hidden treasures" every single day!  Each page is fairly simple but at the same time interesting for those who either work buying and selling antiques or for those who are addicted to this and the multitude of other thrifting television programs.

Brenda
Treasures By Brenda
You never know what
I might have in store for you!

Click here to order your Antiques Roadshow calendar from Amazon.

New Old Spice Mom Commercial 2014

Old Spice has done it again! As the mom of a couple of young men, I found this new Old Spice commercial positively hysterical.

I am not sure how the young men in my life will like it but I do hope that they will laugh at it, too and that they know that while I love them A LOT, I am not like the mother you will see here in the advertisement for Old Spice Refresh Body Sprays:
 

So, what did you think?
I hope it made you laugh!

Brenda
Treasures By Brenda
You never know what
I might have in store for you!

Order some Old Spice Body Wash from Amazon for your son!

Are You A Rockstar? I Am!

Just asked what I am a rockstar at, I replied:

Yikes! What am I a rockstar at? I'm pretty diverse:

I try to rock at board games but am often defeated by my family members and friends.

I try to rock in the kitchen but my accomplishments there tend to **POOF** disappear very quickly.

I'm successful at selling on eBay but always waiting to rock another sale!

Right now I need to get off the computer and go rock the snow shovel in the driveway.

Hey, what do you know? When I read this again I realize that I am a rockstar after all!

How about you? What do you rock at?

Brenda
Treasures By Brenda
You never know what I
might have in store for you!

Christmas and My Board Game Collection

The 2013 holiday season is almost gone and for me it was a highly successful celebration.

I define a successful holiday season as one in which my family is together and has time to enjoy our favorite pursuits including plenty of good food, a couple of great movies and LOTS of board games from our game collection.

This year was wonderful!

Our youngest son, now 20, returned home from university for a couple of weeks. Having him around the house is always fun.

We were thrilled to squeeze in a number of visits with our oldest son, who lives nearby in Ottawa, when he was between shifts.

We took a 24-hour trip to Amherst Island to visit my brother-in-law, his wife and their four children.

We had my sister-in-law visit for a number of days.

And yes, we have had plenty of delicious meals, including family favorites like the best-ever sloppy joes and the best-ever cranberry coffee cake and we even tried a few new recipes from Pinterest, too.

We finally saw Catching Fire at the movie theatre.

But most importantly, we played a number of both new and favorite board games. This year that list included Smallworld, Outburst, Trivial Pursuit Young Players' Edition, Settlers of Catan and even Yahtzee.

Because games play an important part in our family's tradition, I was thrilled to be able to put eBay's new Collections feature to use when I created my Board Game Collection, as shown in the picture on this page.

My new 'collection' on eBay includes some of the games we own and have played over and over again as well as others that are available for sale on eBay, either in my own eBay store or in the eBay store of other sellers. Wherever we have played the game, I have added a personal note to the description of the game. I love the fact that this collection of board games will continue to grow as I discover new games in my personal life and for my eBay business. If you are on eBay and love board games, be sure to check it out and follow my collection so that you will be able to look back later and see what interesting board games I have added.

If you are an eBay seller of just plain curious, you might be interested in knowing what my best selling eBay category was for the last 90 days of 2013...

How about you? How were your holidays?

Did you play any board games?

Brenda
Treasures By Brenda
You never know what I
might have in store for you!

See all of the board games in my eBay store.
Visit my new Board Game Collection on eBay.
Check out my new Pinterest board with recipes from Pinterest that I have actually used. 




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