About Us


 What We Do

Family Table Time

  • Innovate
  • Design
  • Hand Craft
  • Customize
  • Challenge
  • Scrutinize
  • Enjoy!



Who We Are

We are a homesteading, homeschooling, home business-ing family.

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SHORT BIO – Our family moved to rural Western Illinois from Chicago in 2014.  We were miserable in the big city and we wanted to enjoy more time looking at birds and breathing fresh air.  It turns out the squirrels are very interesting too!  We lived in a beautiful rental property for two years – while we got settled in our new town. We searched and searched for a little (affordable) homestead to call our own. In August 2016 – we magically found our perfect place. We are settling nicely into our mini-farm not too far from town with lots of for the two aging pups, wildling children, and the most loved chickens in Galena.  Thank you for supporting us!



What We Make

Everything we sell, is made by our hands.  New and innovative products are always being created in Charlie’s workshop. At any given time there are a few new games in the works.  Charlie comes up with an idea.  The kids test it out for fun and durability factors.  Debbie (me) decides if the game gets to go onto the next level – instructions, eco-friendly packaging, and production.  Cool!

If you like fun unique table top enjoyment, check out our fine selection here in our webstore.

Mini No Sand Zen Vacation


What You Can Do

Whether you’ve seen us at a local show or found us online, we’re happy you are here!
If you like our stuff and you want others to know about us, show your support by sharing your experiences with our company with your friends and family.  Your positive engagement with our company is the key to our success.  We love making sales, but likes, shares and comments are wonderful too.  Thank you for your kind encouragement!










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When you purchase toys, games, and other stuff from us, you:


  • get a fine quality entirely hand crafted item made in Galena, IL
  • go around telling your friends and family how enlightened you are to purchase toys, games, and entertainment from a hard working Midwestern Family
  • shop local, support an eco-friendly company, and smile


Thank You!

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