Articles by " Jessica Philo"
1 Jan

January 2017 Calendar of Events


Hi! Happy January! We're speeding into the future here, and we've got a lot to celebrate this month. 2017, International Kiss A Ginger DayCheese Lovers Day and more! Read on to see what we're celebrating this month. Read more >>

1 Dec

December 2016 Calendar of Events


♫While the merry bells keep ringing/May your every wish come true♫ It's our absolute FAVORITE time of year: the holiday freaking season! We've got so many things to celebrate this month, besides the usual faves, like Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Read on to find out what's getting our spirits even higher this month! Read more >>

1 Jan

January 2016 Events and Birthdays

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Welcome 2016! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL OF OUR LIVES? We're pumped to start a fresh new year here at KU. And what, with all of these awesome holidays and birthdays to celebrate? Even more better-er! Read on to find out why you should be drinking hot tea, eating soup, tossing your fruitcake, and writing letters this month!


1 Dec

December 2015 Calendar of Events


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Hello and welcome, December! HANUKKAH IS HERE! CHRISTMAS IS HERE! KWANZAA IS HERE! We've been waiting for December since, well, January, and we're delighted that it's here again! December is more than the usual holidays, though. Just to name a few, we've got National Cotton Candy Day (December 7), Cat Herders Day (December 15), National Chocolate Covered Anything Day (December 16), and Bacon Day (December 30) and they all make this month even more magical! Read on to find out all of our awesome celebrations this month! Read more >>

29 Nov

5 Things You Didn’t Know About C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis was born in Ireland on this day in 1898. As you likely know, he most notably wrote The Chronicles of Narnia. Here are 5 things you probably didn't know about C.S. Lewis!

5 Things You Didn't Know About C.S. Lewis

  1. He loved Beatrix Potter's stories and was inspired to write his own storied and illustrate them as a child.
  2. He was raised Catholic, became an Atheist at 15, and returned to Catholicism later in life, partially influenced by his Oxford colleague and friend J.R.R. Tolkien. HIS FRIEND. J.R.R. TOLKIEN.
  3. He served in the British Army in the first World War and befriended his bunk mate,  Edward Courtnay Francis "Paddy" Moore. The two made a pact to care for each other's families if the other died, and when Paddy was killed in action Lewis kept his word. Paddy's mother Jane became like a mother to Lewis, since his own mother died of cancer when he was a child.
  4. Later in his life, Lewis corresponded with an American writer and atheist turned Catholic Joy Davidman, and entered into a civil marriage with her in 1956 so she could continue to live in the UK, away from her abusive ex husband.
  5. During World War Two, Lewis spoke on religious broadcasts through BBC while London was under periodic air raids. Air Chief Marshal Sir Donald Hardman wrote "The war, the whole of life, everything tended to seem pointless. We needed, many of us, a key to the meaning of the universe. Lewis provided just that."
26 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a Drinking Game for Your 21+ Family Members!

It's that time of year again... Thanksgiving time! If you and your family are fun (we know you are!) here's a drinking game to make things more interesting this family gathering!Thanksgiving Drinking Game Image

25 Nov

Advent begins in 4 days!

Advent. It is the BEST. We love it. We have all the supplies you need for an AMAZING ADVENT! Look! All the Advent Calendars! Big ones! Small ones! Ones with Kittens!!! Oh, and of course, Baby Jesus. We do also have Baby Jesus.



I'm hoping you'll believe me when I say that we have the BEST selection of Advent Calendars in town. I mean, Santa is watching me, so I wouldn't lie.

There is, of course, something just so very fun about finding secrets and stickers behind little paper doors. But that's just the foundation of fun that Advent offers.

The whole point of Advent is to GET EXCITED! Something big and wonderful is on it's way! For some, the big wonderful thing is the birth of Jesus. For others, it's that time spent with family around a Christmas tree opening presents and sipping hot chocolate. Some are just excited that the end of Winter has begun and Spring is on it's way. There are so many reasons to get excited about the holidays.

We all know that time moves strangely during the holidays. You're so busy wrapping and writing and buying and cooking that the whole of December flies by and suddenly you're picking up  the torn wrapping paper from the floor the day after Christmas and wondering where the time went.

That, my dears, is why we have Advent. Advent is all about spending some time in the present moment and just letting all the excitement build in your spirit! It's about getting your mind ready to party! It's about waiting and wishing and hoping and ANTICIPATION!!

Every day you open one of those little boxes, you get to spend one minute just being VERY VERY EXCITED! Forget about the stress of the holiday for a minute every day. Whether you do it with kitten stickers, with the cast of Frozen or with picturesque scenes of the holy night when Jesus was born, we have the perfect calendar for you.

Get 'em while they last!
Have a happy Advent!

24 Nov

It’s National Game and Puzzle Week!

If you're looking around your apartment wondering to yourself, "Hey! Where are all of my fun games and puzzles?" and you sadly realize you have none, it's okay. We can help with that. This holiday season we have a ton of really awesome games and puzzles. Don't believe me? How dare you. Read on to see what we've got! Yay!


Dr. Who Games

Doctor Who Clue, Risk, Yahtzee and Trivial Pursuit

Firefly Games

Firefly Yahtzee, Clue and Monopoly

Game of Thrones Games (1)

Game of Thrones Risk and Monopoly

Supernatural Games

Supernatural Ouija and Clue

Walking Dead Games

The Walking Dead Yahtzee and Risk