7 Fun Ways To Make Unique Gift Registries For Any Occasion


Gift registries aren't just for weddings anymore. These days, people are using gift registries for all sorts of special occasions, including: birthdays anniversaries graduations (high school and college) baby showers No matter what the occasion, a gift registry is a good idea because, after all, who hasn't wound up with a gift they either couldn't use, didn't like, or didn't want? (Sometimes a gift is so bad you can't even regift it!) Setting up a gift registry is one way to … [Read more...]

Lots Of Fun Adult Halloween Costumes You Can Make Yourself


Hey, who says Halloween is just for kids? Not me. I love playing dress up on this fun holiday. When I answer the door, I always get lots of compliments. Plus, it's neat to see the kids get a kick out of my Halloween costume each year -- it makes it more fun for them, as well as for me. As you know, Halloween is not just for the little kids, it's for the big kids too. If you'll be dressing up for Halloween this year -- either for a Halloween party or just for something to wear when … [Read more...]

Dozens Of Group Halloween Costumes You Can Make For Kids And Adults


Halloween is a great holiday to get together with friends. Why not pick a theme for your group and then make your own group costume? I've done this with my friends when I was younger. Not only is making the costumes together fun, but so is shopping at thrift stores (which I highly recommend, by the way). If you are missing any parts for your group Halloween costume or simply don't want to use your own clothes because you'd have to alter them in some way, then thrift stores are … [Read more...]

Hundreds Of Kids Halloween Costumes You Can Make Yourself


Making your own Halloween costume -- especially a kid's costume -- can be one of the best experiences for all involved, including the parents and the child. I remember my parents helping me to come up with Halloween costume ideas, and then helping me find the items I need to put the costume together. Store-bought costumes were just not purchased very often at my house. Being creative and coming up with our own costumes was much more fun! Following are some great ideas for making your … [Read more...]

Halloween Decorating Ideas: Clever Ways To Decorate Every Single Space Inside Your Home!


Halloween can be one of the more entertaining times of year, especially when it comes to decorating the inside of your house. There are lots of different areas in your home that you can decorate: windows and window sills fireplace mantels doors and doorways walls steps and staircases ceilings tables and countertops corners of the room ...and┬álots of creative ways to do so! Following are many fun and unique ways to decorate each of those places inside your home this … [Read more...]

Top 10 College Care Package Ideas


Even if you don't have a child who is college age and away at school, I'll bet you know someone who is. College kids are nearly always short on something (or broke, as most of us know from personal experience), so getting a care package from home can be a really nice treat. This is especially true if they have been living on Ramen noodles and Cheetos. And if it's the middle of the quarter or semester, then you can almost bet that money is going to be tight until they can go get their … [Read more...]

10 Fun And Unique Ways To Say I Love You


It's easy to tell those we love that we love them. However, it takes a little panache to tell someone you love them in a unique and creative way. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we're all looking for creative ways to say both Happy Valentine's Day and I love you to our sweeties. Here are 10 fun ways to tell that special someone how much they mean to you... … [Read more...]

9 Tips For Throwing The Best Superbowl Parties


As you probably know, Superbowl is coming up, and anyone who is a sports fan is going to be huddled in front of the big screen watching it. Whether you are a football fan or just love someone who is, throwing a Super Bowl party can be one way to make watching the Superbowl even more fun. Not to mention if you work it right, you won't have to cook much -- if at all! It's a no-brainer because you can provide foods that don't require much preparation, and as such you won't be slaving over a … [Read more...]

10 Fun Things To Do With Leftover Candy Canes


I don't know about most people, but I always end up with a ton of leftover candy canes after the holidays. This is usually because of the fact that I have lots of kids around during that time, and candy canes make a nice sweet treat for them. So I have a tendency to buy more than I actually need. That, and I like to decorate with candy canes. Here are some fun things you can do with leftover candy canes... #1 Leave them in their plastic wrappers and then┬ápack them up to be used … [Read more...]

6 Fun Things To Do With Leftover Wrapping Paper, Ribbons & Bows


Figuring out what to do with all that leftover wrapping paper, bows and ribbons and such can be a real chore. Most people (self included) put it away for next year -- at least some of it. Commercial wrapping paper is so expensive these days that the thought of throwing away a roll or two just doesn't make sense to me. Of course, since I know that commercial wrapping paper cannot be recycled (except to be used for another Christmas) and that tons of it wind up in landfills every year, I see … [Read more...]