How To Make A Pinata: Paper Mache Pinata Instructions + Tips + Videos

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A pinata brings life to a party -- especially an outdoor party!If you're going to hang a traditional pinata indoors, then make sure that you have lots of wide open space -- such as a basement -- otherwise, your home decor could get in the way when your party guests are swinging away.Pinatas aren't that expensive to buy, but it's a lot more fun to make your own. You can also involve the kids in this fun craft project.Following are step-by-step instructions for making a variety of … [Read more...]

Natural Heart Shapes Found In Unusual Places

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I know I've seen my share of heart-shaped rocks.How about you?Well, in honor of Valentine's Day (or just because I'm a sucker for hearts and love in general), I share with you these unique places that a heart shape has appeared naturally across the world.The following photos of natural heart shapes run the gamut from cloud shapes to tree shapes... food shapes to flower shapes... and everything in between.Enjoy!  photo credit  Heart of Santori (a.k.a. the … [Read more...]

Valentine Date Ideas: 3 Things NOT To Do (…Unless You Want To Get Dumped!)

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While Valentine's Day may usher in bunch of romantic memories for some couples, others are not so lucky.Each year, this holiday includes its fair share of broken hearts.The worst way to end a relationship on Valentine's Day is, of course, getting dumped.So, if you are blissfully making plans for a romantic Valentine's Day date, ask yourself if you're likely to engage in any of the following behaviors.If so, your Valentine's Day plans may be headed for disaster!...  … [Read more...]

Shopping Online For Holiday Gifts? How To Find The Best Holiday Shopping Deals Online

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The holiday season can be a very stressful time of year.Browsing from shop to shop in hopes of finding that one gift you’re looking for usually ends in frustration when you discover that it is either out of stock or impossible to find altogether.Stores can be congested, loud and crowded -- making your holiday experience more one of dread than cheer.It’s times like these that the ease and hassle-free method of holiday shopping online really shines through.But, most importantly, … [Read more...]

VIDEOS: How To Carve A Radioactive Glowing Pumpkin For Halloween

A radioactive pumpkin made with glow sticks and artistically carved by Tom Nardone

Have you ever wanted to carve a pumpkin that looks super-psychedelic and radioactive with glowing green goo spewing out of it?The following 4 videos and instructions by Tom Nardone of ExtremePumpkins.com show you how to do just that! What you need:One ugly, odd-shaped pumpkin Several non-toxic glow sticks (at least 5) Drywall saw Heavy-duty scissors or garden shears Ice cream scoop Pumpkin carving tools (or a jigsaw) Dry erase markers How to do … [Read more...]

Top Halloween Costumes For Adults & Kids This Year According To The Experts

One of the many Angry Birds costumes available this year!

I've spent a good deal of time chatting with the folks at HalloweenCostumes.com.I asked what they thought the most popular Halloween costumes were going to be this year.I definitely learned a lot from them.There's no doubt about it, these guys are experts in the field.I was impressed by their knowledge of current trends and pop culture, as well as the criteria they use to ultimately determine the popularity of Halloween costumes.Plus, the quality of their costumes is top … [Read more...]

A Unique Gift Idea: Write A Handwritten Letter Instead Of Buying A Gift

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A handwritten letter means so much.It means more than a typed or emailed letter. It even means more than a short, quickly penned note.Chances are, if you give someone a handwritten letter as a gift, it will be cherished more than a store-bought gift would be. In addition, a letter will be read more than once and cherished for years to come.Yep, your handwriting and heartfelt feelings shared with someone you care about is the most personal gift you can give someone. (This is more true … [Read more...]