The Scariest Haunted Houses in the U.S. + How To Find Haunted Attractions Near You


I may not be fond of roller coasters, skydiving, or other adventurous activities -- but one type of thrill that is right up my alley is getting the wits scared out of me by visiting a haunted house during Halloween season. Much like the way I watch horror movies, I like to see if anything can really scare me. And I like to watch others' reactions, too. (Priceless.) With Halloween right around the corner, it's time to check out the the best real haunted houses AND the scariest haunted … [Read more...]

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


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


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!)


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...]

Is Your Child About To Start Kindergarten? Best Tips For Parents Preparing Their Kids For The First Day Of Kindergarden


August is national Get Ready For Kindergarten Month. This is a celebration to support a happy entry into kindergarten for the almost 2 million children in the US. Going to kindergarten is a life-changing event not only for the child, but also for parents, siblings and educators. Tips are provided to help smooth the way for an easy transition. Source So, do you feel like you're a bit unprepared to send your child off for their first day of Kindergarten? You're not alone! Every parent has … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Personalized Candy Hearts & Personalized M&Ms For Valentine’s Day

Candy hearts for Valentine's Day aren't anything new. But... the following messages on candy hearts are completely new for 2010: Tweet Me Text Me Yep, it's a sign of the times. Thanks to the popularity of social networking sites like Twitter and texting, Sweethearts candy hearts have gone hi-tech! The Tweet Me and Text Me candy hearts pictured here were made using the ACME Heart Maker free online program. Have fun making your own personalized candy hearts! More fun facts … [Read more...]

All The Best Pumpkin Carving Tools – From Carving Kits To Power Tools!


When I was a growing up, the average Jack-o-Lantern was created with a simple straightforward process: You took a big sharp kitchen knife and cut an opening around the stem of the pumpkin. Next, you found the largest spoon in the kitchen and scooped out all the seeds. Finally (again using that sharp and dangerous knife), you would cut triangle shaped eyes, a nose, and a mouth -- often containing an odd shaped tooth. By adding a candle inside, you were good to go for another … [Read more...]

Free Birthday Stuff – Get Free Food, Admission & More On Your Birthday!


Once a year, we all have a special day worth celebrating. The good news is... lots of companies and organizations want to give you free birthday stuff as their way of celebrating with you. At the end of this article is a list of the best places to find all sorts of free stuff that you can take advantage of on your birthday. Once you see all of the amazing things you can get for free on your birthday, I bet you find plenty of fun places to visit on your next … [Read more...]