Several years ago, we started sending care packages to U.S. military service men and women — usually to soldiers we didn’t know, and one year to our nephew who was serving in Iraq at the time. As a result what we’ve learned firsthand, we have compiled a great collection of ideas to help others make one-of-a-kind care packages for U.S. troops serving overseas. These are our best tips.
You may have seen sites that help you make food recipes using ingredients you already have on hand. Now, there are sites that help you make bar drink recipes using the alcohol and mixers that you already have on hand! So, what’s in your liquor cabinet right now?
This video shows a really simple way to decorate your holiday dinner table using mini pumpkins.
After perusing various lists of the top Halloween costumes for this year from a number of sources, including the National Retail Federation, I’ve compiled the best of the best here for you. These are the most popular Halloween costumes based on today’s current trends.
In addition to making pumpkin pie shots and pumpkin drink skewers or stir sticks, you’ll find LOTS of Halloween drink recipes for punch and other cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic Halloween drinks for kids and adults alike.
This is a huge sampler of some of the worst costumes ever. Click on the list names to see photos for them all. Some are DIY ideas. Others are legit Halloween costumes that you can buy.
One of the hottest Halloween costumes is the iPhone costume. What a great idea… If you’re a fan of Apple or the iPhone, why not make your own iPhone costume, right?! Here are some great photos, instructions, and videos.
This video provides some great tips for creating your own one-of-a-kind Halloween costume. There are 6 simple things you can do to come up with some really fun ideas!
Step-by-step instructions to make some of the most gruesome looking Halloween foods that I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen a lot of scary Halloween foods! The best part… as gross as these foods look, they’re all 100% edible!
The best part about the Halloween decorating ideas described in this video is that they utilize everyday things that you have around the house. AND… they can all be un-done. So you aren’t damaging any of your favorite things when you turn them into fun Halloween decorations.
Many view Halloween as the one time of year that it’s safe to unleash your wild side. For some, that means sexy Halloween costumes. For others it means trashy Halloween costumes. These videos highlight the differences between the 2 types of Halloween costumes, along with some interesting ideas for wearing Halloween costumes in the bedroom.
Lots of great videos that provide step-by-step instructions for making your own Halloween costumes. These ideas apply to child and adult Halloween costumes.
Make your own Tweet Me and Text Me candy hearts — like Necco’s new Sweethearts Candy designs — using this free online Candy Heart Maker. Or, make some personalized M&Ms for Valentine’s Day, or for ANY other holiday or special occasion for that matter!
DIY Network has 4 great videos showing some outside-the-box ways to carve a pumpkin for Halloween! Each video features the unique pumpkin carving techniques used by 4 of their TV experts: Chris Grundy, Jason Cameron, Ahmed Hassan, and Amy Matthews.
To create the illusion that Mother Nature has gone berserk and created foliage with a spooky personality, here are some tips. Photos of lots of tree faces and talking trees here!
First some fun facts about New Year’s resolutions. Then, my personal resolutions for the year — which all happen to have a ‘green’ theme. Finally, a poll for your feedback, plus tips for sticking to your New Years resolutions this year.
A wine club membership is a great gift idea for wine drinkers. The official Wine of the Month Club makes a great gift idea for several reasons.
These jack-o-lanterns are the coolest pumpkins I’ve ever seen!… They might provide you with some inspiration for other fun ways to carve pumpkins. Please let me know if you find other cool Halloween pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns!
Literally hundreds of group Halloween costumes to consider buying or making yourself — for adults and kids alike. Each group costume idea has a make-it-yourself option, for the crafty ones and the do-it-yourselfers. If you’re going trick-or-treating with a group this year, or have a work party or a fun party you’re attending with friends, then you’ll be the best dressed group in attendance. You’ll probably win this year’s costume party!
Should you give red roses? white roses? pink roses? carnations? or daisies? And which colors? Here are the appropriate types and colors of flowers that you should give on Valentine’s Day or any other special day.
Make some fun football cupcakes! Start with ‘easy vanilla cupcakes’. Then add ‘vanilla buttercream icing’. Finally, top individual cupcakes with one of the following: Edible Footballs — made from caramel candies, with white icing as the stripes on the ball. Pennant Flags — press fruit candies (like Starburst), then cut in the shape of sports flags, attach the flags to pretzel sticks, and pipe some icing messages onto the flags. Tiny Helmets — made from the same fruit candies in different colors, cut in the shape of football helmets, and then pipe some icing onto the helmets for decoration.
Not a fan of football? As much as I hate to admit it, that’s me. For some reason, I tend to gravitate toward the fun party games and football party recipes instead of the actual game itself. Here are some fun ways to learn the basics of football… fast!
Some fun and interesting New Year’s ideas to explore…
Check out these fun new holiday cards we received for Christmas. They’re actually GIFTS… in addition to greeting cards!
Have you noticed this?… More and more drivers are decorating their vehicles with things like Christmas lights, garland, and wreaths. I also saw a couple of SUVs decorated with reindeer antlers — you know, one on each of the front door windows. Here are a few pictures…
Turns out, I’m one of the last ones to discover Office Max’s Elf Yourself holiday e-card. On the CBS morning show, they reported on several of these types of viral videos. They said the Elf Yourself one has been viewed by over 65 million people already!
An unusually large number of guys have been asking for Ugly Sweater ideas this year. Not for women, but for MEN. Okay guys, here we go. My best collection of Ugly Sweater ideas for men…
Here are the top online holiday card companies that deliver the best cards on high-quality photo paper at a reasonable price.
Whether you choose to send out personalized holiday cards this year — with or without a photo on them. Or, if you just want to send personalized greeting cards throughout the year this way, Astonishing Cards has what you’re looking for. Check ’em out…
When you use LED lights for the holidays, not only are you saving energy, you’re also lighting up the night in a whole new way. Here are some things you should know before buying LED Christmas lights… including some of the pro’s & con’s when it comes to using LED lights as holiday decorations.
Perhaps you will have a need for one of these sweaters. …or find a way to build your own themed party around ugly sweaters like these!
Perhaps the following Ugly Sweaters will be helpful when you’re searching for your very own Ugly Sweater to wear this holiday season. These are the best… Or should I say the WORST?!
Here’s a fun Halloween game you can play online. It’s like Hangman, but better… and creepier!
When it comes to Halloween costumes… the way I see it, you can dare to be different or choose to be just like everyone else. Either way, here’s what you want to know about the top Halloween costume ideas for this year…
Send your very own personalized Bud Light Real Men of Genius birthday greeting card… Here are a few funny Birthday messages from Budlight that you can send to your friends.
Like Kahlua? Wild Turkey Bourbon? What about Chardonnay? Have a special occasion coming up? Now you can order personalized labels to place on your own bottles of liquor!
I recently saw a special on ABC about Carl Szmolinsky and his large rabbits. His story is pretty interesting…
Check out this funny leprechaun video, plus lots of FUN facts about St. Patrick’s Day…
The best part about these do-it-yourself gift tags is the fact that you can change anything you want in the template itself… including the personalized messages.In fact, most parts are optional, so you could even make ‘generic’ gift cards if you wanted to.
Check out this picture of a heart-shaped cloud in the sky
You’ve seen those little candy hearts since you were young…. now, check out these little-known facts and other fun stuff about NECCO Sweethearts candies!
Fun facts about birthdays, Valentine’s Day, greeting cards, Christmas & holiday greetings, and other special occasions.
According to Hallmark here’s what people are doing this year for Valentine’s Day… Greeting Cards, Date Night, Candy, Flowers, Gift Cards, Plush, Other Gifts, Perfume/Cologne, Jewelry. See the breakdowns here…
Here are some fun facts about those Valentine kisses that you might be able to use to your advantage.
See what your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is by using this Online Drink Wheel. It measures what your estimated blood alcohol concentration is, based on the number of drinks you’ve had, the amount of time you drank them in, your sex and weight.
Got a memorable story? A horrible experience? A funny situation? Why not take a few seconds to share your New Year’s Eve memories… there could be a free video camera in it for you!
If your collection of Christmas sweaters has grown so large you just don’t know what to do with them all, consider this: You could win BIG this holiday season! Here’s how to have some fun with your ugly sweater collection…
According to ‘the official website devoted to regifting’, there are a few simple rules one must follow in order to successfully pass on an unwanted or unneeded gift to someone else. You need to ask yourself these questions…
Here are some of the hottest gifts that everyone is talking about this year…
Having visitors for Christmas this year? Then you’ll enjoy these fun ideas that were featured on an HGTV episode entitled ‘The 12 Projects for the Holidays’. My favorites are the first three.