When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
Need some last minute costume ideas? Head over to Real Simple for 10 easy ideas.
Have a safe and gloriously gory Halloween!
Add comment October 28, 2014
Its close to Halloween and when you don’t have a Fairy Godmother to pick out the most ideal pumpkin for your needs, picking out the right pumpkin can seem dauntingly haunting. Whether you choose to go to a pumpkin patch or to your local grocery store, with the right tricks you can figure out what orange gourd will suit your porch steps. Trying a few of these handy dandy tips will get you the best pumpkin for your Halloween fun.
~The Pumpkin should feel heavy and solid. Even if the pumpkin is smaller make sure it feels heavier than it should.
~Underneath the pumpkin should not feel mushy or have any give when you put pressure on it.
~The coloring of your pumpkin should be equal throughout.
~Look for mold, wrinkles, and cuts on your pumpkin. Avoid these defects.
~If the stem is green and firmly attached, its fresh!
Now that you’re ready for a family adventure in selecting your next jack-o-lantern, brew up some spiced cider and have the best Halloween yet!
Add comment October 15, 2014
You’ve just read another post about how happy she is.
Oh look. She went on another vacation.
He just got a new house.
They just bought a new car.
We’ve all read those posts on social media where life seems prefect. Life looks so perfect peering into the lives of our Facebook friends. Why can’t we have that? Why can’t I have that perfect vacation? Why why why?
One study out of Germany says that having an active social media interaction can cause jealousy.
Since the dawn of online socializing we’ve been putting our best faces forward. Maybe over exaggerating the positive making our lives seem much more interesting. What we should realize while looking at our social media accounts is that everyone else is making their lives much more interesting as well.
Take a break from social media. Maybe limit yourself to maybe a 1/2 hour every day, then walk away.
Try to realize that most people only post the really really good or the really really bad. The social media persona that’s presented is just a PART of the person- not the entire package.
Photos can be edited and can be done very well. What you see isn’t always what’s really going on.
Real life friendships are much more worthy of our emotions than a “friend” on FB. Ask yourself how good of a “friend” you are with the FB friends on your feed. Hide or delete those who are obnoxious and try cultivate your real life friendships.
In the end, whatever avenue of social media you prefer, we’re all just putting our best face forward. Keeping up with the Jones’ has been a part of the human experience way before the first Tweet-but keeping the green eyed jealously bug in check can keep our online interaction with others in better balance.
2 comments September 29, 2014
Fall is in the air and with the change of season comes Halloween, pumpkins, and sweater weather. Make fall fun with a bucket list. Copy ours or create your own. Cross off each item as you complete them and have a great fall!!!!!!
Add comment September 23, 2014