Fun & Funky Pumpkin Decorating Ideas & Activities

Vibrant paint, decorative ribbons, metallic markers… the possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating pumpkins! Use your creativity and make a silly face (or a spooky one)!

Ideas to DAZZLE up your pumpkin  

  • Gather up some ribbons (Halloween-themed, funky patterns, bright colors)
  • Use neon paints (orange, yellow, green)
  • Add some metallic paint
  • Collect a bunch of bows and glue them on!
  • Use glitter glue
  • Add in some glitter (orange, purple, white)
  • Draw a design with glue, and pour glitter on top
  • Gather some fabrics (Halloween prints, autumn prints, polka dot)
  • Glue on colorful, funky beads
  • Glue on some sparkly gems
  • Use colorful markers
  • Write your name
  • Write a friend’s name and make it a gift
  • Draw a design (bat,
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Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cookers are valuable appliances because there’s so much you can do with them, and they’re so easy to use! To give you an idea of their diversity, here are three different recipes you can make that require very little work.

Spaghetti Squash

By andreakrieger on allrecipes.com

Ingredients

1 whole spaghetti squash, washed

1 1/2 cups water

Directions

Prick the outside of the squash 10 to 15 times. Place in a slow cooker crock, and pour in water. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. Remove squash and leave to cool for 15 to 30 minutes. Halve it lengthwise, then scoop out the seeds and discard them. Shred the flesh from the skin with a fork to make strands.… Read more...

Fun and Gorgeous Ways to Personalize Your KitchenAid Mixer

KitchenAid mixers are pretty attractive already. They come in a variety of colors, and they look great on a counter. But KitchenAid fans have discovered ways to make them even more fun, and we want to share with you some of the creative ways people are transforming their mixers. Decals alone go a long way!

These keep it cute and classy.

By iinky on Etsy

Love a bit of Disney in the kitchen.

By GulfCoastVinyls on Etsy

How cute are these pig decals?

By InGoodCompanyLtd on Etsy

Love it when our appliances represent our fandoms.

VickiesVinyl on Etsy

This is my personal favorite:

By RoarkiesGifts on Etsy

Some decals are chic and beautiful.

By MKBMplayground on Etsy

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Fall Playlist 2016

There are a lot of things that feel like fall to us: pumpkins, apples, leaves, cinnamon, sweaters… Certain music fits right in. So we put together this playlist to reflect the season.


What songs bring the feeling of fall to mind for you? Let us know in the comments!

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7 Creative Ways to Organize All Your Cables

All the incredible technology available today is amazing, and it certainly makes our lives easier in a lot of ways, but it does present one problem: all the unsightly cables and cords that ruin a room’s décor. The wires attached to your computer alone are enough to create a sense of clutter. They’re are easily tangled and seem to always be a mess, so we’ve found some creative ways to keep wires from ruining the look of a room.

1. This bamboo charging station is simple and sleek:
2. These cable twisters are nice pops of color, and they keep the wires from tangling together:

3. You can make your own charging station yourself! Personalize it to match the surrounding

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If Your Facebook Isn’t Set to Pirate English, You Aren’t Living Life to the Fullest

Since today is National Talk Like a Pirate Day, we want to make sure the world knows about Facebook’s Pirate English option. Do you find yourself referring to your acquaintances as “mateys”? Do you measure time in hourglass cycles? Have you ever reacted to a situation with an emphatic “Arr!”? Facebook speaks your language. Follow these easy steps, and you’ll be able to experience Facebook in your native tongue:

Click the arrow in the upper right-hand corner and go to settings.

Click the button that says “Language” on the left side of the screen.

Scroll to “English (Pirate)” in the dropdown menu.

And you’re done! Enjoy going about your Facebook life as you were, except now it will look more … Read more...

Simple Recipes to Make with Kids

There are a lot of fun things kids can make in the kitchen either by themselves or with just a little supervision. They might enjoy giving these recipes a try—the only appliance needed is a microwave! If there are kids in your life who have fun getting creative in the kitchen, it’s nice to have a list of recipes on hand. Here are some simple things for young chefs to make:

We’ll start with some twists on the classics.

arizonacrazy on allrecipes.com

Cinnamon Ants on Sticks

Ingredients

1 large celery stalk, cut into 3 pieces

3 tablespoons peanut butter (any nut or sun butter will work as a substitute)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 table spoons raisins

Directions

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Get It Right the First Time: a How-To Guide for Matching Power Outlets & Plugs

Matching appliances and electronics to the correct power source is a concern for many homeowners. There is nothing worse than purchasing a new appliance, bringing it home, and finding the plug and socket do not match. Understanding your home’s plug types and electrical needs can be a little confusing, so eliminate that stress by learning more about the different options you may find in your home.

110 volts vs. 220 volts

These are the 2 distinct types of power sources you will find in your home. The important difference is the amount of potential energy, or voltage, the socket is able to supply to the device plugged into it.

The most common electrical outlet in any home is a 110 … Read more...

Creative Ways to Pack a Fun Lunch for Kids

It’s almost time to send the kids back to school! School can be tough, but sometimes all it takes to brighten up a day is a fun lunch. Check out some of these creative ideas for making lunch special!

1. Leave cute notes inside, like these from picklebums:

2. Make fruit fun by making kabobs, like this one from creativelive:

3. Pack them sweet treats that are healthy and easy to make with just a food processor or NutriBullet! Like these raspberry bliss balls by prettyweethings:

4. Leave some words of encouragement with these lunch box tattoos:

WhiteRabbitsDesign on Etsy

5. Insert some fun facts!

KidsLuvLunch on Etsy

6. Decorate their lunch bags! You can simply draw a quick doodle, … Read more...

Quick and Easy Microwave Recipes to Make in Your Dorm Room

College students are known for miraculously surviving for four years on chips, pretzels, and instant meals, but it’s possible to make real food in minutes without leaving your dorm room! All you need is a microwave for these easy recipes.

Brownie in a Mug

Ingredients

4 tablespoons flour (I use rice or coconut flour)

1 tablespoon. cocoa flour

1/2 tablespoon chocolate hemp protein powder (optional)

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons maple syrup

3 1/2 tablespoons water

1/2 tablespoon soy milk (I use vanilla)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate chips (optional; I like the Enjoy Life non-dairy ones)

Directions

Spray a coffee cup with vegetable cooking spray. Stir in the dry ingredients, then mix in the liquid ingredients. Stir until smooth, … Read more...