How to Take an Almost Free Tropical Getaway

Translucent Waters Cook Islands

A friend of mine is suffering from a major case of the winter blues, which isn’t so unusual this winter. Last week I suggested she take a tropical stay-cation. The idea sounded so appealing, my boo and I did just that last Sunday. It was super fun and just what we needed to break the winter doldrums. Besides that, it cost us next to nothing, we weren’t subjected to security pat downs or winter storm delays. Continue Reading

Wee Twinkly Car Air Freshener


Considering how much time some people spend in their cars every day, it makes sense to bring a little Christmas cheer to your commute. The winking Wee Tree would do just that. Available through Perpetual Kid for $7.50*, we’re advised that it might not be legal in every locality, so they suggest we check with the authorities before we fire them up and hang them on our mirrors. 

*Not surprisingly, they’re out of stock right now, but Perpetual Kid has an email notification of availability feature. 

Make Spooky Halloween Ghosts

ghost in chair 1pg Spooky halloween ghosts.

I am so happy to be posting this how-to! I found it about 10 months ago, and have been waiting for an opportune time to post it. The only thing is, I wish the picture was larger, because I don’t think it does the outcome justice. Oh, well. It’s still a great way to add some spooky ambiance to your dwelling this Halloween. Here’s what we’ll need to start the haunt:

  • gauze fabric (3 yards at 36″ wide)
  • 1 white plastic mask, or 2 if you want a two-sided ghost
  • 1 strand of clear twinkle lights with white wire
  • 1 small plastic ring
  • a glue gun and glue sticks

For the entire tute, head on over to Not2Crafty.

Cat Tested; IKEA Approved

ikea cat

Recently, IKEA UK let loose 100 kitties inside their Wembley store. Why? Mostly just for fun, as I can tell. Although, they claim it was an ‘experiment’. Either way, it’ll surely cause some buzz.    

Watch the kitty hijinks below, and stay tuned through the end for some lovely kitties getting comfy courtesy of IKEA. 

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Gummy Bear Chandelier

Kevin Champeny is the mastermind behind this 32″ in diameter gummy bear chandelier. It’s constructed of approximately 5,000 acrylic bears. Each bear is hand-strung, making the process take about two months to complete.            

Only ten will be made, so visit Jellio soon to put your dibs on one. 


Naughty Bedding

First the g-rated version:

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Now the naughty version:

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And because not all shared beds are populated in the same way, here are some g-rated alternatives:

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Fireworks Projector

created at: 2010/01/27

The new fireworks projector ($126) from Sega Toys simulates a fireworks display worthy of the 4th of July. Five projection lenses throw the images, which are accompanied by appropriate sound effects. Although, the oohs and aahs are up to you. It’d be unique way to put a finale on any special occasion! It comes with 9 cartridges for large fireworks and 10 cartridges for small fireworks. 

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 Follow this link for more info, and check out this vid to see it in action:

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Flip Houses VIRTUALLY!

created at: 2009/12/17

Shockwave launched a new game yesterday called “House Flip”. The object of the game is just as it sounds. You buy houses, fix, clean or update them and then sell them for–hopefully–a profit. After receiving a link to the game, I spent about an hour playing it, and I must say, it’s hilarious and completely addictive! You can play the game without becoming a member of Shockwave, but if you DO become a member, you’ll get some perks–like skipping ads and earning ‘bling for your trophy case.’ Oh, and you know how fun demolition is in real life? Continue Reading

Make a Deep Thought….Bubble


LOVE this idea from ReadyMade: A deep thought chalk bubble. Think best in bed? Paint one above your headboard. How about while sitting on the toilet? Paint one above the tank. To create a deep thought bubble of your own, you’ll need a few things. Here they are:

  • sand paper
  • spackle and spackling knife
  • painter’s tape
  • paper, pencil, copy machine
  • small paint roller
  • chalkboard paint

To read more about the project, head on over to ReadyMade.