CUTE COSTUME YOU CAN MAKE....OR THE WHOLE FAMILY COULD GO AS. SMORES!
It may seem dorky but I love it! It's nothing new but its one of the ideas for Boston and myself!
Easy Homemade Costume Ideas (Promise You Can Do These!)
FALL DECORATING IS HERE
Here are a few tips to make your front door and porch look fabulous!
1. A Fall Wreath or Door Hanging can add color to your door.
2. A rug adds color and texture to your porch.
3. Add layers of greenery and texture to a planter. I found some mums, plus greenery with different textures to add some interest to my plain planter.
4. Add a seating area. A bench
5. Add some pillows to the seating area. They will soften the area up — and add color too! You can even add some "fabric" cut in to squares. Write with a permanent marker numbers 1 - 31 and each day you can add the numbers to the pillow with a safety pin.
SOMETHING FOR THE TABLE:
You can pick this up today at any grocery store, super Target etc.
Red and/or green apples and tealight candles. Cut a small little circle at the top and place the candle in. Makes for a great fall doecoration for dinner tonight and adds a little romance.
LADIES HERE IS YOUR "SOUL MATE"
This is a SOLE MATE for your high heels. It prevents you from ruining your heels while walking on tile, concrete, walking through grass at a wedding or funeral, porches with cracks etc.
Only 10 bucks and you can buy them at www.TheSoleMates.com
SPEAKING OF SOUL MATES....THIS IS SOMETHING SWEET TO DO FOR THE ONES YOU LOVE.
It could be your husband/boyfriend or son and daughter. Get a pack of stationary and take some time to write out the reasons you love that person in a letter. Write several all at once and then during days when it's needed or a speical day you can have a card waiting on the counter or in their lunch box. There's no excuses for forgetting either because you will have already written the notes...just have to place them out. Maybe you can make everyone in the house do this and once a month each person has to give someone in the house a hand written letter. Great way to brighten the day and tell him/her why you love them.
MAKE SURE YOUR LUGGAGE IS NEVER LOST AGAIN
Get the Trackdot Luggage Tracker 49 bucks on Amazon
Losing your luggage is a horrible, stressful experience —
just ask any of the 26 million travelers whose belongings got misplaced by careless airlines last year. Los Angeles company Globaltrac is hoping to cut down on the number of travel-induced headaches with a tiny little GSM-powered device called the Trackdot, which you can throw into your checked baggage. "So if you're flying to Paris, and your luggage flies to London, you'll get a message on your phone saying where your bag is," says Paul Sloan at CNET. "Still a pain, of course, but at least you'll know."
BEING PREPARED FOR YOUR HOUSE GUESTS
Boston's parents are coming in to stay for a week towards the end of October. I want to make sure they're comfrtable and have everything they need.
Here's a list of the items and things to do before your guests arrive:
1. Hide your personal clutter
When creating a welcoming environment for your guests it is essential that you stow away your clutter in a closet or even just in a different room of the house. Clutter is not only unattractive, it creates a feeling of imposition. Your guest will feel as though they are invading your space
2. Include a luggage rack.
Living out of a suitcase is never much fun. Place a luggage rack in your spare room so your guests are not forced to rummage through their things on the floor.
3. Add a full-length mirror
A full length mirror is necessary for most when getting dressed. It's a simple addition but one that will be much appreciated.
4. Offer additional pillows
Having extra pillows shows that their comfort is a top priority to you.
5. Offer additional blankets
Temperature can be one of the main causes for discomfort when you're in a foreign environment. Most guests will remain uncomfortable rather than ask you to change the temperature. Have a few extra blankets so they're not shivering all night long.
6. Provide them with their own freshly cleaned towel
Even if you live by yourself, you should always have one or two spare bath towels for visitors to use
7. Add a plate or bowl of snacks
When people are staying in your home, they will not want to rummage through your fridge, or worse yet ask you to make something for them. Simply add a bowl of fruit or some nuts to your spare room for them to munch on.
8. Hanging closet space
If they have a suit or fancy dress that they need to hang. They shouldn't have to live out of a suitcase during they're stay
9. Give them their own alarm clock
This is essential so they can set their own schedule and you don't have to wake them up each day.
10.Provide some spare toiletries
Leave a basket with a few essentials like toothpaste, toothbrush, female sanitary supplies etc. Even the most well traveled, often forget something. If it's in a basket in their room they won't have to ask you for it.
11. Reading lamp or bed side lamp
12. Fresh flowers!
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OH YES…THE TIMBERLANDS ARE BACK!!
I use to rock my boots with my Tommy jacket and thought I was
hot stuff! They’re making a comeback! Hello 90s!
Make it a family affair like Beyonce! (this was from her twitter)
Check out the list of items that will be BIG among celebrities and trend setters
2 Bomber jackets
3 Denim jackets
4 Jail stripes
5 Timberland boots
7 Cropped jumpers
10 Baseball caps
What 90’s style will you refuse!? SEND US YOUR PICTURES
AN OUCH POUCH FOR YOUR MOM’S PURSE
(or Dad...throw this in the truck when the kids are with you)
THE CHECK LIST
Germ X Wipes
I made mine myself and you can get a little baggie anywhere...I used a ziplock bag and wrote "Ouch Pouch" on it. Works just as well!
Prayer Sticks: popsicle stick with picture of family member or friend. Each day have child draw a name and you both pray for that person. Fabulous way to teach importance of prayer for others and not just
your own wants.
16 WAYS TO DE STRESS – SEND YOURSELF FLOWERS
LISTENER SUBMISSION - WineRack Bra Flask
"So I bought this item at the beginning of summer and I swear it paid itself off after one use! I’m not sure if you’ve heard about it but it’s an awesome invention for girls."
"My fiancé and went to a lot of the country concerts this summer and you know how expensive drinks are there, $11 for something that should be $3. I fill mine up with liquor and we buy a soda and I go to the bathroom pour about half our drinks out and fill em’ on up! Never once was I questioned entering the concert and my boobs look great at the beginning of the night!"
Thanks for sharing Caroline!!
PLEASE EMAIL ANY AND ALL IDEAS TO ERICA@BOBANDTHESHOWGRAM.COM I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE YOUR COMPANY OR PRODUCT IDEA ON A FUTURE SEGMENT!
For The Football Loving Family
Often, you have folks over to watch the game or your husband is watching the game and you're not sure how to keep the kids entertained. Here are some quick and easy options for your kids to prepare with you...OR if you're a busy woman (or man) who wants to look like you spent time preparing but really didn't have it in you. Here are a few quick things to prepare before guest arrive.
Another thing too for the kids... Target and dollar stores have fun things to make "baggies" for any kids coming over. I stopped by Target the other day and picked up these fun football hats and cookbooks...only a dollar each. Just something to add that "Martha Stewart" touch to your event...or kids get together.
You can stop by the dollar store or the 1$ bin near the entrance of Target and pick up fun stuff for your kids and even a cookbook... with awesome ideas for your party!
A Phone Charger That Fits In Your Wallet
cord next time your Apple or Android device is low on juice.
Yes, the ChargeCard ($25) is a paper-thin gadget that fits
inside of your wallet. No, it isn’t a high-tech, higher-APR Visa that will help you bury yourself under a crushing mountain of credit-card debt. Instead, it’s a compact, cable-free
in your overstuffed Costanza wallet eliminates the need to track down or haul around the proper cord when your device is running on fumes. Instead, all you need to track down is a
The one drawback? Whether because of its compact size or
because its creators want to make as much cash as possible with their
invention, the ChargeCard is not a universal charger. That means that if you want a ChargeCard but own an iPad and an Android phone, you’ll have to purchase two ChargeCards. Still, it’ll be worth it next time your phone is out of juice and you don’t happen to have a
Fabulous Eyebrows That Look Well Manicured 24/7
First get a wax for 7 bucks from the nail shop or spa…THEN…pick up E.L.F Brow kit!!! 3 bucks!
Fill in your brows! This E.L.F brow kit is a wax and powder
combo. With an angled brush, touch the wax and then touch the powder. Lightly sketch the product into your brows. Once the product is placed, comb through them with a spoolie or a spare toothbrush to soften the look. The kit comes in three shades and retails $3.00 on drugstore.com. I got mine at Target!!!
So you're blessed with bushy brows and have no need for
makeup to enhance them. Lucky! There is something you can do to look a little more polished and it's super easy. Next time you finish your tube of mascara keep the brush, wash it thoroughly and turn it into your new up-cycled brow taming tool. Spritz the brush with a bit of hairspray, style your brows and go on making the world jealous with your arches of glory.
It's ALL About The Boot This Fall
I’m not a huge fan of the boot trends for this season…some look like boots we rocked a decade ago…BUT…the good news is you prob have thick heeled boots somewhere in your closet. For me, I’ll prob stick to the flat knee high boot, the booty look or the motorcycle boot with skinny jeans.
I WILL DEFINITELY OWN THIS PAIR THIS SEASON!!!
Vince Camuto Winchell Moto-Inspired Boots $169.00 at Dillards
Others according to celeb trend setters
BOYFRIEND MATERIAL. Marry a more feminine look with a
masculine edge. Whether it’s a pair of oxfords or chunky-heeled boots, a boyfriend shoe is this season’s must-have.
The classic oxford shoe will dress up a casual ensemble of
dark-washed skinny jeans and knits, and also balance out feminine a-line dresses and skirts. This pair (Jeffrey Campbell 'Damone' Oxfords, $135) with its pointed toe, leather and hardware detailing, will give the illusion of more elongated legs while making ensembles feel more streamlined. When it comes to sizing for a more structured shoe, just go for a half-size up and let the leather do its work in molding to your soles.
A casual pair of boots is fall and winter’s most important
staple. Avoiding the masculine shoe shape isn’t necessary when mixing it up with lace and floral separates, but if you’re looking to soften up the look, try a pair in a lighter shade to work into your outfits (Ugg 'Carby' Boot, $200).
Boots of the thick-heeled variety are a necessity, and one
with muted patent leather (Topshop ‘Aleta’ Monk Strap Boots, $144) is ideal if you’re looking to give your basic blacks some added depth. Pair these with just about anything in your wardrobe -- whether that’s with a pencil skirt, button down, and tights a business meeting; or a more ethereal dress and light coat for play.
AND...This Weekend Target Is Launching A New Line Great For Work and Back To School. Both Men and Women.
Phillip Lim's Target collection lookbook unveiled
The highly-anticipated 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collaboration has been revealed, and it does not disappoint.
Images of all 100 pieces in the versatile line have been released on the Web, and the collection includes not only womenswear and
menswear, but also purses, shoes and travel accessories. The pieces cost between $19.99 and $299.99.
The items are divided into Morning, noon and Night wardrobes. They range from a sweater dress with "
letters to a black leather jacket being sold for $299.99. There are garments in floral, camo and animal prints along with trench coats and French Terry sweatpants. Lim also designed large and small variations of his Pashli bag, which come in colors like black, yellow, red and blue.
Target reportedly had been courting Lim, who received the CFDA award for 2013 Accessory Designer of the Year in June, for years before he finally agreed to work with them.
"Target is such a huge entity. It's a beast, right? And I wasn't ready to tame the beast," he said in an interview with GQ. "What was on my mind then was about what I was doing and building a language for the brand. They kept coming back every year and finally I was like, 'okay, let's do it.'"
Lim said one of his biggest challenges with this collection was creating everyday staples people would actually wear that would also stand out.
"I could throw confetti on everything and yeah it's exciting, but at the end of the day, you don't wear that every day, so I think
that was a big challenge - how to push design for the masses even further, but at the same time refining it," he said.
The line hits select stores and Target.com on Sept. 15.
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