Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Budget Consumerism Christmas Display


Source:  /mgflip.com

Some punny person out there put together this budget Christmas display based on modern consumerism.

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Nativity Story - As Told By Children and Portrayed by Adults



Kids interpret things in their own way and a website I follow on Facebook posted this cute video by the Southland Christian Church where some children tell their interpretation of the Nativity and it is acted out by adults.

I love how they use the kids voices and how the adults act it out, but not sure how Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh became a purple hippo, a gallon a gallon of milk and Pampers and baby wipes, although all those things are things they have probably seen people bring as gifts when younger siblings are born.

What was your favorite part?

Sunday, December 3, 2017

7 Creative Christmas Cookie Ideas



'Tis the season to bake cookies!  As such, I am sharing a video my cousin posted on Facebook by So Yummy.

With a few simple treatments you can up your cookie game from average to something unique.

While I think the gingerbread box is the most creative, I see see myself more as a Gingerbread Reindeer maker.

Which tip is your favorite?

Saturday, December 2, 2017

HARRY POTTER THEMED GINGERBREAD HOUSES

If you are a Harry Potter fan, perhaps some of these amazing creations can spur your creativity to make your own amazing creation this holiday season.

Photo: Source

Imgur user jennywren15 made not just Hogwarts, but a replica of the school grounds with delicious confections.


This Hogwarts gingerbread castle by Britta Blvd is even lit up.


Youtube user Andrew Adams posted a video of detailed Hogsmead Village creation here


Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Card Photos

For Christmas, you want to capture that special photo to put on the front of your Christmas Cards and of course, you want something unique and different. 

I'm Dreaming of a Goth Christmas



Prepped and Ready for Christmas, Santa


Macho, Macho, Snowman

Oh Christmas Trees!


Rudolph The Redneck Reindeer

Santa and his Elvises


Source of photos: Comedy 103.1

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Avocado Pit Carvings



Who would think that something you would normally throw away could be turned into an amazing art carving.

Jan Campbell stumbled across this back in 2014 when she was making a sandwich and was just reluctant to toss the pit and after taking it out of her pocket saw the orange pigment underneath and got the idea to try carving and letting it dry it and has been making Celtic looking sculptures.

Above summary from article at The Awesome Daily








Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Photo:  Screenshot from video below


Hope you and your Deer have a wonderful Thanksgiving:)
 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pancake Cat Portraits


This gem is from BuzzFeed Japan and features someone that creates cat portraits using pancake batter. 

While I think it would be hard enough to do quickly enough is right side up so you could see it, you would have to create this drawing backwards and not being able to see it until you flipped it, which is what makes it truly amazing.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving Turkey Prank


One time we took a neighbor boy who had always lived in the city to a Nativity scene and when he saw the gal playing Mary on the burro he said "Wow, that is a really big dog". 

If you are a practical joker and having some city kids over for Thanksgiving that you might want to turn into vegetarians, you might want to try this "Pregnant Turkey" prank on them.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New Trend - Glitter Body Paint


Like many gals I love all things glitter, I would have no problem with glitter clothing, glitter instead of clothing is not a trend bandwagon I will be jumping on.  I see this more as something an entertainer or performer might wear or something you might see in a fashion show and you would have to be thin or great shape to pull off.

While men like think "Hubba Hubba, I can almost see gals naked all the time" if the trend went mainstream, but lets face it, it is more likely hairy 40-year-old fat guys that would paint it on themselves in support of their favorite football team.





Sunday, November 12, 2017

This Granny's Moves Are Probably Better Than Yours



At first, I thought this video would be a sweet video of a younger street dancer doing a few slow dance moves with an elderly woman to make her happy, but I am guessing by the woman's moves this was planned to stun and awe the audience, which it does.

You can't always judge a book by its cover.  While the fella is doing the heavy lifting part, this granny executes difficult moves without flinching and I know I wouldn't have been this flexible even in my younger days so hats off to this woman.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!


Welcome to Day 31 of Countdown to Halloween.   As I live in a cul-de-sac that has very few children I don't get Trick or Treaters so drove around and checked out the Trick or Treaters in nearby neighborhoods.  One of the cleverest was a boy about 10 in  DIY "Chuckie" Good Guy Doll like in the "Child's Play" movie holding his Princess little sister's hand.

While out I found a few more decorated houses that I thought I would share on this final day of Countdown to Halloween.

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Hope everyone has a great Halloween!










Monday, October 30, 2017

Pre-Halloween Workouts




Hello and welcome to Day 30 of Countdown to Halloween.

Today's exhaustion is a due o pre-Halloween workouts; one by Mike Myers and on by a gal that calls herself Pamela Pupkin.

I am not sure which of these workouts might be scarier; Mike Myers getting ready for a stab-o-thon or the perky Millenial gal that looks like she talked her Mom and crazy Uncle Alan into being her backup dancers.   I think he will be ok once they put his oxygen mask back on.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

100 Years of Horror Movie Characters


Hello and welcome to Day 29 of Countdown to Halloween.

Today's amusement is a video by Refinery29 recreating 100 years of Horror Movie Characters makeup transformation, but with very cheap wigs.  Some of the transformations are a little basic, like the Jason mask and I always thought Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street was scarier than Jason and the transformation effect would have been greater than Jason.  Some of the transformation more tedious, like the Mummy.

Which was your favorite?   What character was not featured that you would have liked to have seen?

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Zombie Frappuccino - Limited Time Offering at Starbucks


Hello and welcome to Day 28 of Countdown to Halloween.

From now until October 31st, Starbucks is selling a "Zombie" Frappuccino.  

I drove by a store near my home and saw they were offering this and decided to give it a try.  

It had pink whip on the top to simulate a brain, the drink is Green Caramel Apple frozen slushie and the "blood" that bleeds down into the drink is a Dark Mocha Drizzle.

I bought a large, which is a Grande (16 oz), and it cost $5.72 with tax, so it is not cheap.  

The pink brain foam did not have any flavor, but I liked the Green Caramel Apple with the mix of Mocha.  I enjoyed the drink, but a Grande is a little large on a cold Fall day and I would recommend either getting a Tall (12 oz) or a Short (8 oz.) unless it is warm where you live and you are very thirsty.

Here is a link to find a Starbucks near you.

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As the drink starts melt, the dark chocolate drizzle bleeds into the Green Caramel Apple. 


Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Couple of Crazy Cat Costumes


Source: Happy Cats (video at bottom of page)

Hello and welcome to Day 26 of Countdown to Halloween.

Today's morsel

Do you wanna build a Snowman?  I don't think this cat does.


Chillin'Nun Kitty


Not so angelic Persian Angel cat
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There is a new Sheriff in town



Doesn't look like kitty is enjoying being a Unicorn

Why yes, not only the world, but the Universe revolves around me cat


Source: Etsy - costume for sale for A$25

Not quite comfortable Candy Corn Cat

He likes watching "Chopped" on the Food Network



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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Turnip Jack-O-Lanterns


Hello and welcome to Day 25 of Countdown to Halloween.

Today's haunting is the story the original Irish Jack-O-Lanterns carved from turnips instead of pumpkins.

The video is one of many tales with this one spinning the tale of a man named Stingy Jack who invited the devil for a drink and tricked him and when Jacked died he lived in Purgatory as the was accepted in neither Heaven or Hell and the Devil gave Jack a coal to light his want and he carved out a turnip to carry it in to roam the Earth through eternity.

Wikipedia indicates it is believed the tradition originated in 18th Century Ireland and were made to represent supernatural beings and ward off evil spirits or represent Catholic souls in purgatory.

I have to admit they do look menacing, especially the one with bloody teeth carved in it.

Have you or would you ever carve a turnip?







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Monday, October 23, 2017

Decked Out Domiciles

Photo of home on North Clinton Street

Hello and welcome to Day 23 of Countdown to Halloween.

Today's treat some pictures of homes where I that are decorated for Halloween.   Some are sporting just few touch and other have gone all out with lights and decorations/

Sherman Street

   Louisedale neighborhood


Sherman Street

   Louisedale neighborhood



  Louisedale neighborhood
Bluffton Road

Are homes in your city decorating for Halloween?  Have any pics to share?  If so please indicate or post a link in the comments section.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Zombie Walk - Fort Wayne - 2017


Hello and welcome to day 22 of Countdown to Halloween.

Yesterday in the city I live in they had there Annual Zombie walk.  The first year there was around 50 people and I had heard on the news they were expecting around 10,000 and from what we could see, it did look like there were more people downtown for this event than for the Annual 3 Rivers Festival.

We arrived too late to find any good parking spots, but did find the above video on Youtube to that shows the Zombie Walk and we were able to snap a few pics driving around.

Here are the pics:

Only a ghoul or two in front of the Embassy Theater, but as I indicated in my post yesterday, it is allegedly haunted by a phantom that the employees believe to be a former stage manager.



Dr, Jekyll, I presume?

A zombie with Starbucks on the right; guess if you are undead you still need to have that caffeine fix.

Looks like we have a dead bride and perhaps a werewolf here.

Not everyone wanted to be the undead today; some dressed up as superheroes and children dressed in cute costumes.  Today was all about the love of Halloween.

This is one of several streets downtown that were blocked off and this is to show how big this event was.  There is a stage set up on this one and the Zombie Survival Guide indicated there were 27 different events going on during the day, from getting made up as zombie down by the library to children's activities in the day  a showing of "Rocky Horror" at the Botanical Conservatory

Again, just because you are a zombie, doesn't mean you don't want to show off your classic car so there was also a car show any it looked live several cars were passing out candy to the kids.



More of the classic cars and zombies

Getting a Dr. Suessical balloon had made at one of the events not just for kids, looks like Grandpa found his spirit animal and its name is Red Hat Lady Latex.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Fodor's Travel Most Disturbing Urban Legend From Every State in America



Hello and welcome to Day 21 of Countdown to Halloween.

A few days ago came across an interesting article by Meg Butler on Fodor's Travel citing Fodor's Most Disturbing Urban Legends in Every State.

I checked out the state where I live, Indiana, and found the following indicating in Indiana, the legend is the lights on Bruick Road in Fort Wayne:
"Some fun facts about Fort Wayne, Indiana: For one thing, it’s haunted by spooky lights. Drive along Bruick Road at night and they’ll pop up above the tree line, change colors and sizes, and chase your car for a while until they get bored and wander off"
Although I have lived in Fort Wayne over 30 years, I had never heard this Urban Legend before, but as it is farm country it could be combines harvesting the fields late at night.

One local Urban Legend, but not a disturbing one but much more prevalent is there being a  Phantom that haunts the Embassy Theater, that opened as the Emboyd theater around 90 years ago and recently renovated and still in use today for concerts and performances.  It is said to be a gray apparition that those that work there attribute to a former stage manager.

Check out the full article at Fodor's Most Disturbing Urban Legends in Every State and see what is in the State that you live in.   If so, were you aware of it?  Is there another Urban Legend or mystery that is not listed?   Please feel free to share in the comments section.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Hispanic Halloween


Hello and welcome to Day 20 fo Countdown to Halloween. 

Today video treat short video that the maker (not me) entitled "Hispanic Halloween".

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

A Few Fun Finds Under $5 a Walmart



Hello and welcome to Day 19 of Countdown to Halloween.

Today's treats are some fun finds under $5 found in the Halloween section.  Above baking accessories for your freaky treats.

Below is a close up of some of the cupcake toppers - severed fingers, little knives and butcher's cleavers.   These could also be easily DIYed into some jewelry if you are crafty.

Candy!  Who doesn't love some good name brand chocolate for Halloween.  Below are bags of mini Reece's Cups, Kit Kat Bars and Heath bars for under $3.


Below are some window clings and hanging decorations to scare up your home in minutes.


They also have some false eyelashes, clip in hair, press-on nails and temporary hair gel for under $3.
Not pictured as there were too many people in the area are also some spray on hair tints, spider webbing, glowsticks all for under $5 as well

What is on your Halloween wishlist that you think you might pick up at Walmart?

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