Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Check out this cool rug.

I know that lately I have been all about crafting. My pain levels have went up so I can't do much else. If you want something different here, you better find another post.



When you don't have much money, you have to learn how to craft. When things come in complete kits, your day gets easier! This complete set is pretty awesome.



You get rolls of yarn, rope, the loom and instructions. Everything is of good quality and you just have to follow the instructions.



They tell you how they make the one on the box, but you can really take off and do what you want with it, get creative!
Some people could get this done in a day or two, or even less, with my arthritis, it took me a few days. Two a day was all I accomplished.


But it got done, and I love it. I needed rugs, so even if I didn't like it, it was being used. But, I LOVE it. The yarn is very soft, so it feels good on your feet. It does slide pretty easily, but you can buy some of those rug things to keep it in one spot.


I don't have any real complaints about this product. It is complete, with great materials and nice instructions with pictures and written instructions. They have more products as well, make sure you check them out after you look this one up!

https://www.orangeonions.com/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/14554/s/spiral-deco-rug-craft-kit-for-kids

I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Ancord Works Bluetooth Speaker

Over the years I have reviewed many things. My favorite things to review, are speakers. If you follow the blog, you know how much we love music. If we could play it 24/7 we would.



This speaker comes from a company that I have worked with a few times in the past. Their speakers always impress me and this one is no different.


Basically it has it all, except a power bank. It is an alarm clock, bluetooth speaker, and it has an SD slot as well.

The speaker is a nice 8 watts and it can get pretty loud. When you first turn the radio on, it will go through and program all the stations you get. I haven't seen this feature before and I really like it.

Over all the sound is good but there isn't much bass, that I can hear anyway. When the battery gets low, it starts to screech and skip the music. Charging only takes a few hours and lasts for quite awhile.


My only other complaint is the clock. You can only set it to military time, so if you don't know it or aren't use to it, you may want to find another one of their products.


We are pretty happy with this speaker, every one we get gets used and has a different purpose. My husband loves this one because the handle fits perfectly on his bike handles. Please go and check this product out and their other speakers.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074X4251B

I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Halloween Tombstones DIY

Halloween was always such a fun time for me. Creativity was never my thing. I think I was the same witch for like five years in a row. Candy was what I wanted and that is what I got.

The holiday has definitely changed as I grew up. For many years, I didn't really care. No kids to take out and steal their candy, and I was too old to get any myself. 34 is still too old, but now I'm starting to love Halloween again.


What's Halloween without a bit of death? Tombstones are the easiest way to convey that. These tombstones are super simple to make and look great.

All you need are sticks and foam and then a carving instrument at the end.


First, cut your foam into the sizes and shapes that you want. Use tape or glue to stick them together.


After that, shove the sticks up in there as far as you can get them. I just used bamboo sticks that I had lying around.

After that, you are ready to start carving. If you have extra phone, practice on that first before starting on the final project.


After you have that done, you can add glow in the dark paint , dirt, and any other decor. Make them your own!


I had a lot of fun making these, but they were pretty hard on my hands, so it took me time to get them all carved. You should have them done within an hour depending on how many you make.


Well that's it. Super simple huh? Great to do last minute, especially if you already have everything you need to make them. As always, thank you for reading, have fun, and Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sosoon Laptop Backpack

Whether you are a college student, couch potato, or a busy person, if you have a laptop, you want to protect it. If you are transporting it a lot or a little, they are too espensive to leave exposed.


This back pack, will do just that. It is pretty amazing. I know what you are thinking, "It's only a backpack." While I agree with that, you also have to know, that it isn't just a back pack.


This bag, not only carries and protects your laptop, you can also charge your devices with it as well, with the included USB cord located on the inside of the bag.


Plus, there are so many pockets, you should be able to stash pretty much anything inside. Heck, even the straps have padding, so you don't hurt your shoulders while wearing it, if your load is a bit heavy.


You definitely need to check this bag out. You can try searching for it on Amazon, or just searching the name Sosoon.

This product just showed up one day, I am not in contact with the business in any way and I am not obligated to leave a review. All opinions are my own. Have an amazing day!

60's Rock Star Cape---Kangaroo Brand

Growing up, you often hear a lot of your parent's music. I believe it can affect the way you view life later on. I heard a lot of Oldies and now have a respect for all music.


Elvis has always been my favorite, of any genre or time period. This isn't my first Elvis item either. I also have a wig and glasses. (Both sold by Kangaroo MFG.) I guess you call it an obsession, but I just love his music and him.


This cape is pretty cool. It is straight fabric, but from a distance it does look like there are rhinestones or something else on the fabric. The design is awesome and the whole thing is beautiful.


One of these days, if I can find the jumpsuit, I will be a female Elvis. Luckily, I am almost there. If you want to be Elvis or another rockstar with this cape, check it out on Amazon. You may be able to get the whole costume from Kangaroo while you are there.


Love this cape, but my vampire costume is probably my favorite. Do you have a favorite? Let me know below. Thanks for reading everyone, Happy Haunting!

A Ineed I Phone Case

There are things in life that you can afford and things that you will never be able to afford. An Iphone is one of those things.

My friend though, does have an iPhone and they always have, and they were more than happy to let me use their phone for this review.


This case is awesome. I liken it to a bullet proof limo. Your phone should be covered from falls, spills, etc. It is totally enclosed.

Even enclosed, everything still works, you can hit all your buttons like normal. It does look a bit manly, but a man or woman could use the case.


My friend actually took it home and has been using it ever since. So far, it hasn't cracked, broken, scratched, or marred in anyway. He feels the phone is safe, which makes him know his money and investment are safe. Let's be honest, IPhones aren't cheap.


Please go and check it out at their website. This case is amazing, so I can only speak of it, but look through their other cases as well.

www.alneed.com


Now this product just showed up at the door one day. I have no obligation to even leave a review. All opinions are my own.

Thank you so much for reading everyone. My favorite phone ever, was my razor phone, what was yours? Let me know below.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Soul Sound Magic Earbud

Music is a large part of my family's lives. There is a good chance, that if you stop by announced, we will be listening to something. Soothing, relaxing, happy, sad etc are all words to describe music. But scary can be a good word too.

I say scary, because my husband loves to ride his bike and he often has earbuds in. Even though he is careful and has lights on his bike, I still worry when he goes out.


This earbud, solves all of that for me. You only get one, so your other ear is open to hear everything around you. It is so small, people may not notice it is in there.


Along with the earbud, you also get a storage case and a charger. The storage case is a typical one for earbuds. You can store, or transport it in the case. The charger is a bit different. It has a magnet and so does the earbud, they stick together and then you plug the other side into a USB port to charge. The charger bends, so you can fit it into a variety of ports.



So far, my husband is really enjoying it on his rides. The only thing he has an issue with, is the fact that it has no volume button. It relies soley on the phone volume. Now his phone is very loud, so it isn't a problem for us, but you may have an issue if you have a phone with a crappy speaker.




All in all though, from the ear bud to the charger, we are quite happy. It only takes an hour to charge and lasts for about six hours. It is well worh the money, if you have a loud phone. Please go and check it out on Amazon, if it sounds like something you would be interested in. :)

https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Earphone-mini-s-Invisible-Headphone/dp/B0713QQYTG/ref=sr_1_1?m=A21HV0PYS4F5SD&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1507230936&sr=1-1&keywords=bluetooth+earbuds

As always, thank you so much for reading everyone. While I got these at a discount, all the opinions are still my own.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Using a Box of Bones

I think it is obvious by now, that I love Halloween. To me, there is something magical about it. Most people say that about Christmas. Christmas would be more enjoyable without the cold and snow in my eyes.


Anyway, throughout the year, I try and find things for cheap or free that I can use at some point later on in the year. When I heard about this, I was so excited. When it finally came, I was a little less excited.

When I opened the box, the bones were everywhere. With my lack of attention, it wasn't in the cards for me to put it together. Plus, there was no holes to even string it together and make it complete.

Then I got to thinking, what can I do with these bones that won't take any work. As I was out there staring at the ground, all the ideas started coming to me.



First, was the bone yard. Random bones coming out of the ground, in similar shapes and sizes. This makes you look like one lazy killer.



Next, I made a bone border. Again I used similar shapes and sizes when it was possible. They really do make a pretty cool bone "fence." All you have to do is stick them into the ground and make sure they stand up straight.



Next, was just the random bone find among the flowers that are still standing. They are partiallly buried and almost look like they are just being uncovered.



Lastily, and probably my favorite section, is the skeleton man. For this, all I did was halfway bury the skull, hands, and feet. I didn't have much room, but you can spread this out more and add in more bones if you like.

I am sure there are many more things you can do with a box of bones, these are just the ones, I thought of and that I thought looked good. If you have any more ideas, please let me know. I am thinking about buying more bones.

Like I said, these are simple. Nothing to do but get creative and dig a bit so they don't fly out with the wind. As always, have fun and Happy Haunting!

Friday, October 13, 2017

DIY Halloween Porch Dummy

I have been decorating for Halloween for a few weeks now. I definitely think it is time to admit that I have a problem. I'm addicted to DIY'ing. It is so easy, cheap, and so much fun.

My days are spent looking up crafts to do. Dummies are something I have been wanting to attempt for awhile now. As far as directions go, I just jumped in with whatever I had and hoped that it would turn out ok.


For this one, I used a variety of things, you can use anything you have, that works with the craft. What I used:

Sheets
Pants
Shirt/Hoodie/Coat
Boots
Mask/pumpkin/Face
Pop Bottles

Like I said, you just have to wing it and do whatever works for you and your dummy.


First, I took the pants and I rubber banded the bottoms. After that, I took a two liter bottle and placed one in each leg. For the tops of the legs, you can do the same, I didn't have anymore, so I used a few 20 oz bottles instead. Don't worry how they sit in there, you will have to fix it when you move it to the final spot anyway.


Once I had the pants filled up, I took pins and pinned the hoodie to the pants, all the way around. Make sure you lift it up and ensure that it is pinned all the way around. That way it will not fall apart on the way to the final destination.


Once it was all secured, I took balled up sheets and stuffed them down inside the neck hole of the hoodie, until I got to my desired thickness. From there, I put more bottles into the arms and attached gloves to the end of the bottle and end of the shirt, essentially attaching them together.


For the face, I had a mask and not much else. I honestly just took a monkey bread pan and two 20 oz bottles and wrapped the mask around them. The face doesn't end up looking so sunk in that way. You an also use a milk jug, pumpkin etc. Like I said, do what works for you!


After that, I took him outside and sat him in the seat on the porch. Then grabbed the boots and stuck the pants down in. Once you have the dummy in the right position, fluff and move and make him perfect.

This project was a lot easier than I thought it would be and didn't take very long at all. Try it out and let meknow what you think of it in the comments below!

Thank you so much for reading everyone, Happy Haunting!

Zombie Hands--Kangaroo Brand

As a reviewer, I have companies that i work with alot, or that I have just bought a lot of their products in my discount groups. Kangaroo, is one of those companies and I have to say, I am in love with them.


They make decent products at a cheap price. They have pretty much anything you can think of costume wise and a lot of other things. Some things are better than others of course, just like with any company.


These zombie hands are pretty cool, but there isn't much to them. Meaning, they are pretty light and will break easily. We took tape and wrapped around the bottom where the stake attaches. It is very wobbly and hard dirt could bend or break them.



I chose to put them up around the mail box. I didn't want them just randomly in the yard, since it can still be mowed. I tok and dug out the dirt and cleared out a section first.


After that, I stuck them into the ground and then made sure to rub dirt on them so they actually looked like they had come out of the ground. Because they do look pristine of course when you get them.


All in all, I am happy with these so far. I just put them in so I don't know how they will fair with the wind and rain, but we will see.


I'm off to protect my mail from the emerging zombies. Thank you so much for reading. Let me know below, what your favorite decoration was growing up. Happy Haunting!