Treat Your Dad This Father’s Day!

Father's Day

Father’s Day is basically here which means it is time to start prepping your gift! No matter if you’re getting it for your father, your father figure or the father of your children, you have to get him something good! This day only comes once a year and although there’s love going around every other day of the year, there’s only one Father’s Day a year, so let’s take a look at what you can get the special man this time around:

  • SIMPLE. An Apple Watch.
    As cliche as it may be, these watches are worth the hype. This watch also makes it super easy to keep track of your fitness goals and such, which is why people are prone to wear these during workouts. No one is ever disappointed in getting an Apple Watch. Cold. Hard. Facts.
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  • IPA Brewing Kit
    Beer lovers, pay attention: West Coast Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit is the absolute perfect gift for the beer lover in your life. If he loves tossing ’em back, he will absolutely love making it as well. http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/west-coast-style-ipa-beer-brewing-kit

Fun Things To Do On Mother’s Day

Fun Things To Do On Mother's Day

Celebrating your mom on Mother’s Day is so very important. Injecting some love into her life is something you should be doing all the time. This year, you should definitely do something special with her. You have an endless number of options and ideas to go with. Maybe you’re looking for  a few useful ideas. Here are some fun things you can do for and with your mom this Mother’s Day.

Go to the Movies

This is a classic. On Mother’s Day weekend, there is bound to be something playing at the movie theater that she will enjoy. Take her to the movies and catch something you both may like. This is a good way to spend some time with one of your parents.

Cook Her Dinner

Everybody has to eat, even your own mom. Maybe she is usually the one in the kitchen cooking all day for the family. This time around, why not return the favor and cook for her instead. Find out what she really loves and make it for her. You could even surprise her.

Have a Picnic

You don’t need to go to an expensive, loud restaurant to eat with your mom. You could go to a lovely park and have a nice picnic together.

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Apartment

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Apartment

It’s about that time. It’s spring and it looks like it might be time to get the old broom and dust pan. Cleaning can be really fun, if you’re know what you’re doing. But a lot of you may be stuck and in deed of a few pointers. Well, don’t fret. There are some good ideas that should help keep your apartment clean. Here are some Spring cleaning tips for your apartment.

Cleaning The Faucet

A clean bathroom is an absolute must. It’s also important that the sink be just as spotless as the toilet and tub. But sometimes, you might catch some lime buildup around the faucet. What you want to do is lay down some paper towels over the fixture and soak it in vinegar. You should let it sit for about an hour or so. It will be much easier to clean that way.

Cleaning The Windows

Admittedly, this may seem like a bit of a chore for some. But keep the windows clean is also super important. You should definitely have a windshield squeegee ready for use. If not, grab a rag and some soapy water. Once you’re done, you dry them with another clean rag.

Cleaning The Ceiling Fan

How much dust do you notice on your ceiling fans? Too much, probably. Cover them with a coat of furniture polish and wipe away. That should definitely do the trick.

Family Fun In Joshua, Texas!

Family

Spending time with family is one of the most important things you can do. Whether it be gathering around the table at home or going out somewhere, it is very crucial that you make time for the people you care about most. Texas is one of the most happenin’ places around so there’s always something to do. What are you waiting for? Grab your family , get out there and enjoy some good times together. Here’s what you and your family can do:

  • Buffalo Nickels Mini-Golf and Arcade is a great place to go when you want to have some good, clean family fun! Mini Golf can be competitive and also easy, but it is all around a fantastic time. Honestly, what can be better than nickels, mini golf and an arcade? Absolutely nothing. Okay, maybe a beer while playing arcade games. Head to Buffalo Nickels now!
    241 Elk Dr, Burleson, TX 76028
    (817) 295-3783

December Events to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

The 55th Annual Georgetown Christmas Market via Historic Georgetown

The 55th Annual Georgetown Christmas Market via Historic Georgetown

Looking for something to do this month? Here are some ideas for December events to attend to get you in the holiday spirit.

In Georgetown

Although it might be an hour away, it’s worth it to look into the Christmas events in Georgetown. One is the Georgetown Christmas Market. This outdoor, European-style marketplace is free to get into. It offers horse-drawn rides, hot roasted chestnuts, holiday shopping, and carolers in victorian garb. Even St. Nicholas will be there! It will be held on the first two weekends of December (Dec. 3, 4, 10, & 11) from 10am to 5pm at 6th and Rose St., Georgetown, CO 80444.

In Denver

For another German-style market, look into visiting The Denver Christkindl Market for another “old world” themed village. Not only will there be food and beverage vendors (selling things like roasted nuts and soft pretzels), but also several places you can buy gifts and crafts. The event takes place through Dec. 23 from 11am to 7pm on Sundays through Thursdays, and from 11am to 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Location: 16th & Arapahoe, Denver, CO 80202

Halloween at Superstition PD Station

If the title of the Superstition Police Station is not intriguing enough, the Halloween ghouls that will gather there tonight should convince everyone out to the festivities. The celebration includes plenty events from Halloween games, K9 demos, and trick-or-treating.

The event begins at 5:30 pm and will progress through these events until 8 pm. Come out and meet police officers as they discuss helpful safety tips for the ghoulish holiday and also take advantage of free goodies and food before the festivities begin.

The event is sponsored by councilmember Kevin Thompson and the Mesa Police Department. The Superstition police station is located just nine minutes away at 2430 South Ellsworth Road, Mesa, AZ 85209

 

http://www.mesaaz.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/2723/1344

 

 

How to Style Your Home for Halloween Season

  1. Put those ordinary garage doors into good use by creating a spooky, scary scene. Stick adhesive black vinyl sheets to the garage door using a little of your imagination. From bats to pumpkins, you can pretty much stick anything you want. And the best part is that it is easy to remove once the season has passed!
  2. What’s scarier than a headless man in front of your door? That’s right, nothing. This is the ultimate scare every Halloween year. To add a little more spookiness, have the headless man hold a jack-‘o-lantern head. Warning, this may be too scary for some toddlers.
  3. A backyard cemetery is a cheap way to scare those trick-or-treaters. Simply cut cardboard into a shape of a tombstone and paint them to look centuries old. Create multiple tombstones so people will think your house is littered with graveyards. And there you go, your home looks like a creepy cemetery.

Fun Halloween Ideas

Halloween
  • Once you have finished making jack-‘o-lanterns, you should now make a painted pumpkin city to go with it. The good news about this project is that anyone can easily create this pumpkin city. Simply print these house templates and trace with a felt-tip pen. Now cut where the doors and windows are supposed to be and whalaa! You’ve got a pumpkin city. Watch your fingers when cutting!
  • Need to put that fireplace to work? Try igniting pumpkins on fire. Print these flame templates and trace along the design. Carefully carve along the lines and place candles inside each one for the finishing touch. Don’t carve too much or your home will heat up!
  • Now it’s time to take the fun outside. Set up a Halloween candy station for all trick-or-treaters to experience. Light the way to the candy station by setting up luminaries along the path. Add jack-‘o’-lantern decal to each one to make them scary looking. Give each type of candy a spooky-Halloween themed name to warn trick-or-treaters what they are going to eat.

Getting Your Home Ready for Halloween

Scary
  1. Sometimes the simple things are the best things. Here are a few Halloween items to wow trick-or-treaters all night. Start with a festive front door. Swap your old doormat with a new, Halloween-themed doormat. Next, add a bale of hay with a freshly carved pumpkin sitting on top. To top it off, add a couple of hanging bats to give a good scare to trick-or-treaters.
  2. Decorating tree branches is a good way to make your home ghostly looking. Carefully place jack-‘o-lanterns throughout a bare-limbed tree. Remember not to place too many jack-‘o-lanterns or the overall effect will cancel out. One crow on top and one crow at the base of the tree are the perfect pieces to finish the project.
  3. Spooky window decorations are sometimes overlooked during Halloween. But don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Blood-spattered windows are sure ways to attract trick-or-treaters. Cover your windows with wax paper and splatter red paint over it and watch your house be the talk of the town!

Fun Ideas to Try This Halloween

Halloween
  1. Throw a spooky Halloween party for all ages to enjoy! It is also a chance to bond with the new neighbors. But before the party starts, prepare a Radioactive Fruit Punch you and your kids will love making. Mix orange juice, mountain dew, Kool-Aid, and food coloring to make this delightfully disgusting drink.
  2. Calm those sugar rushed, energetic kids with cool Halloween crafts. First, go on a nature walk with your kids and collect twigs and branches. Second, glue them onto black paper to give a dark, scary background. Add eyes to give them “life.” Finally, snap a picture of your kids holding the finished crafts to record the families’ fun times.
  3. Have you ever heard of the game Pin the Tail on the Donkey? Now have you ever heard of the game Pin the Wart on the Witch? Different game names but same game rules. You have to literally pin the wart on the witch blindfolded. A guaranteed way to get lots of laughs from kids!