Wednesday, July 9, 2014

8 ITEMS TO GET BECAUSE EVERYONE NEEDS NINJA DECORATED STUFF

NINJA 4 GB USB FLASH DRIVE W/ MAGNETIC HANDS



Keep your files, documents, and secrets safe with these cute and adorable Ninja USB Flash Drives! Now you can go to sleep at night knowing that all of your data is safe and secure with these ninjas. Not only are they amazing at data storage, but the hidden magnet under the hands of these figures make for sneaky hiding! Find any metallic surface and hang these Ninjas so that they are out of reach from anyone who shouldn’t know what’s in your files! After all, who really wants to fight a ninja?

PRODUCT FEATURES:
  • USB 2.0 interface and plug and play
  • 4 GB Storage
  • Available in black and red
GET YOURS HERE:
Ninja 4 GB USB Flash Drive (BLACK) $6.63
Ninja 4 GB USB Flash Drive (RED) $7.65

DIY: HOW TO MAKE A COLORFUL UTENSIL HOLDER


SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • Empty, clean soup can
  • Large box of crayons (25-30 for each can)
  • Glue dots
  • Ribbon
Grab an empty, clean soup can, and stick the crayons on to the can using glue dots. Make it simple by first glueing one crayon and then working your way around the can. The glue dots should be enough to hold the crayons in place. Finish it off with a decorative ribbon and you'll have yourself a stunningly colorful utensil holder.

The best part is that you can put your craft to use in a variety of ways. Put utensils in them, or put flowers in them to make a cute centerpiece. Or use it to add an extra bit of cuteness to your kid's craft area. Or turn it into a gift for a teacher by filling the can with little goodies and packaging it in a cello bag. The possibilities with this creation are endless. 




DIY: TURN THAT TENNIS BALL INTO A USEFUL WALL HANGER

Tennis balls aren't just great for outdoor use on the courts, but they also make for a great indoor wall hanger! You can customize your tennis ball however you like and make a slit in the middle of the ball to form a smile, which doubles as the place where you can hang whatever you like! When you're done, grab a suction cup and attach it to the wall with your personal tennis ball hanger. Check out the image below for some examples and get creative! 





DIY: ROTATING GOAL LIST

Check out this interactive goal list that you can make all by yourself! Grab a sheet of poster board paper, some sticky notes, and draw some boxes to fit those notes. Once you finish a task, take off the note and move all the other one's down. This way, you'll be excited to finish your daily, weekly, or even monthly goals and keep track of your productivity! 




Monday, July 7, 2014

9 ITEMS YOU NEED TO GET FOR YOUR DOG BECAUSE OF REASONS

ZOMBIE FOOT DOG CHEW TOY



Tired of your dog eating your sneakers and shoes? If so, get this Zombie Foot Dog Chew Toy to keep your pup distracted and entertained. This way, if there ever comes a time where zombies take over the world, your dog will be more than prepared to help you fight them! And if that day never comes, at least your shoes will be safe.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
  • Toy is made from Vinyl
  • Easy to clean
  • Perfect for any size dog
GET YOURS HERE: Zombie Foot Dog Toy $11.90

DIY: CHEAP AND CONVENIENT STORAGE MAGNETS FROM OLD TINS

Here's a neat little idea to transform your garbage-bound, pretty spice or candy containers into something of use. Give them a second life and reuse them as refrigerator magnet containers! 


Save that pretty tin container the next time one is emptied out.


Grab some glue and strong magnets.


Glue the magnet on to the tin and you'll have a container you can place onto the fridge as needed!


Photography by Cheryl.

DIY: CUTE AND EASY TO MAKE CORNER PAGE BOOKMARKS

When cuteness meets function, you know its something great and these corner page bookmarks are the ultimate mashup of cuteness and function. They are a delight to use as bookmarks and what will bring more joy is knowing that you made them yourself. 



What you’ll need:
  • pretty paper of cardstock weight OR a combination of plain cardstock and pretty, decorated lighter weight paper
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • mechanical pencil
  • glue stick
  • [optional] other decorating tools, such as crayons, markers, stamps, stickers, ink pads, embossing powder, etc.
Take a look at the easy to follow instruction written up by Tally's Treasury to get your own cheap-to-make corner page bookmarks!

Transform a card stock into something amazing!


Add googly eyes and monster teeth to your liking!


Save your page with something cute you made yourself!


The decoration is really up to you.


No art talent needed but its a fun project for exploring any art talent you may have!


Check out the full tutorial on Tally's Treasury.



Saturday, July 5, 2014

11 COOL ICE CUBE TRAYS TO KEEP YOUR DRINKS COOL

It’s that time of year again. A simple glass of water is never enough to quench your thirst in this heat. Fight the heat with whimsical and fun ice cubes. Grab these ice trays and ice molds and throw something cool (in more ways than one) into your drink. The even cooler thing is that most of these trays are made of flexible silicone, so they are great for molding more than just ice. So throw in your jello, chocolate, or even bake in the silicone trays to get your favorite designs across a variety of things.


PENGUINS AND POLAR BEAR ICE MOLDS



PRODUCT FEATURES:
  • Set of 2 Ice Molds (Polar Bear Mold and Penguins Mold)
  • Make 1 Penguin Ice Cube (2 Penguins together) and 1 Polar Bear Ice Cube
GET YOURS HERE: Penguins and Polar Bear Ice Molds $19.99

TURN A PLASTIC CUP INTO SPEAKERS FOR YOUR TABLET

Some of the best ways to cheat life are the simplest solutions to daily problems, like this plastic cup speaker for your iPad! All you have to do is make a small cut into a 12 ounce plastic cup, slide it into the speakers of your iPad, or any other tablet, and you have yourself a mini sound system! 



DIY: YUMMY COFFEE AND FRUIT ICE CUBES

It’s summer time and you want to try something new in the kitchen. Why not experiment with your ice cubes to make some of the most refreshing and interesting drinks for your summer days? Check out the following video by “insert name” to see what you can do with your ice cubes.




If you thought the heart shaped cubes were kinda cute, go ahead and grab a Heart Shaped Ice Tray from Amazon for only $7.95!

DIY: MAKE YOUR OWN DESK ORGANIZER

Check out this short video on how you can easily turn a bunch of empty boxes that were initially garbage, into a beautiful organizer for your desk.

For this project, most of the items should be in lying around somewhere in your house, so it will definitely not cost you much! Here’s a short list of what you will need before you have yourself an awesome desktop organizer:
  • Shoebox lid
  • A bunch of empty boxes
  • Paint/decorative paper/everything you like
  • Brushes + mixing palette (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Black pen
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Tape


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

10 ITEMS YOUR BAKING ARSENAL ABSOLUTELY NEEDS

KITCHEN KONG GORILLA WHISK



What’s cute, useful, and helps you whip up the fluffiest and lightest batter? Kitchen Kong! Not only will you have the perfect batter, but with this little dude by your side, you’ll enjoy taking the time to whisk your eggs to perfection.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
  • Stainless steel whisk
  • Silicone cushioned handle for the perfect grip
  • Little Gorilla is made from silicone
  • Can be cleaned easily
GET YOURS HERE: Kitchen Kong Gorilla Whisk $11.56

TURN YOUR PAPER PLATE INTO A CUTE GIFT BOX!

Sometimes the simplest items hiding in your kitchen closets can become the foundation of a quick and creative idea! Check out this image below to see how you turn a paper plate into a cute and fancy little gift box to share your baked goods in a thoughtful way! 



THE PERFECT FROSTING

You can't serve a cupcake without the perfect frosting on top. We know it seems difficult to do, but that's why we're here! Follow these quick and simple instructions from iheartnaptime.com for the frosting that you deserve. 

Supplies needed:

- 1M frosting tip
- Large coupler
- Disposable decorating bag
- Frosting of your choice

Instructions:

1. Cut off the tip of the bag and place the frosting tip and the base of the coupler inside. Screw on the top of the coupler on the outside of the bag.

2. Fill the bag with frosting about half way and place a rubberband on top to hold the bag in place.

3. Hold the tip above the middle of the cupcake and squeeze out the icing to form a star.

4. Raise tip slightly and form a tight circle around the star.

5. After completing the first circle, move the tip back toward the center and go around to make a second circle around the inside edge of the first circle.

6. Slowly pull the tip away at the center of the cupcake.





GETTING THAT PERFECT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE

Have you ever wondered why chocolate chip cookies can be chewy, crisp, soft, flat, thick, cakey, greasy, bland, flavorful, moist, or crumbly? This handy guide from Handletheheat is the ultimate guide to getting that desired chocolate chip cookie. Head on over to their site to read up on their guide.


Monday, June 30, 2014

7 ITEMS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION A MEMORABLE ONE

CONDIMENT CONTAINERS AND HOLDERS



Include this colorful set of condiment service containers (holder included) at your Fourth of July celebration! This set is perfect to serve condiments, dips, snacks, and even silverware! The bright and vibrant colors of this set will look great on your bbq table in your backyard, or even inside your kitchen. The holder is made of sturdy iron and complements the display of containers.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
  • Includes 3 colorful containers and 1 holder decorated with stars
  • Please hand-wash only
  • Not safe for dishwasher/microwave
  • Made of dolomite and iron
GET YOURS HERE: Condiment Containers And Holder $15.96

DIY: USA WOODEN FLAG

Here's another quick and easy last minute decoration idea to put up for your Fourth of July celebration. The great people at 2beesinapod have put together an easy to follow tutorial, packed with photos and instructions to make your own USA wooden flag pictured below. Click through and read on to get started on this project. Also be sure to check out our tutorial to put together a beautiful DIY Fourth of July wreath



DIY: FOURTH OF JULY SNACKS AND TREATS

Fourth of July is around the corner and everyone is getting ready to throw their summer barbecues and parties! Whether you’re hosting a party or going to one, be sure to indulge yourself in the festivity of whipping up some snacks and drinks in your kitchen to share with your family and friends. Check out the video below for some creative ideas and recipes that you can do in your own kitchen!



DIY: PATRIOTIC CUPCAKE WRAPPER WREATH

With this quick and easy DIY wreath tutorial, getting up your last minute decorations for your Fourth of July celebration will be a breeze. This cheap but stunningly beautiful wreath is exactly what you needed so follow along with the tutorial after the fold to learn how you can make yours.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

7 ITEMS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR STUDY DESK MORE INTERESTING TO BE AROUND (SO THAT YOU ACTUALLY GET SOME WORK DONE)


BUTT STATION



Let this colorful desk accessory hold your pens, pencils, tape, and paper clips. Watch as your desk becomes more organized and entertaining. If you thought the obvious display of the tape dispenser was enough, you’ll be surprised to see the paper clips on the sculpture’s magnetic behind when you disturb it from doing it’s business (since it’s sitting on the toilet).

PRODUCT FEATURES:
  • Holds pens, pencils, tape, paper clips and comes with a tape cutter
  • Makes for a great office gift or for the desk in your dorm room
  • Accessory measures 2-1/2 by 6-1/2 by 6 inches
GET YOURS HERE: 'The Butt' Supply Station Desk Accessory Holder $12.75

GIFT BUYING DECISION GUIDE FOR THE CONFUSED

Before you have buyer's remorse on some of the gifts you picked up, check out this chart below to make your decisions easier!









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GIFT BUYING GUIDE FOR FINDING THE PERFECT CORPORATE GIFT

Giving a gift to your colleague or boss can be a daunting task. But have no fear! Check out
the inforgraphic below to help you find the perfect gift for someone in the office.







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WHAT SHOULD YOU GIFT YOUR GEEKY FRIEND?

We all have those geeky friends in our lives. When it's time for their birthday, or any other occasion for giving them a gift, don't be scared! They aren't so hard to please and the following shows their favorite categories to choose from.








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Monday, June 23, 2014

9 ITEMS THAT YOUR KITCHEN IS MISSING


ICE "TUBE" TRAY



Have you ever tried fitting ice cubes into a water bottle? Never quite does work out right? These innovative ice cube trays are here to fix just that. Keep your water or soft drink bottles cold with “tubes” that fit where traditional cubes won’t. It’s the perfect item for those who need their on-the-go drinks to stay chilled in a convenient and effortless way.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
  • 4 Ice Tube Trays
  • Each tray measures 9.625 inches long x 3.5 inches wide
  • Ice tubes measure 3.25 inches long x .75 inch diameter
  • Slip in ice into any bottle!
GET YOURS HERE: Ice Tube Trays $13.99

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A HOMEMADE CARD WILL ALWAYS SHOW HOW THOUGHTFUL YOU ARE

You have your gift all wrapped up but you forgot to get the card! Or maybe you want to show how much the other person means to you. Whatever your reason is, you can put in some extra work and make a homemade card to put an even bigger smile on that person's face! Check out the video below for instructions.





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CHEATING LIFE: TURN YOUR PIZZA BOX INTO A LAPTOP STAND

The next time you have pizza delivered to your place, take care of the box and don’t throw it away. This leftover cardboard you call garbage can be used as a cheap and cool stand for your laptop!  







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8 NOT-SO-USELESS-BUT-MAYBE-KIND-OF-USELESS ITEMS UNDER $20 YOUR DORM ROOM NEEDS


ROCKIN' HEADPHONE SPLITTER



It’s called an iPod not an UsPod. But this handy (no pun intended) rock-hand splitter makes sharing a music player simple. Wearing only one headphone means you miss half the music. Fully enjoy the music from your music player of your choice (you know, because its yours after all) and easily share it with a friend with the ROCKIN' SPLITTER.

GET YOURS HERE: Rockin' Headphone Splitter $13.06

Saturday, June 21, 2014

CHEATING LIFE: ADD THINGS TO YOUR KEY-CHAIN WITHOUT BREAKING YOUR NAILS

How many times have you chipped your fingernails, in an attempt to add more stuff to your key-chain? We've all been there, but this simple trick will make sure that your nails remain unharmed! The next time you have to add or take out something from your keychain, just use a stapler remover and watch how easily you'll get the job done. 






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CHEATING LIFE: FIX THAT BOX FULL OF TANGLED CORDS WITH THIS DIY ORGANIZER

Here's yet another cable management idea if you're one of those kinds of people who just can't bring themselves to throw out a cable you're no longer using. We understand; there's a slim chance that one day you might just need it. Whatever the case, what you should also be saving is those empty toilet paper rolls. Keep your cables organized and tangle-free by sliding a cable into a toilet paper roll and neatly packing them in a box. This trick will keep your cables mess-free and makes for easy access to the one you need if that day ever comes.






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Friday, June 20, 2014

HOW TO TIE A PERFECT BOW TO COMPLEMENT YOUR PERFECT GIFT

You've finally got your hands on that perfect gift and all that needs to be done is to get it all wrapped up and ready to go. Perhaps you even already used one of these creative gift wrap ideas and are just looking to top it all off to complement the work you've put in to get to this point. Well, here's a handy video on how to do just that by getting that perfect bow to seal the deal. Click play and you'll be well on your way with the easy to follow instructions.





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CHEATING LIFE: A FUN CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IDEA

With a lego brick fixed to a wall, your little lego dudes can be turned into a fun cable management system. Be right back, installing this to my set up right now!





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Thursday, June 19, 2014

CREATIVE GIFT WRAP IDEAS

So you have your gift ready, but you ran out of gift wrappers? Or maybe your gift isn’t as thoughtful as you wanted it to be. No worries, readers! Use this handy guide to create a last minute gift wrap that’ll impress whoever you got the gift for. And after its all set and done, top it off with the perfect bow.




Source: bitrebels.com





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CHEAT LIFE: FIT TWO BOWLS IN THE MICROWAVE AT ONCE

Patience is a virtue but who has time for virtues when you and a house mate are both hungry? Here's a handy and simple way to get around not being able to microwave two bowls at once. Simply stack one bowl on a cup and you'll be good to go!





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7 CREATIVE MUGS TO ENJOY YOUR COFFEE (OR TEA) IN


People drink coffee and tea for a variety of reasons, but many have made it a lifestyle. Why not add a personal touch to your lifestyle by drinking out of a mug that suits your personality the best. Our team has put together a list of 7 creative designs for mugs that will capture your interest and also add an interesting start to your day. From ninjas to camera lenses, these mugs will change the way you drink your beverage of choice! (Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or whatever else you want to drink)

CHEATING LIFE: AVOID A CHEWY PIZZA CRUST WITH THIS HANDY TRICK

Pizza is always great but leftover pizza is always better. Well, except for a chewy crust that results from reheating it in a microwave. Apply this easy trick to keep the crust from getting chewy: Put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza.







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CHEATING LIFE: SALVAGE YOUR FLIP FLOPS FROM A SPLIT HOLE

So you’re at the beach and your flip flops just snapped. Oh no! Don’t worry, if you have a bread clip around from say the new pack of bread you just opened, you’ll be able to easily repair your flip flop (or just keep a bread clip around in case of emergency). Its a simple and easy way to extend the life of your flip flops wherever it is they decide to break. Keep this neat little trick in mind the next time you’re out and about with your flip flops.
TIP: Use bread clips to save flip-flops with split holes.







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THINK TWICE BEFORE PICKING UP THAT GIFT CARD!

When’s the last time you bought a gift card for your friend, girlfriend, brother, mother, or whoever you had to give a gift to? Do you remember how happy they were? Probably not! The reason might just be that even if you get someone a gift card for a place they love to eat, shop, or simply just visit, research shows that they don’t always wind up using it. In fact, $2 billion in gift cards each year goes unused! The infographic below presents other surprising numbers that might just leave you reconsidering the next time you reach for a gift card.






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