Few things spark that sense of awe like a well-done fireworks show. But capturing those special moments on film – especially at night – can be tricky. Luckily, we have a few “Do’s and Don’ts” from the photo enthusiasts at Pholium, the digital photo book design and giving app for the iPad. Here are some tips to help you get the perfect shots this Independence Day.
It's time to celebrate the dads in our lives. We found a few cool products that dad is sure to love. Since dad is always out on the field watching the kids play sports, why not make him as comfy as possible? Picture a typical portable chair, but what if it were to rock? Yep,…
It's almost Mother's Day so it's definitely time to give some hints to help out your kids/partner or to shop for your own mom. Here are a few ideas we would love to receive - practical but cool! We all could drink more water, so why not enliven your water with GEMS! Yep, ViA is…
Are you looking for an alternative to dying Easter eggs? Or maybe a fun project to do with the kids (or just yourself)? Every year we seem to have more and more of those little plastic eggs piling up in our house. I never know what to do with them. One day a thought came…
Does your family decorate eggs for Easter? Find out how to make sparkly, glittery eggs that never go bad. They’re perfect for holiday decorating or as beautiful table centerpieces. Supplies Eggs Mod Podge Paint brush Glitter Directions Start with a blown out egg. (Check out the tutorial for how to blow out an egg here.)
Stressed about Easter dinner? Don’t be. Impressing the in-laws is easy with this delicious ham recipe. Top off this savory ham with a sweet gravy to wow them at the table. Ingredients: 1 whole boneless ham 1 small bottle of cherries Ground cloves 1 can pineapple slices Toothpicks 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup honey 3 tablespoons cornstarch Brown sugar and honey (optional)
Wondering what to write on that Valentine’s Day card for your sweetie? If you’re suffering from a touch of writer’s block, get inspired by reading some beautiful and beloved love quotes. Here are a few of our favorites: 1.”Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery 2. “For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” ~ Rosemonde Gerard
These pretzel treats are a perfect activity to get the kids involved. Pretzels and chocolate – I think those are two staples in a kids life, arent they? I could not keep my son away if I tried. Once these treats are assembled and cooled, we put them in cello bags and tied them with a decorative ribbon. My kids cant wait to give their gourmet gifts to teachers, grandparents, and friends.
OMG, I made my very own candy necklace! Pretty cool huh? You can make these in whatever color you want… mine are pink and purple for Valentine’s Day. Alright let’s start. This is easy, I promise! Ingredients 4 egg whites 1 cup sugar 1/4 cream of tartar (this is a powder in the spice aisle – makes everything shiny, but it’s optional) 1 tsp of flavoring if desired 1 tbs cocoa powder (if you want them to be chocolate flavored) Directions
Does your child’s classroom exchange valentines? Jessie Jane shares two great ideas for homemade cards that are much cuter than the storebought ones. They’re easy to make, fun to decorate and oh so adorable! Caterpillar Hearts Supplies Construction paper Pencils Glitter paper (available at any craft store) Scissors Markers Googly eyes (optional) Glue stick Hole punch Directions