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Spooktacular Spirits for Halloween

·         "Blood" Punch : Using a large punch bowl, mix 3 parts of Cascade Ice in  Black Raspberry  with 1.5 parts of Cascade Ice  Cranberry Pomegranate . Then stir in 1.5 parts cups of grape juice and 2 parts of club soda. Add in 2 cups of frozen strawberries to complement the flavors and serve. For added drama, add some dry ice to the table!                 ·         Boo-Berry Slush : Pour 5oz Cascade Ice  Blueberry Watermelon  and 5oz of Cascade Ice  Wild Berry  into a blender with a handful of ice. Add a cup of blueberries and mix to desired consistency. Pour the slushy into a glass and garnish with blueberries or a gummy worm. ·         The Screamsicle:  No holiday is complete without a mixed drink for mom and dad. Mix 6oz Cascade Ice  Orange Mango  with 1/2 oz of Orange Vodka and 2oz of Whipped Cream-flavored vodka in a glass with ice. Garnish your drink with some red or black liquorish for the perfect cocktail! Happy Halloween!

Essential Tools Every Household Should Own

Decades back, fixing something on your own was a thing of pride and craftiness. Nowadays, experts are called in for the most trivial of things. If you are old-school in this manner, or would like know your way around fixing stuff, you are going to need proper tools – not just a few days before a repair/DIY project, but permanently, in your toolshed. In my personal opinion and from my own experience, these are items everyone should always keep handy. Safety Glasses Almost every project, be it I DIY, or repairs has your eyes in its crosshairs. Cutting, nailing, polishing, all of these activities require protecting the most vulnerable part of your body. Sight impairment and infections are common threats, so my advice is: buy safety glasses, regardless of whether you are cutting wood, drilling holes or simply repainting! Adjustable Wrench Designed to fit a wide range of nuts and bolts, the adjustable wrench is a must-have. It is quite convenient and portable, which makes it usef

Have a Scary, but Safe, Halloween!

Safety tips that won’t rob the night of its fun Ghosts and goblins, little witches and skeletons — and more than likely the latest Disney princesses and comic book characters — will be roaming the streets come Halloween. A scary as the subtext of Halloween may be, it’s not meant to be dangerous day. While adult costume parties are increasingly popular, it is still a day meant for the kids, and you want to do all that you can to keep it safe for them without taking the spirit of the day away. “Halloween is such a fun time of year, with the costumes, parties and scary décor,” says Namita Gupta, Senior Marketing Manager for  Rayovac  at Spectrum Brands. “You don’t want to dampen that fun with an accident or emergency that could have been avoided by taking the right precautions.” Namita offers the following tips to keep your Halloween safe without taking away any of the fun: ·        Drive carefully.  Ideally, you won’t have to get in your vehicle on Halloween. Bu

Star Trek Makeup Tutorial

In celebration of Halloween, I wanted to pass along this new "Jaylah" from  Star Trek Beyond  makeup tutorial put together by Joel Harlow. He's also the makeup designer for the film . And don't forget that  Star Trek Beyond  arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD November 1, 2016.  Star Trek Beyond 2016 ‧ Fantasy/Science fiction film ‧ 2h 2m A surprise attack in outer space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world. The assault came from Krall (Idris Elba), a lizard-like dictator who derives his energy by sucking the life out of his victims. Krall needs an ancient and valuable artifact that's aboard the badly damaged sta rship. Left stranded in a rugged wilderness, Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the crew must now battle a deadly alien race while trying to find a way off their hostile planet.

Get Free Gift Cards for taking surveys on Swagbucks

If you're looking for a way to earn a little extra for your budget, taking Surveys on Swagbucks can be a great way to go. It's really simple: You  sign up , confirm your email address, and then use the Gold Survey Dashboard to see what surveys are currently available. For each survey, you'll see approximately how long it takes to complete, and how many SB points you'll get when you complete it. You can rack up lots of SB points quickly, and then redeem those SB for free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, and PayPal!   You can fill out a survey profile and then answer additional questions that will help Swagbucks deliver surveys that you're more likely to complete. You get 2 SB for every 10 questions you answer!   For even more SB opportunities, you can click the Peanut Labs surveys tab and choose from any one of these survey options. You can also download the Swagbucks app for iOS and Android and take surveys right from your phone, no matter where you

Trouble or Typical Male Teenage Angst? 5 ways to know for sure

It's tempting to ignore various warning signs, preferring to think your boy is just going through a phase, but is that the case? Is your son in trouble, or is it just typical teenage angst? For over 20 years Clayton Lessor has helped countless troubled teens make the transition from boyhood to adult life. He is the founder of The Quest Project, a program designed to help boys transition from boyhood to manhood, and author of the news book, Saving Our Sons: A Parent's Guide to Preparing Boys for Success . “Boys have a really hard time growing up these days,” he said. “Young men facing crisis without help can fall far behind their female counterparts in school and in life. They are failing to learn the lessons they need to survive and thrive in the adult world.” Lessor’s book contains time tested battle hardened strategies and tactics for helping parents aid in the transition from boyhood to manhood. Here are five key warning signs that indicate a teenage boy

Baby Gourmet

Your baby is ready for a protein-packed taste adventure, and the FDA is on board, recommending that a six-month to one-year-old needs about 13 to 15 grams of protein a day, according to their Recommended Daily Intake (RDI). Luckily, pureed fruit, vegetable, meat, and whole grain combos are having a moment with babies of all ages, helping them to grow strong, and healthy, especially while weaning to table food. Modeled after meals you would have yourself,  Baby Gourmet 's organic, low acid, high protein meals  were created with adventurous eaters in mind .  Staring at 6 months with flavors including Sweet Potato, Apple and Chicken, and progressing into months 7 and 8 with Veggie Beef Bolognese and Pasta Stars, Baby Gourmet's nutritious pouches designed to satisfy baby’s taste buds while prioritizing nutritional needs. About Baby Gourmet  100% goodness highest quality organic ingredients Babies are our most precious gifts and we believe in nourishing

4 Ways Your Cellphone Might Be Making You Ugly

Our cellphones have become so vital to our daily lives. Research has shown that the average person checks their phone 85 times a day and that we spend a total of five hours using our cellphones to browse the web or use apps. For many, our smartphone is the first thing we look at in the morning and the last thing we check at bedtime. Although quick glances at our phone may seem harmless, it can in fact be affecting us physically, mentally and emotionally. We caught up with some experts who help explain the ugly side of excessive cellphones use. 1. Ugly posture. When we look down at our cellphones we are straining our necks and slouching our shoulders. Doing this can cause some serious damage to our overall posture even leading us to lose up to an inch to an inch and a half of height. “I see up to 10 patients a week complaining of severe neck and shoulder pain. When asked how often they use their phones the typical response is all the time. When pain becomes chronic and severe

Finding the Money: Paying for Your Home Improvements

Making improvements to your home is an excellent way to improve its value. You can ensure that it stays looking great, as well as updating it to keep it modern. However, it's not always a cheap thing to do. Sometimes you might make small changes here and there, which are easy to pay for. However, occasionally you may want to take on a bigger project that will cost you more. Paying for more extensive work to your home isn't as easy as dipping into your savings. There's more work involved in making sure you can meet the costs and complete the work you want. Consider the costs of your next project with these steps. By TiBine Creating a Budget First, you need to create a budget for your home improvements. Planning out how much it will cost helps you to accurately get hold of the finances. You need to start by creating a plan for what you want to do. Consider all the tasks that will need to be completed, from plastering to electrics. Once you know what needs to

How to Save Money While Caring for Your Kids AND Your Aging Parents

With more millennials living at home and seniors living well past retirement, the people providing financial care for both populations are being spread pretty thin. For families who care for the young and old, there are some great ways to cut back on spending that won’t feel like too much of a sacrifice. Save Money Without Feeling the Pinch With These Tips The small investments you make for your family add up — especially if they’re all being deducted at the same time. From preschool and college tuition to healthcare for your parents, you may see more red at the end of the month than you’d like. Money doesn’t grow on trees, but small choices can mean big savings. Try these ideas on for size. Shop Secondhand When you go thrift shopping, you can be environmentally conscience while saving scratch. The creation of clothing takes a lot of energy , both human and industrial. Most of the clothing on the market today isn’t sustainable or environmentally sound. When you purch

Team Challenge: Eat, Drink, and be Scary

Who doesn't love a good challenge? Especially when you can get points to redeem towards free gift cards!    Swagbucks ,  a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online is hosting a Halloween Team Challenge.  It starts on Monday, October 24th at 8am PST and goes through Friday so you have a whole week to contribute points to your assigned team. How will you contribute? Watching videos, completing surveys, shopping online? These activities and more will help your team get ahead. If you've never used Swagbucks before, now is a great time to join, especially if you participate in the Team Challenge because it's an opportunity to win an extra bonus for trying out the site.  All members who participate and contribute at least 300 SB to their team’s total will receive an SB bonus in the form of a rebate on their next gift card! I can’t wait to help my team come in 1st place for that 40 SB rebate.  The challenge lasts until October 28th so log i

Maintenance tips that will make sure you don’t waste money

There are numerous reasons why people should be proactive when fixing and maintaining their house. Besides the obvious fact that your home will look nicer, by being proactive you can reduce future costs of repairs. We have compiled a short list of things that you should pay extra attention to. By properly maintaining certain areas (and appliances) you are able to increase their life expectancy and reduce all the costs that may be caused by negligence.   1.  Pool There are a lot of homeowners that do not care about their pool. They mainly see it as a source of fun and they pay little to no attention to it after the construction. But, the matter of fact is that your pool will only last as much as you allow it too. There are numerous things that can damage your pool. It can especially be troublesome if you have mosaic on the bottom of it. As a precaution, make sure to clean it regularly , especially the edges and sides. When the winter comes, cover it and remove the pump. A