Commercial Break Tags: facebook, social media
*This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are 100% my own.*
Facebook users know that Facebook is constantly changing things. One of the more recent changes was the switch in profiles to timelines. With this change came the option to jazz up your profile with cover photos. Most people use personal photos as their cover photos. However, others like to use pre-made covers with cute images, quotes, etc.
During my recent travels around the web, I ran across a website that offers FREE and paid Facebook covers design services. You can use your photos and text to customize your own Timeline covers! How cool is that?! They have a wide range of catogeries too; quotes, religious, new baby, and pets – just to name a few. They even have a really cool Girly Facebook cover that you can have your own photo and text added too! But don’t just take my word for it, go check it out for yourself! Don’t forget to come back and let me know what you think!
Update: It has come to my attention that the website linked above has moved to foobcovers.com. Be sure to visit them and check out the latest Facebook covers!
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Commercial Break Tags: Halloween
As Halloween approaches, so does the planning to get ready to receive costumed trick-or-treaters on this fun night. There are many ways to “dress up” the house to let kids know that there’s candy waiting for them when they ring the bell.
From simple and subdued, such as some carved pumpkins or Halloween flags, to completely over-the-top, such as an entire graveyard with zombies, house Halloween decorations can be easy to make, fun to put together and a delight on this night of revelry.
Some people announce their home’s participation in this fun night by simply decorating their door. A Halloween-themed wreath or a giant spider web that covers the front door will both let revelers know that they are welcomed to ring the bell that night. The giant spider web can be made even creepier by adding a giant hairy spider to guard the door.
The Front Porch
Most people will go a little further than just the front door by decorating the entire front porch. For some this means illuminated, carved pumpkins resting on each step or the corners of the porch. Spider webs hanging from the roof and pillars also add a nice touch to the night’s decoration. These can perhaps be finished by adding some Halloween flags with creepy motifs. Spider web rugs can also be used on the porch.
The Front Yard
For people who really get into the spirit of decorating for Halloween, simply adding some touches to the front door or porch will not be enough. They need to expand into the rest of the front yard.
To decorate this space, some ghosts can be added throughout the yard, as well as a mummy or two. A scarecrow can be made to welcome the kids and point them the right way to treats. For more scary fun, silhouettes of traditional Halloween characters, such as witches and cats, can be sprinkled through the yard.
For die-hard Halloween lovers, decorating here and there is not acceptable, and they must go completely over the top by creating a haunted house look that incorporates many of the ideas previously mentioned. The decorations will take over the entire front of house, and many times will even include the interior.
Sound and light effects and fog will also play a role. Skulking skeletons, opened graves and zombies can all play a part in this Halloween fantasy and delight all the trick-or-treaters that stop by.
Randomness Tags: Pinterest, social media
Did you know that Pinterest is taking over the world? Seriously! It’s taking over the lives of millions of people across the globe! It’s just so Ah-Mah-Zing not to mention addicting!
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share their favorite recipes.
It’s true! I’m totally obsessed, as most pinners are. I’ve been using Pinterest since January [Yes, I was a late bloomer *lol*] and I recently re-found my love and addiction! I actually spent an entire afternoon re-organizing my boards and pins. haha! I’ve actually been putting my pins to use tho with camera in hand! So you’ll be seeing a lot of Pinterest inspired posts in the near future!
Before I go, I wanted to share a Pinteresting tale with y’all… Not only is Pinterest great for inspiration but also motivation. Let me explain: The other morning I had spent a good deal of time on Pinterest, browsing and pinning. Then Bam! out of no where I got a sudden burst of motivation to get started on housework. I think it was mainly due to the fact that I can’t really do any of the projects I’ve pinned with a messy house! I got my kitchen clean and ran some errands. Then for dinner, we tried a new recipe that I’d found on Pinterest. It was a big hit so I’ll be sharing that soon! Until then… Happy Pinning!
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