Tag: holidays

These DIY galaxy Easter eggs are out of this world.

My kids love decorating Easter eggs, but now that they’re hitting their tweens they’re getting a little more creative. That’s why I can’t wait to try these DIY galaxy Easter eggs at Dream a Little Bigger. And, based on the tutorial, they look like they’re not nearly as hard to make as you’d think. Related: Martha Stewart’s Easter egg app gives you the perfect recipe to dye eggs. Related: OMG: Unicorn Easter eggs. Allison’s step-by-step tutorial makes these space eggs easy enough for anyone to make. And she’s got great tips about the supplies you can buy to make it so much easier, and how...

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Chestnuts roasting over Iron Man’s open fire

No firewood or matches needed, just a TV or computer screen and these videos featuring your favorite super heroes’ fireplaces. You’ll get hours and hours of a crackling fire in various settings, from The Guardian’s space ship to Tony Stark’s swanky NYC apartment, even Ms. Marvel’s Jersey spot. Pop them up for a little background fun at your Christmas Eve party tonight or while everyone’s playing Santa on Christmas morning. Sorry, no appearances from the super heroes themselves. Hey, they need a little time off too. Head over the Pop Sugar to check out all the...

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22 fantastic holiday tech deals to reward you last-minute shoppers | 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

As we get closer to Christmas and Hanukkah (eep!) we thought we’d close out our 2016 Holiday Tech Gift Guide should help you out since it’s all about last minute holiday tech deals and discounts. Yep, those of you procrastinators and busy parents? You’re in luck. Because we’ve found so many phenomenal tech deals from electronic games and STEM toys to small appliances, gifts for photographers of all ages, and lots of cool tech accessories Just be sure to order ASAP! All these shops still offer Christmas delivery, generally with free group shipping. But then most need to be ordered by 12/21...

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5 of the best Santa apps that prove he’s real. Hear that, Virginia?

We’ve tried a lot of Christmas apps over the years (like, lots), and let’s just say a good Santa app is hard to find. We’ve narrowed it down to these 5 fun Santa apps that we think your kids will love. You can track Santa’s flight on Christmas Eve, alert him that you won’t be home for the holidays, and even video chat directly with him. Hey, if nothing else, that sure beats standing on line at the mall. Related: 6 fun Santa apps for kids Hello Santa app Our kids have been calling Santa through the Hello Santa app for a couple years now, and the...

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3 awesome websites for sending holiday e-cards that look just like paper cards. Except, no postage. Or trees.

We love sending out paper holiday cards and getting them in the mail. We really do! But these days, you can send gorgeous digital cards that look as fabulous as your paper cards, and save yourself a whole lot of time and money. Here, 3 websites and apps that feature beautiful holiday e-cards that anyone would be thrilled to receive. So long as they have an email box. Related: Emily McDowell’s witty greeting cards go digital. Yay! Paperless Post We’ve been longtime fans of Paperless Post, and their holiday card designs make us love them even more. Recipients will receive an...

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15 custom photo gifts to make your friends and family swoon | 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

We love finding cool custom photo gift, because hello, we’re moms! We’re sentimental like that. But also, they make great gifts because they demonstrate that some real thought and love went into creating it, even if it doesn’t cost a fortune. Next up in our 2016 Holiday Tech Gift Guide series, we’ve got 17 really creative, cool ideas for personalized photo gifts. Just order soon! Personalized gifts do take a little longer than others. And hey, as great as it is to put your kids all over everything, open your mind beyond family photos. Think about a great photo of your home or neighborhood, favorite travel...

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The holiday gift for grandparents that’s a keepsake the whole family will love

I am fortunate that my grandmother was a writer, so she took it upon herself to write all her amazing life story down for us before she passed away. Even so, I would have loved to have had StoryWorth, a service that helps you capture your loved ones’ stories and turns them into a beautiful keepsake book. Your purchase of StoryWorth, whether it’s for a special family member or maybe yourself, includes a year’s worth of weekly writing prompts in the form of email questions that your recipient answers, then sends back to StoryWorth (with the option to share...

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Personalized, handwritten cards that give the finger to the digital age. Just download the app.

Who ever thought that one day, the fine art of thoughtfully handwritten, artful notes would be considered punk?  Well, the husband-wife team behind Punk Post is who. And they are determined to bring handwriting back in the coolest way possible. Even if it’s not yours. I can’t tell you how many times I wish I had my own Emily McDowell when it came to addressing my own thank you notes and cards, and that’s pretty much the gist of this smart service. Well, you won’t get her specifically, but you can have your cards — both inside and out — hand-scripted and illustrated by incredibly talented, real human artists, whose styles you...

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10 photo tips for fireworks: How to keep from coming home with 127 blurry blips in the sky

Fireworks are at the top of nearly everybody’s list of favorite Fourth of July memories, but capturing the magic in fireworks photos can be extremely tricky. So we scoured our favorite photography and tech resources for great photo tips for fireworks, so that the morning of July 5, you don’t find yourself scrolling through all those blurry photos, and saying, “well…it was cool in person…” We’re focusing here on smartphone and point-and-shoot tips, since there are so many specific technical tips for you DLSR fans. But whatever your camera of choice, be sure to check our resource guide at the bottom which offers lots of info on...

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4 easy ways to support our troops this memorial day, thanks to tech

With military wives, past and present, among our staff, some of us have experienced the outstanding and essential benefits of military charities firsthand. So while Memorial Day is specifically about honoring our fallen soldiers, we think that finding ways to support our living vets and still-deployed troops is a wonderful way to do something positive in memory of those who have come before them. It’s also a great way to get kids involved, and to remind them that today is about more than barbecues and a day off from school. So in honor of Memorial Day, we’ve put together some worthy, easy ways to...

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