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Short on Space? How to Make a Blindfolded Haunted House

Posted by John Russell on Sep 21, 2016

If you really want to make a haunted house this Halloween but don’t have a lot of space to use for a haunted house, you can easily make a blindfolded haunted house using just one room in your home.  With a blindfolded haunted house, it is all about creating a sensory experience. Participants are blindfolded before they enter the haunted house, where they then have to feel their way around. Instead of scaring participants visually, you will engage their other senses and add in some scary storytelling to create a haunted-house experience.  You are going to want to put a blindfold on all participants before they enter the haunted house and remove it when they leave the haunted room.  Sound At the entrance to the haunted house, you are going to want to set the tone with some haunted, creepy music. You can find numerous haunted-house music videos on YouYube that you can play for free if you don’t own an appropriate haunted-house soundtrack. You may also be able to purchase a soundtrack of spooky and creepy music and sound effects at your local Halloween or party store.  If possible, play a different haunted-house music soundtrack right outside the entrance to the room and within the room itself. Ceiling  From the ceiling, you are going to want to hang down yarn, streamers, and cotton spider webs. All three of these materials will create the feeling that the participants are brushing past spider webs as they walk through the haunted...

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Four Tips For Choosing Great Balloon Decorations For Your Child’s Birthday Party

Posted by John Russell on Jul 22, 2016

If you plan to use balloon decorations at your child’s birthday party, there are many things that you need to take into consideration. Being able to plan the perfect party takes time. Use the guide below to learn how to have the best balloon decorations possible for your child’s birthday party. Consider the Theme of Your Child’s Party The first thing you need to do is to consider the theme of your child’s party. Many children want to have cartoon characters, sports, or even vehicles as the theme of their party. You need to know the theme of the party so that you choose balloon décor that will pair well with the other décor that you will be using for the party. For instance, there are often large Mylar balloons available at many party shops of popular cartoon characters. This could serve as a great addition to your party because it will tie into the theme nicely. Consider the Color Scheme for the Balloon Decorations Next, you need to consider the colors that you want to use in the balloon decorations. You want to be sure that the colors you choose will match with the other decorations that will be in the room. You can choose between a variety of color schemes to ensure that the balloons you have created pair well with the colors you will be using for the rest of the party. Consider the Size of the Balloon Decorations Next, you need to consider how large...

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Tips For Keeping Your Piano In Tune

Posted by John Russell on May 11, 2016

If you are the owner of a piano, you might not be able to pay for someone to come out every few months to tune your piano. However, it might be exceedingly annoying to anyone playing on your piano that it is not in tune. Here are some tips for keeping your piano in tune so that you do not have to pay for a piano tuner as often. 1. Control the Atmosphere of the Room Your first step is to thoroughly control the atmosphere of the room where the piano is located. Pianos are very sensitive to changes in both pressure and humidity. When a wooden piano is exposed to high temperatures and high humidity, the wood is going to swell, causing the piano to go out of tune. You can avoid this phenomena from occurring by simply making sure that you keep the room that the piano is in cool and dry. Adding a window air conditioner and a dehumidifier can go a long way in protecting your piano against going out of tune during the summer. During the winter, the opposite is true. You will likely keep the temperature inside the room comfortably warm, but the heater is going to produce more dry air. The dry air has the potential to cause the wood to contract and again cause your piano to go out of tune. You will then need to properly use a humidifier to monitor the humidity levels of the room. Your best option...

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Three Health Benefits of Joining a Swim Club

Posted by John Russell on Feb 23, 2016

Regardless of your age, swimming can be an effective activity for keeping your body and mind healthy. If you’ve been swimming alone, you could find that joining a swim club can make your workout even more enjoyable. A key benefit of belonging to a club is that you’ll have regularly scheduled workouts, your fellow members will boost your workout accountability, and you’ll have some extra fun along the way. Whatever you reason is for taking the plunge, you can expect your participation in a swim club to yield a long list of health benefits. Here are three that you’ll experience. Effective Caloric Burn If you’ve chosen swimming as a way to help you lose weight or maintain your current weight, one of the challenges that you might face is making time for a visit to the local aquatic center when you have a busy schedule. However, as a member of a swim club, you’ll be committing to swimming frequently. Because of that, this sport will help you burn calories. The high-intensity nature of swimming results in a quick caloric burn. While your body weight and swim stroke you use influence your burn rate, swimming burns calories faster than many other cardiovascular activities. For example, a 155-pound person who swims laps at a vigorous pace for just 30 minutes will burn about 372 calories. Pain-Free Workout A chief fitness benefit that you’ll experience while you’re swimming with your club is a lack of pain during the workout. While some muscle...

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Three Tips For Getting Custom Made Frames

Posted by John Russell on Nov 23, 2015

When you have a wedding or other important event in your life, it is important that you consider how you plan to save these keepsakes for the rest of your life. One of the best ways to do that is to get your hands on high quality custom framing options. With this in mind, understand and use these tips, which will allow you to make the most of your framing, so that your pictures are preserved in a special way. Strongly Consider The Piece Of Art That You Are Getting Framed You will need to consider the style, material, age, type and other stylistic attribute of your piece when selecting a picture frame. For instance, strong and sharp photos can typically be presented well when you get a frame with a bold finish. If the picture is more dramatic than candid, you’ll need to situate it on a canvas in a way that matches. When looking to get a picture frame, you should also ask your custom picture frame professional for a picture wheel, so that you can match the colors of the photo portrait with the available colors on the wheel, to match it with the perfect frame. You must also consider the color settings of the situation where you will hang the photo, so keep this in mind.  Consider The Size And The Texture You will need to the size and texture of the frame, so you can select the best option. For example, using a glass...

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5 Quotes From The Fox And The Hound To Frame

Posted by John Russell on Jul 30, 2015

When it comes to decorating your house, you might turn to Disney to add some accent pieces. There is no doubt that many Disney movies offer quotable pieces you can frame or utilize as a motif in your home. The universal truths present in many of these films makes the messages meaningful. These Fox and the Hound quotes offer beautiful concepts you can frame and hang on the wall or add to some other type of craft. 1. “Goodbye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end. But in my heart’s the memory, and there you’ll always be.” This Widow Tweed quote is heartbreaking, and for good reason. At some point, everybody will say goodbye. Some bid farewell to spouses and children, and others to grandparents and dear friends. Saying goodbye is never easy, and this bittersweet quote is a reminder of that. 2. “They can’t understand the magic of your wonderland.” This song, sung by Big Mama, has plenty of wonderful quotes. When you are friends or in love with somebody in a way that other people just don’t relate to, this quote might seem fitting. 3. “Forever is a long, long time, and time has a way of changing things.” Here is another poignant Big Mama quote. As much as people like to believe that the world will stay the same, it often does not. This quote offers sage advice for those who thing nothing will ever feel better or that things are never going to change....

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ABC Organize

videosAlphabetical organization is very common throughout the world, and your video library doesn't have to be any different. Try ordering your movies by letter on your shelves.

By Subject

videosMovies have many different genres: romance, drama, action, adventure-you name it. Using these subjects to organize your movies can save you a lot of time.


videosThe Motion Picture Association of America rates movies every day. These ratings give an idea of what content will be in the film. Use them to organize your library.