Saturday, December 16, 2017

5 Tips to dressing up as a walking dead character

Whether it is Halloween, time to go to a Walking Dead Convention, or you just want to get into costume when watching the show, there are many great characters to choose from if you want to dress up. You can either go casual and wear a Walking Dead t-shirt that shows your support for the show, or you can take it a step further and wear clothing, makeup, a wig, and shoes that give you the complete look. No matter what your budget is, there are creative ways to dress up. This article will provide some great tips to get the look you are going for! 

1.Consider your budget. Before you set out to purchase items for your costume, be sure to have a clear idea of how much money you can spend on your outfit. If you have a limited budget, you may want to get creative and borrow clothes from a family member or perhaps even shop at a local thrift store. 

2.Visit a thrift store. When visiting a local thrift store for your walking dead character costume components, you may find that it is like searching for a needle in a haystack. Depending on the type of character you want to dress up as, you may have to purchase an item and then work with it to make it just right. This could mean cutting up the sleeves or adding some fake blood or dirt to it to give it the right effect. You can’t go wrong at the thrift store as you won’t be spending a lot of money there as everything is relatively inexpensive. 

3.Shop online! One of the best ways to find items for your perfect Walking Dead ensemble is to look online. You will be amazed at what you can find. Even if you are on a meager budget, you can likely find some great bargains in a local thrift shopping, leaving you with extra funds to spend on other essential items such as a wig or walking dead shoes on Tee Amazing. These shoes are perfect if you plan to walk a lot, perhaps during Halloween or at an amusement park.

4.Wear makeup. To really dress up in to character, you may consider investing in makeup. Wearing makeup will make you look great and it will help accentuate the components of your costume. If you need to and you have money left in your budget, consider adding a wig, weapons, or other accessories to go along with your character. 

5.Accessorize. As with any costume, adding accessories can really make it fun! Does your character have any special quirks that you can play off of? Do they carry a weapon or any other prop with them throughout the series? If so, be on the lookout for some items that can replicate the props that your favorite character uses in the show so that you can add to make your costume that much more realistic.
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Monday, December 11, 2017

Win a LEGO® brick set of the Snapology Mascot Sebastian Gator + learn about opening a Snapology Franchise!

Interested in inspiring the next generation through hands-on, interactive learning activities? Rated Top 100 New Franchise, opening a Snapology location will not only allow you to become your own boss but it will give you the chance to help children learn through play. Don't miss out on the chance to enrich a child's life, starting the process to own a Snapology franchise in your area is easy!

Snapology engages children ages 1-14 using LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and technology. Children are meant to learn through play and when they actively engage in hands-on, interactive activities, their creativity flourishes and they show a greater interest in school. While kids are having fun with familiar toys, laptops and iPads, Snapology introduces educational concepts without them even noticing!

Snapology is the premier partner for STEAM programs, offering year-round programs in schools, community facilities, homes and in their Discovery Centers. Kids have so much fun in our classes and camp activities that they don’t even realize they’re learning STEM / STEAM concepts.

GIVEAWAY One lucky winner will win a LEGO® brick set of the Snapology Mascot Sebastian Gator (for ages 6 and up).

HOW TO ENTER Simply follow the instructions below to enter this giveaway using Rafflecopter – it’s easy! You can enter daily by tweeting about the giveaway. Giveaway ends on Friday, December 15th at 11:59pm. Open to US residents only.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Help spread WONDER this holiday season with ROMA's special edition Wonder boot

“When given the choice between being right or being kind. Choose kind.” 

Last month, Jack and I had a movie date and he chose Wonder. If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you do this holiday season — it’s a sweet movie with an important message of kindness and acceptance. Jack got to wear his new Wonder rain boots by ROMA BOOTS

The WONDER Boot, a specially designed rain boot for children, was created in conjunction with the new movie Wonder. This limited edition boot is geared towards sharing the message of kindness, a message that ROMA has focused on since inception!

For every pair purchased, a new pair is donated to a child in need. ROMA Boots has helped tens of thousands of children in twenty five countries! In addition, a percentage of gross sales are donated to the ROMA Foundation, to help build schools and learning centers for communities and children. #givepovertytheboot

Monday, December 04, 2017

The best time to be a kid with Gymboree

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All the wonder of wish lists, glittering lights, snow days, and shiny presents full of possibilities. From baking cookies to family parties to cozy pajama mornings, there are so many sweet moments happening this holiday season. It's true what they say,  it's the most wonderful time of the year -- to be a kid!  

On December 1st, our elf 'Captain' arrives and our children welcome him wearing matching pjs from Gymboree. This year we ordered these for only $10 each! They'll also wear them for our annual Polar Express train ride in mid December. These two family traditions are some of our favorites, we look forward to them year after year.

Gymboree's holiday collection is full of cozy essentials and amazing gifts to make this holiday season even more magical. There's something for everyone on your list, and right now the entire store -- even new arrivals -- is 50% off. 

Friday, December 01, 2017

Whimsical Holidays with Little Dancer

Stir in 1 cup of dancing fairies 
With 1/2 cup of stardust 
Add a pinch of glitter 
With 1 ray of sunshine 
 And you’ll get a magical twirl!

tutu, leotard, whimsical, magic, sparkle

From ballet classes to tea parties, Little Dancer  offers dance-inspired activewear for free-spirited little girls. Designed for girls sizes 2 - 8,  their soft, breathable cottons and jerseys combined with traditional tulles allow for comfort and whimsical style. The mix and match versatile pieces available in their collections are perfect for dance, school, play and other special occasions. Plus, most of the pieces are machine washable -- a win, win for all moms!

Designed and sewn in Los Angeles using only high-quality fabrics and textiles sourced throughout the world, Little Dancer produces one of a kind garments perfect for those little magical moments in a little girl's life.

tutu, leotard, whimsical, magic, sparkle

tutu, leotard, whimsical, magic, sparkle
If I could sum up Lucia in one picture, this would be it! She's a combination of sparkle, bows and tutus mixed with toy cars and dirt. 

Capturing the spirit of the season, with visions of sugar plum fairies and sweet memories of the Nutcracker, Little Dancer's first holiday collection is absolutely magical.

tutu, leotard, whimsical, magic, sparkle

tutu, leotard, whimsical, magic, sparkle
Lucia's wearing the Margot tutu with whimsical trinkets and the Lydia leotard

The Margot Tutu features a top layer of shimmery French tulle with Parisian gold thread woven throughout. Lucia's favorite part? The front pockets! They allow you and your child to personalize the skirt by adding magical trinkets such as pom moms, flower petals and butterflies!
Available in 3 classic colors, the traditional leotard gets a playful makeover with flutter sleeves and criss cross back straps and features a scoop front with ballet cut leg line.

If you are looking for one of a kind, magical gifts for that special little girl in your life, you must check out Little Dancer's collection this holiday season. From tutus and leotards to leggings and sweatshirts, Little Dancer has something to help add magic and sparkle to your girl's childhood.

   By creating modern pieces that draw inspiration from the whimsical and magical, Little Dancer allows girls to play all day, or dance all night. 

Little Dancer donates 10% of their proceeds to children’s programs at the Los Angeles Music and Art School in East LA.

Disclosure: This a sponsored post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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