Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween is Almost Here!

Halloween is almost here, nine days away to be exact! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I look forward to the costumes, the Halloween party foods and spooky decorations every year.

Are you in need of some spooky inspiration before Halloween gets here? These Halloween Decoration Ideas and Recipes are sure to be a hit!

Halloween Crafts/Decorations:

Pumpkin Luminary 
Clothespin Vampire Bats 
Easy Halloween Wreath
Ghost Luminaries
Salt Dough Pumpkin Patch

Halloween Party Foods:
Edible Crawlies for Kids
Edible Haunted House
Goofy Spooks Halloween Cake
Mummy Cookies
Tombstone Cheesecake Cups

Monday, October 15, 2012

Giveaway: Evenflo® Journey™ 200 Travel System

We have another great prize for you! This time we've partnered with Evenflo to give you the opportunity to win this fabulous stroller and travel system! Perfect for a stroll in the park or a drive through the city, this combo system has everything new parents need to travel in style and comfort, as it comes with an infant car seat, car seat base and a stroller. Specific features include:


  • Stand Hold and Fold™ - One-hand folding and self-stands.
  • Stow N’ Go – A large basket and full parent console offer great  solutions for storing on-the-go needs.
  • Smooth Ride – All wheel suspension and front pivoting wheels ensure a comfortable ride.
  • Convenient Features –Child tray with cup and snack holder pivots for easy ins and outs.
  • Comfortable – Multi-position reclining seat and a fully lined, pivoting canopy ensure child’s comfort day or night


  • NEW! Extended weight rating accommodates infants 4 – 35lbs.
  • Side Impact Tested!  Meets or exceeds all applicable Federal Safety Standards & Evenflo's Side Impact Test Standard
Retail Value $159.00

RULES: Must have a U.S. shipping address, be 18 years or older, and enter by the giveaway deadline of October 31, 2012. They are daily entries available so be sure to come back regularly!

Good luck!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cool stuff: folding bluetooth keyboard

All I can say is I hope this product comes out soon because I want one! This little folding keyboard attaches to your iPhone, Android or iPad to give you a usable bluetooth keyboard for your mobile device! Here's the full scoop: Jorno — the pocketable, folding, bluetooth keyboard

Jorno serves as an on-the-go solution for typing on a variety of mobile devices. This pocketable keyboard is the size of your palm when folded, measuring in at 7.6mm for a clean and modern design.

It folds down five ways, unlike any other competitor on the market, and easily fits into your pocket or purse. By transforming your iPhone®, iPad®, or AndroidTM device into a fully functioning laptop, users can enjoy the freedom of easily writing emails, taking notes in class, or working on other assignments from virtually any location. Jorno also comes equipped with a detachable cradle to securely hold your device in landscape or portrait mode for the most practical and productive user experience.

The cradle is designed to support phones as well as mini- and full-size tablets. Jorno pairs via Bluetooth to deliver convenient connectivity capabilities, and also guarantees compatibility with a wide array of devices. The Jorno keyboard also has an intelligently rigid design, so it won’t collapse as users are typing on their lap. The built-in rechargeable battery lasts an entire month to deliver maximum usage time without concern for losing power.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween Costume Ideas

It's never to early to start working on that Halloween Costume!
Halloween will be here in just a few weeks!

Don't wait until the last minute and then try to battle the crowds at the start for a Halloween Costume! Instead of all of that trouble, why not make a costume at home? We've  got some great ideas for you!

Princess, Fairy, Cowboy, Indian, Knight, Pirate Ideas

Fisherman, Firefighter, Pizza Slice, Bag of Jelly Beans

Mummy, Witch, Dracula, Pumpkin, Skeleton

Going to an Adult Halloween Party?
We've got a list of great Couple Costumes!
Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

Need a little something extra for your Halloween costume?
Homemade Halloween Make Up, Bruises & Blood

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall Crafts From Our Readers

We love hearing from the readers and seeing what they've created in their homes using the tutorials they discover on our site. Below are two fall crafts from two different visitors, and we thank you so much for sharing. They are wonderful!

Selena created these adorable Jack O'Lantern votive holders using wines glasses. She followed the tutorial for Pumpkin Candle Holders on our site. Thanks so much for sharing Selena, they are great!

Devetta found the pattern and tutorial for our Welcome to Our Patch Jar and and has made several to give as gifts. So cute, thank you Devetta!

Have you made any of our crafts? We'd love to see them and share them with our readers. When on one of our tutorials look for this:
If you make this project we'd love to see it! Just send your photos and comments to the editor and it may get published on our Facebook fan page! 

Looking forward to seeing what you've created! Find more fall crafts and Halloween crafts you can make.

Monday, October 1, 2012

FamilyCorner on Twitter!

We are a little late to the Twitter party, but better late than never! is all set up on Twitter, now we just need some friends. :) We actually had been tweeting now and again through a different account, but it was high time to set out on our own, so here we are!

Follow us on Twitter because:

  • We'll have Twitter parties
  • We will giveaway stuff
  • We share lots of tips
  • We love talking to you!

so don't delay. Follow us on Twitter today! @familycornercom