March 3, 2014
The hair, the music, the god-awful clothes… it’s unmistakeable yet full of mistakes, and we can’t deny it from the world any longer: we love the 80s! Sure, it brought us hair metal and new wave, but it also brought us hair metal and new wave. We’re sad over Chernobyl, but we’re thrilled over Miami Vice. Mr. T, Back to the Future, the Nintendo: we love 80s pop culture so much we’ve put together a post for an 80s themed party for all our fellow valley girls, dweebos, rockers, and mallrats!
What would be an appropriate party invitation for an 80s party? Try an iconic electronic: the cassette tape!
Try your hand at some DIY invites and create something unique, like 8-bit pop up invites, to grab others’ attention (and share a moment of nerdom):
Or take a cue from this missing poster spoof and choose an 80s artist and popular song to ask potential partygoers to RSVP instead:
And then answer this question: who would you least send your 80s party invitation to?
a) Chunk from The Goonies
b) Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
c) Louis “The Keymaster” from Ghostbusters
The best thing about throwing an 8os themed bash is the potential to go nuts with tacky patterns, which means neon anything, checkerboard designs, or bold prints with geometric shapes on them are a go, totally!
Incorporate very 8os items like VHS tapes and a Rubik’s Cube like in this Radically Retro 30th Birthday Party:
Combine 80s items for table centerpieces, like this hybrid of glow sticks and glued-together cassette tapes:
Want to have a photo booth at your retro party? Include some fun photo booth props like shutter shades, phrase bubbles, and other purely 80s stuff:
Then guests can also peruse the strategically placed quotes and photos from 80s pop culture around the room:
Don’t forget to complement it all with 80s-inspired games like Pin the White Glove on Michael Jackson:
Gnarly 80s Wear
Ah, we’ve finally arrived at the guests themselves: what kind of awesome threads shall they be sporting? Acid wash jeans? Oversized cropped leather jackets? Fingerless gloves? While there’s plenty to get excited (or sigh heavily) about, here’s some staples to try:
Don’t forget about the heavy makeup and the big, BIG teased hair!
So get stoked over the 80s themed party, and tell us one thing: would this hair make us look bogus?
February 25, 2014
No One wants to live in pain. More than 65 million people suffer from back pain alone. It is the second leading cause of doctor visits and it can affect anyone. Unfortunately some of us suffer with chronic pain and are left with few choices beyond medications. Sadly many doctors do not endorse, support or encourage, “alternatives” to medications — and of course the pharmaceutical companies love that, but the question is, are you ready for a few “alternatives” you can use at home?
Oh My Aching Back
Some injuries or strains can create even more injury. Muscle manipulation keeps blood flowing to the affected areas so that healing can commence. Simple massage is helpful, but many insurances do not cover massage therapy treatments. Paying for frequent massage sessions can get pricey fast and our significant others are not always reliable masseur’s; if you’re a single guy or gal…forget about it.
Save some money and get daily relief with the Carepeutic® Spine-Relax Shiatsu Back Massager. It is pretty compact and has 8 dual-rotating shiatsu massage balls to isolate deep tissue and pinpoint pressure points.
Sitting Is A Heavy Workload
If you back pain is caused from sitting for long hours at for work, be sure you are taking periodic breaks to get up and walk around. Circulation is always a factor and sitting for long hours can wreak havoc on yours. Take time to stretch and when you are at your desk, be sure you’re ergo and be mindful of your posture.
To help ease the ache throughout the day; a lightweight, portable Kneading Massage Cushion is perfect for work, home or even the car.
The Headache That Won’t Go Away
Whether you suffer from Migraines or tension headaches, taking recurring doses of pain medication — including the over-the-counter varieties, can lead to even more serious health problems affecting the stomach, kidneys, liver and even your heart. Medications should be taken sparingly and alternative options explored whenever possible. For headache relief, this Head Massager combines acupressure and magnetic therapy along with vibration, heat and audio. You adjust the setting to what is best for you and the type of headache you are experiencing. This is also great for simple relaxation and stress relief.
Travel Doesn’t Have To Hurt
Some of us travel a lot, whether for work or pleasure, but as seats get more compact and tarmac waits longer, our backs quickly become uncomfortable. Long flights can be especially grueling — especially the redeye flights, even if you don’t have an existing back problem. Why cause pain when there is a simple, inflatable, fix? This ingenious, fleece Cabin Comfort Inflatable Pillow has a mesh top to help keep your face cool and comfortable and the whole thing is designed to work in tandem with the airlines drop-down food tray.
You may not be able to eliminate your pain, but you can ease it and enjoy a much better quality of life.
February 13, 2014
Wouldn’t it be nice if “romance” and “sexy”, in real life, was how it looked on soap operas? It can be. With a little creativity and a few fun items, you and your cutie could be cuddling up for a little Valentine’s Day romance for two in no time, if you make time.
As the Ice Melts…
Don’t let the name fool ya, these Cold Cold Hearts 3D ice molds will have you both melting; either because they are beautiful little heart-shaped sculptures you simply appreciate or because you are using them right < insert winkie smilie here>. All kidding aside, these ice molds are perfect to add your sexy Valentine’s Day drinks. These look great in glass pitchers of beverages anytime as well; think fresh OJ over ice for breakfast in bed to start your day.
All My Suckables…
Drinks, that is, through a straw even! These fun, disposable, drinking straws are actually shaped like hearts instead of being round. They would look great served in that Red Hot Lover drink we just talked about and even better between your lips. They are made from Food Grade Polypropylene and are BPA free, so they are not just sexy, they are safe.
The Decadent Days of Our Lives…
It doesn’t have to be chocolate, but I do encourage you to be sure there is at least a little pink and or red involved in it somewhere…it is a heart-shaped cake after-all. This “I Love Cake” baking mold will bake the perfect cake to feed each other when the sun sets this Valentine’s Day. Be sure to use your hands so that there is plenty of frosting, icing or custard left on your fingertips…and the chocolate drizzle you had left over? Well, I’m sure you can think of a fun way to use the leftovers.
Mmm, this uber rich. Sweet Pea Heart LOVE Hand Cream feels amazing and will leave your hands soft and sexy for that sensual feel. Just because it comes in a cute heart-shaped bottle doesn’t mean it’s a novelty item. This lotion is for real and you will both enjoy massaging it into each others hands [and feet] at the end of the day. Of course, it’s best to wait to use it until after you two have washed off all of that chocolate sauce!