Our latest obsession is GreatGets.com's Daily Halloween Costume Series. We don't follow many sites religiously but we have been loving the creativity of the costume ideas and GreatGets.com‘s spot on pulse on trends. We are also enjoying the diversity of their posts. Yesterday they featured three great wear-again plus size costumes including our favorite Morton Salt Girl costume for under $30.00. We especially like that they are willing to spend time and do their research. Since their goal was to assemble a cute teen costume for under $30.00, rather than taking the easy path and turning to traditional costume sites like HalloweenCostumes.com, instead they found a dresses on sale on sale at Modcloth and then created a costume around the dress. We also really like both the Rose Fairy costume and their version of a Great Gatsby Roaring '20s Garden Party Costume. The best part is that you really can wear all three dresses again without feeling you are wearing your Halloween costume. We guess that's what makes these costumes great gets!
Our friends over at GreatGets.com have challenged us to create a Halloween costume party for couples and their dogs. We accept the challenge and hope you all will send us your pictures of your first annual Bring Your Pup Howl-O-Ween Party.
Our first recommendation is to choose an outdoor venue. If your backyard is not large enough consider moving the festivities to your local dog park. Our second recommendation, plan on wearing costumes but if the whole costume thing becomes too stressful for either your dog or yourself, take it off. The bottom line is parties are about getting together and enjoying friends and family. It is not worth skipping the fun because of an aversion to costumes. Continue Reading →
Legendary Dad Fathers Day Fun
Looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate Father's Day this year? Go retro and throwback the clock to the 1990's. Think Legends of the Hidden Temple or Double Dare or any other 90's TV shows that today's younger dads grew up watching. Now you can not only introduce Dad's favorite show to the next generation, Dad can act like a kid again, and get away with it. Plan ahead to create a fun obstacle course and backyard game emporium that the whole family can participate in and continue to enjoy over and over again throughout the summer It can be as simple as using pool noodles, duct tape & wooden dowels as this dad did in the video below. Continue Reading →
With the premier of Game of Thrones Season 4 just a few weeks away (April 6th) , we are going wild for anything and everything Game of Thrones related. We have already posted a few Fun Recipes for your Game of Thrones Party. Today we are focusing our attention on style inspired by Game of Thrones. Our friends over at Great Gets put together this fun pictorial which will not only get you in the mood for more Game of Thrones, it might even inspire your own fashion choices. Party Pretty!
Unfortunately, the outfits in the slideshow were not sourced but we think any of these dresses from Shopbop would be fabulous to wear to a Game of Thrones viewing party. Can't you just imagine Melisandre or Cersei Lannister choosing to wear one of these fierce red dresses today?
Or here are a few Shopbop versions of Daenerys Targaryen blue dress from Season 3
We are so excited to announce the launch of our newest venture – GreatGets.com. Developed to be one of today’s leading lifestyle magazines, GreatGets is dedicated to bringing you great finds, cool stuff, and expert advice on just about anything and everything. When we see something great we know it and know how and where to get it hence the moniker, GreatGets.. Our goal is to find products and information that wow us so we can wow you! No membership requirements – everyone is welcome!
And yes, there are faces behind the name, actually, an entire family of faces, quite often referred to affectionately. by one another, as the GreatGets. And yes, we are professional marketers as well as moms, dads, grandparents, lawyers, doctors, teachers, business people, and all sorts of other worker bees. We are also students, athletes, fundraisers, and hobbyists involved in way too many activities to list them all. What this means is that we have the resources and professional credentials to opine on just about anything and everything and if we can’t find an expert in our field, we all have lots and lots of friends and colleagues to call upon for their expertise.
GreatGets aims to do three things – all free of charge to you!
- Search the internet for irresistible products that wow us or make us smile and post them for you to enjoy also.
- Provide a personal shopping service for our visitors searching for hard to find items or that special something for any occasion or event.
- Act as your online personal assistant. Just contact us to see if we can help make your life a little easier.
If you find any great gets and would like to share them with our GreatGets visitors or have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to email us.