Easter Sunday is almost here and that means it's time to get decorating. While we covered some easy and classy decorations on Homes and Hues last year, that article overlooked one of the greatest parts of the holiday -spending time with your children.
That's why this year's Easter decorating article focuses on kid-friendly crafts that you can do together. From simple foam window decorations to beautiful flower displays that can teach kids a little bit about botany, we're sure you'll find some kind of children's activity that you and your little ones can enjoy together.
As someone with hair down to her waist, I pretty much live with my hair in a bun. That being said, I don't think I could ever even begin to compete with the gorgeous hairstyles on these precious pups -particularly that one up at the top there who could easily be a model for the perfect donut bun.
The people who hate tattoos are frequently heard asking those with ink, "but what will it look like when you're older?" It's a smug argument that hopes to illicit worry from body art fans who worry about their looks. Thanks to Hefty though, tattoo fans can finally answer that question with an equally smug "hopefully as good as these senior citizen's ink."
Indeed, all 16 of the senior citizens featured in the article have wonderful body art that seems no less impressive despite their aged skin. Of course, I'm sure your results may vary based on how well you take care of your skin, but that's the case with or without tattoos.
A few years back, I wrote a Neatorama article featuring some of the weirdest and coolest video game mods out there. Many of the best mods were on Skyrim, which continues to be one of the best selling (and most epic) games of all time, but at the time, it seemed unlikely that anyone would be mad enoug to combine all of these outrageous mods to make Skyrim into an outrageous and hilarious world of mayhem. This video shows what happens when someone does just that. Be prepared for Thomas the Tank, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Master Cheif, Sonic the Hedgehog and more madness.
Warning: Language is definately NSFW, but the commentary is utterly hilarious, so leave it on if you can get away with listening to that many curse words.
Kevin is an orange tabby that disappeared from his South Carolina home back in 2013. What makes Kevin different from the hundreds of other kitties that go missing isn't just that he was found two years later, but also that he was discovered on the California/Arizona border.
Somehow this frisky feline managed to travel most of the country before hiding in a truck trailer that was subject to a food and agriculture check on the state border. The inspector at the border asked the driver to open his trailer and only then were Kevin's muffled meows heard.
Two non-profit agencies have pitched in to help send Kevin back home to Southern Carolina where his shocked owner is happy to have him back after thinking she'd never see him again.
Onion rings are a fine accompaniment to a good burger, but you know what's better? Having a burger stuffed inside an oversized onion ring. As if wrapping your burger in an onion before battering it and deep frying it wasn't fattening enough, the creator, Tym Bussanich, even wrapped the burger patty in bacon before adding the onion ring. The mad food scientist even has other creations like a burger using an onion ring bun and chili-stuffed onion rings on his Instagram so fatty food addicts will want to start following him ASAP.
What do cashews, potatoes, tomatoes, apples, almonds, cherries and mushrooms have in common? They're all surprizingly dangerous. Sure, if you eat the ones sold in your local grocery store, you'll be fine, but parts of all of these plants contain dangerous chemicals that could actually kill you. For example, cherry pits and raw almonds both contain deadly cyanide. Learn the full details from the video or visit TopTenz for a text version.
I don't know about you guys, but I still have a special place in my heart for old school games. My personal favorites are for Pac-Man and Bubble Bobble, but like most retro gaming fans, I also enjoy a good Mario or Tetris game.
Those that share an adoration of old school gaming will love our newest Homes and Hues article, as it features 13 home decor designs inspired by classic video games.
Whatever your favorite game and no matter what type of decor you're looking for, we're willing to bet that there's something in the list that will tickle your fancy so don't miss the full list at Homes and Hues: 13 Fun Pieces of Classic Video Game Home Decor
No, this isn't a picture of some kind of horrible environmental disaster, nor is it Photoshop. In fact, this photo of a "bloodfall" portrays Antarctica in its pristine, natural state. It's a result of a water source low in oxygen and high in iron that has a whole colony of microbes that survive on the iron and sulfur in the water.
Antarctica is also a great place to look for meteorites as they don't get covered with dirt or mixed in with other rocks -and, best of all, they contrast with the ice cover on the world's coldest continent.
Salads are good for you, but they are rarely fun and exciting. But thanks to the modern miracle of 3D printers, that may very well change soon. That's Nerdalicious reports that Food Designer Chloé Rutzerveld created these clever 3D printed crackers that have living organisms inside the pod, such as seeds, spores and yeast on the inside. These organisms sprout and grow a living, miniature salad within three to four days of the printing.
It could still be a decade before these make their way to your dinner plates, but we're loving the idea of a salad hidden within the walls of a fresh cracker.
The patern in the water pouring from the faucet pictured above looks too beautiful to be real, but it is all too real thanks to the use of two turbines in the spout. They not only make the water leaving the faucet look incredible, but they also reduce water usage by up to 15%.
Meanwhile, this programable thermostat doesn't just learn your patterns to minimize unneccessary energy usage, it also automatically shuts off when no one's home. You can even control it away from home with your smartphone.
Now isn't she a pretty, pretty princess? I've seen tons of Barbie cakes, but never a kaiju princess like this one. And who wouldn't prefer a Japanese superbabe like this one? We'd better hope she gets a nice present or else this princess might just take down the city.
This image was uploaded by Imgur user CaptainShadow. No word on who made it though.
Why settle for a piece of furniture that only serves one purpose when you can have a piece that does more functions? That's why over at Homes and Hues, we rounded up nine handy pieces of furniture that can each be used for more than their obvious intended purpose.
There's a bed that can become a desk, a table that's also a wine rack, or a crib that can grow along with the child and eventually turn into a full-sized bed. There's even a table with removable glass panels that can be switched out and used as dishes, vases or other useful options.
Freddy Cuteger is equal parts scary and adorable in this amazing cake by the Black Cherry Cake Company. This creepy cutie was created as the company's submission in a movie-themed cake competition. I don't know if he won or not, but he certainly should have and if he didn't, those judges better drink a little coffee because I hear Freddy has been known to visit people in their dreams and mark his territory all over their dream destination.
We've all heard the term "fixer upper," but this Oddee article with 13 horrible real estate photos really tests the limits of the phrase. I mean, it's one thing to have to remove popcorn ceilings and do a little roof work, but when you're actually growing a garden in your living room...you might be better off condeming the whole house.
Of course, sometimes you might be better off stripping down the house before selling it if the previous owners rennovated it to look absolutely horrible -say, by installing a swastica in the shower, for example.
It takes a special kind of lady to want a Stargate, Star Wars, World of Warcraft or Doctor Who engagement or wedding ring, but when you find that girl, you'd better hurry up and put a ring on it. As for where to get a ring featuring such symbolism, that's easy -just head over to Paul Michael's Etsy shop where you can buy all kinds of great geek jewelry or even commission the skilled jewelry artist to make you a special geek design for your sweetie.
We've featured plenty of Paul's designs before, but with so many great designs available from the artist, I thought it might just be time to revisit some of his work.
Pecan pie is always a great treat, but those who truly adore the treat know that the best filling in the world still needs a light, flaky filling to really make the most of the dessert. If you've been having issues nailing the right crust, then maybe you should start thinking outside the pie -that is, consider trying an egg roll wrapper instead. It might sound crazy if you're used to traditional egg rolls that are filled with soy sauce, meat and cabbage, but if you've ever had sweet cream cheese won tons then you know the light dough can be a perfect balance of flaky and crunchy.
It was over a year ago when Alex introduced us to 20 amazing pieces of Star Wars furniture over on Homes and Hues. It remains the most popular article of all time on the site. We thought it was time to revisit the topic and have rounded up 13 more fun Star Wars goodies you can add to your home.
From lights to kitchen accessories (like the coffee maker above), there's enough Star Wars goodies out there to bring a little bit of a galaxy far away into every room of your home. Best of all, some of the items are even DIY projects, so you don't have to spend a fortune to make your home delightfully nerdy.
Her discoveries from the experiment are interesting not just because her son has pretty great fashion sense, but also because she realized that most people really don't care what you wear -even if you're wearing two shoes that don't even match. And while she doesn't say it, the results also prove that hipsters dress like children.
Last weekend was Valentine's Day and while plenty of you got a little freaky with your special someone (or watched someone else get freaky by checking out 50 Shades of Grey), I'm doubting many of you got anywhere near as freaky as the animals in this Toptenz list do when they get down.
From the fruit fly with sperm 20 times longer than their bodies to the water baotman with a penis that can make sounds as loud as 100 decibels, the animals in this article are a great reminder of how strange and amazing nature can be.
Practically everyone could use a little more space in their home, but sometimes making more space seems as impossible as turning lead into gold. Over at Homes and Hues though, we rounded up ten great storage solutions to help you make the most out of your existing space.
The article follows one of our all time most popular articles on the site that featured 18 ideas for making more space in your home and it features all new tips and tricks that you can use in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and more.
If you didn't know already, it's safe to say that everyone here at Neatorama loves Awkward Family Photos -and apparently we aren't the only ones. The creators of Frozen also love the site and the proof can be seen in the new Frozen short, called Frozen Fever, which happens to include the above picture that creators outrightly stated was inspired by AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.
If you love easter eggs in movies, you'll want to keep an eye on this short, which will be released before Disney's new live-action Cinderella movie in March.
Remember in Aliens how the xenomorph's blood was acidic enough to burn through the ship? Yeah, well that's not even as bad as fluoroantimonic acid. If the aliens had fluoroantimonic acid in their blood -well, it would dissolve their whole bodies, but if it managed to stay in their bodies until they were shot, it would not only eat a whole through the thickest panels in the ship, but the potent vapors would also kill pretty much everyone on the ship.
While fluorantimonic acid is the most acidic substance on earth, it's only one of the ten crazy substances included in this TopTenz list of over-the-top insane substances. What's the most deadly poison? How about the most flammable substance? Or the most radioactive material? You'll have to find out at the link.
Whether you're eager for a romantic night with your sweetie or just want to forget about all that romance stuff and enjoy time alone, a tub is a great place to relax and unwind. Over on Homes and Hues, we compiled a list of the 15 most romantic hotel bathtubs in the world and you won't want to miss these sexy soaking spots.
While it's probably a little early to book a night at one of these rooms for this year, the list is a great place to inspire your fantasies for Valentine's Day and a wonderful source of inspiration for those who are ready to book ahead for next year.
Here at Neatorama, we love independant artists, which is why we are so proud of the NeatoShop's artist support. It's how we ensure our artists are treated right and rewarded fairly. But not everyone wants a tee (or a poster, bag, cell phone cover, etc.) and for those who love the artwork featured in the shop, then head over to Kickstarter and back VigilanTees, a book featuring some of the great artwork of tee shirt designs. The book's being put together by artist Duncan Craig and will feature artwork from other NeatoShop artists and other creators from around the world.
For $25.50 donation, you can get a limited tee shirt only available through the Kickstarter and for $37.50, you can reserve your copy of the book. Show your support for indie artists today.
There are plenty of geeky foods out on the internet, but not many places where you can order them in the outside world. Thankfully for those in Portland, there's Nom*Ables. This bakery isn't just full of sweet treats, it's also packed with all kinds of great geek stuff.
For example, the treats up top are called "S'mordor" and the one right above this is part of the Cornetto Trilogy Series called "You've Got Red On You." Nom*Ables even sets up shop at local conventions like the Wizard World Portland. They said they used to attend the ChocolateFest, which is at the same convention center on the same weekend every year, but the Wizard World better suits their demographic.
On the upside, if you don't live in Portland, you can still get a hold of your own Combustable Lemon Curd and Pokenoms through their online store.
Zeon and I recently went to Portland to check out the Wizard World there. What we didn't know is that the comic convention always lines up with the city's annual ChocolateFest -which seems appropriate since they no doubt bring plenty of attendees to one another's convention.
As you may have guessed, the ChocolateFest is a convention based around chocolate -not just eating it, but the production, cooking and history of the delicious treat. But aside from celebrating one of nature's greatest gifts, the festival also celebrates nature itself in that it is sponsored by the World Forestry Center and all proceeds go to support the center. -So you not only get to sample tons of exquisite, gourmet chocolates, you also get to support a good cause at the same time.
As a chocolate snob who has never been able to find anything quite as good as the chocolate I had in Switzerland, I was blown away when I discovered Cocotutti, which was one of the handful of companies that weren't local to Portland. The company made the best chocolates I've ever had. They were not only as rich and smooth as the Swiss chocolates, but they also had utterly amazing flavors like balsamic strawberry and lemon with lavender. I'm still kicking myself for not buying an assortment, but I was trying to save money since I was on vacation.
The festival also offered alcohol tastings so you could do wine and chocolate samples. Here I once again made an amazing discovery -though not with wine, but vodka. That's because Portland company Wild Roots makes and incredible infused vodka with Oregon's favorite berry, the marrionberry. Unfortunately, you can't buy this stuff out of Oregon, so if you live in the state, grab a bottle and celebrate your location.
As for ChocolateFest, the bottom line is that it's a great event for a great cause and if you make it, plan on getting drunk on chocolate before getting drunk on wine or booze because the delicious candy selection is certain to get your head spinning.
The Portland Wizard Con may not be as big as Comic Con or even their Anaheim incarnation -Wonder Con. Even so, there was tons of great cosplay at the convention -giving Zeon and myself a great excuse to take a work vacation up to the Rose City. Here's some of the best cosplay we spotted throughout the weekend.
One of the best events of the whole weekend was the children's cosplay contest. There we were treated with cuties ranging from Sally and Oogie Boogie to...
head strong Harley Quinn. The contest was great because it was sponsored by anti-bullying charity The Stewart-Beavers Institute.
Not that anyone would ever dare to bully Rocket Raccoon.
The kid's contest was packed with cuteness, so it really would have been impossible to pick a best costume.
So it wasn't all too surprising when the judges announced that everyone was a winner and could collect a prize.
I mean really, would you want to be the one to announce to tiny Rick and Daryl that they were any more or less awesome than balloon boy?
Chances are you're using a light in the room you're in right now, but it's probably not all too exciting. Home lighting is just one of those things people tend to buy, install and forget about, but these great lamps we featured on Homes and Hues are certain to get and keep your attention.
From floating lights to dripping ones and from color-changers to herb-growers, these great lamps will not only make your space brighter, but also make your home decor a little more brilliant as well.