Outdoors

Festival Appropriate Clothing!

I recently went to Soundset, a huge hip hop music festival that happens in Minnesota. A lot of big names were there including Ludacris, Big Sean, and J.Cole. My biggest concern when going to this concert was not parking or ticket prices it was “What am I going to wear?” I have to wear something comfortable, but cute and I surely don’t want to ruin any shoes! So what does festival appropriate clothing look like?

Don’t wear heels. That should be a given. These outside music festivals happen in grass and the weather never works out how we want it to so it will probably rain, Rain means mud and you will get stuck in the mud and fall if you wear heels. Same goes for wedges. I also would not opt for sandals. You WILL get stepped on! Sneakers are a good option but I wore black combat boots like these Mossimo Supply Co. boots from Target.

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Since it was raining, I knew these would be the best option. Basically don’t wear anything you don’t want ruined!

Clothing wise I opted for light jeans, a cute tank top and a flannel. It was rainy and a little cold, but I didn’t want to be covered up too much and have to move in a large crowd in a big jacket. The flannel kept me warm and I still looked nice!

Check out this flannel from Forever21!

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I would also suggest not wearing a dress. The wind might pick it up and you’ll be mooning the whole crowed. The same goes for skirts. Wear something that will stay close to your body like shorts or jeans. Shorts if its hot, jeans if its cold.

If you don’t have to bring a purse, then don’t. It sucks but people are awful and you don’t want to get mugged.

Happy listening :)

An End to Your Summer Picnic Problems

There is nothing like eating outside in the summer. Whether it be on your deck, in the park, or at the beach food always seems to taste better in the sun. But there is one thing that can ruin your lazy day lunching, and that thing often comes in plurals: bugs. Bugs can sense when you are having a good time and they hate you so they strive to ruin it. At least, that is my theory. But a solution has finally come to light.

As I was browsing on BuzzFeed, as I often do, I came across an interesting article entitled “19 Insanely Clever Products You Need This Summer.” I read this and thought to myself, “Hey, I’d like some clever products in my life” and the first thing I saw was this Bug Blasting Blunderbuss.

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I saw this and I was like, okay, is this one of those “fake” articles BuzzFeed does so well? As far as I can tell, its not. This bug gun is real! The Bug Blasting Blunderbuss is basically a pump-action operated squirt gun. It kills the bugs using a concoction of common table salt, so if you get it on your food it’s no big deal. You can get them out of your way without swatting them and spraying bug juice everywhere! The norma spray setting blasts up to 24 inches away while the wide range can capture bugs at 36 inches away. The bottom is flat so you can aim at unsightly bugs crawling on your tables as well as bugs flying in your bubble. The Bug Blasting Blunderbuss does its job for $49.95. You can get it at Hammacher Schlemmer, whose motto is “Offering the Best, the Only, and the Unexpected for 167 Years” which seems incredibly accurate while looking at this product!

I can’t wait to shoot some bugs down!

Living Social Deals

If you are like me then you are always looking for deals. Who wants to pay full price if they do not have to? That is why I love sites like Living Social The site is filled with good deals!

At first I was confused on how these sites like Living Social and Groupon worked. They are free to sign up but I did not understand why I had to pay money to get a coupon. But, how it works is you pay a little bit now to get a lot later. For example, in the picture below, if you spend $10.00 you receive a $20.00 credit for Boneyard Kitchen & Bar. That is a savings of 50%. So even though you’re spending money now you are getting the bigger savings later.

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Sometimes they even have free coupons! You pay nothing and you still get the deal.

Now that I have explained how you save, lets talk about what you can save on! With Living Social you can buy deals on services, deals on merchandise, and even deals on vacations! I always buy massage credits on Living Social. I spend $40.00 on a $100.00 massage and I am good to go! The only money I have to spend when I get there is on the tip. But what is really awesome are the deals you can get on vacations. I just saw and 81% savings on a vacation to the Dominican Republic. You can get a $2,000 dollar trip for $375.00 for two people for four nights at the Cofresi Palm beach and Spa resort.

Usually, deals do not last forever. You only have a limited time to buy them, but once you have bought them they usually do not expire. You have to look though because every deal is different. For example, with the Dominican Republic getaway above, you have five more days to buy it.

Always Be Ready With This Emergency Preparedness First Aid Kit

first aidI consider myself a person that likes to be “one step ahead of the game” and try to be prepared whenever possible. This is why I have several of these handy emergency preparedness first aid kits

Since the weather in spring can be sometimes a little dangerous with tornadoes and other sometimes-deadly storms, I thought that it would be best to add one more kit to my collection. I currently have one in each vehicle and another in the basement. I am ordering one more this week to put in the main level of our house. I think that this is a good investment and will make me feel even safer!

 

Online Only Sale at Home Depot on Grills

grillI love Home Depot. I really enjoy working around the house, making home improvements and doing various projects. I was looking for a new grill, since spring is in full swing and the weather is getting beautiful. Plus, now that I’m done with my spring cleaning adventures, I should be able to kick back, relax, and enjoy…right?

Home Depot is having an online only sale on their grills right now. This is PERFECT timing, and I think that we’ve decided on this Char-Broil 6-Burner Propane Gas Grill with a side burner and sear burner. This is perfect because it’s big enough to be able to cook on when we have people over (which we frequently do in the summer time). I can’t wait to order this and get to cooking on it! I hope it comes soon! :)