Wednesday, October 18, 2017

8 AWESOMELY SCARY FREE PUMPKIN TEMPLATE DESIGNS

Hello all,

I just love this time of year! Everyone is dusting off the Halloween decorations. Everywhere you look you start to see pumpkins. I know me and my kids loved carving pumpkins when they were younger, and we still do! The hard part was coming up with new ideas. So I've made it easy and I found some awesome free Halloween pumpkin templates and designs you can use this year. Don't forget the supplies like a pumpkin carving kit, tea lights to light them safely,  and papers to line your tables for an easy cleanup!  Enjoy!

1. Witches are my favorite! I found this awesome free Halloween pumpkin template! Here's what it looks like with a link to the free template. If you don't like this one the site has 700 more to choose from! The site is http://www.pumpkinlady.com/pumpkin-carving-patterns/free-pumpkin-carving-patterns/page/2/
Here's the one I like -

free witch Halloween pumpkin template

8 AWESOMELY SCARY  FREE PUMPKIN TEMPLATE DESIGNS - WITCH





2. My kids loved carving ghosts. This awesome free Halloween pumpkin template is to a ghost I want to try this year. This site here has hundreds to choose from  http://www.pumpkinpile.com/ .  Here is the ghost template I found -

free ghost Halloween pumpkin template




8 AWESOMELY SCARY  FREE PUMPKIN TEMPLATE DESIGNS - GHOST





3. If your kids or grandkids are like mine, they love Disney! This site has so many awesome free Disney template to choose from. I might have a hard time choosing which one to try. The site is https://family.disney.com/pumpkin-carving-ideas/. I found this awesome Halloween pumpkin template I just love! -

free Minnie Mouse Halloween pumpkin template




8 AWESOMELY SCARY  FREE PUMPKIN TEMPLATE DESIGNS - MINNIE MOUSE




4. For more traditional images for your pumpkins, this site has over 100 free templates to choose from. The site is http://www.celebrating-halloween.com/pumpkincarving . I have a black cat, so I  love adding black cats to my Halloween decorations. Here is an awesome black cat template to use -

free black cat Halloween pumpkin template




8 AWESOMELY SCARY  FREE PUMPKIN TEMPLATE DESIGNS - BLACK CAT






5.  If you like just carving traditional pumpkin faces, this site has 27 free templates to look through. The site is http://www.rd.com/home/decorating/pumpkin-carving-patterns-ideas/2/. I found this cute one to try -

free Halloween pumpkin template





8 AWESOMELY SCARY  FREE PUMPKIN TEMPLATE DESIGNS - PUMPKIN SCARY FACE






6. I found some scary free templates , 28 in all on this site http://www.dotcomwomen.com/crafts/free-pumpkin-carving-patterns-stencils-and-patterns-for-carving-halloween-pumpkins/4283/. This one is definitely worth trying -

free RIP pumpkin template




8 AWESOMELY SCARY  FREE PUMPKIN TEMPLATE DESIGNS - RIP PIMPKIN





7. If you're looking for simple kid friendly free templates, this site has 13 that your kids will love. It's  http://familycrafts.about.com/od/pumpkincarving/ig/Pumpkin-Carving-Patterns/?_ga=1.92589534.2146492418.1476194270. I think we'll be trying out this frankenstein one -

free frankenstein Halloween  pumpkin template




8 AWESOMELY SCARY  FREE PUMPKIN TEMPLATE DESIGNS - FRANKENSTEIN





8. No Halloween decoration is complete without spooky spiders and bats.This site has them all. It's http://www.dltk-holidays.com/halloween/mpatterns.htm . Speaking of creepy spiders, check this one out -

free spider Halloween pumpkin template




8 AWESOMELY SCARY  FREE PUMPKIN TEMPLATE DESIGNS - SPIDER




Whichever you choose, I'm sure you'll have fun with these awesome designs!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

AN AWESOME PRODUCT THE INSTANT READ BABY AND INFANT INFRARED THERMOMETER BY TWOBIU

I received product compensation  in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.


Hello all,

I am always on the lookout for products that will make my life easier. I am a grandma who babysits a lot. And of course, my granddaughter occasionally gets sick, and I have to take her temperature. She absolutely hates it when I need to do that for her. I am so glad I came across the Instant Read Baby and Infant Thermometer, Dual Mode for ear and forehead by TWOBIU. It is an infrared thermometer that is FDA approved.

This thermometer is awesome. No longer will I need to struggle with my granddaughter to take her temperature. This thing is so easy to use. After putting in the batteries, you then press the on/off button. You get to the setting you want to use, forehead or ear. For the forehead you place it on their forehead and press scan. After just a few seconds, the correct temperature is displayed. For the ear, you remove the cover and use the earpiece.Then hold slightly in their ear and press scan. A few seconds later, the temperature is displayed, all on a brightly lit, easy to read display screen. And the best part, if you have a higher than normal temperature, the display lights up red!

It comes in a convenient storage sleeve. It is available on amazon for $20 through this link http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075F8M94T.  This is a great product if you have kids!




AN AWESOME PRODUCT THE  INSTANT READ BABY AND INFANT INFRARED THERMOMETER BY TWOBIU


AN AWESOME PRODUCT THE  INSTANT READ BABY AND INFANT INFRARED THERMOMETER BY TWOBIU




AN AWESOME PRODUCT THE  INSTANT READ BABY AND INFANT INFRARED THERMOMETER BY TWOBIU

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

AN AWESOME GIVEAWAY FOR THE FLORIDA WEDDING EXPO



Hello all,

Love is in the air. I can just feel it. I know so many couples that are planning their weddings now. When I married, I went to quite a few wedding expos and conventions. I got a lot of useful information from those, along with coupons, samples, and gifts. Weddings take a lot of planning, and most couple can use all the help they can get.

So to help with that dilemma, I want to do a giveaway! I have free tickets to the exciting  Florida Wedding Expo. They have an event on October 15th at the Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in Tampa. Then they have one on October 22nd at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista in Orlando. I have 2 free tickets for each event.

The Florida Wedding Expo will feature 75-100 vendors (depending on location), 15+ grand prizes, 100+ giveaways at the show which includes honeymoons stays and various free wedding services. Prizes include a free wedding cake, a free wedding dress, gift cards, tuxedo rentals, and many others. It sounds like a great time to be had by everyone that attends!

Now for the giveaway. Give me your best quotes for this wedding picture. The best quote wins! This contest will end Friday morning, and that's when I will notify the winners. The prize will be in the form of a promo code to redeem for free tickets on the Florida Wedding Expo website. But don't worry, if you don't win all is not lost. You can use the promo code RING to but tickets on their website until the Friday before each show for $7 instead of $15. So let's get started and let me see those quotes! The picture is below. Good luck!




AN AWESOME GIVEAWAY FOR THE FLORIDA WEDDING EXPO

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A THRILLING GOOD TIME IN HAUNTED ST. AUGUSTINE

Hello all,

I just got back a few days ago from a wonderful vacation in St. Augustine. It is an amazing city, so rich in history. Besides the fact it is the oldest city in the US, it is also one of the most haunted. With that said, of course we had to partake in a few haunted ghost tours. If you never been, I highly recommend going on one if you ever get the chance to visit. We had a blast!

One of the things we wanted to make sure we got to see was the Castillo de San Marcos. We visited last time, only having time to visit The Fountain of Youth State Park and the St. Augustine Lighthouse, but really wanting to see the fort. And if you have never seen The Fountain of Youth Park, I highly recommend that also!

The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry and extant 17th century fort in the US. It is one of only 2 forts made of coquina stone, a rare limestone. Because of the stone being so porous, when a cannon ball hit the wall kinda of absorbed it instead of shattering it. We were told on our ghost walk that the entire grassy area of the fort was a mass gravsesite. We were also told a story how they had found a hidden room in the fort where many skeletons  were chained to the walls. One story in particular that stick with me is about a doctor that was at the fort. It was during the Indian War, and the doctor had cut off the head of a Seminole Indian chief and kept it in a pickling jar. It was told he would take it out to show his kids when they misbehaved. Besides the haunted stories, the fort is well preserved and is definitely a must see!




A THRILLING GOOD TIME IN HAUNTED ST. AUGUSTINE - CASTILLO SAN DE MARCOS


A THRILLING GOOD TIME IN HAUNTED ST. AUGUSTINE - CASTILLO SAN DE MARCOS


A THRILLING GOOD TIME IN HAUNTED ST. AUGUSTINE - CASTILLO SAN DE MARCOS


A THRILLING GOOD TIME IN HAUNTED ST. AUGUSTINE - CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS




The next day while waiting for the time of our tour, we hit St. George Street, where the city gates were. They were once the only entrance to St. Augustine and were built in 1808 of coquina stone. We were told on one of our tours the old city gates were haunted by a young girl. I was so surprised when I started walking down the cobblestone streets of the historic district. There were so many shops, stores, restaurants, and pubs all nestled among their historical sites like the oldest house, the oldest wooden schoolhouse, and the St. George Inn, which is said to be one of the most haunted inns in the US. We had so many sites  to choose from.



A THRILLING GOOD TIME IN HAUNTED ST. AUGUSTINE - ST. GEORGE INN



A THRILLING GOOD TIME IN HAUNTED ST. AUGUSTINE - HISTORIC DISTRICT




Of course I had to buy souvenirs,and I bought quite a few from Gator Bob's Trading Post. I found them reasonably priced. They even had a mini museum inside. They had a mutoscope there which I found very interesting and watched a movie on. It's a machine that flips movie cards on something like a rolodex very quickly so they look like they're moving. I also had gotten my fortune told on one of those old fortune telling machines.



A THRILLING GOOD TIME IN HAUNTED ST. AUGUSTINE - GATOR BOB'S TRADING POST



A THRILLING GOOD TIME IN HAUNTED ST. AUGUSTINE - GATOR BOB'S TRADING POST




While waiting on one of our tours we took in some local fare for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised. We ate at Burger Buckets. It was reasonably priced and not crowded at all. It was one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. It was absolutely delicious. The service was quick and friendly too! It was also one of the stops on the Red Train tour we took, so that made it a win win. I highly recommend eating here!



A THRILLING GOOD TIME IN HAUNTED ST.  AUGUSTINE - BURGER BUCKETS




Being in one of the most haunted cities in the US, of course we wanted to stay in one of the haunted inns. But it was not within our budget. I booked one of the cheapest ones I could find , and crossed my fingers. I had made an excellent choice. we stayed at The Southern Oaks Inn. This was one of the  cleanest and well kept places we ever stayed at. I was nervous because the price was so cheap, but it exceeded my expectations. And it was conveiently located on the Red Train tour line and  was just a few minutes drive to everything we wanted to see. Also included was a fee breakfast which was delicious, and offered many choices. The pool was nice and clean. I can't say enough good things about this inn. Check it out if you visit this city for a comfortable nights rest. We will be staying here again! All in all, out visit at St. Augustine was thrilling and fun! We will be visiting again soon!




A THRILLING GOOD TIME IN HAUNTED ST. AUGUSTINE - SOUTHERN OAKS INN


A THRILLING GOOD TIME IN HAUNTED ST. AUGUSTINE - SOUTHERN OAKS INN


A THRILLING GOOD TIME IN HAUNTED ST. AUGUSTINE - SOUTHERN OAKS INN



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

RIPLEY'S RED TRAIN TOUR AND GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE TOUR- THE BEST WAY TO SEE ST. AUGUSTINE

I received compensation in the form of tickets  in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.


Hello all,

I have been fortunate enough to get back a few days ago from a wonderful vacation in the awesome city of St. Augustine. St. Augustine is the oldest city in the US. Being such, it is rich in history and has many historical sights to see along with many attractions.

Of course we weren't familiar with the city, but we still wanted to see as much of it as possible. So we took The Ripley's Red Train Tour. We heard many good things about this tour and we weren't disappointed. It was so much fun. We were fortunate to have a red train stop right across from our hotel. The red train, and yes it does look like a train, drives you around the city and makes 20 stops for you to get on or off. The stops are located near the historic sites, attractions, restaurants and shops. Everything you would want to see!

While you ride, the tour guide tells you stories and the history of each point of interest as you go by. Our tour guide was Benjy. He was very, very knowledgeable of the history of the city, and he was hilarious. We had so much fun on the tour. We wound up riding it all day for the fun and for the convenience of not having to do any driving. It's a great bargain, and I highly recommend the tour! The whole tour takes about 90 minutes. Tickets are adults $12.99, kids $8.99.


RIPLEYS RED TRAIN TOUR AND GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE TOUR- THE BEST WAY TO SEE ST. AUGUSTINE


RIPLEYS RED TRAIN TOUR AND GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE TOUR- THE BEST WAY TO SEE ST. AUGUSTINE


RIPLEYS RED TRAIN TOUR AND GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE TOUR- THE BEST WAY TO SEE ST. AUGUSTINE



RIPLEYS RED TRAIN TOUR AND GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE TOUR- THE BEST WAY TO SEE ST. AUGUSTIN


Since St. Augustine is also known as one of the most haunted cities in the US, we just had to take a ghost tour. We took the The Ripley's Ghost Train Adventure Tour. We had an awesome time. You started out at the Ripley's Museum where you boarded the train and they passed out lasers and EMF readers. I was excited about using the EMF reader. Once we saw that Benjy was our tour guide for this also, we knew we were in for a fun time!

We rode the train around a little as he spun tales of chilling ghost stories and historical facts. Our first stop was the Old Sugar Mill where we were told many people have captured pictures of ghosts and floating orbs. All of our EMF readers went off right away. We had 30 minutes to investigate the buildings as we stayed together as a group.

Our next stop was the Fort Castillo de San Marcos, where Benjy told us tales about the haunted fort. He said the whole grassy area we were standing on was actually a mass gravesite. He also told us the story of a doctor from the fort long ago who cut off the head of a chief and put it in a pickling jar. He then took it out to show his children when they misbehaved. After another story, we boarded the train again.

The last and final stop was back to the Ripley's Museum where we were told there have been many ghostly occurrences.  We had a different guide for this last part. She told us  a story of there being a lot of people murdered in the building when it was a residence. One in particular was a woman who was found killed in a bathtub. They had the bathtub on display. Our EMF readers were really lighting up in this building. After walking through a few more rooms, using our EMF readers and hearing a few more ghastly stories, it was time to go.

We really had a great time on this tour. It was both entertaining and educational learning about St. Augustine's haunted past. We would definitely do this tour again! This tour also took about 90 minutes. It's a must see! Check out our youtube video below. Tickets are adults $24, kids $13.


RIPLEY'S RED TRAIN TOUR AND GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE TOUR- THE BEST WAY TO SEE ST.
AUGUSTINE


RIPLEY'S RED TRAIN TOUR AND GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE TOUR- THE BEST WAY TO SEE ST. AUGUSTINE



RIPLEY'S RED TRAIN TOUR AND GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE TOUR- THE BEST WAY TO SEE ST. AUGUSTINE


RIPLEY'S RED TRAIN TOUR AND GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE TOUR- THE BEST WAY TO SEE ST. AUGUSTINE

RIPLEY'S RED TRAIN TOUR AND GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE TOUR- THE BEST WAY TO SEE ST. AUGUSTINE


RIPLEY'S RED TRAIN TOUR AND GHOST TRAIN ADVENTURE TOUR- THE BEST WAY TO SEE ST. AUGUSTINE




Monday, October 2, 2017

MY REVIEW OF THE 30 L WATERPROOF LIGHTWEIGHT TRAVEL BACKPACK BY C-BIZ PRO

I received compensation  in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.


Hello all,

I am here to tell you about this amazing backpack I just received. I love spending time outdoors in the this great state of Florida we share. It so easy being on the go to just shove stuff in a backpack and off we go. One thing I don't like is when it rains, which does a lot here and my backpack and belongings gets soaked. or the backpack gets wet from a day at the beach. 

This backpack by C-Biz Pro. It is made of a strong waterproof, rain resistant material. It provides us with 30L of storage capacity. It has layers of storage inside and many compartments for all your needs. it has S shaped shoulder straps for comfort, and a safety reflector strip to help you stay visible. It even has a dedicated headphone jack, and a space to keep your computer. It is a great back pack, and it even comes with a 3 year replacement. It's available through this link http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0753FK9NF, what a great product!




MY REVIEW OF THE 30 L WATERPROOF LIGHTWEIGHT TRAVEL BACKPACK BY C-BIZ PRO




MY REVIEW OF THE 30 L WATERPROOF LIGHTWEIGHT TRAVEL BACKPACK BY C-BIZ PRO




MY REVIEW OF THE 30 L WATERPROOF LIGHTWEIGHT TRAVEL BACKPACK BY C-BIZ PRO

Saturday, September 30, 2017

MY CHILLING TIME WITH A GHOSTLY ENCOUNTER GHOST TOUR

I received compensation in the form of tickets  in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.


Hello all,

Well it looks like I made it back alive. I just spent an awesome 3 days in the most haunted city in the US, St. Augustine. And let me tell you, it was so much fun! One thing we had to partake in being in a haunted city was to take a haunted ghost tour. We wound up going on a tour by A Ghostly Encounter

We started off by parking in back of the business, parking was $5. Then we walked around and met our tour guide Matt. He had a very friendly and professional attitude. We chatted with him as we waited to see if anyone else showed up. After waiting an appropriate amount of time, we started our tour. It looked like it was just me, my hubby and the tour guide tonight.



MY CHILLING TIME WITH A GHOSTLY ENCOUNTER GHOST TOUR


Our tour guide Matt was very, very knowledgeable and really knew his history of St. Augustine well. He shared so many stories with us. He was very entertaining. On our tour, the  first stop was 2 old cemeteries. They were locked because of vandals. In one cemetery you could see one small headstone by itself. He told the story of a woman who lived in the house right next to this cemetery a long time ago.  She had a young son who played in the cemetery often. He died from falling from a tree there. She had her sons body buried in the cemetery.The woman could no longer stand to look out her window seeing the headstone of her deceased son, so she moved away, but never came back for her sons body. The tour guide Matt told us some people have taken pictures of the boys ghost in the tree from which he fell that is located in the cemetery. He even showed us one! He told us another story how  the people buried in one of the cemeteries were the rich people, and the poorer people were buried outside in mass graves. How we were standing on a mass grave at that moment. That was chilling.



MY CHILLING TIME WITH A GHOSTLY ENCOUNTER GHOST TOUR - MATT THE TOUR GUIDE


We worked ourselves around the area and came to the Fort Castillo de San Marcos. It is the oldest masonry fort in the US, and is haunted. He told us a few stories about the fort like the grass around it was one large grave site. He told us the story about a doctor from the fort who cut off an Indian chiefs head and showed it to his children when they misbehaved. He also walked us around the fort and showed us an oven where the soldiers in the fort would reshape and reuse already fired cannon balls' He then showed us a wall of the fort where he said a firing squad performed mass executions. You could see the holes in the walls. I took a picture of this wall while on this tour, I think it looks eerily like bullet ricochets in the picture.



MY CHILLING TIME WITH A GHOSTLY ENCOUNTER GHOST TOUR



In the youtube video my husband shot below, you can see our tour guide Matt talking. The video is a little long because we didn't want to edit it, but if you watch it between the minutes 6.04-6.09 you can see an unexplained flash of light.





Finally, at the end of the tour we wrapped up by heading to the office where we started. Matt said the place was known for a lot of ghost activity. He showed us some divining rods and explained how to use them and what they meant and how they were used to find ghostly energy. He showed us a chair and set 2 flashlights on it, one on each arm. He said sometimes the ghosts like to play and turn the flashlights on and off. That didn't happen this time, but in my video I did capture a floating disc that came out of nowhere.


video



All in all, we had a great time and learned a lot about St. Augustine. I definitely recommend a Ghostly Encounter Ghost Walking tour the next time you visit! We definitely will be taking this tour again! For information about their tours, call 904-827-0807, or 877-606-3820.