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Gadgets For Your Workspace

Are you having trouble with maintaining an organized workspace? Take a look at these gadgets that are guaranteed to help keep your office in order:

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-       Cordies: With computers, keyboards, speakers and chargers, there are multiple cords that can get tangled. Cordies are super helpful in managing cables and cords on your desktop. They ensure that your devices do not get disconnected while also keeping them in line.

-       Cell Phones/iPods:  If you want to stand your cell phone and use up less of your table space, the Breffo Spiderpodium Stand can mount your device. Its eight-legged ‘octopod’ feature allows the gadget to wrap around many surfaces, securing your device tightly.

-       Charging Station: Say goodbye to power outlet scavenger hunts. The Callpod Chargepod is a lifesaver when it comes to charging your electronic devices. With six available USB ports, the Callpod Chargepod can charge multiple gadgets in one location.

 

 

 

 

 

End of Summer Camping Fun

What better way to end summer than with a camp out in your backyard? These tips from Parenting can help you pull it off:

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Games:

-       Bucket Brigade: This fun water game will have everyone soaking wet by the time it’s finished. To play, split your family into two teams and give each team a water pitcher. Each team races to transfer all the water in their pitcher to a kiddie pool—but only using small paper cups to do it. Teams can work willy-nilly or form a bucket brigade, whichever strategy they think will win.

-       Catch the Bunny: To play this game, start passing a rubber ball (the bunny) around in a circle. After a few seconds, toss in a beach ball (the farmer) and pass it around to catch the bunny. If a player is holding onto the bunny and the farmer catches up to it, they’re out. To make the game a bit more challenging, have the bunny go in only one direction around the circle but allow the farmer to travel any direction he wants to catch up to the bunny.

Camping Snacks

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Snacks:

-       S’mores on a Stick: Give this classic camp food a twist. Pour warmed up chocolate sauce it into a shallow bowl or plate and put crushed graham crackers on another plate. Roast the marshmallows and dip them in the chocolate sauce and then in the crackers.

-       Breakfast Banana Splits: Finish off your night of camping with a Banana Split breakfast that serves four. To make it, combine 1/3 cup of light brown sugar with 3 Tbsp of butter and stir until crumbly. Add 1 cup of granola, mix and set aside. Split bananas lengthwise with the peel still on. Place them on sheets of foil and stuff them with the granola mixture. Wrap the stuffed bananas with the foil and roast them on the grill for 10 – 15 minutes and serve them with a scoop of vanilla yogurt.

This Week on TheFind Blog: Last-Minute Back-to-School Essentials, Gadgets for Dogs, Pre-Labor Day Fashion, Labor Day Party Decor

If you haven’t checked out TheFind blog yet this week, here’s a recap of what’s happened:

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-       Make sure to get these must have supplies for returning to school.

-       Embrace National Dog Day with these cutting-edge gadgets.

-       Take advantage of wearing white and make a fashion statement before Labor Day comes!

-       Throw the best looking Labor Day party with these decoration ideas.

Labor Day Party Decor

There is no better way to celebrate Labor Day than throwing a fun barbecue with friends and family. Get inspired with Architecture, Art, and Designs decoration ideas that will definitely embrace the holiday spirit!

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-       Wreaths: Entryways are vital components to introducing the vibe of an event. Welcome your guests with a beautiful wreath on your door. This decorative piece will invite friends and family into a festive atmosphere!

-       Food Display: People commonly say presentation always makes food taste better. Be sure to entice everyone’s appetite with delicious snacks and beverages displayed in festive dishes and cups.

-       Red, White, and Blue: A day to celebrate everyone’s “economic and social contributions” in the USA, Labor Day serves as another opportunity to rejoice in patriotism. Miniature American flags can serve as several different decoration purposes at a barbecue. You can arrange them in a container for a centerpiece, and also utilize them as party favors that guests can leave with!

Pre-Labor Day Fashion

“Don’t you know you’re not supposed to wear white after Labor Day?”

-Prisoner #2, “Dukes of Hazzard” (2005)

With Labor Day around the corner, now is your last chance to show off your best white ensembles. Get inspired with Refinery 29’s all-white fashion ideas below:

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 -       Shirt Dress: If you want a more professional appearance, go with a white shirtdress. A tailored piece will give you a clean, crisp appearance—plus it can be worn after work or on weekends when paired with flats or sneakers.

-       Simple: Wearing white doesn’t need to be complex. Keep it simple with a classic crewneck top paired with fitted trousers, shorts or a skirt and some white brogues.

-       Accent Color: Balance your sleek white look with an accent color. Look for a piece with design details that incorporate another shade—as long as it doesn’t overwhelm the white.

-       Layer: Layer various shades of white for a more interesting monochrome appearance. To pull off this look, focus on only a slight variation of shades. Try mixing a white dress with an off-white jacket.

Gadgets for Dogs

Happy National Dog Day! Celebrate man’s best friend with these gadgets made just for dogs:

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-       Whistle: Keep tabs on how your pup spends his day with Whistle. The wireless, waterproof device attaches to your dog’s collar to track their activity and rest. With the accompanying app, you can check to see when your pet is walking, resting and playing.

-       Tagg: If your dog runs off, the Tagg pet tracker can help you find them. Place the device on your pet’s collar and it uses GPS technology to locate where they’ve run off too. Simply press the “locate” button on your computer or mobile device and the system shows you where your escapee is exploring. The tracker also comes with an option to notify you with an alert when your pet escapes. The water resistant gadget holds a 30-day charge and requires an $8 monthly service fee.

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-       Fetch: Have a fetch-obsessed dog? iFetch is the gadget for you. The device launches the balls for you, so your ball-crazed dog can play fetch even when you’re not around. If you do find the time to play with your dog, throw him tennis balls with the Chuckit Ball Launcher. The tool gives you a longer throw range, saves you from throwing your shoulder and best of all, it comes with a mechanism for slobber-free ball pick-up.

-       Dyson Groom Tool: As most dog owners know, shedding is inevitable. The Dyson Groom Tool is ideal for preventing their fur from overwhelming your home. The simple vacuum attachment tool has 364 individual slicker bristles to collect any loose dog hair that is about to be shed. Once you release the thumb trigger the bristles retract, instantly sucking it all straight into the vacuum. The tool can be used with most Dyson upright and canister vacuums.

Last-Minute Back-to-School Essentials

Before the school year starts, make sure you are stocked up on these back-to-school staples:

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-       Paper Organizer: Help your kids remember to give you important school documents with a standing file organizer. Keep the organizer in a visible, easy-to-reach area and your child can put school papers inside it right after they get home.

-       Backpack: If you still haven’t gotten a new backpack for your kids, now is your last chance. A sturdy backpack is worth the investment—look for one with a padded back, multiple compartments and reflective material so your child is more visible to drivers after dark.

-       Calendar: A calendar is essential to keep track of all your kid’s homework assignments, sports practices, music lessons and social events.

-       Labels: If your kid has the same backpack, lunchbox or sweater as someone else, labels are a must for preventing mix-ups. Use a sharpie or label maker to put your child’s name on all of their belongings.

-       Lucky Charm: Send your child to school with a comforting reminder of home. When you are out shopping with them, pick out a little mascot or key chain that they can put in their backpack, locker or desk—they’ll be reminded of you whenever they look at it.

This Week on TheFind Blog: Last Minute Back-to-School tips, Left-Handed Gadgets, At-Home Spa Treatments and House Plant Décor

Been busy lately? In case you missed it, here’s a recap of TheFind blog this week: 

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-       Make sure your kids ready to head back to school with these last minute tips for keeping organized.

-       Lefties, check out these gadgets designed just for you.

-       Treat yourself to a spa day with these homemade spa treatments.

-       Give your home a touch of greenery with these house plant décor ideas.

Bring the Outdoors In – House Plant Decor

  • posted August 16th, 2014
  • Home

Spruce up your home with a little greenery. Check out Real Simple’s tips for decorating with house plants:

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African Violets: In an urn, combine three shades of African violets and cover the soil with sheet moss to give it a cozy feel and help hold in moisture. Place the flowers where they will receive direct morning light and protection from bright afternoon sun. To water the flowers, lift the moss so you can soak the oil and keep the soil moist at all times.

Succulents: Succulents and mini cacti are extremely easy to care for and give your space a more interesting feel. We recommend mixing plants such as mistletoe cactus, jade, aloe, echeveria and rattail cactus in two types of neutral pots. Keep the plants in direct light and make sure the solid dries thoroughly between watering.

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Fiddle-Leaf Fig: The large trees on the fiddle-leaf fig are great for adding color and life into bland, empty spaces. We recommend placing it on a wheeled caddie for easy mobility. A dark, cylindrical pot creates a modern appearance and keeps the focus on the fig tree. The tree requires moderate sunlight, so keep it away form bright afternoon sun. Once the top inch of soil dries out, water it thoroughly.

Orchid: Orchids do best in light and humidity, making them ideal for a sunny bathroom. The orchid stays bloomed for a month or so. Set the pot on gravel in a low glass cylinder to help trap moisture—as the water evaporates, it will be caught by the glass and reabsorbed by the orchid. Make sure the flower receives direct morning light and keep it away from the afternoon sun. Allow the top half-inch of medium to dry out before watering again.

Treat Yourself to a Spa Day at Home

  • posted August 15th, 2014
  • Beauty

While a relaxing spa day is always tempting, the high price tag isn’t. Give yourself a spa day without leaving your house with Glamour’s at-home spa tips: 

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Toner: Rose-water toner has excellent astringent properties. Make your own by pouring two cups of boiling water over every one, firmly packed cup of rose petals. Cover and steep until the liquid is cool. Strain and squeeze out the liquid from the petals and keep the rose water refrigerated in a sterilized jar between uses.

Mask: Use a blender to make your own hydrating facial mask. Blend together cold cream, yogurt, honey, aloe vera gel and avocado and use a foundation brush to paint the mixture onto your face. Let the mask dry for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse.

Deep-Condition: Coconut oil is a great natural hair conditioner and body lotion. Leave it in your hair overnight or condition with a heat cap and it moisturizes, provides shine and helps protect new growth. While many commercial lotions contain a lot of water and petroleum-based ingredients that can suffocate the skin, coconut oil provides natural, deep moisture. It also helps strengthen underlying tissues and remove excessive dead cells on the skins surface.

Body Scrub: Exfoliate your skin with a homemade, sugary scrub. Mix together 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of raw oatmeal and 1 cup of olive oil. Apply the scrub to dry skin with your hands moving in slow circles. After scrubbing gently all over, step into the shower and rinse off—your skin will feel silky and soft when you’re finished.

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