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Innovative Speaker Systems for Your Halloween Party

  • posted October 29th, 2014
  • Gadgets

A Halloween party isn’t complete without music. Make sure your guests aren’t standing in awkward silence and invest in these innovative and trendy speaker systems to blast some tunes!

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 -       The Vamp: There’s nothing more annoying than when an unfavorable song comes on at your Halloween party and you have to leave a good conversation or fun game to walk over and hit the next button. Avoid this problem and have the best time with friends by purchasing The Vamp—a small cube-shaped gadget that provides any speaker with wireless Bluetooth ability. By connecting The Vamp to any ordinary speaker with a basic audio jack/speaker cable, the device allows you the freedom to walk around and play tunes from your smartphone at a distance.

-       Marshall Stanmore: For great bass and treble control and quality, make sure to purchase the Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth speaker. According to The Wirecutter, it can project your tunes “loud as hell” and without any distortion! Resembling Marshall’s iconic guitar amps, its design helps create an edgy look to your home décor. Say goodbye to twisted cords because the Bluetooth ability allows you to play music from different rooms so you can conveniently entertain your guests.

Tools for Making Kid-Friendly Halloween Treats

A great way to bond with your kids this Halloween is to spend a little time in the kitchen. Conjuring up some tasty treats can be a fun activity for the whole family. Looking for some appetizing inspiration? LA Times put together this great list of 24 exciting, but simple recipes that will be perfect to make with your chef-in-training. In order to make these recipes you might need a few of these basic tools:

Halloween Cooking Tools

Halloween Cookie Cutters: Fall brings a lot of fun flavors to the kitchen, especially when it comes to baked goods, but why not take it up another notch? Turn your cookies into spooky creatures with Halloween Cookie Cutters. There are tons of shapes to choose from; we’re talking ghosts, bats, witches and all the rest of your favorite Halloween icons.

Popcorn Maker: Another yummy snack that you can tailor to fit the Halloween spirit is a witch’s blend of spiced popcorn. To make this, you’ll need to pop your own fresh batch of popcorn. There is a large assortment of Popcorn Makers to choose from, simple stove-top poppers to elaborate machines that simulate an old timey popcorn stand. Splurge on one of those and it can also become a hit at your Halloween party.

Molded Cake Pan: If baking a cake is your treat of choice, you might want to consider a Halloween-themed Cake Pan. A circular or rectangular cake just won’t cut it for those in the spooky spirit, but a Jack-o-lantern will certainly do the trick. And you don’t have to stop at full-sized cakes, there are plenty of cupcake molds to choose from as well.

This Week on TheFind Blog: Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults, Must-Have Gadgets for Fall, Halloween Costumes for Pets and Last Minute Halloween Décor

  • posted October 26th, 2014
  • TheFind

Catch up on what you missed this week on TheFind Blog:

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Credit: MTV, Gizmodo, Pinterest, Martha Stewart

-       Pick from many easy adult Halloween costumes that aren’t time consuming and won’t keep you from work or taking care of kids.

-       Stay cozy and comfortable this fall season with these must-have home appliances.

-       Bring your furry friends along on Halloween!

-       Spruce up your home with these easy, do-it-yourself, last minute Halloween decorations!

Last Minute Halloween Décor

  • posted October 25th, 2014
  • Home

Between work and taking care of kids, getting costumes together is already a heavy load on some adults. Having to decorate your home can sometimes be out of the question. Fortunately, these ideas from Martha Stewart are super easy, quick to do and perfect for last minute sprucing up of the home.

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-       Pumpkin Party Cooler: By this time, it is likely that every home has made their visit to the pumpkin patch. Grab one of your larger pumpkins and transform it into an ice cooler. Cut the top off and hollow out the center so it appears like a bowl. Add some ice and pop in a few drinks. This will serve as a creative way to chill your beverages while also decorating your party table.

-       Petrifying Potion: Concoct some petrifying potions made of simple home materials. Gather basic glass jars and add water and food coloring to create an illuminated potion. Submerge lotus pods, coneflower heads and other random plants you may find in your backyard into the colored water. This will make for a spooky elixir that will keep ghosts away.

-       Glittered Pumpkins: Incorporate those mini orange pumpkins that can’t be carved into your home décor by adding some color and glitter to them. Despite Halloween’s orange and black theme, it is still appropriate to use other fall colors to add some character to your party decorations. Get creative and paint some pumpkins maroon, then sprinkle glitter on top. You can even keep the orange and black theme, but for different effects, add some matte black or shimmery orange.

Halloween Costumes for Pets

  • posted October 24th, 2014
  • Fashion

Make sure your furry friends don’t miss out on Halloween trick-or-treating! Dress your pets up in creative costumes, or even incorporate them into your costume. Read on for some easy do-it-yourself pet costume ideas from Dog Channel.

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-       Flower: Convert your pets collar into a flower arrangement by simply wrapping the collar in green felt—you can even make this easier by purchasing a green collar. Use a glue gun or nontoxic super glue to arrange and secure flower petals all the way around the collar.

-       Rock Star: Find an old rock star t-shirt in your closet to transform your pet into a super star. Cut it smaller and secure it on the torso by tying it under their belly. Add a small bandana to their head and you’re good to go!

-       Superhero: Superhero costumes are especially popular among dogs. There is a huge selection to pick from on TheFind. You can also purchase different materials from TheFind and customize a superhero cape for your furry friend.

For video tutorials on how to design pet Halloween costumes, visit Home.



What Will You be for Halloween?

  • posted October 22nd, 2014
  • Fashion

We don’t know about you, but over here the office is all abuzz with Halloween costume ideas. After all, with two weeks until the biggest dress up day of the year, it’s time to get serious.

Curious to know what costumes others are looking for? We pulled data based on TheFind’s 15 million monthly shoppers, 500 million products and 550,000 online retailers to put together a list highlighting the top trends for both children/teens and adults.

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Check out our unique list (unlike any other we’ve seen this year) and get inspired! Will you be “practically perfect in every way” and spend the day as Mary Poppins? Release your inner Disney villain with an elaborate Maleficient headpiece? Fight evil with your friends as members of Teen Titans?

Once you know what you want to be, check out or download our mobile app for all your Halloween shopping needs. Have fun!

Must-Have Gadgets for Fall

  • posted October 22nd, 2014
  • Home

The autumn season’s cooler weather brings a sense of cozy comfort. Fill your home with warmth this fall and snuggle up! From food to home décor, these appliances will help create a comfortable and loving vibe.

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-       Crockpot: One of the best ways to warm up after being in the chilly weather is eating delicious warm meals. Crockpots are great for preparing slow-cooked meals that will be ready by the time you get home at the end of the day. They are perfect for busy parents who are exhausted from working a full day then picking children up from school. Check out Over the big Moon for a variety of Crockpot recipes like soup, chili, lasagna and much more.

-       Humidifier: Cooler air will surely fire up the use of heaters in every home. One downside of this is how the dry air affects you. Chapped skin and dry lips are quite unpleasant to deal with. Fortunately, humidifiers can help relieve this problem. They release moisture into the air, keeping your skin nice and hydrated. Stay tuned for Dyson’s new innovative humidifier equipped with a germ-killing UV light that will prevent bacteria-ridden moisture from entering the atmosphere.

-       Electric Fireplace: Many people love to warm up their homes with a nice fire. Homeowners who don’t have fireplaces shouldn’t have to miss out on the coziness of a nice fire. Getting a fireplace does not have to be an elaborate and expensive construction plan. Electric fireplaces are great alternatives for homes that lack real ones.

Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults

Getting ready for Halloween can be a major inconvenience for adults who are often busy with life’s responsibilities. Between a full-time workweek and taking care of children, some adults just can’t manage to prioritize their own costumes. Don’t worry though! Here are some easy costumes that don’t require a ton of time to plan and will help you join in on the fun.

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Credit: MTV, Huffington Post, The Gloss

-       Prison Inmate: Orange Is The New Black is an extremely popular television show that has inspired many fans. Dress up as Piper Chapman and her crew ofprison inmates with a simple orange jumpsuit. Purchase an already made costume or a pair of orange hospital scrubs and black sneakers and you’re ready to go!

-       Broadway Character: Broadway sounds like a complicated look to achieve with so much stage makeup and intricate costumes, but with a huge variety of Broadway show to pick from, there is bound to be a simple character to mirror. Huffington post suggests an elder from “The Book of Mormon”. All that is necessary are black pants, a white short-sleeve button up and a black tie—items you most likely already have in your closet.

-       Breaking Bad: Television shows seem to be a popular Halloween inspiration for adults. Couple up and disguise yourselves as Walter and Jesse from Breaking Bad. There is room for costume exploration when it comes to these two characters. Dress up in yellow jumpsuits with blue gloves and goggles or in casual everyday clothes that a teacher and a mischievous teenage boy would wear.

This Week on TheFind Blog: Creative Children’s Desserts, Hands Free Gadgets, Halloween 2014 Q&A: Real Simple’s Home Director Betsy Goldberg, Men’s Grooming: Tips and Tools for Manscaping and How to Shop TheFind for Halloween Costumes

  • posted October 19th, 2014
  • TheFind

It’s time for TheFind Weekly Recap!

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-       These fun and creative dessert recipes are exciting activities to do with children that simultaneously teach them basic skills in the kitchen!

-       Invest in some hands free gadgets for more freedom to multi-task.


-       Check out our Halloween 2014 Q&A Series with Real Simple’s Home Director, Betsy Goldberg, for some expert Halloween shopping, decorating and activity tips.

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-       Maintain a healthy and attractive image with these manscaping tips and tools.

-       TheFind’s specialized features will help you narrow down your search for a Halloween costume.

How to Shop TheFind for Halloween Costumes

With such a wide array of costumes to pick from, finding the right Halloween outfit can be a difficult task. Fortunately, TheFind includes specialized features that help make the costume search much easier. Read on for tips about how to navigate TheFind’s tools for quicker shopping.

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1. Go to and type in “halloween costumes” into the search engine bar

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2. Narrow down your search by locating the filter options on the far right of the page. Select a filter according to which category best fits what type of costume you are looking for. Notice that the bottom of the “Departments” filter option indicates “More…” By clicking on this, a box will appear with multiple other departments.

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3. Once your department has been chosen, eliminate costumes that are out of your budget and taste with the “prices” and “colors” filter. Last, locate nearby stores with the “stores” feature. For more detailed instructions on how to utilize the location feature, refer to “How to Use TheFind to Purchase Labor Day BBQ Supplies.”

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