our picks that pack a grin

October 22, 2014

We love seeing smiles on our firefly fan’s faces as they make their way through our whimsical world.  We get to surround ourselves with these funny finds all the time and here are a few of our favorites…

picture a day notecards

We all have a school picture (or two) that we would like to forget` but not with hilarious school pictures. These picture day notecards are too funny to not to share with others. $14.95

finger eyes

It’s usually true that simple is best and sometimes surprising the simple silly things that will entertain children for hours. I love these little eyes. You can make the silliest faces with just your hand. You can wear a glove or paint your hand to make it even more fun! I also speak from experience when I say when you are not wearing the googly eyes, you can hide them around your home or office to give the next person who comes along a fun surprise. ;) $1.95

awesome citation

When someone you know is being extra AWESOME, they deserve a little reminder of their awesome-ness! This notepad would surely brighten up someone’s day and send a laugh their way!! $4.95


I laugh every time I see this sign, I love it. I think it would make for a great little pick me up gift or even just as a subtle reminder that it’s okay to live in your own world sometimes. $9.95

dog hair towel


I got my first dog about four years ago and painstakingly vacuumed and taped my clothing and furniture, it didn’t take me too long give up the ghost and embrace everything that came with my new friend! This towel is the perfect reminder to let go and enjoy! $9.95

ann taintor sticky notes


These sticky notes describe my life perfectly! I get a kick out of them every time I go to grab one on my desk. I have also given these as little gifts and everyone has enjoyed them as much as I have. Check out the other sticky notes by Anne Taintor, they will surely make you giggle! $4.00

monkey nail dryer


My daughter is constantly changing her nails, and this little guy helps her speed things along. It really does work, it’s very quiet, and Sooooo adorable. Plus, it puts a smile on your face! $13.95

reasons my kid is crying

I love the stories in this book! We have all seen kids crying and never once thought about how ridiculous the reason could be. As a mom I can relate and think this would be a great gift for my friend who is expecting. It would be a funny way to prepare her for the craziness that is parenthood : ) $15

boston terrier retro print


If you own a Boston Terrier or a similar breed, you know that their farts can clear a room! But you still love them. These smart, clown like animals have so much energy that you can’t help but love them! This retro art print says it all in only a few words. A perfect gift for this kind of dog lover!  $21.95

tipsy wine glasses

These tipsy wine glasses are sure to bring on a good laugh while sipping on wine with your favorite pals! The question will be is it your eyes, the number of wines you’ve had or is it the wine glass?!? It’s also a fun gift for the perfect hostess. Cheers! $25.95 set of two

coffee note pad


This magnetic notepad never fails to make me laugh. Not only is it super convenient to keep track of my endless to do list, but as a graduate student, I can definitely relate. $5.95

cat hat book


With Halloween right around the corner… how could I resist this book?!  I’ve never made our cat Tuesday wear a costume, however she will be modeling these silly hats on Instagram leading up to the 31st $9.95

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spooky sips that will send a chill up your spine

October 21, 2014

We continue to be amazed at the creative recipes that fellow bloggers come up with–and Halloween is no exception. You’ve come to the right place whether you’re looking for the perfect Halloween Party punch or searching for a few tempting cocktails for the adults.

spooky sips for halloween

We’ve even included one liquid refreshment that will light up the night. Happy Haunting!

This drink may look gory, but it tastes amazing according to Krissy from Self Proclaimed Foodie. Her delicious Vampire Cocktail will surely get stir up some conversation at your Halloween get-together.

Amber from Dessert Now Dinner Later concocted this colorful Candy Corn Punch with the magic of “layering”. Want to learn how?-head over to her blog to get all the details.

What would Halloween be without a little Black Magic? This creepy cocktail is ghoulishly dark and is brimming with the luscious flavors of citrus and black cherries. Sound intriguing?-Adventures in Cooking has the full recipe here.

Amy from A Healthy Life for Me scared up a few spirits and created her own flavorful drink for Halloween…the Witch’s Brew Cocktail. Surprisingly, this thirst quencher has a twist of coconut and pineapple~a treat for the tastebuds!

Turn down the lights, break out a black light and wait for the excitement to begin! Head over to Girl Loves Glam to find out the secret ingredient that McKenzie uses to make this eerie version of a classic lemonade that she calls “liquid ghost drink”.

Here’s a yummy way to warm up your little trick-or-treaters after a long night of roaming the neighborhood…Halloween Hot Chocolate! Debbie of Made from Pinterest used a basic recipe of white hot chocolate, then explains how you can really get creative with your color and topping choices.

What little ghost or goblin wouldn’t like a taste of this Spooky Shirley Temple? Now that marshmallow-y peeps are available for almost holiday, it’s easy to conjure up a ghastly drink for the kiddos and that’s exactly what Kellie from Nest of Posies did (and even added in some Pop Rocks for a little extra color and excitement).

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tricks, treats & more

October 19, 2014

Whether you want to deal out tempting treats, teasing tricks or dress up your costume… here are a few finds for your happy Halloween visitors.  First, the tricks…

halloween tricks

1.  Turn these gummy bugs into fireflies when you pick them up with magical lighted tongs $2

2.  Record your voice and play it back at high or low speeds for hijinks and hilarities  $16.95

3.  Whoopee cushions… one of the oldest tricks in the book!  $1.95

4. For more farting fun you will need to add the fartzooka to your arsenal  $9.95

5.  Twist and turn this putty and the colors will morph before your eyes  $11.95

6.  Snap crackle and pop these on your driveway for old time fun  $.75

7.  Can’t eat all your candy?  Use it for science experiments!  $14.99

8.  Who wouldn’t love an extra million in the bank?  ;-)  $.95

9.  Create this silly monster and watch him slowly melt into a blob of goo  $9.95

And some treats…

halloween treats

1.  This fluffy guinea pig is the perfect sized pet and requires no cage cleaning $12.95

2.  Boomerang + Helicopter = Fun Times $8.95

3.  Your fingernails won’t only look great, but also smell sweet with this great glitter polish $8.95

4.  Classic candy with a surprise fizz!  $2.25 for 3 packs

5.  Happy or sad… this mood ring will tell what attitude you have  $4

6.  Best tasting striped gum ever made $1.95

7.  Shoot monster eyeballs to keep zombies away!  $11.95

8.  How does this magical story end?  It’s up to you!  $6.99

9.  Ward off any visiting aliens with this menacing mini space gun $4.95

Dress up fun…

halloween costume fun

1.  Don’t want to clown around with a costume, just keep this handy nose in your pocket $4.95

2.  Doodle some colorful tattoos to add to your hippie or gypsy garb $5.95

3.  Color your own butterfly masks for a one of a kind design $11.99

4.  Add this mask to some cardboard boxes and tinfoil and you’ll have a really cool robot  $11.99

5.  Add a talking pet to your costume creation with these fun hand tattoos $6.95

6.  Draw your face on with these washable body doodlers $8.95

7.  Fly away with loads of candy with these pretty fairy wings  $18.95

8.  Turn your hand into a googly eyed friend  $1.95

9.  Need a few extra eyes for your alien design?  Look no further $8.95

Looking for more ideas… Shop ALL HALLOWEEN HERE

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April McCrumb

I'm April McCrumb ~ a creative gal from Michigan that loves to share clever gift ideas, simple recipes, my favorite tunes & all things crafty.  Thanks for stopping by my whimsical world. I hope you enjoy your visit.

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