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Some of the most powerful and interactive video games are available exclusively to PC gamers with the powerful graphics and control of gaming PCs. When you're ready to build your own gaming computer, the computer hardware must be up to the task. This gaming PC buying guide will describe some of the options available and help you decide how to buy or build a gaming computer that will let you get in on the action.
When the clock hits midnight on December 31, it's time to celebrate the start of a new year. Whether you're toasting the new year with a glass of champagne, sharing a kiss, or cheering as the ball drops in Times Square, you're joining millions of people around the world taking part in traditions that celebrate a fresh start.
When you're planning a wedding, creating your wedding registry is one of many tasks on your checklist, but a very important one. Your wedding registry helps you plan out your future home and helps your guests find gifts they know you'll appreciate. However, did you know you don't have to stick to the basics when you register? There are still boundaries as to what you can and can't register for, but modern registries are including more non-traditional items. Break tradition and add some of these items to your bridal registry.
The first televised MLB game was a doubleheader between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers on August 26, 1939. The game was broadcast to approximately 400 televisions in the New York City area. (The Reds won the first game 5-2, and the Dodgers won the second game 6-1.) Since then, sports broadcasting has come a long way. Today, a baseball fan can catch their favorite team's games on a number of television channels if they can't get out and enjoy the game in the stadium. In honor of America's favorite sport, here are a few ways to enjoy a doubleheader, whether you are watching it in the comfort of your own home or you're at the game.
As classic gift items and elegant decorative pieces, well-crafted chess sets have been passed from family members to relatives and friends for hundreds of years. One of the most popular games in the world, chess has a long history spanning across several continents. When pondering chess strategies or considering which chess set to buy, it's valuable to know more about the long tradition and history of chess.
Watching movies, playing video games, enjoying the latest TV shows: When you're doing any of these things at home, you're looking at your television -- and whatever it sits on. A TV cabinet is furniture that is both functional and decorative. It will hold your media components and store some DVDs and games, too. To choose the best one for your living room, keep these tips in mind while you're shopping.
An entertainment center is often the focal point of a living room, especially for families that spend much of their time watching movies, playing video games or enjoying weekly sports events. Before purchasing an entertainment center, think about the needs you will have for it, including storage options for movies and video games, the size of TV you will use and shelves you may need for game consoles, DVD players or stereos. Look below to learn how to buy a quality entertainment center.
Shopping for young moms can be fun, or it might leave you wondering how to think outside the gift-giving box. Modern, hip moms appreciate both contemporary Mother's Day gifts and traditional gifts with a twist. To find the perfect gift this Mother's Day, consider her personality and interests, and don't shy away from trends.
The Worldstock Fair Trade store is a great place to find unique items from throughout the world. Most products are handmade by artisans who employ local traditions and techniques, offering you a large collection of cultural designs and products. Here is a list of the best products to buy through Worldstock Fair Trade.
Well established as a party-perfect vessel for drinks, the shot glass is a legendary piece of barware. Shot glasses serve a multitude of functions and give any event the fun feel of a party. While at first shot glasses may not seem like a conventional home item, they have actually become common additions to even the most traditional of homes. Wondering when to buy shot glasses? Keep reading for the perfect times, places and reasons to buy shot glasses.
Whether you want a place to store books or simply display collectibles, bookshelves are the perfect solution. A bookshelf is a versatile type of furniture that goes with any room or decorating style. Aside from using them for books, use the space for storage by placing baskets for magazines, games, or videos in the living room. Place bookshelves in the bathroom to store extra towels and bath items. Take this list of bookshelf essentials into account before you purchase a set of shelves.
A 21st birthday is a milestone that deserves to be celebrated with a remarkable gift. Whether you're shopping for a young man or a young woman, the birthday present you choose should recognize their transition to adulthood. Depending on the personality of the 21-year-old, as well as your relationship with him or her, you can choose a traditional gift or you can get really creative. These birthday gift ideas should help you find the perfect gift.
Rolling duffel bags are one of the most versatile pieces of luggage you can add to your collection. Available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, a rolling duffel that suits your needs is certain to make your travels more efficient. Whether you need a duffel that will get baseball gear to your son's game or one that will make your airline trips easier, your shoulders will thank you for leaving your old luggage behind.
Easter is a time to celebrate spring as well as take part in religious celebrations. One of the most treasured Easter traditions for children is the Easter basket, which has a long history rooted in both pagan and religious customs; the Easter basket was used to carry the first seedlings of spring, and it was used to carry the feast at the end of Lent. While the purpose has shifted, gift baskets continue to be a source of joy for kids of all ages, and filling an Easter gift basket can be just as much fun as receiving one.
You may love to invite friends for martinis. You may be having over the guys for the big game. If you love to entertain, you know you need a home bar. How far you take it is up to you. You might need kitchen stools, so you can use a counter as a breakfast bar. Or you may be adding a dining area to a part of your house you didn't think was going to be usable before. The home bar furniture you choose should reflect your style and show your guests that they are welcome in your home. Here are tips to help you buy the right home bar furniture for you.
Plan the perfect cowboy birthday party for your little cowhands and their posse with a Western-themed party. With the right decorations, games and food, you can create a hoedown that your child and his or her friends will remember for years to come. Find cowboy party supplies and crafts for a colossal cowboy party, and don't forget to capture every moment with your camera. Invitations. Create cowboy party invitations that look like "wanted" posters using recycled brown cardstock paper. Print a black-and-white picture of the cowboy or cowgirl of honor in the center and use an old-style font or block lettering. Include the time and place for the round-up on the cowboy party invitations. Use fun phrases such as "howdy partner" and "saddle up for the showdown" for added laughs. Ask guests to come in their favorite cowboy attire, including rugged jeans, flannels and boots. Decorations. For cowboy party decorations, cover tables with red and white tablecloths. Display "wanted" posters of the birthday cowboy or cowgirl throughout the cowboy party room. Add balloons in colors of red, white and blue. Shape strands of rope into lassos and place them on the tables or hang them on chairs. Use bandanas or a Western-themed fabric for place mats. Create large cutouts of cacti, horses and cowboys for decorations. Bales of hay, stalks of corn and other items can add to the cowboy party decorations. Place bottles of water or juice boxes in a wheelbarrow filled with ice for refreshments. Dress up. Costumes and clothing can add to the cowboy birthday party theme. Because all guests may not know each other, give each guest a name tag cut to look like a sheriff's badge. Use silver cardstock cut into star shapes and attach the name tags with safety pins or tape. Provide guests with bandanas in a variety of colors. Give each guest a straw cowboy hat and a water pistol for an authentic cowboy look. Games. Though cowboys can be serious, there is nothing like having several fun games planned for even the roughest, toughest cowboy to enjoy. If you're holding a summer party, tell all cowboys and cowgirls to bring their swimsuit for a shoot-out using water pistols. Have a galloping contest; use brooms as pretend ponies and have races to see whose horse is the fastest. Old-fashioned potato-sack jumping contests are easy to assemble. Hold a boot toss contest: Have children toss bean bags, gold coins or other cowboy party supplies into an old pair of worn cowboy boots. Food. Create an old-fashioned homemade spread, complete with a cowboy party cake. Barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs or sloppy joes are always a favorite for little cowboys and cowgirls. Salsa and chips, beef jerky and even pulled pork sandwiches are additional ideas. Corn on the cob and cornbread are traditional cowboy staples. Create a cowboy party cake in the shape of a hat, pony or boot to continue the theme. Goodie bags. Thank each guest for coming by giving them a galvanized pail filled with cowboy party favors. Fill each pail with a small amount of straw or hay. Add trail mix, gold coins and licorice rope to each pail. Tie pieces of raffia or fabric for additional decoration to the pail's handle. For other cowboy party favors, consider purchasing small plastic harmonicas, sheriff badges and cowboy figurines. View All Crafts Back to Guides Directory View All Crafts
From suburban mansions to studio apartments, townhouses to country homes, living rooms everywhere prominently feature the furniture must-have of the century: the coffee table. Its popularity, along with the expansion of online shopping, has flooded the coffee table market. This embarrassment of riches has been a blessing for some and a curse for others, making the hunt for the perfect fit simultaneously easier and harder than ever. The traditional setting for a coffee table is center stage, surrounded by an orchestra pit of living room furniture. Coffee tables are catchalls for items as far afield as books, magazines, remote controls, a vase of fresh peonies, dinner plates, newspapers, coasters and yes, even coffee. How do you know when a coffee table is tailored to you, your living room and your lifestyle? Learn the lingo. Create some living room furniture criteria. Include considerations of size, shape, material, style and utility. With standards informed by this coffee table primer, you'll be better able to envision the perfect piece in your home.
Because of their name, bar stools are usually limited to serving as seating at bars, when in reality they are perfect for many other things. Their unique height makes them an ideal addition to other rooms besides the kitchen. Once you see what else you can do with bar stools, you'll wonder why you went so long before taking advantage of your bar stools. Below is a list of where to use bar stools besides the bar.
Hanukkah is a time of family togetherness, celebration, and remembrance. Symbolic of the miracle of the oil that lasted eight days, Hanukkah is also known as the festival of lights, and is celebrated over the course of eight days and nights. Most Jewish families give gifts for Hanukkah. Some choose to celebrate one day of gift-giving, while others give gifts on each of the eight days. If you are shopping for the perfect gifts, consider these ideas.
Dads can be tricky to shop for, but when you want to show your dad how much you appreciate him during the holiday season, you'll want to spend some time choosing a great gift. He may seem like he already has everything, or he may say that he doesn't really want anything, but the perfect gift is out there. Think about his interests and hobbies and then consider these five time-honored gift ideas.
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