Now You Can Print Photos From Your Phone Case Instantly Like A Polaroid Camera

Millions of people across the globe take thousands of pictures each year. But so many of them never see the light of day: as a tangible photo.

Tethered to the digital world, so many memories can fade because the art of printing and sharing photos has so drastically changed over the last decade.

Then I stumbled upon Prynt, and here’s why I’m so excited to share this new product with you: Prynt is one of the first of its kind: a phone case that allows you to print photos from your smartphone.

How It Works

According to their video, simply plug your phone into the case, take a picture, and instruct it to print. In a few moments, the case will spit out a 2″x3″ photo of your desire.

Why It’s Neat

The case is less bulky than I imagined, and certainly plays into the nostalgia of using a Polaroid camera. It doesn’t require Bluetooth or Wifi (a great selling point, in my opinion), and uses ZINK Paper.

When in college, I actually had the opportunity to play with ZINK technology from Polaroid. And it’s really neat.

ZINK Paper is a product that uses thermal technology to develop an image. It does not require ink, cartridges, toner or ribbons.

Rather, color molecules are embedded within layers of the paper. When heated, the the colors are activated and that in turn, creates an image. So no smudges, smears, or runny faces. Here’s a sliced versions of what the paper looks like:

I think this is such a neat new product. In fact, I could really see it taking off as a rentable service in the wedding industry.

Specifically, placing a few around the reception and allowing people to plug in their phone, take a picture, and when printed, adhere to a scrapbook with some well wishes for the bride and groom. It’d be like a new, portable version of a photo booth.

What do you think? Would you consider buying one?

[h/t: Hello Giggles]

See How This Dad Transforms A Boring Bedroom Into A Magical Treehouse

Dad of the year, GNDxero, made this epic treehouse-themed room for his kids a few years ago. What makes it so cool?

The fact that he builds the playhouse around two twin-sized beds, so his kids can sleep, play and interact with each other.

How It’s Made

On the top is a green netting. Meant to mimic leaves, it’s great for storing stuffed animals and [gasp] there’s a secret trap door to allow kids up into the foliage for climbing fun.

The bed-level has fun cut-outs for imaginative play. And below the bed, is a cool nook to crawl and pretend you’re underground, below the tree house.

Of course, he makes it practical too. He included built-in drawers for storage. His step-by-step instructional video is perfect for anyone that would like to try their hand at this project.

Perhaps the cutest part is when he reveals it to his kids at the end. They squeal in delight and immediately start to crawl, climb, and play in their new space. One can be heard saying, “Oh my gosh, daddy, this is the best thing! We should show this to the President!”

Do you know someone that would love this DIY project?

Why This Heinz Super Bowl Commercial Of Dogs Dressed As Hotdogs Is Lighting Up The Internet

In just a few short days, millions of people will be clustered around their TV, not necessarily for the big game, but for the commercials between the whistle.

One of most-talked about topics every Super Bowl Sunday, advertisers and brands spend millions of dollars filming, producing and buying the rights to be able to showcase their ads.

And Heinz Ketchup has stepped up to the plate this year. Their 2016 ad opens up with hundreds of Weiner (dachshund) dogs running across a field…dressed in hot dog costumes. But who or what are they running to? People-sized condiments, of course.

It’s cute, it’s funny and it’s unique. The extended versions was released on January 31st and already has over 1.6 million video views.

Will you be watching the Super Commercials this year? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page.

Appetizer Recipe: How To Make A Giant Pretzel

Our friends over at POPSUGAR Food show us how to make a delicious, giant pretzel. Watch the video for the full instructions. We’ve put the ingredients and directions below as well. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 4 cans pizza crust
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper (not wax paper – they’re not the same!) & spray with non-stick cooking spray
  • Flour your work surface & unwrap the 4 cans of pizza crust.
  • Stack the dough on top of each other and roll into a log.
  • Seal the edges by pressing the ends.
  • Stretch the log until it’s about 6 feet long.
  • Twist the log into the shape of a pretzel.
  • Baste your pretzel with your water/baking soda mixture (this give you the crunchy top).
  • Let your pretzel rise for 10 minutes.
  • Baste the pretzel with a beaten egg (makes it golden brown).
  • Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top is golden brown & the pretzel is baked through.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauces!

 

Here’s A 7-Minute Routine To Help Relieve Back Pain

If you experience back pain, you’re not alone. Whether it’s an unpleasant tightness or sharp, shooting pain, 25 percent of Americans suffer from back pain.

Perhaps the only fortunate thing about back pain: it’s such a common problem and many people have looked for ways to help reduce the discomfort.

Grokker published on their YouTube channel a 7-minute sequence of movements to help stretch out and stabilize your spine while mobilizing your hips.

Greatist summarized the 12 moves into a comprehensive list:

  1. Kneeling Head Movement
  2. Kneeling Side Bend and Rotation
  3. Kneeling Arm Under and Extend
  4. Kneeling Leg Extensions
  5. Cow Pose, Child’s Pose, Cat Pose, and Cobra Pose
  6. Bird-Dog
  7. Kneeling Hamstring Hip Flexor Stretch (Right Side)
  8. Kneeling Hamstring Hip Flexor Stretch (Left Side)
  9. Body Extension and Pull Knee to Chest
  10. Hip Roll With Arm Reach
  11. Crossed Leg Knee Roll
  12. Alternating Superman

Here’s A Simple Way To Get The Perfect Spiral Curls Without Heat Or Styling Tools

I have curly hair and somedays, my little curls look magical. But most days, there are sections of my hair that just don’t want to cooperate. Youtuber, REAL BEAUTY by Cynthia, shares her tips for creating beautiful, voluminous curls without using a hairdryer or heated styling tool.

In her video, she uses the following tools:

  • A light, texturizing cream or mousse styling product (or none if you want a softer curl)
  • A teasing brush
  • A large clip
  • Lots of bobby pins

She achieves her look by doing these steps:

  • Put a bit of styling cream into 1-2″ section of her hair.
  • Tightly twist the section into a long strand.
  • Wrap the twisted section around itself so it creates a honeycomb shape.
  • Secure with bobby pins.
  • Repeat until your entire head is complete.

She then recommends to sleep in your hair like this overnight. The next morning,

  • Remove the bobby pins and unwrap each section.
  • With your fingers, gently pull apart the curls.
  • For a softer look, use your teasing comb to gently brush out a bit of the curls.

Would you try this? I haven’t tried it yet, but will check back in once I do!

7 Easy Ways To Rock Your Pony Tail And Give It Extra Volume

In just a few minutes, you can take that boring pony tail and make it something special. The video above by Kayley Melissa provides some cool ways to rock a pony tail throughout the week.

The great thing about these styles is that they give your hair a little extra volume and the pony tail goes from something you do when you are running errands or short on time to something you can feel confident wearing at school, work, or during a night out.

H/T TipHero

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Skimping On Your New Year Fitness Plan

The definition of what it means to be “beautiful” changes year over year. I, myself, make a resolution every January to eat better, exercise more and carve off a few pounds from the holidays.

Wanting to fit into what society believes is the “ideal” body type is exhausting. Raise your hand if you’re with me.

Thankfully, the people over at Buzzfeed get it, and gave me a major confidence boost with their video. They created a short film that shows how the “ideal” body type has drastically changed over the years – and by societal standards.

And interestingly, as each model poses, you’ll notice they all appear to be self-conscious of some part of their body. Whether this was because the director instructed them to do so, or the models literally weren’t comfortable in their own skin, it’s comforting.

So when you have those negative thoughts of your cellulite, saggy arms, or droopy tush, squash them out – and remind yourself – the “thigh gap” isn’t going to last forever.

5 Uses For Denture Cleaners You Might Not Know About

The Domestic Geek has (yet again) shared more great tips for using common products in new ways around the home.

In this video, she explains 5 different ways you can use denture tables to clean things.

  1. Help unclog a drain with 3 denture cleansers
  2. Clean a narrow neck decanter or vase
  3. Clean the hard water or mineral buildup out of your coffee maker
  4. Refresh the sparkle on your diamond ring
  5. Clean your toilet with 2 denture tabs

Photo by Jude Doyland

This May Be The Cutest ‘Sesame Street’ Moment Ever

In the video, a little girl, by the name of Joey, and Kermit the frog sing the classic Alphabet Song together.  During the short song, Joey can be heard inserting “Cookie Monster” into a few parts of the alphabet as a silly joke.

Her laugh is infectious and Jim Henson’s ability to improv on the spot both verbally and with Kermit’s facial expressions are what has made Sesame Street so wonderful for so many years.

If you ever need a little smile, just go back and watch this video. Enjoy!

H/T: mental_floss

Watch These Grandmas Try Fireball For The First Time

Obsev asked four grannies to try Fireball Whiskey for the first time. Their reactions and responses to the cinnamon-y, firey drink is epic.

One grannie said, “It has a distinctive smell, actually. Maybe it’s the balls.” Watch for a good laugh.

Have you ever tasted fireball before?

DIY: How To Make A Raised Garden Bed

Burpee Home Gardens shows us how to make a simple, cheap and effective raised garden bed. Will you make one of these this spring?

Be sure to use concrete blocks instead of cinder blocks.  Cinder blocks may contain other chemicals and additives that could leech into your new garden.

14 Cleaning Uses For Baking Soda You May Not Know About

Baking soda has many many uses aside from sitting in the fridge—who knew?

Clean My Space shares 10 great cleaning uses for baking soda around the home. I’ve listed them below, but be sure to watch the video for a full explanation of each one.

  1. Scrub away scuff marks on your wall with a baking soda paste
  2. Use as an underarm deodorant – simply pat on and you’re good to go
  3. Clean and unclog stinky sinks (hot vinegar and 1 quart of water is needed too)
  4. Clean your grout using a basking soda paste
  5. Add abrasion to any cleaning solution with baking soda
  6. Deodorize your kitty litter by sprinkling it in the box
  7. Use it with vinegar to clean your non-cleaning oven
  8. Wash buildup and gunk out of your hair
  9. Sprinkle on your carpets and vacuum up 30 minutes later to deodorize them
  10. Boost your laundry detergent to brighten & make clothes smell fresh

Bonus Baking Soda Tips

  • Add 1/2 tsp to your face wash or body wash to make them an exfoliating scrub
  • Remove armpit stains by making a paste out of baking soda and water. Let sit for 1 hour, then wash as usual
  • Wash fruits & vegetables in a large bowl with 2 tbsp baking soda to help remove dirt, wax and pesticides
  • Use a baking soda paste to remove red sauce stains from plastic tupperware

Photo by kafka4prez

Quick Appetizer Recipe: Cauliflower Breadsticks

Looking for healthier snacking alternatives for your football parties? TipHero has a great solution: cauliflower breadsticks! Watch their video for the full instructions. Get the ingredients below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small head cauliflower, shredded in food processor
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella

Get full instructions in the video.

 

Dinner Recipe: Crock-Pot Philly Cheesesteaks

Thinly sliced steak, sautéed peppers, mushrooms, and onions, plus ooey gooey melted cheese. Is your mouth watering yet? Watch the video from Allrecipes for the full instructions on how to make Philly cheesesteaks in a crock-pot.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Tri-tip beef steak
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 split French or Italian sandwich rolls
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 large green pepper, sliced
  • 8 oz fresh mushroom, sliced
  • 12 slices white american (or provolone) cheese

For the full recipe instructions, click here.

Photo by larryjh1234

Appetizer Recipe: Yummy Mediterranean Pinwheels

This no-bake appetizer recipe is perfect for any kind of party – or even a lunch! Because they take only a few minutes to make and can be stored in the fridge overnight, there’s less mess and stress.

Watch the video by All In Recipes‘ Youtube Channel for the simple instructions.

Ingredients

  • 4 large tortillas, warmed slightly to prevent tearing
  • 2 (8oz) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (1oz) package ranch dressing mix
  •  2 green onions, minced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, diced
  • 2 oz black olives, diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Optional Ingredients

  • 12 slices salami
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • Fresh basil

What is your favorite appetizer? Share it with us on our Facebook page!

Dessert Recipe: No-Bake Peanut Butter Snowballs

This recipe had me at peanut butter. Yes, I’m the type of person that always has a spoon in the peanut butter jar.

And these no-bake peanut butter snowballs are just too tasty to not have a few. Six Sisters’ Stuff made this helpful how-to video – enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 lb vanilla chocolate, melted
  • Sprinkes (they used silver sprinkles)

Yields: about 16-18, 1-inch balls

DIY: How To Make Marbled Watercolor Coffee Mugs

Youtuber, crystalcreateschic shows us a brilliant way to dress up plain mugs – and get rid of old nail polish that you no longer use.

This is a great craft idea to do with kids and they can gift to family members or their favorite teacher. Watch the video for the step-by-step instructions. In this video, she shows us how to add different colors to make a cool layered effect!

Materials Needed

  • Deep plastic tub
  • Ceramic coffee mug(s)
  • Nail polish colors
  • Toothpicks
  • Warm water to fill tub about 3/4 full
  • Paper towels

12 Tips For Moms When Grocery Shopping With Kids

WhatsUpMoms share some awesome tips and hacks to make your trips to the grocery store a little less stressful and more productive.

  1. Park closest to the shopping cart return, this will make it easier when you’re ready to get out of the parking lot ASAP.
  2. Cover the dirty handle bar with a pool noodle so kids don’t put their mouth on it.
  3. Stick to the perimeter of the store to avoid snacks & sweets.
  4. Most butchers will cut individual portion sizes and wrap them for freezing – simply ask!
  5. When your cart is getting full, tie your purse or re-usable bag to the cart’s handle using a produce bag for instantly more storage space.
  6. Playing with a twisty tie is a great way to keep kids entertained while you’re shopping (caution: don’t give this to toddlers, for they may try to eat it).
  7. Pack a cheerio necklace for your kids to munch on so they don’t have a meltdown when they see their favorite snack in the store.
  8. The fast-checkout lane takes just as long as the regular lane.
  9. Ask your bagger to pack frozen and refrigerated items in the same bags, this makes for easier sorting and putting-away when you get home.
  10. For easier unloading, put your grocery bags in a laundry basket and carry them in all at once.
  11. When loading up the fridge, have a bin dedicated to food that is expiring soon so it is eaten first.
  12. Use binder clips to hang vegetable bags in the freezer – this helps save space & avoid freezer burn.

What tips do you have? Share them with us on our Facebook page!

DIY: Cleaning Hard Water Deposits Off Your Sinks

Youtuber, Crouton Crackerjacks, shows us how to easily remove hard-water deposits on a sink. This can also be used on porcelain sinks in the bathrooms and faucets in the tub.

Tools

  • White vinegar
  • Old t-shirt or cloth
  • Green & yellow sponge

Instructions

  • Soak cloth or old t-shirt in vinegar.
  • Wrap or lay the soaked rag onto the hard-water deposits and let sit for an hour.
  • Remove the rag, and gently scrub with a soft yellow/green sponge.
  • Repeat steps above again for stubborn spots.
RELATED: 19 Simple Ways To Keep Your House Cleaner, Longer

4 Clever Ways To Clean Your Toaster In Just A Few Seconds

Peter Walsh is a guest on this episode of Rachel Ray’s show. Here, he shows us ways to better clean a toaster.

Cleaning Hacks In This Video

  • Use a paper towel wrapped around a pencil to clean the coils inside.
  • Use a hair dryer to blow out remaining loose crumbs.
  • Put salt on 1/2 of a lemon to clean the exterior surface of the toaster.
  • A little vinegar on towel will make the exterior of a toaster shine like new.

Appetizer Recipes: Make 3 Delicious Cheese Dips

In this video, The Domestic Geek shows us how to make the following three dips using fresh ingredients. Watch the video for the full instructions. The ingredients for each can be found below:

Spinach Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (plain)
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • Fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Jalapeno, Bacon & Cheddar Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup pickled jalapeños
  • ¼ green onion
  • ¼ cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt (plain)
  • ½ cup cheddar, shredded

Goat Cheese & Honey Dip

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup goat cheese OR cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2-3 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt (plain)
  • Optional: ¼ cup sunflower seeds

Check out the video for full instructions.