Friday, September 22, 2017

5 Home Safety Tips To Eliminate Halloween Dangers and Risks

Halloween season is almost here, and some people are already planning their Halloween décor themes. Of course, Jack O’ Lantern will be a part of it complete with spooky lighting and sound machines.

Decorating our homes during Halloween season is actually fun and exciting. But it shouldn’t be just about getting the most unique and unusual theme. Safety and security must be a top priority too to avoid any kind of accidents that can ruin the spooktacular mood.

Home With Halloween Decor and Pumpkins

So before you decorate your home for the Halloween season, read the below safety tips and precautions first to eliminate the risk both for trick-or-treaters and homeowners. 

Light up your home

Real candles and such surely add spookier glow and ambiance, but they are also a significant fire hazard. Kids visiting your home can easily knock it over without them noticing. This can be really dangerous not only for them (as they can burn themselves) but for your home as well as it can start a massive fire. So instead of using real candles, use LED lights that are designed like a candle to decorate your house. Just make sure that the lights passed the safety test and standards.

Clear your pathway

As much as possible, don’t place any kind of décor items at or near your pathway. Clear it up and make sure that it’s free from obstructions or hazards. You don’t want to see trick-or-treaters stumble and fall as they march toward your home, don’t you?

Clear your yard

Aside from your pathway, it’s also advisable to clear up your yard. If you will put up some decoration in there, like fake tombstones and such, make sure it’s highly visible even at the darkest night. Kids, with all the candies they consumed, will inevitably run back and forth and your yard can become one of their playgrounds.

Check your homeowners’ insurance coverage

Some homeowners insurance is too sensitive when it comes to opening up homes to visitors. So it’s best to check your coverage first and make sure that everything is fine and trick-or-treaters can stay on your front porch.

Check fire/smoke alarms

If you plan to host a Halloween party at your house, make sure to check your fire or smoke alarms. Make sure that they are in good condition before the party starts. It’s also best to keep a fire extinguisher nearby that you can use anytime.

Always remember, safety starts at home. And If you have kids and they are about to go out trick or treating, remind them to walk not run between houses and always go in groups and stick to well light pathways.

About the Author

Ron is the webmaster of Apartments-For-Rent-In-Michigan.Com. He often writes tips and advice for homeowners, tenants, and landlords. You can visit this blog for more information.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kinky Boots at the Fox Theatre Giveaway

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Mom Among Chaos received free tickets to this event. All opinions are my own.

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), plays at the Fox Theatre from Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5; part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series.

Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611. Series subscription packages and discounts for groups of 10+ are available by calling 313-471-3099.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots has won every major Best Musical Award and is represented around the world with the Tony Award-winning Broadway company now in its fourth year, a North American First National Tour that launched in September 2014, a London production that opened in September 2015 (where it won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Musical) and a Japanese production that opened in July 2016. A Melbourne production will open in October 2016. Previous productions include extended runs in Toronto and Korea, where a return engagement is planned for 2016. The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots is available on Sony Masterworks Broadway.

Kinky Boots took home six 2013 Tony Awards, the most of any show in the season, including Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus) and Best Sound Design (John Shivers). The show also received the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Broadway.com Awards for Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album, along with many other accolades.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

The creative team for Kinky Boots includes Tony® Award nominee David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Tony® Award-winner Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Tony® Award-winner John Shivers (Sound Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Randy Houston Mercer (Make-up Design), Telsey + Company, Justin Huff, CSA (Casting), DB Bonds (Associate Director) and Rusty Mowery (Associate Choreographer). Kinky Boots features Musical Direction by Ryan Fielding Garrett, and Musical Supervision, Arrangements, and Orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Stephen Oremus.

Kinky Boots is produced on Broadway and on tour by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergere, Allan S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein and Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom and Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp and Jujamcyn Theaters.

Performance Schedule:
Friday, November 3                            7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 4                        2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 5                          1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Enter to win 4 tickets to see Kinky Boots at the Fox Theatre on 11/3/17 at 7:30 PM.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Giveaway

Mom Among Chaos received free tickets to this event. All opinions are my own.


(DETROIT– July 17, 2017) — Olympia Entertainment is proud to present Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at the Fox Theatre from Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19; part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series. Hailed by The New York Times as “100 times better than any bedside story,” this classic holiday musical will enchant adults and children alike.

Tickets ($35, $45, $55, $65 and $75) are now on sale and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre box office and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611. Series subscription packages and discounts for groups of 10+ are available by calling 313-471-3099.

The Grinch broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway during its holiday engagements at the St. James and Hilton theaters in New York. Since then, more than 1.8 million theater-goers across America have been delighted by this heart warming holiday musical, which the Gannett papers hailed as “A genius of a show! A total delight for both kids and adults.” 

Audiences will discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life live on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” THE GRINCH discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming GRINCH, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos.

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features magnificent sets designed by John Lee Beatty and costumes designed by Robert Morgan, inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original book. Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason’s music and book breathe new life into this timeless story.

The 2017 production is directed by Matt August and choreographed by Bob Richard, based on the original choreography by John DeLuca and originally created by three-time Tony Award®-winning director, Jack O’Brien.

For additional information on the production, please visit GrinchMusical.com

Performance Schedule:
Friday, November 17                          7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18                      2 p.m., 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 19                        1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Enter to win 4 tickets to see How the Grinch Stole Christmas on 11/17/2017 7:30 PM at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. You must be local to win. All winner subject to verification. You will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Contest ends 11/10/17.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

3 Best Seat Cover Options for Your Toyota Prius

This blog post is sponsored.

The Toyota Prius is more than just a vehicle that can help you get to work on time and efficiently. To enjoy a more comfortable experience when it comes to your everyday commute, check out Toyota Prius covers. Seat covers are comfortable and a fun way to make any road trip go smoother. Here are the top 3:

  1. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Leather - Combines Style and Comfort
When you are looking for seat covers made in the USA that can be installed quickly, the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Leather offers style and practicality. This seat cover provides protection against UV and mildew resistance. The covers offer the look of genuine leather at a fraction of the price.

  1. DuraPlus Can Handle the Demands of Your Everyday Commute
DuraPlus seat covers for Toyota Prius can be customized to your style, as they come in a variety of colors including charcoal, beige and black. You can have them put on a complete row of seats including a head and armrest. The seats are easy to install and do not require any tools.

  1. NeoSupreme Perfect for the Active Lifestyle
Perfect if you enjoy an active lifestyle that includes plenty of time in the outdoors. This material is designed from a wetsuit like-material that fits snuggly over your current seats. The original upholstery will remain dry in NeoSupreme seat covers.

NeoSupreme seat covers come in different colors and can be customized in patterns such as camouflage and patriotic. Whether you drive a car, truck or SUV, your new seat covers will go in quickly.

Whether you are using your Prius for a road trip, or to earn extra money with a position with Uber, you will need to make sure you are comfortable. Seat covers allow you to better enjoy your personal style at a reasonable price. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

RoosterFin Games Ninja Squirrels

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This post is sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own. RoosterFin Games Ninja Squirrels

RoosterFin Games Ninja Squirrels is a fast paced, fun, hand-slapping color matching game. My husband was so impressed with the name and the design of the game that he had to share it on his Facebook page. My husband is a black belt and probably considers himself a Ninja Squirrel on some level.

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Ninja Squirrels, the game of color matching nut snatching fun comes with 60 cards, 4 character pieces, a battle ring and a bunch of acorns. This game is a family game for ages 7 to adult and for two to four players. The game is relatively straightforward, so if you have a Kindergartner that knows his or her colors, they can play this game.

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The object of the game is to collect the most acorns. You collect acorns by flipping over cards. If your ninja color and acorn match you slam your hand on an acorn of the same color on the board. If you hand is first on the acorn, you get to keep it. You play until all acorns are gone. 

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Kids will get a kick out of slapping your hand and trying to be quick. This game will improve focus, concentration, and coordination skills! The faster you throw down cards, the more fun the game is.

Would I recommend this game? Yes, this is a cute game. I love the name and found it incredibly creative. Pick up a copy for your next game night!

Also, check out these RoosterFin Games:
Lumpy Cubes
Wizard Roll
Bouncing Bots

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Joe RoosterFin Bio
Joe, the owner of RoosterFin, brings a unique skill to board games with his ability to create authentic game engines. His gift is in understanding how math applies to games. Joe’s background, coupled with his years teaching kids, enables him to create award-winning games that are continuously simple to learn and fun to play. Since Joe has left his life in the classroom behind, he has devoted his full attention to making great games.

Fun picture of Joe as a kid: http://bit.ly/2fTvjKM