Originally $98, the highly customer rated Mainstays Searcy Lane 6-Piece Padded Folding Patio Dining Set, Red, with seating for four includes a tempered glass table, folding chairs and umbrella is now just $73.50.
Available for in-store pick up. This is the best price for this item - it's being sold on eBay for $175, and $299.99 on Amazon.
Lately, more and more people have been asking me about "cutting the cord." No, this has nothing to do with childbirth; it's about ditching pricey cable TV--the "cord"--in favor of Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and other digital options.
Much as I'm a fan of those inexpensive alternatives, there are times when I want to watch--and record--live TV. A simple antenna connected to my TV's digital tuner takes care of the "watch" part, as I can tune in most of the major networks via over-the-air signals.
But what about recording? For that, I rely on a spare desktop PC (though a laptop would do as well), an inexpensive accessory, and Windows 7. Combined, they make a fantastic DVR for watching and recording digital, high-definition broadcasts.
True story: My sister once left her Kindle e-reader on an airplane.
By the time she realized it was gone, well, it was too late.
Whoever found the Kindle--assuming they were honest enough to want
to return it--had no way of determining who owned it.
This happens all the time. According to Look Mobile
Security, some 9 million cell phones were lost in 2011. The Ponemon
Institute reported in 2008 that travelers lose more than
12,000 laptops per week in U.S. airports--and 8,000 are
never returned because the owners can't be found. (Those numbers
are probably even higher now.) And don't get me started on kids who
lose their iPods, tablets, and other gadgets.
I'm usually appalled when my mother asks for detailed Christmas lists for each member of our family in October. "Really?!" I want to scream, "I haven't even got the last stitches in the Halloween costumes, and you want Christmas lists?" Instead, I smile and politely oblige, having no other choice if I want to keep peace in the family.
This year, however, after spending several days compiling these lists (after all, I don't want my children getting toys they have no interest in, or worse yet, socks, for Christmas), I had an epiphany: I could get my shopping done in November, save some much cherished cash, and enjoy the entire month of December by baking, playing with my family, and not stressing about shopping!
No, I haven't thanked my dear mother, but I did learn some interesting information about the best things to buy, and not to buy, in November.
There's just something about a man in black. I'm not talking about the MiB kind, rather the, "Up front, there ought to be a man in black," kind. The good guys don't always wear white and black shows a mystery and worldliness that women love. Guys, well, they just like black because it's subtle.
You like it. He likes it. Black is just the perfect gift for a guy. Here are some gift ideas for your mysterious mate that won't break the bank:
Now that Mother's Day is over and done, it's time to start shopping for the big guy. You know, Dad. Forget the ties and tools--what he wants is tech. I'm talking gadgets, gear, and guy toys. As a dad myself, I know just the right stuff to shop for.
Read on for five of my favorite ways to honor thy father.