Trees are starting to bloom, the air has a scent of fresh cut lawns, and the weather is finally warm enough to go outside without wearing your winter parka. You know what that means. Graduation season is just around the corner!With over three million students graduating from high school this year and over two million graduating from colleges, universities and grad schools, there will be a lot of celebrating going on this Spring. Chances are you are going to have at least one graduation party to
Image by meeni2010 via FlickrThe big day will soon be upon us–Mother’s Day. And what are you getting mom this year? The same card and flowers combo you’ve given her for the last decade? How about this time you take a step away from the floral arrangements and give mom something that will really satisfy her: food. Whether you make something yourself, take her out, or buy something unique, she’ll definitely appreciate the change. Breakfast in bed If you live close enough to
Want a unique gift idea? Go for a gift basket! But not those pre-fab cellophane covered wonders–make your own and specifically target the interests of your intended recipient. Penny Ray of Ballers on Budgets gives his tips for pulling together a thoughtful, useful and personal gift via homemade gift baskets.Ballers on Budgets blogs bimonthly for Savings.com and you can get more tips on living an active lifestyle while pinching pennies by following @ballinonbudgets on Twitter.
For some reason all the articles I found for this week’s roundup are food-and-drink-related, so I decided to have our village idiot iHuppp help me out and sandwich my gastronews between two fresh-baked technology buns. So thanks iHuppp!Although apologies in advance for his many gratuitous Lord of the Rings references… Engadget: Seven Physical Keys Serve As The Internet’s Horcrux – (iHuppp) An estimated 8% of Internet activity is fraudulent, directing you to look-a-like websites
Looking for a gift for someone who has everything or an inexpensive way to let someone know you care? Make a special holiday snack! Everyone enjoys homemade goodies, and they’re fun to whip up. Invest in some cute holiday tins, colored cellophane or themed paper plates to create a simple package, and then get to work in the kitchen. If you want to go all out, you can even buy a basket from your local crafts store. It’s cheaper than purchasing a pre-made holiday gift basket, and you’ll
Image Courtesy of SomeEcards.com There’s been a bit of debate on whether regifting is proper etiquette. Some people think it’s tacky and should never be done, while others say it’s okay for certain occasions and a great way to reduce waste. So long as the receiving party isn’t a staunch opponent to regifting, there are ways to regift thoughtfully and ways to blow it completely. Here are some regifting tips. Choose the Right Moment First off, gifts should rarely be recycled.