Weekly deals from Orbitz, Maurices, 4 Inkjets, Shoes.com and more

Now that your checking account may be settling down after all the holiday madness, you might be getting the itch to shop again. Score a deal with one of these great offers. Orbitz Planning for your next family vacation? Be sure to use code 150VACA to save $150 off Flight and Hotel Packages. 4 night minimum and $1000 spend required. Expires 3/31. Shoes.com You won’t have to feel guilty about Read more ...

Hot Deals from Road Runner Sports, Bowflex and more

The holidays are long gone—ready to shop again? Resolve to make 2014 your savviest year yet and start by saving money on these popular brands. Bowflex Skip the January crowds at the gym and work out at home. Get $50 off and free shipping on the Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Dumbbells with code FITIN14. Expires 2/13 Road Runner Sports Being a VIP has its perks. Join the Road Runner Sports VIP program Read more ...

Today is National Eggnog Day

Celebrate this tasty beverage and get your eggnog fix this holiday with one of these mouthwatering recipes. Classic Eggnog 4 egg yolk 1⁄3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon 1 pt whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 3 oz bourbon 1 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated 4 egg white Coquito (Tropical Egg Nog with coconut milk) 2 egg yolk, beaten 1 can (12 fluid ounce) evaporated milk 1 Read more ...

Last Minute Shopping Tips

For many, procrastination is as essential to the holiday season as egg nog and jingle bells. If you still have some shopping to do, join the club—and don’t panic! You’re not alone, and we have strategies to ensure those presents are wrapped and ready in plenty of time. Here are some of your BFFs when it comes to last-minute shopping. Overnight Shipping Yes, you may need gifts wrapped and Read more ...

Six Things to do With Dawn Dishwashing Liquid (besides wash dishes)

One of my favorite things is repurposing household products. I love to find new uses for stuff I have laying around or discover multiple uses for something that I have an abundance of. Enter Dawn dishwashing liquid—the original blue soap. I seem to be in the habit of picking up a bottle every time I’m at the grocery store, just in case I’m out. Guess what? I’m never out. In fact, I have Read more ...

The Dos and Don’ts of Regifting

In case you missed it, yesterday was National Regifting Day. So let’s see a show of hands here: Who has ever regifted before? Not just during the holidays, but at any time? You can’t see me (duh), but my hand is squarely placed in the air—yes, I have regifted. With three girls between the ages of 18 and 21, I’ve seen them open a fair number of gifts with a forced smile and a fake “thank Read more ...

Tree Trends for the Holidays

When it comes to tree decorating, it’s tough to please everyone in the family. I’ll be honest—I like to decorate my tree alone once the kids are in bed. Don’t judge. I like a big full tree with a color theme (matching wrapping paper, too) and clear lights. Blue, white and silver have been my colors of choice the past few years. My daughter, who is a total girlie girl, loves this pink Read more ...

Top Tips for Storing Thanksgiving Leftovers

I bought my Thanksgiving turkey from Costco last week, and I didn’t bat an eye when I hauled the 25.63-pound frozen bird into my cart. Mind you, I am cooking for five people this week. Yes. Five. It wasn’t until I got home and tried to shove this beast of a bird into my refrigerator that I realized I had just bought five pounds of turkey per person. Clearly math is not my best subject Read more ...