So the holidays are over and there is nothing more “whoops!” then forgetting to buy or send a gift to someone. Just ask my brother-in-law.
There is no need to run out to the mall to quickly buy something. Unless, of course, you want a Cinnabon. This Digitwirl video shows you two websites that feature gift card and greeting card ideas allowing you to take care of last minute – or belated – items from the comfort of your couch. Read more
Do you realize that Christmas is less than two weeks away? And Hanukkah starts in eight days. Eight days!?! Oy.
Still struggling with holiday gift ideas? Yeah, me too. Luckily you can Google almost any type of gift guide – gifts for that impossible-to-buy-for person (*ahem* my mother-in-law), gifts for cat lovers, gifts for those obsessed with Angry Birds. No really, that one exists. Read more
The holidays will be here before you know it. And if you’re still tackling your gift list, remember – ’tis the season to get a good bargain.
ZingSale is a great website that will scour thousands of online stores for the best price on a desired product. Don’t know what you want? Simply click on their biggest sales of the day for ideas and deals. Are you coveting a specific item and have the patience to wait for it? Set up a price alert and ZingSale will let you know when it goes on sale. Check out Digitwirl’s new video on ZingSale: Read more
Yesterday we discussed how to nicely ask for gifts. Today it’s all about the giving. Whether you have a large family or small – and whether or not you actually like them – odds are you have a few people to buy holiday gifts for.
Now that turkey day is over and we’ve given thanks for all that we have, it is time to go shopping. Sure you may have already bought a bunch of gifts on Black Friday, but let’s talk about receiving gifts.
Yes, I know, it is far better to give than to receive. Blah, blah, blah. But most likely people will buy you gifts. And if you don’t want to receive an alarm clock or another bathrobe this year, make a list. Digitwirl featured this video for an online wishlist called Wishpot. Read more
It’s that time of the year again. And if you’re brave enough to put on pants without an elastic waste after your turkey dinner and deal with the black Friday crowds, then at least have some knowledge before you head out.
Check out these black Friday apps to give you an edge over the shopping competition. Read more
When I’m grocery shopping and I see another geek with a smart phone or tablet in hand, checking items off their list, I give a little smile to acknowledge our matching geek-ness. I would like to ask them what program they’re using and what they think, but I don’t want to be the crazy-lady geek.
I have to admit that currently my wallet does not close. I wish I could say it’s because it’s filled with loads of cash, but being that I am an unpaid blogger, we know that’s not true.
It mostly contains those store discount cards. You never want to be at a store without them, because you may miss a deal or even some cash back. The Jokari Key Card Holder is an awesome – even if it is non-geeky – solution. Read more
Every so often you need to buy a present for someone that doesn’t require a quick trip to the gift card display. And when that happens, not only do you need to buy a gift, but you need to wrap said gift. I know, I know, it’s annoying. Oh and you’ll need a card.
So for those times, it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Like a boy scout. Or a neat geek. Read more
So you have the HTC Incredible, but you want the new Incredible 2? That Sony Handycam not so handy anymore? Or maybe you’d like to upgrade that iPad you received for Christmas last year.
Now with trade-in programs becoming popular, you can trade in your “old” electronics for some new, shiny ones. Ohhh shiny! Read more
A few months ago I sold my home. Then I had to find an apartment and office space for my husband. Then I had to find another home. To say that this app would have been handy is an understatement.
Realtor.com is already the leading website for new home searches. And now you can access millions of house listings – with all of the same photos and info from the website – on your smart phone. Read more
You decorate your office and your desk, why not decorate your laptop?
But how? You can always pretend to be cool and strategically place hip, witty bumper stickers to make it look like you haphazardly placed them there without a second thought – even though you totally planned it. Read more
These days it is easy to get caught up in the obsession with our phones and the constant need to be connected. However, there are times in our lives when we need to actually shut off the phone or leave it at home. Yet, people rarely do.
I was recently at a wake and I counted three times I heard a cell phone ring. Including my own husband’s – which was on vibrate, but still. Read more
You may love gift cards. You may hate them. Regardless, I’m sure you received at least one this past holiday season.
And even the biggest gift card lover hates to carry them all around. Because it happens – just when you need that gift card, you can’t seem to find it. Read more
I’m a huge fan of storage boxes. There are just so many things you can use them for. You can buy decorative ones to match any decor. And the tops come in handy to hide all of the crap you may have in there.
Whether you’re hiding – er, I mean organizing – your photos or stationary or your pez dispenser collection, storage boxes give the illusion that your home is neat and organized. Read more