Oh say can you see, in malls and online, the star-spangled signs for Presidents' Day sales? Most major retailers would have you believe that the sales this weekend are too big to miss, but that's not entirely true.
There's a cheesy but magical scene in Spielberg's "Always" in which fire pilot Pete (Richard Dreyfuss) gives girlfriend Dorinda (Holly Hunter), a rough-edged character typically seen in blue jeans or a greased-up flight suit, a beautiful white sparkly dress. It's fire season, and the bar is full of fire jumpers, pilots and ground crew. Everyone is covered in soot. The dress practically glows in its box. "Pete… Girl clothes…" she gushes breathlessly, barely daring to touch it. "You like the dress?" Pete asks, amused and surprised and pleased with himself all at once. "It’s not the dress," Dorinda purrs. "It's how you see me." Cue the warm fuzzies.
Ah, it's February. Love is all around, and so are heart-shaped chocolates, scary convenience store stuffed animals, and constant reminders that you have not yet chosen an appropriate Valentine's Day gift for your significant other.
Is there anything cuter than an animal wearing clothes? Even the furriest animals can use a little extra help when the temperature drops, so if your pet shivers every time the door opens, it's probably time to invest in some cozy animal duds.
Over the years, we noticed a pattern of flower prices going up for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day, and we wondered what exactly was up with that. And we know we're not alone – many of our readers are struck with sticker shock, too.
Over the next few weeks, you are going to witness an onslaught of ads for products designed to aid with every New Years resolution imaginable. But as deal experts we know that a resolution we don't keep is always a bad deal. So today we're taking a look at some of the biggest reasons resolutions fail, and what it takes to succeed.
An explosion at a nitrous oxide plant last summer may have put a crimp in your holiday dessert plans, triggering a shortage of canned whipped cream just in time for Christmas. If the thought of not having Reddi-wip for your pie is too much to bear, don't worry – making your own whipped cream from scratch is easy and inexpensive!
So you waited until the very last minute to finish your Christmas shopping again, and now you're in a jam, well past all of the shipping deadlines and no time in your busy schedule to go scour the sad, picked-over shelves at the mall.
Actually, the mall isn't a bad option on Christmas Eve since all that's when the post-Christmas sales actually start, but that's not the point. Time is up, going out isn't an option, and you're stuck.
Bears do it, bees do it, squirrels and snakes do it, so why can't we all just sleep, snuggle and hide out inside until April?
Hosting Christmas dinner isn't a task for the faint of heart. The perfect Christmas dinner is festive, fun and just a bit formal, and as old pros like your Grandma will tell you, cooking a flawless meal is only half the battle.