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Host Your Most Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Ever

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy good food with family and friends, but for many, it’s a day of sheer and utter panic. There’s that gigantic bird to baste, the dozens of guests to please, the whole house to clean, and through it all, you have to be the very image of party-planning poise. Sounds totally impossible, eh? Nay! We’ve... CONTINUE READING 5

Gifts to Greet Spring

Spring is coming and we need to be prepped to welcome it with open arms! Here are a few gifts to help you greet the season with a smile, whether you're buying for yourself or someone else. ORGANIZE: Keep your pretty going well past spring with Fossil's Key Per Frame Cosmetic Case ($35 on You can add all your new coral,... CONTINUE READING 10

Reduce Clutter That’s Draining Your Spirit

I love the feeling that spring is right around the corner. I'm a huge fan of of spring-cleaning, both for our physical environments and for our spirits. It's a time of renewal, reflection, and releasing blocks that have been holding us back from sharing our gifts. It's time to open up and let the fresh air in, do some sweeping,... CONTINUE READING 11

Crazy Stuff We've Done After a Break-Up

Why, why do break-ups always happen right around the major winter holidays or Valentine’s Day? As a comfort to those of you who were dumped recently, and those who have been broken up with ever (um, hey, everyone?!), we’d like to present some of the craziest stuff we’ve ever done after a break-up. We’re sure you’ll find yourself a bit more,... CONTINUE READING 20

Betcha Didn't Know: Expert Cleaning Tips for All Appliances

No one really wants to clean those hard-to-reach, hidden areas in and around their appliances, but it really pays off in the long run! After 30+ years of working with home appliances, I’ve diagnosed countless appliance problems that could have been avoided with just a little routine maintenance. Whether you’re a whiz with a mop, a wood-polishing fanatic, or one of... CONTINUE READING 14

To-Dos To Do While You Watch TV

Coming home and flopping in front of the TV may seem like the perfect way to unwind, but not when there are pressing projects to finish! If you’re a sucker for your TiVo but feel overwhelmed by your to-do list, take a peep at’s 13 best ways to multitask while you catch up on all your fave shows. So... CONTINUE READING 11

8 Ways to Focus & Finish Your To-Do List Fast

The day has ended and you’re lying in bed, wide awake, going over a list of things you need to get done tomorrow. Or maybe the next day. Or how about you just put it off until Saturday, when you know you’re going to have a ton of free time? It’s a vicious cycle we all fall into, but it's time... CONTINUE READING 18

The Grossest Guy-Hygiene Issues

We here at Shecky's may be "all grown up" but there's one thing that hasn't changed. Boys still have cooties. Yep, those same little guys who chased us around on the playground eating snot haven't evolved much since first grade. See some of the grossest guy-hygiene issues our Staffers have come across, and please, share yours (we hate feeling alone!). ...Their... CONTINUE READING 24

10 Ways to Unplug this Weekend

Happy 10th birthday to Shecky’s (have you checked out our amazing deals and more?)! In honor of the awesome party attitude that goes along with a b-day and our love for Fridays, we’re bringing you a TOP 10 AT 10AM every Friday. I don't know about you ladies, but after a summer of (birthday) partying, I'm pretty beat now that it's officially... CONTINUE READING 14

Surprising Household Deodorizers

Icky smells around my apartment put me in the foulest of moods. Whether it’s a mysterious scent from the fridge or the musty smell of damp linens, I just want to throw everything out and start fresh. Lucky for me, Real Simple has compiled a list of eight surprisingly effective household deodorizers that will not only save me the hassle... CONTINUE READING 19