A Public Service Announcement from The Easter Bunny.

Easter eggs

Easter eggs (Photo credit: StSaling)

Hello Friends!  I hope you are enjoying Springtime, and frolicking about at your every opportunity.  One thing  I’d like to warn about, and it’s something busy folks fall prey to sometimes, including yours truly.  It’s the “P” word – Procrastination.  Since the Internet came along (will somebody tell Al Gore I’m working on the Peep liver pate, but can’t promise anything) we have further and further fragmented our attention and our time.  The latest rabbit hole I’ve come to know the inner walls of is that of “Pinterest” the online bulletin board site.  I would log on there and see pictures upon pictures of pretty Easter decor, and yummy treats.  By the time I perked up my ears, it was dark outside!

So here’s my tip for anyone finding themselves deep in the depths of any online (or on-screen) activity. Facebook, Word processing, X-box….set a kitchen timer for the amount of time you’d like to allot, and then when that bell goes off, shut it down.  It’s not easy.  But, as my friend Kermit the Frog tells mare some things in life just aren’t. (He refers to being green, but I think it’s widely applicable).


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My Little Advice Shop: Men and Holiday Shopping

Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String

Image by Chiot’s Run via Flickr

We know. You hate holiday shopping. Women expect the world, so you roll Santa Style and try to find it for her on Christmas Eve. These days, there’s a better way, and it makes you look like a rock star under the tree. The key? Keeping an eye on the magazines and websites your honey likes.

  • All sorts of publications do “gift guides” in the December issue of their magazine/paper. Real Simple is a magazine with terrific taste, and detailed gift ideas for the different people in your life. The newspapers do them too, so keep an eye out.
  • Another option is a website like Red Envelope. They offer a curated selection of gifts to choose from as opposed to wandering the Internet, overwhelmed by choices. Their sale section has some great stuff right now.
  • Shop early, as featured items can sell out. Then relax, and wave at Santa as he goes by, instead of trying to keep up.   Shop nice, y’all!
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