The Geek Squad replaced my laptop hinges and hard drive. Still under warranty! Unlike Michelle, I had no problems.
Conventional tightwad wisdom says to avoid extended warranties, but I find them essential on any new electronics or appliances. Our most basic fridge has required 3 repairs so far!
What did I cook in Florida? Easy meals like spaghetti with meatballs supplemented restaurant trips. I also bought a lot of fresh Florida produce like corn and strawberries. Mmm!
The only downers were that Elise didn't sleep a wink (hello, Zombie Mom!) and my stroller was stolen at a fancy resort. Oh, well, I bought it at the Unclaimed Baggage Depot in the first place.
Our Easter brunch is pictured below. I kept things simple out of necessity: slices of ham, artichoke frittata for the vegetarians, steamed asparagus, strawberries, and left-on-the-counter-for-vacation banana bread.
My husband surprised me with astromeria lilies from the grocery ($4). They made a frugal centerpiece when combined with a yard sale urn, reused Oasis, and moss and spring twigs. What looks like a hole is actually a little bird nest with egg.
Everything you see on the table is secondhand. I just bought the tongs for $1 and the oval asparagus dish for 50 cents.