Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Buy this, Not that...

A few new finds that you might like!  A recent visit to our local Homegoods store, I spotted a new Max Studio throw blanket that seemed to be really nice quality & machine washable.  I found the same one online here for $89:

Homegoods price??? $29.99!

Our Homegoods did have the one above as well as these 2 that I picked up:

I also found the Rowley chair I really liked at Horchow:

But at a price of $2399?  A little bit expensive.  How about this look alike for a much more reasonable price!

How about $599? Ah, much better.

Wishing you happy shopping!  

Monday, June 16, 2014

New Fabric

I was recently at this local store & found this pretty pale aqua fabric.   I am planning to use on a new cornice board in my laundry room. The material is heavy and seems to be of really nice quality!

And guess where it's from?  WALMART!!

More options:

You can click here to see if these are at your local Walmart.  They had a lot of great looking fabric. 

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Water marks on cabinets

Our kitchen cabinets are cherry and for the most part, in really good shape. However, near the sink there are some water marks.   A quick fix is something we recently found at Lowe's.  These Minwax Finishing Cloths are great and really did  a nice job.   I should have taken before and after pics but was too excited to try this and really wasn't sure if it would work.   You might want to try it if you have a small staining project.

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Latest Read

While recently browsing the famous blog 'Between Naps on the Porch',  she mentioned the gorgeous book 'A Passion for Blue & White' by Carolyn Roehm.  It looked like a really nice book and I love blue & white in decorating & dishes. Next step? Head over the public library website to order the book.  It came to our local branch quickly and it really is incredible.  Lots of great pictures and decorating tips.

Click here to read the Amazon reviews if interested. Wishing you a Happy Easter

Monday, February 24, 2014

A visit to Newport Beach & an iPhone tip...

An awesome trip recently to Newport Beach CA!   Just a few pics:

Crystal Cove

Pelican Hill

We stayed here.  Newport Coast Villas.

Loved the sunsets every evening!

What a great time. And of course we had to have music during our trip and just used our iPhones.
Did you know you can put your iPhone in a glass to make it sound like a speaker?
Great tip Suz....and thanks Judy for the trip! :)

Happy Monday!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Latest Buys - Round 2

 I've blogged before about our Gap Outlet here in town. It is AWESOME & we are hooked!  Here's a few of my latest finds!   Love that place.   The prices are usually about 1/4 of what they are online and they have a ton of boots right now.

I've been looking for tall black riding boots for a long time & finally found them!  On the Piperlime website, it says 'Olivia Palermo pick'.

French Connection tall riding boot

They also carry a lot of Athleta items.   These are the softest and warmest shirts ever!

Athleta Luscious Turtleneck

I found the black & also a white one.  A great shirt to wear today since it's only -2 degrees here!

Click here & here for some of my other Gap Outlet finds.

Wishing you a fun weekend & TGIF!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Latest Buys

Ok, I know Target is having it's credit card issues lately, but they are also having awesome clearance sales & you can always use cash! :)   Went there yesterday & found:

They had it in red & black also! 

These are the best slippers ever & were on clearance for $9.99.

Nate Berkus Diamond rug.   I didn't get this but saw it there and it looks great!

And a non-clearance item but a great price ($1.89) & love the color!
NYC Ultra Last Lipwear in 411B Snowcone

Just a few finds. Wishing you a fun weekend & stay warm! 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year!

I saw this on Pinterest and thought it had some really great tips on using your iPhone camera vs your DSLR camera.  The blogger Two Twenty One has a beautiful blog if you haven't checked it out yet.

Wishing you all the best in 2014!!