There are some people who hate change and some people who love change. I happen to be one of those people that loves change. I'd rearrange my furniture every month and redecorate every year if my budget would allow for it. Unfortunately, it doesn't.
Holiday decorating can be a challenge when you are un-crafty. Those of you that know me are well aware that I must never, ever be left alone with a glue gun, tape and scissors in one sitting--and please don't hand me a needle and thread and ask me to mend something.
You are likely to end up with more than you asked for--like a piece of my skin sewn into your shirt.
at 9:56AM, 3 years ago |
The holidays can be a very expensive time of year. But our DealPros have found countless ways to manage and maximize budgets while still celebrating in style. Brandi Savitt and Stephanie Berenbaum of Fabulous and Frugal have a surefire way to save money during the season of spending: shop your home for holiday decorating needs.
"Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who is the fairest of them all?"
Sigh. "You are, Katie."
"You don't sound very enthusiastic."
"I know, but didn't we just go through this yesterday? You look the same. Get over yourself."
See, this is why mirrors shouldn't talk. One-sided mirror dialogue has worked for women for thousands of years; there's no reason we should change it up now. I never liked that fairytale anyway. Who talks to their mirror and hears something back? Ahem…certainly not me!
at 11:35AM, 4 years ago |
Stuff We Like
Photo of vintage vinyl and chrome ashtray chairs courtesy of The Ivy.
Last weekend, while strolling along Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, I spied a pair of 60's vintage chrome and vinyl chairs with built-in ashtrays! Wow, how convenient for the exhausted smoker who's just too winded to lean over and flick those ashes into an aqua kidney-shaped ashtray. I tried to think how I could possibly blend these retro beauties with my old-world, shabby chic look. It just wasn't happening until I imagined Mad Men's Don Draper stopping by for bourbon and a few hundred cigs…tired from a long day of ad sales, chain smoking and cheating.
Poor Don…so tired and vulnerable, so newly single.
at 9:04AM, 4 years ago |
Thanks to our friends over at Red Envelope, one of our lucky members is going to be able to spruce up a wall in their home very soon. A week ago, we announced that we'd be giving away the Deluxe Wall Gallery Frame from Red Envelope to one of our members. All they had to do to enter is add a photo that represents them to their Savings.com profile page and comment on the contest announcement blog post to let us know they'd done so.
We got 23 entries, and out of those 23, a winner was chosen. Drumroll, please...
And the winner is...
at 12:13PM, 4 years ago |