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Inventive flower vase

Having just returned from Napa, I’m all about everything to do with wine.  I was looking online the other day and found this great post that used a wine bottle as a flower vase.  Think about it, there are some beautiful decorated bottles out there, why not use on as a vase.  Oh and the […]

Imagination and a little bit of paint

I was walking home on the Upper East Side one night and came across this old, 1970’s TV cart outside a consignment shop.  I bought it for $20.00 and wheeled it home.  After a couple pieces of sandpaper, primer and white paint I picked up from Home Depot for $25.00, I spent the weekend transforming […]

Credit Karma

They say Karma is a b*tch, but Credit Karma is a simple, sweet application I have found.  https://www.creditkarma.com/ is a free website that tracks your debt and give you an updated credit score each month.  It also gives you a list of the best credit cards rates for balance transfers and tools you can use […]

Cascade dishwashing for whites?

Yep.  Turns out a combination of 1/2 cup of cascade and 1/2 cup of clorox will turn your dingy whites like new again.  Just get a bucket (or fill your tub) with super hot water and soak your favorite tee or tank top in the solution for a few hours and wash as usual.  You […]

Countdown to summer

After a trip to visit the family in Myrtle Beach this month, my boyfriend’s mom had these great little towel clips.  They’re cute, fun and clip your towel in place on your beach chair.  No more towels flying everywhere when you get up.  Boca Clips can be found at Bed Bath and Beyond ($6.00 for a pack of 2).  Great find!

Great newborn gift

There’s a new addition to our family, baby Gavin Matthew.  I wanted to get my brother and sister-in-law something special and something Gavin would have for a long time.  After some web surfing, I came across this baby blanket from Pottery Barn Kids.  It’s super soft and from the reviews, gets even softer as you […]

Getting ready for summer…

Yeah!!  Summer is just about here and I’m looking to get a head start.  I’ve tried bronzers before but only the powder type, never the spray tanners.  Afraid of looking like Snooki, I did my homework and found the perfect one. Sephora’s own Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist.  It’s the easiest, most natural looking color.  One […]

The must have lip balm

Went to my friend’s for a bbq yesterday and one of the girls pulled out this cute little lip balm shaped like an egg.  I just have to have it, so I googled it to find out more about it and was suprised to find out that it’s 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum […]

April Best Buys

Spring is here!!  Our April best bests: Cruise deals:  April is a great month to book cruises because it is typically not a vacation month.   2012’s offers are as much as 11% less in this month. Vacuum Cleaners: Time for spring cleaning.  Newer models don’t come out until the summer, so you can get […]

March Best Buys

Wow…can’t believe it’s March already….time for our best buys! Skis, Ski Jackets, Ski Boots: As retailers start to get ready for spring/summer inventory, they are trying to get rid of their winter stuff (especially with the mild weather we’ve had).  You’ll find great discounts on any ski related. I’ve seen as much as 50%. Luggage: […]