Your Quick Guide to Sample Sale-ing
It used to to be that you had to be invited to exclusive sites, like Gilt Groupe, RueLaLa, or Hautelook. (Don’t they sound fancy with French qualities in the title?) These were the original big three, becoming mainstream in about 2008. Now, sample sites are everywhere, and you can join, no invitation needed. But are… (0 comment)

Cheap Decorating Tips
I Will Be Decorating With a Blue Theme You will soon see my favorite color is Blue. I find that color calming and relaxing. Blue also reminds me of water and I spent a decade in Florida. I decorate to bring the outside, inside to make a cozy, inviting room to live in. You can… (0 comment)

Made In America: Crayola Crayons
The Crayons Everyone Loves Were American Born Crayola Crayons have been a part of our first day of school memories for over 100 years now. I wonder how many of today’s children know that distinctive smell of Crayola crayons on the first day of school. I wonder if it’s just us baby boomers that have… (0 comment)

Made In America: Yankee Candles
Buying American Made Products To Support American Jobs Yankee Candles being made in America was actually a bit of a surprise to me, although I don’t really know why. Honestly, I hadn’t seriously thought about buying products made in America before ABC News did their now famous series on the subject. I’m also relieved to… (0 comment)

Fantastic Five Gift ideas for Mothers
A mother deserves a special gift and whether it’s Mother’s day, Birthday, Christmas, New Year, Easter, Anniversary or any occasion, you will find many great gifting ideas to choose from. Remember that a mother has sacrificed so much for you helping you learn and grow through your formative years, and now it is time to… (0 comment)