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Frugal Home Decor: The Dos and Don’ts of Shopping IKEA

May 8, 2014 |

If you are lucky enough to live near IKEA, you know that it is so easy to go there looking for a great print to hang in your new apartment and leave there spending way more than you intended. Maybe it is the smell of Swedish meatballs combined with the maze of cleverly designed furniture that hypnotizes shoppers? Whatever it is, if you follow these dos and don’ts of shopping IKEA, you will be well on your way to becoming an IKEA shopping wunderkind!

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Columbus Day Sales Round Up: Gap, Calvin Klein, and More!

October 5, 2012 |

This Monday, we're celebrating Columbus's arrival to the Americas with bundles of sales! If Black Friday madness isn't your style, now's a great time to get in some early bird holiday shopping. Here are just a few of the sales ... Read More

Fall Sales Round Up: The Limited, Payless, and More!

September 18, 2012 |

Saturday September 22 marks the first day of fall! Personally, I'm looking forward to cooler weather and Halloween, how about you? Whatever autumn means to you, hopefully you can find a deal here that covers some of your seasonal shopping.

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First Apartment? First Chance to Decorate the Way You Want

June 7, 2012 | 2

For graduates moving from the dorm or college living situation to their first adult abode, it's hard to imagine hauling anything into your new space-- especially not the card table you used in the dining room or the couch your inebriated roommate threw up on. Yet at the same time your new paycheck (although much healthier than the one you received from waiting tables part-time) doesn't seem like enough to cover a swanky new living room set. Before you decide your only option is to finance that furniture for the next ten years, consider these budget-friendly ways to outfit your first apartment.

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Earth Day & Administrative Professionals' Day Sales Round Up

April 17, 2012 |

Need a little excuse to do some shopping? Next week includes both Earth Day (April 22) and Administrative Professionals' Day (April 25). Whether you're looking for a way to make your life more green, or just need a gift for ... Read More

Black Friday Shopping: Linens 'n Things Sneak Peek Sale

November 22, 2011 |

The Sneak Peek Black Friday Sale is happening now at Linens 'n Things. Start saving immediately on bed, bath, kitchen, decor, gift items and more. Whether you're getting a jump on Christmas shopping or getting the house ready for your holiday visitors you're sure to find super savings on loads of great items. Read More

What's New for Fall at Crate & Barrel

September 12, 2011 |

Are you ready to switch out your sunny, summer decor for something a little more in tune with the changing weather? Sure, it may still be hot where you are, but as the temperature cools and we shift towards moving back indoors, you should make sure your home matches the mood of the season. Crate and Barrel is in tune with what your home needs for autumn: earth tones, cozy textures, and furniture that's warm and welcoming for friends and family. Check out a few of these highlights from their fall catalog.Read More

Home Improvement Retail Recovery, a Work in Progress

May 2, 2011 |

Home-Depot-SalesHome improvement retailers are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel after the longest drought in sales they’ve ever experienced.  Both Lowe’s and Home Depot reported an increase in same-store sales in recent months, a sign that a long-awaited recovery is around the corner. But executives are tempering their optimism with warnings that the housing market will take years to truly recover and that improvement will be slow to come.

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Food Pantry

January 6, 2011 |

We didn't win the Mega-Millions lottery the other night.  But we spent some time this past weekend dreaming about what we'd do with the money if we did win.

One of my dreams included a different house.  I'd be ... Read More

Not for the Faint of Heart

November 23, 2010 |

When you've got kids in the house, jobs like vacuuming under (and behind) the family-room couch are not for the faint of heart, stiff of back, or weak of stomach.

I wish I had one of those "Roomba" vacuums ... Read More

Keep It Where You Use It

March 26, 2010 |

You could hardly call my home organized--the other people who live in this house are always conspiring against my efforts to keep it that way.  But it is a goal of mine to have a tidy, organized home.

Whenever I ... Read More