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Do You Shop Online Sample Sales for Home Decor?

Fashion companies kicked off the craze of online sample sale shopping (hello, Gilt Groupe!), but the brands that make decor weren’t far behind. And now it seems like there are a million sites out there that promise the best home goods without the designer prices.

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Make a Shopping List to Save at the Grocery Store

Along with not going to the supermarket hungry, making a shopping list is one of the most effective ways to avoid making impulse purchases. An extra few things here and there might not seem like a bit deal, but you might be surprised at how much you actually save by sticking to your list.


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Check How Eco-Friendly That Product is with GoodGuide

If you’re trying to be more eco-friendly, there’s an easy way to check to see if the products you purchase are as green as they say they are. Using the GoodGuide website or iPhone app it’s as easy as searching the product name or scanning the barcode.


Keep reading to find out more.


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Well Hello Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel has a great selection of things for the home currently, including these gorgeous chairs — have you noticed? I’m drooling over the mid century inspired white leather chair with that sleek chrome base because it would look great in my living room. I equally love the cobalt blue trimmed chair shown below, it’s traditional yet very modern with that amazing lacquered frame. Whoever designed that honey of a chair was clearly very clever, it’s such a hottie.

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I’m a Bit Obsessed with Calendars Lately

Maybe it’s just a symptom of it being January, but I’ve been shopping for calendars in the past few days. And I’ve already collected quite a few, in as I’m sitting at my desk I can count three 2011 calendars, and one from 2010 that I can’t give up until I replace it.

So, I thought I’d do a quick round up of some of my favorite finds for 2011. Starting with the one hanging in my kitchen, which I’ve ordered the refill for.


Happy Days Wooden Calendar by Pikku Wares, $48

Click through to see the rest of my picks, plus a free download from Red Stamp!

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Take Advantage of Free Shipping Day on Etsy Today

Now in it’s third year, Free Shipping Day just continues to grow. This year more than 1,500 stores are participating. You can find all the details on the Free Shipping Day website. But what I’m especially excited about this year is the fact that a slew of sellers on Etsy (71 as of when this post was written) are joining […]

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Where Are You Shopping?

I always like to know where people shop online for great gifts. Please reveal, I would love to know where you are shopping currently to make this season merry & bright for you and your dear family and friends. A personal favorite of mine, valued for their unique products, is the…

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Beware Bait-and-Switch Pricing in Holiday Shopping

I started my holiday shopping today because a lot of stores were advertising “pre-Black Friday sales” and because I hate crowds. (I lived in Manhattan for 15 years and never once went to Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop. But then I hate freezing cold almost as much as crowds.) In any case, I caught a retailer in a pricing bait-and-switch that I thought I would pass on to you.

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Before You Lease a Car, Do This

For the first time in more than a decade, leases makes up more than 20 percent of all new car purchases, according to the automotive Web site Unfortunately, many first-time leasers aren’t thinking through the details.

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CB2 – 14 Favorites For Fall

CB2 is really blowing my mind lately! They have so many fresh finds that it’s hard to not empty your wallet — and not just on furniture, but on soft furnishings and accessories too. I’ve always liked their energetic color palette combined with a mostly neutral base, but their aesthetic just feels fresher and even a bit more edgy this season – what do you think?

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