Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
For the love of all that is good in this world clean up that hell-hole that you call a retail establishment.
Your entire store was one big messy hunk of junk. Tables were piled moutain high with who-knows-what. The only items actually on hangers were all shoved on one teeny, tiny rack and nearly exploded at my very presence. The only thing I could find and browse easily was the very small section of dog items on the end-cap of the register.
However, one can't be in search of new yoga pants and make a trip to Old Navy and come out
You often have a lovely variety of yoga pants, zip-up hoodie jackets, socks, and the occasional decent shirt or sweater. However, face it, you're clothes are made cheaply and not exactly long-lasting quality. That said, I still purchase items that are rather inexpensive because I feel I can get my use out of them.
What I will not do is search through your heaps of junk. No siree not me!
I may be The Bargainista, but the only way I'm throwing punches and diving headfirst into that mess is if there is the promise of a pair of True Religion jeans on the bottom for 90% of that fit my stubby legs, birthing hips, and bubble bum perfectly.
Now let me out, I'm going to Target for yoga pants.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
First are these very charming and rustic frames:
We'd first saw similar items on our honeymoon. They were in a quaint little shop on one of the items and sold for $60-80. I took pictures of all the cute items in case I could ever recreate them and also to remind me I would find them for a better deal! I'm sure these aren't the handcrafted luxury that the items from the shop were, but they are great all the same. The larger frame was $12.99 and the smaller was $8.99. These will most likely go in the master bedroom. We found old windows and shutters at an estate sale quite some time ago and this will tie the whole look together.
I first saw these through another blog and found them adorable. I love to entertain and what a cute little touch this would be (I'm all about the details!). I'd found them only to be $20 for a pack of four. I paid $6.99 for a pack of four and bought both packs they had. I'd have probably got a third one if it was available. You write on these with a marker but it comes clean with soap and water to use and re-use.
How cute will it look when I serve brunch of car bread with my milk in a glass bottle?(In case you didn't know, Marshall's is part of the T.J. Maxx chain that includes Ross and Homegoods as well. If you have any of these stores near you, you may be able to find the above items.)
Saturday, January 12, 2008
This darling little dress was given to her as a gift. She was going to buy it from a friend who didn't want/need it any longer but then the friend gave it to her. Sweet! I love friends like that. Likewise I love giving goood duds to friends too.
Rusti really will be smokin' hawt with these little ditties plus her fabulous shoes. Look out cruise ship--here she comes!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Our Price: $450
In keeping up with storage I purchased a few magazine files to match the boxes. These will help me keep up with customers and orders as well as organizing information for a few organiaztions I'm a member of.
Outlet Price: $16.99
My Price: $4.99
Retail Price: $249 (I think)
Outlet Price: $189
My Price: $88
This fabulous CuisineArt (Hi CuisineArt people! Send me free stuff!), non-stick, stainless steel cookware is a dream! Mr. Bargainist and I had wanted it for some time but just couldn't bite the bullet for the price. Patience paid off and we didn't have to! Just look at the numbers! It is by far the most fabulous cookware ever. EV-ER! (My apologies for the poor picture).
Other great finds at Williams-Sonoma included a large pack of bar towels ($6), bar clothes (4.50), and a soap and lotion for my little sink caddy ($3.25 each).
Mr. Bargainista found an adorable little loaf pan that is 6 loaves of cars! He had to have it ($8) and I suppose I'll be make banana bread those goes Vroom! Vroom! very soon.
And how about this cute little milk bottle: