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Dollar Tree: Great for Peanut Butter Crackers and Wedding Swag Too!

In saving money, Wedding on March 17, 2010 at 6:02 pm

I Found myself wandering around william cannon and decided today was the day I would venture into the dollar store. Dollar Tree to be exact. Great place for wedding glassware and fabric flowers if you are using any.  On normal day to day items I left with: 2 boxes of cereal, Campbell’s soups, little peanut butter crackers for lunches, sponges, scrubber brushes, cleaning supplies, swiffer cloths and kitchen towels for under $20. Sweet. One word of warning, I saw soup for less at H-E-B later that day, so don’t be fooled. Items I will go back for come wedding time are: Pint glasses, small cylinder vases, martini glasses (seriously, they’re pretty nice and we don’t have any!) and dish towels.  And they also have great items for purchase by the case online such as wedding bubbles and candles. As you can see, I’m quite excited about this. I’ll take saving money from anywhere I can. Oh and if you’re in that neighborhood (500ish William Cannon.. in Austin) Rick’s cleaner is $2.65 and item for dry cleaning!


Rooms To Go: Thrifty Furniture?

In furniture, saving money on May 20, 2009 at 5:19 am

London Beige Couch

My beau and I were desperately seeking cheap, but somehow still styish furniture for our new “little” apt in Austn and had decided it was between Ashley and Ikea… and then… we saw this very silly looking place called Rooms To Go and while I thought and voiced that it was probably a rental furniture place, Chris (smartly) suggested we go in… and lo and behold the sales people were not attacking us for commission and the furniture was fun, modern-ish and within our price range. The deals start rolling in if you buy the “room” vs just a sofa, etc. Above is the London Beige couch we selected. Tell me what you think. And believe me, I’m still obsessed with ikea, but hey, there will be many more oportunities in my life to take a gander at the ikea land.

Lela Rose has wonderful shoes for payless

In Chic, saving money on May 12, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Lela Rose for Payless

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Fioni for Payless

Payless has made my thrifty little heart leap. I love these shoes. The first and second pairs are designed by Lela Rose and the bottom Fioni. They are in stock online and ready to be added to your wardrobe for less than $40 each. The last pair is actually on sales for $19.99. Did I mention how excied I am?

Kohls Cute Looks for Under $200

In Chic, clothing, saving money on May 8, 2009 at 8:49 am

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This set of very cute clothes was featured in Shape Magazine this month. They also have selections from Express and KMart, but I found this one to by my personal favorite. Happy shopping!

In Chic, clothing, saving money on May 7, 2009 at 6:31 am




So here we are again, looking for the ultimate sale on Chanel, YSL, etc. This time on haute look. It’s based on a count down where certain lines go on sale for three days at a time, keeping the merchendise fresh and interesting. It’s fun to scout, and believe me, there are times when you do find awesome, affordable items. So check it out and tell me what you think.

P.S. The dresses above are $70 and $85. I can’t wait to grab one. New discounted designer wear

In Chic, clothing, saving money on April 20, 2009 at 5:42 am

Zac Posen 2-Part DressMike & Chris Trench

Alright, I know I do not have 1,000 to spend on a dress, or anything else for that matter… but… has some really phenomenal dresses for oh, 75% off. The dress above is a Zac Posen two piece that I would cherish for the rest of my days, but alas it is far too pricey for my busget. On the upside, there are items on there for less than $100. The Mike & Chris trench above on sale for $198! But less about me and more about you! Check it out. If you get something groovy, leave a pic on the comments. Happy Shopping!

JC Penny: Adorable Affordable Lingerie

In clothing, saving money on March 30, 2009 at 10:13 am

These little nighties are wonderful, they come in bright colors and are all under $40, with some as low as $21. I’m somehow becoming a bit or a pennies fan here. Shhhh, don’t tell my friends.

Inexpensive glasses:

In accessories, Chic, saving money on March 29, 2009 at 7:15 am



Wow, I just checked out an great pair of glasses at I went through the whole process of placing in my prescription, etc and yep, $39 dollars. Now, I haven’t seen them in person, but a friend of mine swears by them so check it out and save that $400 that normally is shelled out for glasses and spend it on a fun time somewhere else!

ideeli: Fantastic one day sales

In Chic, clothing, saving money on March 28, 2009 at 6:52 am


I was invited to ideeli by a friend of mine and I am smitten. This glorious site features anything from gucci watches to paul smith ties and lessa wallace bags, all for a steep discount, the tie above is priced at $45 from $135 and the bag is $132 from. The gucci watch will still set you back $375 but it was originally $750 and what a beauty! The “events” are one designer at a time and last about a day. Its best to get in at the beginning before the good stuff sells out. The site is invite only, so if you are interested, shoot me an email and I’ll send an invite your way!

Markets and Estate Sales

In Chic, crafts, furniture, saving money on March 8, 2009 at 6:13 am

wimberly-marketI don’t know about you, but I absolutely love outdoor markets. Yep, all of them. Farmer’s, Antique, if its outside, I’m sure I’ll love it. Yesterday Chris, our friends Chris and Christina and I went to Wimberly (a town about an hour out of Austin) Market-Days. This is an outdoor knick knack and and any antique you could imagine fair thats held once a month. I found a burnt orange/grey/cream jacket that fit perfectly for $0.50! Yes, less than a dollar. Chris came away with a 1926 yearbook and our friend Chris and Christina also made out like bandits. And they have sno cones. What more can a girl ask? So find your local market and there early if you are hard core or wander in after noon like we did and cruise the stalls for those hidden, overlooked gems.