Sunset Cliffs. What a pretty view.
Sunset Cliffs. What a pretty view.
Happy Early Valentine’s Day everyone! Just thought I would share these fabulous Valentine’s Day DIYs. Cheers and Happy Super Bowl Sunday!! –Jody
Valentine’s Day is coming in like a freight train, and as we prepare for the big day at the flower shop I’m thinking ahead for sweet homemade gifts for C and my friends.
Here are some of my favorites scoured from the internets…
There are few things that make my husband happier than a six pack. Dress up a case of your Valentine’s favorite brew (or soda!) with craft paper, ribbon, and a homemade tag.
Make a cute card with birthday candles and card stock for the person who lights up your life. (This version with a match book is adorable, too.)
Pen a love letter on a coffee cup with a Sharpie paint marker. Bake it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees (F) to make it dishwasher safe!
Who can resist chocolate covered strawberries? Add white chocolate football laces to score major points with your…
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I’ve been busy recently down-sizing and trying to get rid of excess “stuff.” (Don’t we all have too much stuff anyway?) I found a box in my closet filled with handbags– many of which I hadn’t carried in more than a year. So…. I decided the best way to get rid of them was consignment. Especially since they were in good condition and name brand items. True, it was hard to part with my old favorite Coach bag– but since it was just hanging out in a box I decided to sell.
Getting rid of clothes and accessories has been an emotional experience at times. This box of stuff for consignment sat in my car trunk for close to a week (yikes). Anyway, the stuff is gone now and I’m now waiting for my money! The good news is- the place I’m using has been successful for me in the past. I had close to $100 on my account. Which means now I can shop for FREE!
Beautiful view along Sunset Cliffs near Ocean Beach, CA.
Plus-size shopping on a budget seems to be a challenge. Most of the thrift stores I visit for my blog have a very small selection of plus sizes. If they even have plus sizes at all. It’s not good– I believe the average woman is something like a Size 14, right? I’m re-blogging this because I feel the plus-sized shopper is under-represented at the thrift stores.
Newcomer on the plus scene La Grande Dame offers great clearance items, regular sales promoted by newsletters (sign up for savings!), and lots of sneaky designer-specific sales. You’ll be thrilled at the savings on high-end plus selections from designers like Melissa Masse.
Save a lot on specific clearance pieces marked down 75%! Gorgeous dresses go from $100 to $30, jackets sell for $25 from $80, and more. Check back the sale section regularly for the best finds, because they switch around without warning.
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Sunday grocery shopping at the 99 cents store??
Usually I do my grocery shopping at the local Ralph’s or Vons or Trader Joe’s… you know, what we think of as the “normal” grocery stores, right? I had no idea how great my neighborhood 99 cents store could be! I was out and about running errands early Sunday morning and decided to check out this 99 cents store and see if it really was more than cheap cleaning supplies and paper towels.
As you can see, I found a huge bottle of soy sauce for 99 cents– or you can get the name brand version in a smaller container. Same price 99 cents.
Two heads of lettuce, you guessed it 99 cents. I was surprised to find the produce section was clean, well stocked and good quality stuff. And, can you ever really get tired of the easy pricing???
And, my favorites– the cleaning supplies. Lots of them!
Bread, bagels, hamburger buns– all 99 cents. I checked all expiration dates and looking good. No outdated food here.
I needed a few extra Halloween goodies for my niece. Guess what? I found some cute glow in the dark necklaces to wear trick-or-treating priced 2/99 cents. Awesome!
Moral of the story…. you can score big for under $10 grocery shopping at the 99 cents store! Cheers!
Another beautiful sunset at the beach.
Thought this was a cool post . Especially since I feel like I’ve been sampling a lot of lip products lately . Must have something to do with the cold weather. Cheers!!
Need something flashy and swanky for the holidays? This place is awesome for just that! There’s plenty of sparkly jackets and spiffy dresses.
I had a great time this weekend at Point Loma’s American Cancer Society Resale Shop. Located at 3609-C Midway Drive, this shop is easy to find with plenty of parking.
Definitely– lots of sparkle here! Most important this shop is clean and neat and extremely well merchandised. Clothes were pressed (not all wrinkled!) and the racks were colorized too. For someone like me that is a good thing since I’m really trying to break out of my “uniform” of wearing black all the time.
I found some shoes for work and a fantastic selection of jackets. Pictured below is an awesome fur jacket I found. It was in great condition. Prices here were reasonable and the clearance racks had a sizeable selection of items priced at $2– you read that right– 2 Bucks!!
Friday & Saturday December 13 and December 14: Semi-Annual Sale 50% off Storewide Savings
Sunday December 15: Prepare for the new year or finish your holiday shopping. A variety of unused merchandise with original tags will be featured (I got a sneak peek– it’s all good stuff!!)