Thank God for the Internet..

And product reviews. Seriously, how did people used to do buy anything before product reviews? Word of mouth? A little background… We need a vacuum.  The tiny cheapo one I got from walmart for my 13’x16′ NYC apartment 5 years ago is just not going to cut it (yes, I said 13′ x 16′!!).  Among […]

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Powder Room Progress – (Though it doesn’t look like it)

The weekend started with a trip to Lowes Friday Night to look for a pedestal sink. Jeff decided to head out to the garden section (which is outdoors) to look for a large planter. Spotting one he liked on the shelf above his head, he tilted it towards him to look inside. Big mistake! Jeff […]

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Curtain Solution?

There seemed to be a common consensus in your comments about the curtains (say THAT ten times fast!) that some sort of sheers underneath would help the look. Ya’ll are so clever! I had actually been wondering how I was going to replace the ugly blinds that were left by the previous owner with something […]

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Weekend Update – and how NOT to paint kitchen cabinets.

This weekend included a mini-milestone, some shopping and a whole lot of frustration! The shopping was a happy accident. I’ve had my eye on these white Hampton Bay wicker chairs at Home Depot for a few months now, but when they finally went on sale I could resist them no longer.. And the cute indoor/outdoor […]

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Sale alert – JC Penney patio furniture 50% off!

  Yes, I know I just bought an outdoor set for our patio, but now our pergola is feeling totally neglected.. and who am I to pick favorites? Wouldn’t this 3 piece chat set look adorable there with some comfy cushions and the roses as a backdrop? Was $499, now$249. And not that I need […]

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Country Kitchen a la JCPenney?

I’ve seen alot of these JCPenney country kitchen pieces featured in decorating mags this spring, and they’re all on clearance now!  I’m thinking any one of these would look so cute in our dining room: Cottage Kitchen Hutch – now $199 (my fave I think) Or this Buffet for just $149! And lastly this Victorian Buffet & […]

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Crocodile Tiles!

Leafing through a past issue of “Remodeling & Makeovers” magazine, I spotted these faux crocodile porceline tiles from Walker Zanger’s Matouche Line: I LOVE these! I wonder how they would look as a backsplash behind the stove? It looks so elegant in the bathroom below: I also really dig their new Metal Tech tiles shown in the […]

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Cute Blue Lamp from Urban Outfitters

I’ve always loved those features in magazines like “Lust or Must” where they show you the couture version of an outfit and then show you a much more affordable item (knock off?) that has a similar look for a fraction of the price. I’m starting my own feature called Chic and Cheap!  I don’t know […]

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Melamine plates, not just for dining anymore..

I knew I loved the design of this Thomas Paul melamine tray and  gothic plate set the second I saw them for the first time at Elsewares.  But to be perfectly honest, I’m not the biggest melamine fan.  I mean unless your hosting BBQs on a daily basis, how many plastic plates can you have an […]

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