Archive for October, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Wishing all you witches the spookiest of nights!

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Living only a mile away from Nordstrom Rack means that I am there at least a few times a month.  I usually try to make it round the whole store keeping an eye out for clearance tags.  Yesterday, I discovered a goal mine people!  The Rack is currently switching over seasons, resulting in major clearance in the shoe department.  Almost all sandals are ridiculously cheap, I found a pair for $2.99!!!  I saw lots of red tags throughout the women, men and kids shoe departments.  Of course clearance items are limited and inventory is varied by store, but I would highly recommend getting your booty over to the Rack and getting some sandals for next year.  Maybe a little premature, but a well worth ‘few-dollar-holler’ investment.

To Plate, or Not to Plate, that is the Question

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

For years now I’ve been debating hanging plates in our dinning area. I keep going back and fourth on the matter for a couple of reasons, like: will the plates just look random, too unorganized, or too ‘crafty’ for my taste? Will the plates fall down and cause damage? The pros are: the plates are pretty, and I love adding character to my home.

Below is picture I based my kitchen off, which was designed like the one in Somethings Gotta Give (one of my favorite movies), read more about it HERE.

As you can see they have a few plates hanging over the door. But I was thinking of doing more of a collage of plates above my molding, do you think there’s enough room?

I like this example, and the plates I have collected thus far are similar, I just wouldn’t do as many.

Can you please help me make my up my mind? I’m sick of debating this every time I see a pretty plate!

Travelzoo Deals

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Do you guys know about Travelzoo?  I have been using this site for years to compare prices from all different airlines and travel sites such as Orbitz and Expedia, to make sure I am getting the best deal around on flights and vacations.  You can subscribe to their weekly email features the ‘Top 20’ best internet travel deals of the week, and now a new feature has been added for local deals.  Last month I found this deal, and thought it was too good to pass up:

We bought the deal and last weekend Brad and I headed up to Park City celebrate my birthday.  The Stein Eriksen Lodge did not disappoint!  I think we loved it most because we were nestled up in the autumn mountains and the lodge was so quiet before the snow and ski rush!

A few highlights from our stay:  Running around the grounds trying to find the hot tub in our robes and slippers (yes we know we are dorks), enjoying dusk at the outdoor pool and hot tub (no one else was there!), our own private deck with incredible mountain views, a private workout at the gym (which had it’s own tv for each machine, soaked washcloths, lemon water, protein bars and fruit for post-workout recovery) and of course a long soak in the biggest bathtub EVER, reading a good mag.  It’s the little things, right?!  Brad’s highlights:  High definition tv and cable at the foot of the bed, waking up to a crisp New York Times at the door.

Make sure to subscribe to Travelzoo to sign up for your local deals, I’m glad we didn’t miss out on this one.  Thanks Brad for a great birthday that I’ll never forget x

A Cadbury Christmas at World Market + FREE MOVIE TICKET

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Last week Christmas arrived at World Market. Still embracing the Fall, I didn’t want to look, but temptation got the better of me and I was not disappointed. The decorations and gift wrap selection is adorable and worthy of a post later on; but what I was most excited for was the Holiday Food selection, in particular classics from the Motherland.

In our house Christmas is not Christmas without Cadbury, and I’m so excited to have them so readily available here in the states.

Chocolate fingers are delicate little cookies, perfect for dipping in a hot drink. Roses, is a selection of individual Cadbury Chocolates, great for a get together. The Cadbury Advent Calender, is a delicious way to start your day, and Cadbury Hot Chocolate is simply the best.

An important note regarding Cadbury is that IT’S  NOT ALL CREATED EQUAL. The Cadbury products made in the USA, Canada or even Australia is NOT the same as the original product from the UK. Always check packaging, because there’s a big difference on the taste…and trust me when I say the stuff made in the UK is the stuff you want!

Also, there’s a couple of promotions going on right now at World Market, so I hope you’ve all become a “World Market Explorer“. There’s a $10 off $30 coupon, AND a free movie ticket with $10 purchase now thru the 28th, see details HERE. I just LOVE getting free movie tickets, I feel like a winner when we enjoy a free night out:)