Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Promo Codes - How and Why to Use

It all started when I got tired of worrying if my favorite black pants were clean and ready to wear.  That answer was almost always "NO" because I only had one pair AND I loved them so was always wearing them.  Sigh....

Having searched far and wide previously with no luck, I admit I didn't have much hope.  However, today was different.  I found 3 other pairs in my size!  Don't you love when that happens?!!

When the sales total was $109, I thought....Really?  Should I do this?? (and then I remembered I sold 2 houses yesterday with 2 more probably writing this week and I reminded myself....what black pants will I wear if I don't buy these?????)

And THEN......I remembered..........
Cheri, go find a promo code!!!!!!

I immediately opened up a separate window (leaving my shopping cart open in another) and typed in:

"Name of store" and then "promo code". 

Quite a few results pulled up, so I looked for the one that had the highest reported success rate AND had the most RECENT successful use.  The best one said:

$15 off for every $50 spent and free shipping. 

I went back to my online purchase and in the promo code/coupon box, typed the code the other side told me to...and voila'!   My total was $109...now it was $79.

Do you remember to search promo codes when you shop online?  Have you had success?  BTW, I went back to the RetailMeNot page and entered my experience anonymously...so now it says that code was successfully used 30 minutes ago!  lol

And best of all, I don't have to go out and actually shop!  Woo Hoo!!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Home Decorating - Rug and Mirror

I just wrote about the new light for the island.  Well, on Sunday (2 days ago!!!), I found the perfect rug for our great room.  It is already here.  On TUESDAY.    For $9.95 shipping.  Really???  Wow!

The "Pantone" colors in this rug are pewter, feather gray and dove gray.  Size is 9 X 13 and GORGEOUS.  Surya Art Studio...it is 100% New Zealand Wood, hand-tufted.    I am loving Joss and Main - the prices are incredible if you are patient....I paid less than half of the price at THIS website.

If you want to sign up for this FREE members-0nly site that launches sales daily with amazing prices...click HERE and get a free shipping deal - free shipping on your first purchase through July 15th.....maybe you'll get a huge rug in 48 hours too!

Same day - a gorgeous mirror my mom ordered me for the powder room.  LOVE IT!!  I had asked the builder to let me buy a mirror....and didn't realize that wasn't as easy as it sounded.  But when I saw this mirror at JC Penney, I knew it was the one.

 We updated to comfort height toilets all over the house.

Also asked for a different pedestal sink than normally used.  Love the clean lines.

Thursday, our formal dining room, coffee table and a credenza are being delivered.  I'm not posting photos of our new living room right now as there is still much to be done with accessorizing.  But we love it!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

New Varaluz Island Light - Joss & Main

I thought I knew the light I wanted and loved loved loved it.   Thankfully, I decided to wait until we moved in until buying it....and I'm glad I did.  I think it would have been overwhelming......

So last week when I was stalking my online boutique sales (My new favorite being Joss & Main since it is mostly things for the home), I saw a Varaluz Lighting sale.  I had ran across Varaluz a few months ago... recycled sustainable handmade lighting, and couldn't believe my eyes!!

I quickly opened up the sale and saw the Varaluz Flair collection lights and purchased this one for $356.....regularly $1200+!!!!  We have a 5 foot island and I really struggled on what size to get.  Went with the 36" and it is PERFECT!

It got here in 4-5 days, which was amazing and while at work yesterday, EngineerHubby got it hung.  We are SO thrilled!!!  It goes with the "flow" of the granite, the glowy amber color at night....ahhhhhhh....

Here is a video that explains the company and this line of lights.....sustainable grasses....take an individual 2 days so lay the grass just so.....

Have you discovered Joss & Main yet??  If not, check it out...you will be SO happy.

Have you discovered Joss & Main?  Found any great deals??


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

An Architect's (and my husband's) Guide To Color

This cracks me up!