Do you eBay?

My family and I have recently moved into a new home, fun times! However, our budget had been nearly wiped out by new floors, painting and counter tops. So we had a lot less money to spend on decor – my fav part! What a bummer! As I was complaining t a friend of mine that we would be eating all of our meals “Japanese style” until we had cash for the gorgeous farm table I was salivating over from Restoration Hardware she asked, “have you tried Ebay?” Ebay? Uhm, no…I don’t do Ebay. Honestly, the thought of scouring through pages of posts and then trying to buy an item from a stranger…well, it kinda scared me. She insisted that I at least try it. She gave me a quick tutorial and before long I was bidding like a madwoman. Tables, drapes, accessories – it was all there, from name brands and MUCH more affordable! What a discovery for me! My poor husband…he would awake suddenly in the middle of the night from my, “oh crap, no! I was outbid!” He just rolled his eyes and covered his head in pillows.

However, this got me thinking – if I can buy housewares here, why not other things…such as, a vintage Gucci doctor’s tote or a piece of LV luggage. Oh yes, folks – this could get dangerous. A whole new world! Presently, my husband is wondering where all our furniture is…uhm, that budget went to Hermes! Ok, ok – I really didn’t blow my entire furniture budget on purses and shoes but it was very tempting. Just thought I would share with you as you may also be gun-shy about Ebay…of course you need to read all posts in detail and check out the sellers thoroughly but so far this has been a pain-free process for me.

Happy bidding! Unless it’s against me! 😉

A pic of the Gucci tote that I lost…I am still mourning over it!

 

 

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Procrastinators – UNITE!

If you are like me, you have been avoiding bathing suit shopping at all possible costs. It’s just something I have come to loathe in life. Finding a suit that fits me like a glove and not having to spend my life’s savings to purchase it? Nearly impossible. Or is it? I’ve been scouring the web lately trying to find some great deals and came across Lands End’s product page. Not only do they still have a pretty good selection (in petite and plus sizes, too!) but their price point is about 50% less than their original prices about a month ago. Also, LE provides a great overview of sizes so that you pick the best fitting one for your body-type. Check it out for yourself! But dont procrastinate too much longer! 🙂

http://www.landsend.com/ix/swimwear-swimsuits/Swim/Women/index.html?seq=1%7E2%7E3&catNumbers=644%7E645&visible=1%7E2%7E1&store=le&sort=Recommended&tab=6&cm_re=D-1-1

These are some of my favs:

Petunia Rose Paisley

$25.59 for top

$26.39 for top

Black/White

$25.59 for top