Saturday, January 02, 2010

Martha Stewart Rugs for Safavieh

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We're a bit obsessed with rugs lately. It's probably because we're working on launching our new rug site and that's all we been seeing for the last two weeks.

Have you seen the Martha Stewart rug collection for Safavieh? It's not a new collection--in fact, it's been around for a while. We're seeing some new patterns that we really like though. Check them out:

What do you think? They are so Martha Stewart-ist, aren't they? One thing you can say about Martha, she's consistent in her style/taste.

These rugs are not too expensive. They run about $250 for a 4x6 to $1500 for a 9x13.

To see the entire catalog of Martha Stewart rugs, you can click here.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year

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Affordable Luxury-Faux Fox Throw

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We don't know about you, but we totally have frugality fatigue.

Like everyone else, we've cut back in our spending considerably, and we mean, REALLY, REALLY cut back. The kind of cut back where life stops being fun!

While there is some joy in seeing how many ways you can save money, there's a lot more joy in spending a little on yourself once in a while. It doesn't have to be a lot. Sometimes just something simple like a new lipstick could just make your day.

This year we are starting a new category called Affordable Luxury. It's our version of a new lipstick. You know, little things that don't cost much but make your life a bit more cheerful? Something that gives you a high, however temporary?

Our first item:

This faux fox throw is from Wildcat Territory. It's 80" x 48" and costs $399. We love it accross a chair, a chaise or a bed. It adds instant luxury to a room, but most importantly, because it's so soft and fuzzy, it's great for a cold day.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Where Our Trash Went...

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We once had a friend who went environ-MENTAL on us all of the sudden--and quite forcefully at it.

Have you had one of those? You know, the kind that monitor your plastic bag usage? The kind that only let you use two squares of toilet paper at a time, and only if it's a number two? The kind that if you stay at his house, shower is limited to a minute and a half?

Well, it was no fun hanging out with someone like that, but reading this LA Times article makes us wonder if he does have a point. The article is about how trash is being disposed after it left our homes.

Some of the main points in the article:

1) The amount of waste we generated is enormous and permanent. More and more landfills are filling up and new spaces are needed.

2) We consume more alcohol and eat less healthy than we are willing to admit.

3) We waste a lot of food. 10% of garbage is edible food, and there is no discernible difference between the rich and the poor.

To read the entire article, click here.

It really makes you think about how much we consume and how much we waste, doesn't it?

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