27 September 2011

Hi My Name Is Tina..& I'm An Addict

Can I tell you, I am LOVING Pinterest. If you haven't checked it out yet, what the heck are you waiting for?
I've been trying to think of a way to explain exactly what Pinterest is and how it works. I just am not very good at explaining things, especially in writing.
I know, I write a blog and can't write? Believe me, I'm in no-way-shape-or-form a "writer" (as I'm sure it's perfectly clear by posts) Anywhoo... here are some cute little "sayings" that I found on Pinterest, explaining Pinterest.

25 September 2011

My New Hobby

It's not the "crafty" kinda hobby.
It's one that doesn't cost any money.
Actually, it saves me money!

I've always cut coupons and sometimes I would remember to use them. But not anymore, I've become dedicated to saving money and getting the best deals possible.

I'm not going to get all crazy like those people on Extreme Couponing. I don't plan on having a stock pile of 150 tubes of toothpaste or 80 rolls of paper towels. I think even if I had the room, I wouldn't go that far.

I was so excited and got quite the rush when I did my first CVS deal, I knew right then and there I was hooked. I've seen the blogs and photos of people who do the CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreen's deals. You know the ones I'm talking about. They have a photo of a table full of products that they paid next to nothing for. Well, from now on that's going to be me too.

Here's the photo of my first CVS deal (done 2 weeks ago).

In 2 transactions, I paid a grand total of $6.36 for everything you see here.

(Oh boy.... it's official, I've become "one of those people.")

14 August 2011

Now... This Is A Party

I was excited to hear that Dina Manzo is going to have her own show on HGTV, "Dina's Party."

Dina and her sister Caroline were my favorite New Jersey Housewives. It was quite a bummer when she left the show. So to find out she will be back on TV and doing a show on HGTV is a "win-win" in my book.

In Dina's "real life" she is a party/event planner and interior designer. My two most favorite jobs in the whole world. If I could do that and be successful, I would be one happy camper!

The show will focus on the party/event planning part of her business.

"In each episode of Dina's Party, Dina Manzo creates amazing, unforgettable events for her clients at their homes. Dina and the staff at her company, Designer Affair, work with her homeowners, transforming their space into something beautiful and unique to celebrate an important moment in their lives. Whether an incredible anniversary celebration, an over-the-top wedding or a festive graduation party, Dina's parties are memorable ones!" - HGTV.com

Dina's style is a bit more extravagant then mine, but I can't help to admire her and her work.

I couldn't end this post without mentioning the
charity work she does with her organization Project Ladybug. Their mission at Project Ladybug is to enrich the lives of children with life threatening conditions. Check it out, she really is inspiring. I know it makes me to want to be a better person.

So where will you be Monday night, Aug 15th @ 10pm? I know where I'll be.... at Dina's Party! (this episode is only a sneak peak at the show, not it's normal day or time slot)

What's The Rush?

Is it just me or does it seem like we rush through the seasons?

It's Aug. 14th and there's a tree in my yard that the leaves have already started to change.
The stores have been filled with the Back To School supplies since July.

Walmart has had mums out in front of the store for about a week now.

Not to mention I saw this magazine on the shelves just the other day!!
(Seriously?... I love Miss Paula Deen, but come-on)

Why can't we enjoy the season we are in? Why does the next season (or two) need to be shoved down our throats?

Let's all just stop and smell the roses, while it's still SUMMER!!!

10 June 2011

Yup, That's Me.... "The Decorating Dork"

I have a love for decorating and all things "Home and Garden." Well, maybe not so much the "Garden" part but you know what I mean.

I am obsessed with fabrics, nothing makes me happier then just looking at bolts of fabrics.
See, why I called myself "The Decorating Dork?"
I have a little bit of a thing for roosters, beadboard and toile. They're all over my kitchen.
I would classify my taste in decorating as traditional/country.

In a perfect world my house would look like a page out of a magazine. Wouldn't all of ours? It's that pesky thing called "money" getting in my way! So for now flipping through magazines, catalogs, books and scouring the internet will have to do until I hit lotto.

This blog will be filled with things that inspire me or that I just like and want to share with you.
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