Thursday, August 18, 2011

a few things added to my "must have" list...

so excited, the weekend is almost here! looking forward to going up to lake geneva, wi, again this weekend! venetian fest is this weekend, should be a good time! looking forward to hanging out with my BIL and SIL too!

anyway, today i stopped over at pottery barn and found a few things to add to my "must have" list! first off this  scent called mission fig...omg, i love it!!!
i you haven't smelled it, you should! the potpourri is only $19.50 --- i think???

i also saw this adorable leave display. of course i had to investigate.
ummmm, i love it but not $39.50 for 1 branch and the display has at least 8 ---- no thanks, i'll wait until they go on sale!

also, these almond pear 'em! i think they are called almond pear? i could be wrong, something pear anyway!

on a sad note, one our favorite seafood restaurants is closing at the beginning of september! it's been like an episode of cheers every time we've gone! we've gotten to know the bar staff in the bar area. it's going to be sad to see braxton's go! we've been going there since we first moved to elmhurst back in 2001! unfortunately, all good things must come to an end!

thus, i'm really going to my stellar 1lb. lobster dinners at cost! not to mention the AMAZING calamari and oyster appetizers! boo hooo!

word is they will re-open at a new location under devon seafood girll, but the BIG question is will they have the lobster special at cost?!?!?!?!?!  i've heard they specialize in crablegs! only time will tell, but needless to say my husband and pretty bummed! so are my parents, we taken them there every time they are in town!

thankfully, chicago is full of amazing restaurants! oh well, i still have 2 weeks to enjoy braxton's before they close there hoo!!!!!!

enough about lobster, calamari and braxton''s making me really sad!!!!

okay, this is the last time i am going to shop online w/out using EBATES! i've been a member since 2006 and since that time i have accrued just under $800.00! best of all it's deposited right into my paypal account. if you don't have a paypal account no problem, they have other options. cool, huh!
for example, if only i remembered to use EBATES when i bought this cute henley dress over at lands end, which actually arrived today! yippee!! too bad it's dirt cheap now, ha! ha!
 i would have saved an additional 6%! doesn't seem like much, but as you can tell it adds up fast...IF you remember to use it! ha! ha! ha!

so check out EBATES if you haven't done so already!

happy shopping!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


it's hard getting out of bed every morning when you have to deal with this by your head every morning!
i just love this little man!

oh well, any tea drinkers out there?

over the weekend i purchased a new teamaker at teavana. it's called the perfect teamaker and it rocks!!!  it's so cool! below is a picture of me brewing my 1st cup of tea!
best part you life the teamaker over your cup and place it on the cup and the tea "drops" and when you have enough lift it up and the tea stops pouring! so cool!

well, i was finally be able to place my wusthof order over at joss & main this morning! for some reason, i kept getting an odd error message trying to place my order yesterday. needless to say, can't wait to add this offset deli knife to my "classic" wusthof collection!

feel free to head over to joss & main and check out the wusthof sale event! lots of great deals! not a member of joss & main, click here. sales are private! membership is free!

wusthof in my opinion are the best knives on the market! i've had my wusthof set for over 10 years and still in excellent condition! after all you pay for quality, quality true!!