What if I said my time machine was a cardboard box I colored with crayons in my closet … would you give me money or just a strange look?
Well, then how about I just make it easier for the both of us and you can pick your own damn retro shoes from Endless.com. They specialize in not only free shipping, but free overnight, free two day shipping, AND even free return shipping if you don’t approve.
Retro & vintage shoes aren’t super common these days, but they are making a big resurgence in the fashion world that’s for sure.
If you are a big retro fan like Mable’s crew is be sure to check out our retro phone, vintage swimsuits, 70′s clothing store, and more vintage shopping guides all over Mables.com for your sweet nostalgia fix.
tagged free-shipping, Halloween, halloween costume and Sale
Quick! There’s still have a chance to get an awesome Halloween costume ordered today and delivered by tomorrow for the big Friday night Halloween party. Of course you can get it delivered in time for Halloween night as well. Guaranteed Halloween Delivery – See BuyCostumes.com for details.
Super BONUS!: Orders over $100 get free premium shipping.
tagged animals, art, bedroom, free-shipping, gift-idea, mod, nature, over-$200, recycled, splurge, under-$100, under-$50, Unique and wall-art
It was many months ago that I randomly discovered ibride. They were featured on several design blogs and I instantly fell in love with their line of ornate wall art trays. Since they were seemingly everywhere at the time, I didn’t bookmark any online stores. Of course the name ibride quickly slipped from my memory and I have spent the last few months keeping en eye peeled for those gorgeous baroque flourishes and collages of anthropomorphic animals. Quite a hybrid of style, eh? In fact, the name ibride is actually a play on words that is meant to represent “hybrid”. The company consists of 4 French relatives, Rachel, Benoit, and Carine, who I wish I could find more info about online. Their official website is in French and is Flash based so it doesn’t lend well to translating. Anybody know more about them?
Their stunning art trays come in 3 different themes; vintage ladies, animals in nature, and hybrid human/animals attired in exquisite vintage clothing. The imagery is simply amazing, but it’s the colors that really grab me: brooding, muted shades with splashes of vivid color. Everything they make is truly a hybrid of modern and classic. Better still, the laminated trays are made from a recycled wood core!
And lest I forget to mention their newer offerings: furniture shaped like the lower half of an animal. The Basset Stool and Dog Stool (both shown above) are available in black or red. Joe the Polar Bear book shelf measures nearly 4′ tall and is super limited edition.
Available at Switch Modern.
tagged books, coupon, free-shipping, gift-idea, green-gift-idea, handmade, kid-friendly, limited-edition and Unique
About 3 years ago I picked up my first copy of Dream Big by Lisa Hammond on a lark. I was skimming the New Arrivals section at my library and the bright cover and bold title leaped out at me. It wasn’t a topic I had been consciously thinking about, but I was willing to give it a look. The ambitious tag line sounded great too – “Finding the courage to follow your dreams and laugh at your nightmares” – but I wondered how the author was going to cram such life-changing info into the relatively small book. The introduction gives a great insight when Lisa mentioned that she did not start with a business plan, despite everyone insisting that she do so. Following a lengthy “winning formula” can be so helpful at times, but your creativity and integrity will rapidly change your entire life. What made this book so endearing and inspirational to me was that simplicity. She encourages women to start with what counts: finding your passion. Everything else will flow easier once you start from a place of personal honesty. We’ve all heard the old saying that when you find work you love, it never feels like work. This is exactly why Lisa’s book is called Dream Big! She helps break down some of the internal barriers that prevent us from pursuing our DREAM calling. Not a “job” or even a “career”, but a “calling”. What a huge difference this will make in finding fulfilling activities to pursue.
The author is well qualified to write this book, as she is the owner of the mail order company Femail Creations (“Gifts to Celebrate and Inspire Women“). It was started by Lisa when she stopped working at her husband’s construction company. Like many of us, she was “going crazy” working at a job that she had little interest in! Lisa needed new work that was meaningful to her, and would allow her to stay home with their daughter. She was able to do both when she realized her dream of starting a mail order company. What made that meaningful and fulfilling for her was that she offers products that also support other women. Femail Creations sells many handmade, limited run, artisan products created by women, some of which are also SAHMs. Not only does Ms. Hammond now have a calling that she loves, but she is able to help other women realize their dreams by giving them a place to sell their creations. That’s the kind of win-win business planning that I love to hear about!
Femail Creations doesn’t really do sales, but they just let us know about a FREE shipping sale for orders $75+. No coupon code required, just click the link and it will automatically be entered into your cart.
tagged Brookstone, Buy-Costumes, coupon, free-shipping, Gaiam, gift-idea, green-gift-idea, Holiday, Sale and top-Christmas-gift
It’s coming down to the wire to be able to get gifts to their place before the 25th, but thankfully online stores are helping out with free upgraded shipping, free shipping, and more coupons. Check out these stores for their gift guides and shipping deals.
Gaiam – FREE 2 Day Shipping on Any In-Stock Order with Coupon Code: FEDEX13. Offer only Valid Wednesday Dec 19th – expires Thursday, Dec 20th at 10:00 a.m. EST.
LittleMissMatched -10% off orders through December 24th with Coupon Code: AFHOL10. Very cute items with emphasis on miss matched pajamas, socks, and more!
Buy Costumes – Get 25% OFF Christmas items (costumes, party supplies, decor, etc.) with the special Coupon Code: holi25.
The Succulent Wife – Just increased their last minute savings coupon to 15% OFF! Coupon Code: Merry15. Offer is valid now through 12/21. They have great gift ideas and lots of handmade artisan goods for those with an eco-friendly gift giving agenda.
tagged Brookstone, coupon, free-shipping, gift-idea, over-$200 and Sale
Right now Brookstone is offering free shipping on their selection of message chairs. This deal is stackable with other offers like these coupon codes below. These message chairs are definitely on on the luxury side of message chairs. They have special arm wrapping tension relievers, can almost fully surround your legs, and they know just where you ache with their auto detection of especially tense spots on your body. I’m not sure exactly how they do it, but let’s just hope these things are on our side when the great man vs. machine war breaks out.
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tagged bedroom, electronics, free-shipping, Gadgets, home-decor, kid-friendly, lighting, Perpetual-Kid, Think-Geek, under-$200 and Unique
A few years ago I purchased a star projector toy, imagining and hoping that it would transform my bedroom into my very own planetarium. Like many people, stars and starlight have always held a special fascination for me. Who doesn’t enjoy stargazing every now and then? Those teeny twinkling specks of light remind us of the enormity of the galaxy, and are just so beautiful to behold. Well, imagine my disappointment when said child’s toy failed to create anything resembling a sky full of stars. Instead I saw blurry smears over a small section of my ceiling. I packed up the plastic hunk of junk, returned it to the manufacturer, and wondered if I would ever get that starlit bedroom that I so dreamed of.
Fast forward a few years and someone finally got it right! The Laser Star Projector is not a toy and promises to “fill any room from the tiniest bedroom to the largest warehouse with a crystal clear animated star display“. Yes, it’s animated, too! You’ll see thousands of green laser stars and blue clouds (along with the occasional shooting star) that are constantly moving and morphing. Everyone who sees it in person supposedly has an OMG moment, and I can’t wait to try it out for myself.
OK, I may not have a jetpack or servant robot yet, but this kind of technology will pacify me for now.
$189 (with Free Shipping @ Perpetual Kid)