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December 15, 2014

Warehouse Sale Bargains!

It was too chilly to work on our landscaping project early this last Sunday Morning, so I headed out to a few sales till the weather warmed up.

I do post sales I haven’t been to before, but then I get nervous and have to go by and check ‘em out. Which is exactly what I did with the Gift, Candle and Home Décor Warehouse Sale.

Wow, what a sale!

December 10, 2014

Overstock Wonderland!

This last weekend I got to go see the new location of the Overstock SuperCenter at the Irvine Market Place. What a treat!

Situated between Bed Bath and Beyond and Babies R Us, this new location is 3 times the size of the original. I was mesmerized with the huge range of home furnishings and home decor product here.

December 02, 2014

Holiday Shipping Tips

This time of year, those of us with out of town friends and family are scrambling to find gifts online or in-store, in time to mail for Christmas delivery.

But what if you handmade the gift or found something special at a sample or warehouse sale. You’ll have to package and mail it yourself.

So here are some tips to insure it arrives intact and on time.

November 24, 2014

Landscaping Update

With 7 weeks to go, I can honestly say we’re up to our necks in dirt. I have given up all hope of being clean for more than a few hours a day. But the 2 yards are coming along.

We’ve dug out the pathway in our back yard to put in a decomposed granite trail, shoveling the excess dirt into a heap. To keep our costs down until we get the rebate, we’re using our existing pea gravel ....

November 18, 2014

Happy Anniversary

Filed Under: Inside Scoop, Consumer, OM Gosh!

Somehow we missed BargainsLA’s 15 year Anniversary….Really! Not sure how we got so bogged down in work and life that we didn’t take notice. But, in late October 1999, BargainsLA launched with little fanfare.

November 04, 2014

Holiday Shopping

This year we have to cut back on our Holiday gift giving. We just bought a car and have the drought tolerant landscaping expenses that are eating into our budget and depleted our resources. So hubby and I are not giving each other big gifts and have tight limits what we can spend.

But that won’t stop me from giving my family, neighbors, clients some gifts!

October 28, 2014

Fall Garden Work

We recently have been approved for the rebate for pulling out our remaining lawn and are now in the throws of a big DYI landscaping job. Outside of lowering our water bill, our goal is to get beautiful, drought tolerant yards and come out ahead financially. Our attitude on this project is to be extremely thrifty

October 21, 2014

Black Friday Humbug

Filed Under: Zannee's Tips, Dining, OM Gosh!

Ok… OK! Enough of Black Friday already!

No, I do not hit the malls or retail stores on Black Friday. I like to spend my Holiday weekend with family. It’s a rare rest period during an extremely hectic season for us.

October 15, 2014

Bad Shoppers

With the shopping season about to hit full tilt, we all have to be at our best, behaving well when coping with crowds, traffic and the holiday rush.

You all are fabulous shoppers! Well educated, savvy, and behave well at outlets, warehouses and sample sales. I hear lots of great things about you guys. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

But I do hear from retailers occasionally about a shoppers who are difficult…

October 07, 2014

Car Woes

Filed Under: Zannee's Tips, Consumer

Ten days ago, our kid’s ride and our utility SUV, a 2001 Subaru Forester was hit while parked in front of our house. With over $6000 in damage, the car was totaled. Now with the insurance money, it’s time to shop for a safe used car for our kid. 

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