Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Happy sale shopping!

Jan/Feb's cover makes me want to curl up and have an afternoon siesta

Who doesn't love a sale? Please, let me know if you find someone... I do and have already spent close to $400 on stuff. And for once it's not attic fillers as my hubby likes to call it. It was desperately needed and has given life to some rooms in our house, like the curtains we finally replaced the incredibly glamourous pinned sheet in our bedroom with and the cheat's version of plantation shutters - Freedom's eco-wood shutter blinds. Pictures will have to come later - my beloved camera died today. Either that or it's just having an appliance's version of an epileptic fit opening and closing and then just jamming... Anyway, two of my fave stores have awesome homewares sales - try Freedom for blinds and curtains (25% off) and Kmart for manchester (40% off Bonds and Tontine pillows) and kitchen/dining goodies (25% - I think - off Living with Deborah Hutton range).

And for a true bargain, check out the real living website this month: we've continued our freebies with a downloadable 2008 calendar. Print it out, stick it up and never get your days mixed up again. We've also flagged the year's most important days: those that the mag goes on sale!

Speaking of which, the Jan/Feb issue went on sale last week and is chock-full of inspiring pics that make you just want to spend the holidays chilling. Which is what you should be doing...

Hope Santa was good to you all and the new year started safe and well. I was thrilled to discover the big fat jolly man reads my blog: I scored a Cape Cod chair and Nigella's cookbook just like I asked! Yay!

Here's to a brilliant 2008 and much more regular postings from me that will hopefully inspire and help you transform your own place.