Two is better than one!

I had a deadline last week … a baby shower for my daughter-in-law over the weekend. Nothing better than a deadline to get me shopping for furniture to update the living room. So it was Potter Barn or Pier I, since I had 10% off coupons for both stores. I know I can always find something at Pier I and I was right. I got a floor lamp to match the table lamp I bought several months ago. I love how the gold in the shade vibrates off the taupe depending on what time of day it is. lamp

I also found two end tables at Pottery Barn that I put together to make a coffee table.

Check out these two:

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Lights on NE Broadway … and carolers

Northeast Broadway starting tomorrow, Dec. 4th is the place to be for special activities for the holidays and discounts on gifts. You know I inhabit these stores on a weekly basis (most of them) so I do know what’s what and who’s who.

The sale starts tomorrow night, and goes through Sunday. Here are the high points:

One of my favorite, and consequently Sawyer’s favorite dog stores is Furever Pets at 1902 NE Broadway. Take a photo with your Fifi and Santa. Contribute to any animal shelter and get a 10% discount on pet food at the store. Send me your Santa/doggie photos and you’ll be rewarded by seeing their cute little faces on this blog after the holidaze! jaspitzer31@mac.com

Home at Last, my very favorite neighborhood furniture store is located at 1726 NE Broadway next to the Cadillac Café where you can get one of the bestest breakfasts in town with a “not too bad” wait on the weekends. Take 25% off all holiday merchandise which is all very eclectic thanks to owner Dan Brungardt.

Broadway Floral, where I usually go for floral needs throughout the year AND their sales are legendary as is their store design. The store is organized by color – so just imagine how easy it is to buy accoutrement for your living space. Love Love Love the colors!

AND don’t miss the free gift wrapping by the American Cancer Society volunteers. Broadway Floral is located at 1638 NE Broadway.

Broadway Books is synonymous with personal customer service and I couldn’t live without their book recommendations. Buy two items get one free and hot cider and cookies while you shop. Don’t spill!

I can’t walk down NE Broadway and not take a peek in Trade Roots at 1831 NE. Their jewelry is amazing and unique and I always find something to wear on their clearance rack. No matter what size I’m wearing at the moment.

Twisted is located at 2319 NE Broadway and is giving away free tea. I was in the other night admiring their crochet and knitting book selection. Lovely, lovely, colorful yarns.

Kids Edge Clothing are the new kids on the block at 2200 NE. Don’t miss the 35% off all merchandise. Bring cans of food for even more savings. You’ll see some very different clothing for kids here – not the usual run-of-the-mill.

There’s more …

Bella, Stella Baby & Big Kids, Great Wine Buys, Sofa, Table Chair, Well Suited and the list still goes on. See you on NE Broadway.

Shop on!

Black Tie Violets for the holidays!

I have to get out of the house and start shopping. I’m nearly ready for the holidays … I desperately need to do some retail therapy for myself. Did I mention Nordstrom’s is having their half-yearly clearance sale? Bonus – Clinique is having their gift with purchase sale! You know you love all those mini versions of Clinique products.d_200911_blacktie_hdr2

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Shimmering Stripes Powder Blusher

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Brush-on Cream Liner

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Eye Shadow Quad

I just saw one of the holiday sets called Black Tie Violets. The blush (in the middle in this photo) is shades of Tuxedo Plums that dust your face, neck and decolletage (love that word) with shades of pinks/plum.

And the four eye shadows are scrumptious in the quad limited edition. There is also a cream eye liner in Violet Luxe that glides along the lashline. And, no it does not make your eyelashes grow a la Brooke Shields.

Love love love these colors. They were made for me you know!

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PDX women are the bees knees!

There are so many talented women in PDX it’s just amazing! Just go into one of the neighborhoods here and you’ll find incredible women doing what we love to do whether it’s creating inimitable, one-of-a-kind fashion, running chic, world class boutiques, authoring distinctive books or organizing fabulous events and trade shows – the women of Portland are extraordinary!

That’s all I wanted to say. Really … seriously, that’s it.

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Be courageous; Go out and spend ….

You’ll want to drive out to Troutdale this weekend and/or this afternoon for Celebrate Me Home’s Spring Sale. You know how much I love this store. Check out this bed. 

By Stanley Furniture

By Stanley Furniture

May 25 is the last day of the Spring sale. Up to 20% off – there’s a schedule on discounts depending on how much you spend. Just so you can lead with … “here’s how much I saved” if, God forbid, you have to answer to someone about your spending habits.

I know times are hard. Everyone is suffering from lack of cash flow even if it’s self-imposed. Those who are unemployed don’t have any money and those who are employed are too scared to spend theirs anticipating more recession than we already have.

I say BE BRAVE … Get thee to a retail outlet and spend. You’ll be partly responsible for bringing the country out of recession. We will all be so very grateful. Use your credit cards. They’re starting to crack down on those insane finance charges that should frankly be against the law.  WEll, that’s my two cents hehehe!

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Cluttercast Friday and Irvington Garage Sale

It’s already Cluttercast Friday and I have to find something to give away Although it’s not that difficult since you can barely walk through my living or dining room there’s so much crap out of boxes, in boxes, on top of …. Well you get the idea. It’s mind boggling. That’s why I’ve been putting stuff in boxes for the Irvington garage sale.

I’ve been blogging about the Cluttercast woman (Darryle Pollack) who gives away clutter nearly every day on her website and has been doing so for about a year now. OK last week was my first week.

I found it. I’ve been living with this gorgeous, covered tile on the wall in my office since I bought it at the Anituqe mall in Camas several months ago. It’s just too crowded there on the wall so … it’s yours if you’d like it.

Here’s the photo. dsc_0002If you would like it – send me an email and I’ll weigh it to see what postage is and that’s all you have to cover is the shipping.

Of course if you’re near Portland Oregon, just email and you can pick it up.

The garage sale of which I spoke is the 6th annual Irvington Neighborhood Garage Sale on April 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a fundraiser for Irvington School. The PTA is sponsoring the event and they’re made up maps of those folks participating in the garage sale. You can find the maps at Peet’s Coffee on NE Broadway and Mio Gelato on NE Brazee.

I have already filled four huge boxes to the brim with stuff and stuff and more stuff. I also have a bunch of furniture – some from estate sales and some that I’ve had for ages that I need to get rid of.

So join the neighborhood on Saturday, April 25 for a great sale!

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SHOP Symposium/09 … it’s required!

You have to be at SHOP 09 this Monday, April 6, 2009.

Portland is the eye of the storm when it comes to all entrepreneurial success, green to go and small business triumphs – even in this economic climate, whatever that is.

Which means that you will hear more than 30 of those successful entrepreneurs share their expertise, inspire the masses and give back what they’re gotten from all their hard work.

SHOP Symposium 09 is a unique opportunity to hear people like Kent Lewis, founder of Anvil Media, Inc. one of the best SEO marketing agencies on the planet. Surely you’ve heard about Mindee Doney, co-founder of Little Busy Bodies, Inc. and Boogie Wipes. Her Boogie Wipes, amazing gentle saline wipes for tiny noses, are being sold in 30,000 retail stories across the country after only two years from the starting gate. Other speakers are no less well known – Marlynn Schotland founder of Mamapraneurs, Inc., Kathi O’Neil, publisher of Portland Picks and Alice Dobson who took Portland and New York by storm with her Sofada line. She has been featured in Lucky Magazine, Oregon Business, Fashion Ledge Magazine and in boutiques across the country, as well as here in Portland.

It’s amazing when you realize just how many savvy business owners and entrepreneurs are here in Portland … walking among us!

Here’s a list of other speakers who will share their expertise and savvy business experience:
Drew Force, Blackfish Creative founder; Jennifer Wong who owns the company called Muse, Lisa Johnson, Author and CEO of Reach Group; Mark Hayes, Founder and CEO of Flowerbud.com and Sarena Regazzoni, Director of Marketing for Oregon Entrepreneur Network (OEN) to name just a few.

You can find all the speakers bios online as well as news about the day, sponsors, itinerary and more details than you’ve ever wished for.

AND  there will be exhibitors of course, the likes of Missionary Chocolates for all of you chocoholics, the Portland Business Journal, Portland Business Alliance, Kaiser Permanente and Emma!

SHOP Symposium 09 will be held at PCPA Brunish Hall in downtown Portland. Checkin and registration is at 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. 8:30-9:00am

8:30-9 a.m. Keynote by Lisa Johnson/Founder & CEO, Reach Group

Please tell me you’ll be there? Pretty please?

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