Saturday, December 31, 2005

Holiday Storage - All Year Around

Time to put away all your Holiday's decor! There are many cool storage solutions on the market, these are my favorites:


Wreath Storage Bag- 30" Diameter
Twelve-gauge vinyl stores and protects up to a 30" wreath. Features full top zipper.

Vinyl Wrapping Paper Bag

Vinyl Wrapping Paper Bag
Our heavyweight vinyl tube bag accommodates wrapping paper and bows for holidays or all year long! Attached to the bag are rope handles for easy transport. Tough clear vinyl for easy transport. Hangs easily for storage. Holds everything needed to wrap a gift! Size: 45"long. $9.99

Set of 2 Holiday Lights Cord Wind-Up by Adams

Set of 2 Holiday Lights Cord Wind-Up by Adams
Do you dread putting up holiday lights because you know you'll spend endless hours untangling the growing ball of lights? Keep those strings of lights safe and tangle-free with the Cord Wind-Up for Lights. This sturdy plastic reel is the perfect storage solution for lights, garland and extension cords. $2.99 per set.

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TB moments 2005

*These are just a few TB favorite posts during '05. Re-enjoy them!

Friday, December 30, 2005

Gossipaway. Round 4!

This week prize - Gorgeous Bonnin Designs earrings!
Welcome to the 4th Gossipaway! Make sure you tune in weekly, because one lucky reader will win something fabulous every week! And who wouldn't want to be fabulous?

The rules: I (moi) will post a one of the following: A movie quote, a celebrity trivia question or a mystery celebrity sighting. Email your responses to The first correct response is the winner & will receive an email notification, as well as celebrity red-carpet treatment with mention in the Gossip blog & Thrifty Boutique's fab blog. Good luck hotties! Here we go:

Who is this hottie?? Answer: Brittany Murphy.

Wow! We have an early bird winner: Sandra L. from Texas. Congratulations!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Warm-up sales

Fairisle Scarf - Original $18 / Sale $3.99
Long with fringe and allover Fair Isle pattern. Lurex weave. Wool-angora-nylon. Colors: blue, pink.

Jasmine Hat - Original $24.50 / Sale $9.99
Knit closhe hat with knot on side. Acrylic. Colors: brown, fuchsia. One size.

Vine Socks - Original $9.50 / Sale $3.99
Knee-high socks with lurex vines. Acrylic-spandex. Colors: brown, black. One size.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Tilting Swiftly's after Xmas Sale

Tilting Swiftly's After Christmas Sale. All jewelry and scarves are 25% off! I am also offering free shipping until 12-31-05 with code "freeship" at checkout.

Extra! Extra!

IN TOUCH WEEKLY magazine senior editor, Bobbie Thomas, will be doing a segment on the TODAY SHOW, "Getting Organized For The New Year" Thursday, December 29th during the 9:00 am hour.
Design-her Gals will be one of the featured products. Be sure to watch!
Happy New Year and thanks for all your support this past year! We couldn't have done it without you.
Faithfully Yours,
Design-her Gal Team

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Xmas from Thrifty Boutique

I just want to say thank you to all of those incredible artists who, one way or another, passed by the e-zines. I feel greatful to be able to spread the word about your venture. I must say, with all of you around, we will have 'real' creativity for a while.
To the loyal readers, thank you for trusting in my personal taste & common sense.
I have had 5 non-stop months of hard work and overwhelmed recognition, which motive me to keep doing what I enjoy.
I can't forget to highlight my two new editors: Shari & Mandy. I admired you before, by now... I became a complete fanatic :)
Happy Holidays!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Pampering time with Lindsay

Lindsay's Candles & Stuff is being run for one talented crafter girl called, guess? :) Lindsay is having tonz. of fun up in Canada, and between potion & lotions she is bringing to the bath/beauty market new 'affordable' ideas(almost daily) through a... can I say endless? list of everyday products we all find 'indispensable' to pamper ourselves: candles, lotions, soaps,...Awww! I can wrap it up saying "if smells good, was made by Lindsay".

Stop the world for a moment (between errands & dinner) to recharge batteries with a well-deserved 10 Minute Facial Treatment - 4oz - $10.00
"Dead Sea Mud and Essential Oils enrich this face mask that will leave your skin feeling soft and supple. Perfect for those who don't have time to get a facial at the spa! Suitable for all skin types."

In this case, sizes don't matter... colors & fragrances do. Find the perfect combination to match that special spot of your house where mind & spirit meet (when necessary). Each candle is handpoured to ensure quality. You may choose any scent in any colour to match the rooms of your home. 4 Votives - $6.00 / 16oz Apothecary Jar - $15.00 each / Pillar - 3"x 4.5" - $9.00 each / Pillar - 3"x6.5" - $12.00 each. Scent of the Month:
December Candy Cane - A great holiday scent! Just like the candy! Nice and Fresh.

Editor's pick: Lindsay's Candles & Stuff gift basket. Take it with you or give it away to some of your best friends (I bet we all need one by this time of the year). Mix & match some of the most tempting scents like: Grandma's Swingin Eggnog, Lily of the Valley & Love Spells. It is worth $35.
Exclusive offer for TB readers: add '15off' at check out to get your 15% off til' January 31st.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Extra! Extra!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Last minute gifts & up to $25.00

For home

wine bottle stopper gift set - $ 25.00

From: Miego Inc.

For him & her

funny embroidered chef apron - $ 19.00

From: Miego Inc.
For the lil' ones

cute animal eared baby hat - $ 15.00

From: Miego Inc.

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Sunday, December 18, 2005


Astrotot – warped gear for kids

Who will speak for the babies? Astrotot! We’re channeling the deep, philosophical thoughts of your little genius and printing it on a onesie. The Astrotot baby can let the world know a “Tax Break” is now available, a “wedgie” is taking place on your watch or “the hokey pokey IS what it’s all about”.
TB offer: add 'TBFUN' at check out to get FREE shipping on orders over $35.00 til' Jan 5th.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Enchantment by Angeline

Enchantment by Angeline - Hammered Hoop Collection

Mini Hammered Hoop Dangle Necklace - This adorable mini hammered hoop dangle necklace is a favorite. The hoop measures 7/16" and comes on a chain the length of your choice. Purchase several and layer them up! Available in almost any color and gemstone or fresh water pearls. Please note stone preference and length desired. 14k gold filled $36.00 - Sterling silver $32.00 - 14k solid gold $96.00 - 18k solid gold $136.00

TB offer: FREE shipping through January.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Special Xmas Deal

Lizzette Hernberg is a stylist/designer and started creating jewelry pieces four years ago. She was very successful and is now represented in many countries. Lizzette uses corals, woods, and semi-precious stones. Many celebrities are already wearing these pieces. Among them: Eva Longoria, Carmen Electra, Anna Kournikova, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Drew Barrymore, etc…
"This year we offer 30% off on all our pieces until 12/31/05."

Gossipaway! round 3

Welcome to the third Gossipaway! Make sure you tune in weekly, because one lucky reader will win something fabulous every week! And who wouldn't want to be fabulous?
The rules: I (moi-Mandy) will post a one of the following: A movie quote, a celebrity trivia question or a mystery celebrity sighting. Email your responses to The first correct response is the winner & will receive an email notification, as well as celebrity red-carpet treatment with mention in the Gossip blog & Thrifty Boutique's fab blog. Good luck hotties! Here we go:
Guess the celebrity (this one's easy-peesy)
Who is this hottie?????
Correct answer: Kelly Osbourne. We have a winner!!! Nickie L. from TN. Congratulations!!!
This week's prize:

The R's Project - Renew*Relax*Recycle tee, size medium.

Love from the Gossipaway #2 Winner: "I got my earrings and necklace--they are B E A U T I F U L! Thanks so much and I look forward to wearing them all the time! Even I will find clothes to match them or not! :-) Many thanks!" Shannon

Crown Prince Couture

Crown Prince Couture - Women Collection
Original Crown Prince T. This shirt is designed to fit juniors. It fits snug, sizes run small. Lightweight for summer comfort or winter layering. Made of super-soft 100% combed cotton, it’s a casual, effortless way to ensure you’re stylin’ in comfort. $29.99
*NEW: Hand Knitted Wool Scarves & Neck Warmers are now available in the Crown Prince "Couture" Boutique! It is starting to get chilly outside so you are going to need a glamorous wool scarf or luxurious neck warmer to keep you warm!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Affirmative accessories

Affirmative Accessories -
latest collection
*NEW!* Tropical SunTurquoise (spirituality), Swarovski crystal, 14kt filled gold. Convertible jewel (necklace, suncatcher, belt loop jewel, zipper pull): $38.00
TB offer: enter "Thrifty" in the notes field during checkout to receive a FREE pair of gemstone earrings with their purchase.

From our TB inbox - In love with Chocolate

Design-her Gals are in love! With chocolate.

And not just any chocolate. Featured as one of Oprah’s favorite things in October, we wanted to introduce you to - where chocolate and heaven meet!
Chocolate makes a great holiday gift, and if you go to their site and purchase through December 20 th you will receive 10% off using the code DGALS.
A portion of their proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation as well as the
Gal to Gal Foundation so how could we not be sweet on b.sweets?!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


TuffCooki - New Tops

SPARKLE - This long sleeve top is going to give you that edge you are looking for this winter. A lavender top and a delicate hand-stitched purple applique, are a mix of fun and elegance. Wear it with your favorite pair of jeans, a skirt or even dressy pants. size Medium: $40.00
The top line is a mix of new and reconstructed designs, all 100% cotton, one of a kind, hand-embellished.
TB offer: FREE shipping from December 1st thru January 10th.

A Planet 4 Creation - Living the charming life

Designer Lilie Wells is one lucky charm. With Arizona mountains as her backyard and between motherhood & creative ideas, she finds the time to develop many of her abilities: self-taught jewelry maker, silversmith & cross-stitching. Lilie’s inspirations are her Chinese roots and nature.
Little Charmer Clips is her latest collection! Hook up one of these lovely accessories to your favorite purse, your friendly cell phone and anywhere you want to add a stylish touch. It's a great gift for those people that do not wear jewelry. It would make a great stocking stuffer, new mom gift or a just "because" gift. We have made the clip to with stand some abuse but remember these are Swarvoski crystals so the can chip or break.

Shoe Little Charmer Clips. Gotta love all of them! Pick your own style from 7 different motives. $15.00
Lilie offers a wide-range of designs: necklaces, earrings, jewel sets & accessories. Let's check out some of my favorite pieces from her e-store: A Planet 4 Creation. I know you will love them too!

Christmas Ball Pendant -This necklace is made from 20 & 26 gauge sterling silver. The beads are metallic-coated glass beads. It is strung on a 20" black cord necklace. We can put it on a sterling silver chain if you wish. We can customize your bead color for an additional cost (please click here to see the bead color choices). We offer Christmas Ball matching earrings as well. I was thinking of a Christmas ornament when I came up with this necklace. The "balls" actually do slide back & forth on the wire. It's got a lot of movement. *Limited Edition* Only 20 will be made. Price: $45.00

NEW & HOT (literally) Red Chili Pepper Earrings - These earrings are made with Czech glass beads with sterling silver findings. Barbara at Back In Time Country Store wanted red chili earrings to go with her salsa baskets. $15.00

*Exclusive for TB readers: $5 gift certificate, or Free USPS Priority Shipping for orders $50 or more, or 25% off (must sign up for the newsletter and valid til' 12/19). Contact Lilie if any questions about her jewelry & current specials.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

New Year's Resolution:

The Best Deals on Women's Magazines

Bonnin Designs

Bonnin Designs -
Fall/Winter 2005

Imagine Earrings $34.00
Black Onyx beads on 14K gold filled earwires. Fun and elegant for your little black dress.
Length: 1 inch from bottom of earwire.
TB offer: add 'TB20' at check out to get your 20% off & FREE shipping always to USA.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Full of Craft

Full of Craft - featured products

Paris bracelet, $15. All bracelets are made from shrink plastic, leather cord and sterling chain (some of the findings are base metal).
TB offer: FREE shipping on all orders over $40.00

Sunday, December 11, 2005

***** Review

Oh boy! I went through so many fitness equipments I could write a book about them. Don't worry, I will give only 5 stars to the ones I keep. The rest: already sold or gave them away.

I'm treating myself with this treadmill for Xmas :)
If your complicated life doesn't leave too much room for fitness, this is the ideal piece of equipment to 'actually' use.

ProForm 730 SpaceSaver Treadmill. List Price: $999.00 / Our Price: $874.99
Sponsored by - Super savings at Your Online Outlet

Spa Box. Escape, relax, renew...

Spa Box - Hostess Gifts
This beautiful weekly calendar lets you escape to the spa every day of the year. A week by week planner style, each week features a beautiful photo of a spa. Created by spa expert Candace Silvasy, this calendar allows you to tour the spas of the world without leaving your desk. And, we're offering special pricing so you can also give them as gifts, 1 calendar for $12.99, 2 for $24 or 5 for $50!
TB offer: add 'SPARKLE' at checkout for Free shipping on all orders of $25 or more.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

On a Friday

On a Friday - latest collection

Kellie Earrings: Gold-filled hook ear wires with beautiful London blue topaz, brandy citrine and deep purple amethyst stones drip from gold-filled chain. Approximately 2 inches in length. $40.00
TB offer: add '010106012' code to get your 20% off.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Gossipaway round 2. We've got a winner!

Welcome to the second Gossipaway! Make sure you tune in weekly, because one lucky reader will win something fabulous every week! And who wouldn't want to be fabulous?
The rules: I (moi) will post a one of the following: A movie quote, a celebrity trivia question or a mystery celebrity sighting. Email your responses to The winner will receive email notification, as well as celebrity red-carpet treatment with mention in the Gossip blog & Thrifty Boutique's fab blog. Good luck hotties! Here we go:
Guess the celebrity - Who is this hottie????? Lindsey Lohan (sowwy girls, it's not Jessica)

Congratulations Shannon R. from Alabama!
Prize: Smell the Flowers Jewelry Set from Roots of Art/inDmercantile

Pint Size Diva

Pint Size Diva - Engraved/Personalized Baby Gifts

This engraved keepsake baby bracelet is sterling silver and makes the perfect gift for that special baby girl. The bracelet clasps at the top and fully closes around petite wrists. The infant bracelet includes FREE engraving of either an interlocking Monogram or name in a standard cursive font. Available in 5" and 6" sizes. **Engraving orders will need to be placed by December 14th, for Christmas Delivery.
TB offer: add 'TBHOLIDAY' code at check out to get your 10% off.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Blog Review: Thrifty Boutique at

"I don't think I've ever met anyone with the energy of blog diva, Rosie. She runs three, or is it four or five ??? blogs on fashion trends, shopping, indie design, jewelry, sample sales and now gossip. Each blog is updated daily, sometimes hourly and the posts are all smart and funny. You'll find that you can easily spend hours exploring her blogs. Best of all she runs contests each month to reward her loyal visitors. Trust us, you'll never be bored in Rosie's world."
Thx you Lynda from for your support. I do have tonz. of energy but my day still has only 24 hours. Recently, I added two incredible talented designers to my team: Shari Bonnin from & Mandy from All these projects are a 3-way accomplishment. Rosie :)

Tilting Swiftly

Tilting Swiftly - latest collection

Midnight Iridescence Earrings
Blue-violet iridescent freshwater pearls strung on sterling silver wire hang in varying lengths from sterling silver French earwires. Approximately 2.5 inches in length. $24.00
TB offer: add 'Holiday20%' code at check out to get your 20% off & FREE holiday gift wrap until 12-31-05.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Sprout Studio

Sprout Studio - Necklaces Collection
Monarch Moods necklace: this small glass piece necklace is all on 17" very subtle jelly cord; pink, blue, green or orange - with a sterling silver clasp. cord is stretchy, flexible & resilient. $24.oo
TB offer: FREE one of a kind ceramic star ornament with your purchase.

Celebrate the season with Linques

Eclectic mix of colors, original mediums and passion for jewels are the main elements, designer Lindsey M. Hahn has been combining for over 10 years and her new Holiday collection represents what's HOT and 'in demand' for this season. Her passion for jewelry definitely comes through in all of her designs. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings & personalized jewelry are just few of the designs offered through Linques e-store. Time to check out some of her 'best-seller' jewelry:

Spectra-lite Multi Strander - This necklace is one of a kind. Spectra-lite is an interesting semi-precious gemstone. They are so beautiful, with tiny facets and little sparkles in each bead. This necklace is multi-stranded, with the strands turning into one thanks to sterling silver cones. It is simple in its strands, but complex in its overall design. It is a perfect length for any outfit. Price is $70.00

*Extra! Extra! Everything is marked down 20-30% off from 12/7 to 12/14! Plus FREE shipping for the entire month of December. And as always, Linques pieces come packaged beautifully, in a purple gift box or satin pouch!