Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Candle Bay - where style and sophistication rule

Candle Bay stocks some of the most unique candles you will find and offers them to the public at a great price, making sure quality is not compromised. Candle Bay doesn’t have the big bucks of other online retailers, and must rely on repeat customers and word of mouth, making them a very customer-oriented company. If you like the site and service please share your experience with family and friends.

Sculpted Vintage Handbags - All Pink

Get in vogue with our vintage vogue candle line. Our Sculpted Vintage Handbags come in four different styles so please choose carefully. Available in the Pink w/ Black Circles the Black and White the All Pink and the All Black. All candles are park avenue scented and sold individually. $10.50 each

Sculpted Vintage Shoe Candles - All Pink

These retro inspired candles are a must have for any fashion maven. Our Sculpted Vintage Shoe Candles come in four different styles so please choose carefully. Available in the Pink w/ Black Dots the All Black the All Pink and the Black & White w/ Dots. All candles are park avenue scented and sold individually. $15.00 each

Sculpted Corset Candles - White

Experience a little beauty with you at home with these Sculpted Corset Candles. Adorned with the cutest bows and cross stitching its sure to make a great gift or enhance a room or dresser. Unscented and sold individually. Available in pink black or white. $12.00
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Major Clearance Sale at Boutique Oohlala

Boutique Oohlala offers skirts directly to you at prices lower than any other retail outlet. The designs are fun, classic, exuberant, bold and sometimes retro, and represent an ever-changing variety from season to season. Only high quality, natural fabrics are employed in the creation of each skirt, and we pride ourselves on superior construction and workmanship.

Erica Skirt in Lavender Mushroom - Buy this antique gem and look like you’ve just stepped off the silver screen! Oatmeal satin touches off a cool breeze of blue and vanilla on a chocolate background. 60% off - $32.00

Rosey Skirt in Sunshine - Tasteful stripes play in panels, engulfing various laces and contrast front buttons to give you the perfect taste of summer. Bon Appetit! 50% off - $40.00

Debra Skirt in Neopolitan - Sweep through summer in playful dots. Brown, peach and pink circles play in front of a white backdrop. The contrast white yoke and hem, both accented with chocolate satin, will make you the talk of the town. 40% off - $32.00

Click on the logo to visit the (fully loaded) clearance section and pick your own NEW skirt:

Monday, August 28, 2006


TB friends: 3-G Buckles

3-G Buckles offers a wide selection of hand crafted belt buckles made in Texas!
The buckles feature a variety of themes, and are embellished with crystals, metal pieces, decorative suede and more.
The recently released Rustic Collection has some excisting new styles and designs, including western themes and animal print designs, and each Rustic Collection buckle comes with a free suede belt in your choice of size.
Use coupon code: THRIFTY to get free ground shipping on orders over $50.00

TB introducing H2O Plus

H2O Plus is the first company in the world focused solely on the benefits of water-based, oil-free skincare. "Our packaging is minimal, we respect the environment and do not test on animals. Our style is unisex, forward and constantly evolving." - H2O Plus

Green Tea Antioxidant Face Complex - A powerfully hydrating, antioxidant complex that helps protect the skin from free radical damage, environmental exposure and dehydration. $35.00

Mojito Truffle Softening Body Soufflé - An aphrodisiac of aroma-infusing sprigs of sugared spearmint, white rum, a twist of key lime, and a dusting of cocoa powder give new meaning to deliciously soft skin. $20.00

Sea Salt Eau de Toilette - An aromatic blend of wild bergamot nectar, succulent mandarin blossom, exotic black tea leaves and sensual angel wing orchid. $25.00
FREE Shipping on orders over $100.00
Click on the logo to visit H2O Plus

Gevalia coffee experience

Gevalia Kaffe, purveyor of fine European coffees, has been satisfying the tastes of coffee connoisseurs for generations. Built on a tradition of fine craftsmanship encompassing over 140 years, today Gevalia offers more than 30 varieties of coffee and 13 varieties of tea. This wide selection allows Gevalia to suit the various personal tastes, moods, and desires of even the world's most discriminating coffee and tea lovers.

Seasonal Coffee Gift Boxes
We've put two 8-oz. boxes of our flavored coffees in our signature gift box—warm, smooth Pumpkin Spice with hints of spice and cream, or full-flavored Crème Brulée, slightly sweet with creamy, caramel subtleties. $14.95

Jasmine Gardens Tea
Fragrant essence of fresh jasmine adds a flavorful note to this complex green tea. Includes 30 oversize teabags per box. $5.95

Udderly Divine Cocoa Set
Hot chocolate straight from the source. Our signature gift box holds a 15-oz. cow-motif ceramic mug, a milk can tin of rich cocoa and a hand-held power frother with 3 attachments for whipping up creamy drinks, hot or cold. $29.95

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Keeping an EYE on Halloween preps

TB Fast-Forward
Ready for another unforgettable Halloween? Have some fun with your kids and create the scariest party ever!

Flashing eye glider balls - set of 2 Eye popping. No, really. These irresistibly squishy plastic eyeballs have liquid inside and the inner eye flashes and moves around! Fantastic as a party favor for kids and adults... 1.5” diameter. $8.00

Floating eyeballs - set of 4 These eyeballs are freaky. They are creepy. Made of hard plastic, they look most horrifying in a glass or floating in a punch bowl. We'd never seen them before. It was horror at first site. $6.50

Find all your treats and then some at:

Friday, August 25, 2006

Labor Day ahead: travelling-smart gear

Magellan's was founded by people who love travel for its ability to enrich our lives and increase our appreciation for the world in which we live. By sharing our knowledge and experience with other travelers, and offering useful and appreciated products to ease the bumpy roads, we help make travel a more comfortable, safe, and rewarding experience. We owe our success to three core principles:

Providing travelers with a single source of state-of-the-art, quality travel products
Providing up-to-the-minute and well-researched information to meet the needs of all travelers
Providing an exceptional customer experience

Nothing slips off our Non-Slip Dash Mat. So toss your cell phone, eyeglasses, maps and more up on your dashboard and relax the next time you make that right turn. Redesigned for a better fit on your dashboard (can be trimmed for a custom fit if desired); needs no adhesive to apply. (13 x 6"; 1 oz). $5.85

CellCup turns your extra cup holder into a handy storage compartment for your cell phone and other essentials. Made of soft yet sturdy foam, it has a tapered bottom that fits into the cup holder of most cars to keep your cell phone, pens, pager, keys or other small items easily accessible. The cell phone compartment even has an opening in the base for connecting your charger cord. Tapers from 4½ x 4" to 4½ x 2½". (3 oz) $11.85

Sun Zapper - Eliminate the blinding glare of sunlight without obstructing your view of the road. Sunglasses are no match for accident-causing windshield glare. Made of tough, shatterproof polycarbonate, the see-through Sun Zapper attaches to any car visor in seconds, effectively blocking hazardous reflections from the sun, snow, or other cars. A sliding shield allows you to filter out extra-bright glare spots safely. Sun Zapper is removable for easy cleaning, and folds out of the way when not in use. (11¾ x 4 x 1½"; 4 oz) $19.85

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Almost OUT and already knocking

Reserve the Hottest item of the season and have it shipped to you for FREE as soon as it is available (approximately Monday October 30th). You've seen it in the pages "Elle" & "Vanity Fair" but ONLY we have the Belted Sweater. Featuring a cowl neckline, kimono style sleeves and belt. It's a show stopper. Juniors and Plus sizes available. $108.00

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Sites I'm Diggin' - from Fortyish is fab
Looking for some cool sites to visit? Here are my latest faves:
The Helpful Housewife
What Every Woman Needs in Her Wardrobe
The Fashionable Housewife
The Bag Lady

Thrifty Boutique

Gossipaway #30

THE PRIZE: Wear and Tear Man T-Shirt from The R's Project.
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 answer 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!
Winner: Jack M. from MO. Congratulations!!!
Answer: Dracula
Love from Gossipaway winners:
"I just wanted to let you know I appreciate the prize gift. The earrings are just lovely (from Trunkshop). I love the color and how they dangle! Thanks again!" - Vanna
"I just received the hair clips from My Perennial and they are TOO CUTE! My four year old daughter has already laid claim to them. Thanks again and keep up the great site!!!" - Miwa
--..."thank you for the beautiful earrings! (Happy earrings from Bonnin Designs) I just adore your jewelry so much, it really makes me happy wearing it! Thanks again! Always," - Sandra
--"I just wanted to let you know I received the t-shirt (Ally Moon) yesterday. It's so cute! Thank you for mailing it so quickly, I really appreciate it. Your quizzes are a great idea, and the fact that the prizes are so nice makes it doubly good..." - Kelly
--"I just wanted to let you know that I have received the beautiful necklace (Roots of Art). (And was that a rose scented envelope too? . . . The package even smelled wonderful!) Thanks so much for the fun contest and the great prize." - Belinda
-- "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
-- I wanted to let you know that I received my "R.R.R." t-shirt (
The R's Project). It is so cute - thanks! " - Nickie
-- "Thanks. I got it yesterday. It is even cuter in person than the picture on line. (Reality Shoe tank). Thanks again!" - Erica

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thrifty & clever - Life Awards Trophies

And the Award Goes to…
Finally, present fantastic awards such as "Chore Avoider of the Year" and "Loudest Phone Talker." You probably know someone who has done a lot to earn these awards, and yet has never gotten their due. So stop the snubbing and present them with one of these terrific trophies. Each features an Oscaresque statuette and six removable plaques. Choose from a "Home" trophy, featuring such plaques as "Biggest Whiner" and "Most Likely to Hog the Remote Control," or an "Office" trophy, featuring awards like "Employee of the Day" and "Most Innovative Use of Office Products."
originally $25.00
SALE $16.95

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Extra! Extra!

Back to School - Is your little one heading off to school this year? This issue is packed with products that make heading back to school a stylish and fun affair.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Recovery treats

Pick up your best friend's broken heart pieces with the coolest 'after break up/show must go on' treats. Remember to get extra ones and keep them handy, just in case... :)

Having a good laugh at an ex-boyfriend's expense can be sweeter than revenge. This metal key chain spoofs all things couple-ly and lovey dovey, picturing a snapshot of a couple with the guy's face scribbled out. A cute pick-me-up for a newly single pal. 2" square. $5.00

'lovers and losers' address book - Keep track of Mr./Ms. Wrong, Mr./Ms. Right, and even ... Mr./Ms. Right-Now with this fabulous address book! Leather. 3.25" by 6". $16.00

'imaginary men' tissues - These vintage-style tissues speak the truth...well, at the very least they convey the thoughts of many women who have come before us. Nevertheless, best NOT to pull them out during a hot date. Better to save them for anyone who's grown a bit wary of menfolk! 4-Ply. Paper. Unscented. 2.25" by 4.25". Includes 10 tissues per pack. Set of 6. $10.00

Find all your cheer-up supplies at Plum Party

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

NEW Promos at The Body Shop

New Aloe Sensitive Skin Care. Buy 2, get 1 FREE

Aloe Soothing Body Lotion - A light, non-sticky moisturizing lotion to comfort the skin, leaving it soft and supple. Very hydrating and calming on sensitive skin. Suitable for use as after-suncare.Dermatologically approved and clinically proven as suiable for sensitive skin. 8.4 oz. $14.00

Tea Tree Skin Care and Shower Gels 2 for $16

Almond Bath & Shower Gel - A soap-free cleansing gel that lathers up in the bath or shower to leave your skin feeling clean, soft, and subtly scented. 8.4 oz. $10.00

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Anne Maa Designs - Up to 45% off

AQUAMARINE VERMEIL DOUBLE NECKLACE - Large faceted aquamarine on vermeil. Was $230.00 SALE $154.00
BLACK DIAMOND 18K EARRINGS - Sparkly petite black diamonds with 18K beads and wire. Was $174.00 SALE $110.00

CRACKLED CITRINE LONG CROSS NECKLACE - Crackled citrine rondell with vermeil beads and 4 way cross. 47" with 7" drop. Was $327.00 SALE $198.00