Designer Black Leather Handbags

I am a huge fan of bags and purses, but when I found these designer black leather handbags I went a little crazy! There are so many beautiful designer bags, it is so hard to choose which one is my favorite. Shopping online is  great way to save money, not only on the handbags but on gas as well. I love shopping online and hate the hustle and bustle of stores and malls, not to mention there are just too many options some times.

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I love the options that Travel Luggage Plus offers, not to mention the great discount they have on all of their handbags.  Now I can get a Designer Black Leather Handbag at a fraction of the original price. Shopping online is easy and I can do it from the comfort of my home, just by knowing exactly what I am looking for. I’m not fighting crowds and I sitting if front of my laptop enjoying my tea while I shop. I found some amazing deals on some designer black leather handbags, now I just need to decide which one I like better. Which of these two bags are your favorite?

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Moving Tips

If you are getting ready for a move there are few things to expect. Stress, stress and more stress, but with a few easy tips, you can eliminate some of the stress and make you life and move a little more pleasant.

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First, if you can afford to hire movers, do it. Even if it’s to help with the furniture, a few hours and a lot of weight is lifted off your shoulders and worth every penny.

Second, organize your packing room by room. Start a room and finish before moving on to the next.

Pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter weight items in larger boxes. There is nothing worse than a gigantic box you can barely fit your arms around that ways a ton!

Label everything, don’t just label the room the box goes to, but really label the contents. If it takes you weeks or even months to unpack, you’ll still be able to find things in a jam.

Use color coded stickers (I got mine at Staples, but you can use any kind you like) on your boxes to designate which room things go to make it easy for yourself, movers or helpers to quickly unload boxes. This will save you time and money. We are moving into a house where each room is a different color, which will make this part a snap!

Take lots of breaks and when needed and most importantly, follow your grandpa’s advice, “lift with your legs, not your back.”

Clean Your Windows Like A Pro

Have you ever walked into someone’s home and felt like it was so clean and bright that you were outdoors rather than inside? Well, the key to achieving this feeling in your home is clean, and I mean sparkling clean windows.

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Sure, you’ve tried cleaning them yourself but couldn’t quite get that see through shine. There is a trick to washing windows.

If you have been washing your windows with Windex or some other glass cleaner and paper towels, you’re wasting a lot of time and money too.

Use a few drops of dish soap, I prefer Dawn in a gallon of warm water.

Next use a squeegee, I got mine from Target and clean your windows inside and out from top to bottom. This is seriously one of the fastest and most efficient ways to clean your windows. Make sure to clean and replace your rubber blade often, this is key.

You can also use newspaper or a clean dry erase marker to get extra shine. Simply polish the windows with either after you have cleaned them.

Weekend Wall Makeover, A Quick DIY Project

Indoor shelves are one of my favorite thing to shop for when I want to do a minor room make over. You can easily change the look and function of a room with the addition of shelving. From decorative shelves to storage shelves.

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This look above is one of my favorite designs by SAS Interiors using skate boards as shelves to decorate a boys room. This is such a cool way, especially if you happen to have a few skateboards hanging around. If you don’t but you want this look, you can find some inexpensive used skateboards on Craigslist or other sites.

Another shelf idea is to use shadow boxes, like these here I found at Pier 1 Imports to give depth and a quadrant appeal by using them stacked in sets of 4. This can be fun if you have a long wall and mix up the contents from books, figurines and vases of single flowers to picture frames and framed artwork.

Get your walls spiced up with some shelves and make a quick weekend wall makeover.

Color Blocking with Florals

I love color blocking. I am attracted to clothing, particularly dresses that have bold color block features, but I also like to incorporate this look into my room designs and mix it with soft florals. There is just something appealing to me about the contrast of bold with soft underlays and I feel it gives a beautiful balance to the room decor.

You can create this effect pretty easily without spending a ton of money. All you need to do is think about where you want the color to appear.

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One idea is to use frame several floral portraits or paintings and then incorporate color blocked painted canvases, which you can easily do yourself or I like the one shown above from Zazzle. This helps carry the colors throughout the room.

You can use a few square vases in bright colors filled with soft delicate flowers (artificial or real) and use ribbon to block off colors in the vases.

You can also use pillows in solid colors and mix in a few smaller floral patterned pillows as accents. If these happen to match your drapes, even better. Then use the same solid color of the pillows as your tie backs for the drapes.