Thursday, September 27, 2012

Can you see me now? Clearly Contacts Free Pair

The folks at Clearly Contacts sure make it easy to change your glasses with your changing moods.  Or in our case, with our changing outfits ;-)

Take advantage of their current FREE offer by entering code: FBDEALCA at checkout.  This offer ends Oct. 30th, 2012.  Don't procrastinate! Get your prescription and head on over to to order some new specs. There are some exceptions (most higher end labels), but the house brands (Love, Joseph Marc, Derek Cardigan, etc.) have some fantastic styles to choose from. The complete pair of glasses are free, but coatings are extra and you still have to pay the shipping fee (about $15 on average). A great deal!!

Miss the deal?  Never fear!  They also offer a "First Pair Free" to new customers.  Use code: FIRSTPAIRFREECA.  It's an on-again-off-again promo, so as long as it's running, this code will work.  There's also a FALLFIFTY code for those who want designer frames for $50 off.  

Miss that deal!?  This site is fantastic year round for various sales/promos.  We've seen complete pairs as low as $19 and $38.  Even at $99, they are the best way to order complete pairs!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Woolly Mammoth Knit Goods

Time to get your Scarf On. And we know just where you need to go...the girls at Woolly Mammoth will knit you up a cozy, chic, chunky circle scarf of your choosing. Tons of great colours and yarns to choose from.

Our friends, Dana and Stephanie, are fun, a little quirky, and super talented at the whole knitting gig... Check out their page at

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Moccasins Anyone?

Time to grab them tomorrow!

It's Friends and Family Day at
Super comfy - love these!  Just keep in mind that you will need to size down a full size from your normal size as they do stretch out after a few wears.  Trust us on this one, you'll love them!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Restoration Hardware vs. Home Sense - Light it up!

I have had my eye on a particular drop pendant light fixture at Restoration Hardware for over a year now (see it here) but savvy shoppers that we are, I refused to spend the regular retail $400 price tag. The fixture is simple, clean and modern...such a marked improvement from what we had before and it echoes the look we are going for in our home. I visited my local Home Sense yesterday and what should I stumble upon? Serendipity! A near identical light fixture for less than 1/4 of the price. Check it out.

Restoration Hardware's Version:

My find at Home Sense installed: 

The price? $79.99! I was thrilled and immediately tucked this find into my shopping cart. As an aside, Home Sense right now has a huge selection of wonderful ceiling light fixtures for excellent prices. It is worth checking out.

The lesson here? Sometimes, it is worth the wait. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Backpack, Backpack....

Back to school this week, and what did I learn???  Apparently, it's hip to be square.  Remember the old school Jansport backpacks from yesteryear?   Their packs are trending these days with the school set.  Jansport backpacks, I learned, also carry a lifetime warranty!  In fact, when in line to purchase this bright orange pack,  the fellow in front of me was returning his 3-year old, ripped up backpack.  Smart fellow had the receipt with him.  And he traded in the (in-my-opinion not very cool) torn jean backpack for a super cool faded black canvas issue backpack...he only had to pay $5 for the difference in upgraded cost.  Pretty good value for 3 year's use.

Jansport started in Seattle back in 1967 and has been manufacturing packs ever since.  You can find a retailer near you by clicking here.

This vintage throwback isn't limited to just Jansport though.

A few months back, my J.Crew catalogues started featuring Herschel Supply Co. backpacks and messengers.  They are gaining a big following for their cool, laid-back, almost military inspired, vintage look.  One of my favorite finds about Herschel?  They are a Vancouver, BC based company!!  A fairly new company, Herschel was founded in 2009, by  a couple of brothers (naming the company after a small town where three generations of their family lived).  Check them out!  You'll spot their packs in a lot of board shops around town.