How to Create DIY Gift Baskets for Everyone on Your Holiday List

Posted On Friday, December 8th, 2017
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50, shopping

A few days ago I made another appearance on Essence Now, Essence magazine’s weekly digital show. Last year I showed affordable style options to decode your holiday party dress code. But this time around it was still holiday related, but all about gift baskets.
While you can buy a ready made gift basket, there’s nothing better than creating a custom DIY gift basket. One that’s really tailored to the person and the things they want or even need.


7 Unique, Last Minute Holiday Gifts at the Thrift Store

Posted On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores


The holidays are just days away and if you don’t have your presents for everyone on your list, no worries. All you have to do is hit up your local thrift store for last minute Christmas presents!

You’re guarantee to find unique items at affordable prices. And no, not a single item on the list below involves clothing! 

Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Everyone {All Under $50!}

Posted On Friday, December 18th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals


If you haven’t heard of Macy’s Backstage, do yourself {and your wallet} a favor and get familiar!

Last week I had the chance to check out a location and it did not disappoint. Backstage is Macy’s off-price outlet store. So think of it as a typical Macy’s, but a bit smaller and even more affordable.

With Christmas just one week away, I found a ton of goodies and hopefully these will inspire you if you need some last minute gifts. Oh, and everything I scored was less than  $50!

Dime Find of the Week: Cute, Affordable Gifts You’ll Want to Keep

Posted On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50, shopping


What: Blue Q

Why: Items like socks, coin purses, soap and totes can be a bit basic {i.e. boring!}, but not when they have fun, quirky designs. If you’re looking for a little something cute for yourself or as a gift, you’ll love Blue Q.

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The ONE Reason Now is the Best Time to Thrift Shop

Posted On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores


You never know what the inventory at a thrift store is going to be. It’s either a serious hit {thrift store scores galore!} or an absolute miss and you walk away empty handed. But I always tell people now, right now, is the perfect time to thrift shop and you have better odds of finding serious gems.

And there’s one reason why…everyone’s donating!