Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oscar Party, Living Budget Chic Style

Didn’t get invited to Oprah’s after-Oscar party? Here are some easy ways to put together a stylish Oscar party without breaking the bank:

Invites: Use Evite's online Oscar-theme invites to help set the mood.

Decor: Always a fan of Oriental Trading for cheap and kitschy decorations. Look for Oscar trophies, mock red carpet, and movie cutouts. Pizzazzerie also has inexpensive decor ideas with supplies you can get from Target or your local discount store.

Beverages: Stick with 2-3 signature cocktails for ease and affordability. Here are some classic standby recipes that would surely rock your guests.

Food and Apps: Keep tummies full and satisfied with these appetizers that cost less than a dollar per serving. Mix them up with these party-friendly recipes--these Fig and Sausage Skewers seem fancy but are very easy to make. Alternatively, why not serve decadent gourmet movie popcorn that you can whip up at home?

Party Games: It wouldn't be a proper Oscar party without some Oscar-theme games. Make some money and take bets on the winner in each category and use That’s the Spirit’s Oscar Party Pool Sheet. Here are other amusing Oscar party games that run the gamut from trivia games, drinking games and karaoke.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Free Redbox DVD Movie Rental

To celebrate Oscar season, Redbox is offering a free Redbox DVD movie rental. "Like" Redbox's Facebook page, and you will receive a unique code to get a free movie rental, which can be used on February 24th only.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Free Blockbuster Express Movie Rental

Receive one free Blockbuster Express movie rental with code FRMOVIE. Valid only today, Feb. 21, 2011. Apply promo code upon checkout.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Free BlowOut At ULTA

I am always in for a free blowout, since I always crave straight, glossy hair. Call the ULTA nearest you to make an appointment for:

Wednesday, Feb 16th 3 pm-8 pm
Thursday, Feb 17th, 1 pm-4 pm

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Barney's Warehouse Sale 2011

It's the time of the year again! Stock up on some goodies at Barney's NY warehouse sale in Los Angeles and New York.

Los Angeles
The LA Convention Center
Kentia Hall 1201 South Figueroa Street
Feb 10- Feb 21,2011

New York
255 W 17th Street
Between 7th and 8th Avenue
Feb 17-March 6, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Be Your Own Fabulous Decorator

Itching to redecorate and don’t know where to start? Pick up priceless decorating advice for free and be your own interior decorator. Stores like Pottery Barn and West Elm offer ongoing free design classes that will help you accessorize your home in style. RSVP at the store nearest you.

Pottery Barn:

Feb 5-Feb 17: How to Choose the Perfect Wall Color

West Elm:

Feb 12: Indoor Gardening with Shane Powers' New Collection of Vases and Vessels

Friday, February 4, 2011

Free Museum Weekend

Are you a Bank of America cardholder? If you are, take advantage of free general admission to various museums nationwide on the first full weekend of every month. Locate museums closest to you here and get your culture fix this weekend. I'll be at the LACMA- let me know where you guys go this weekend!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

7 For All Mankind Addt'l 40% Sale

Get an additional 40% off on all 7 For All Mankind women, men and kid on sale items with code EXTRA40. Coupon does not work on sale denim items.