I’m a bargain girl. A sucker for a great deal. I don’t care where it came from as long as I got it 50% off or more! When I’m shopping, I always go to the sale racks first. In fact, I will often plan my shopping trips starting with the store that has the best deals and work my way up from there. Call me a bargainista, but I just can’t spend full price if I know there’s a better deal out there somewhere. I love places like Ikea, TJ Maxx, even Bargain Hunt (don’t judge). There’s something that settles me knowing that I got the best bargain for my buck. I haven’t yet mastered the art of couponing, although I love the idea of it. Have you seen that show on TLC, Extreme Couponing? It’s fascinating!
We don’t have an Ikea in Nashville (probably better that way!), so whenever I get a chance to frequent the Atlanta, Georgia area I always love to schedule in a trip to Ikea. I could spend all day at that wonderful, homey store! Perhaps it’s the beautifully designed spaces. Perhaps it’s the swedish meatballs. Or, perhaps it’s that I can find a fairly well made piece of “that’s just what I need” furniture or knick-knack for an amazingly inexpensive amount of money. (Yep, I think that’s it!) One such item I rounded up recently is this simple, industrial-looking, white shelf for my dining room. It’s exactly what I was looking for to house a portion of my cake plate collection, and it only cost $14.95! (Go here for something similar!) If you have an empty corner just in need of a little somethin’, a simple shelf with clean lines and some perfectly placed dishware, plants or knick-knacks will give your room a fresh “this is my new favorite room in the house” feel!
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age… | Titus 2:11-12