The Arcade that Blew Away

The Arcade that Blew Away

It was like being there when they pack up the circus. Over the weekend, Lance and I went to the mall— we both need new shoes, and it was tax-free weekend. We thought about catching a movie, but none sounded good to me. We contemplated the dog park, but it was so humid and buggy. We were going to play black-light miniature … Keep reading…

Save, Save, Save! | How to pair Target’s new Cartwheel app with other coupons, etc.

Save, Save, Save! | How to pair Target’s new Cartwheel app with other coupons, etc.

Discount-king Target’s latest money-saving tool, Cartwheel, has a silly name but a good purpose: additional savings. Like any new app, we need to figure out all its possibilities– and from my early calculations, Target’s Cartwheel is going spectacular for those patient enough to pair outside coupons. Key word: patient.  Linked through Facebook, Cartwheel provides on-the-go coupons for a variety of products. You … Keep reading…

Weekend DIY: Jumbo Scrabble tile wall art made easy

Weekend DIY: Jumbo Scrabble tile wall art made easy

I had been longing for something new to hang above our television, below our shelf. The Ikea print we had there was nice– but it was the right size to hang above our old, smaller television, and the colors were wrong for the room. I hadn’t liked it in that spot for quite a while. But suddenly, without logical explanation, I hated … Keep reading…

Missouri (finally) gets a West Elm, and it’s at the Saint Louis Galleria

Missouri (finally) gets a West Elm, and it’s at the Saint Louis Galleria

West Elm recently invited me to preview their new Missouri store. That’s right, Midwesterners– interior design powerhouse West Elm has opened its first Missouri store at the Saint Louis Galleria, a.k.a. the most conveniently located mall in the city, a.k.a. the only one I don’t find daunting to visit. And guess what? It was a loft-living, mid-century-modern-loving, interior-design-junkie’s dream. Check out a … Keep reading…

A letter

Dear autoshop with the broken sewer line that’s drowning in sewage, Remember that time you towed one of our cars and, despite driving by our house, made us walk home? And then honked and waved at us when we were still walking 1:30 a.m. in winter wrapped in blankets we found in the car? And then tried to charge us hundreds upon … Keep reading…