Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Holidays Have Arrived at the Habitat ReStore OC Home Improvement Resale Outlets

Events Scheduled Throughout December Open to the Public

The Habitat ReStore OC Home Improvement Resale Outlets are welcoming the holidays by scheduling events throughout the month of December, all inspired by the holiday season. These events will be open to the public.

Events at the Garden Grove ReStore only:

• December 28: Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. Visit the Garden Grove ReStore from noon to 6 p.m. to donate blood and receive a coupon for a free Cold Stone Creamery Creation and complimentary VIP tickets to the Laugh Factory. To schedule your appointment, visit and use sponsor code: HabitatGG.

12827 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: 714.590.8729

Events at the Santa Ana ReStore only:

• December 9: Tree Decoration Workshop at the Santa Ana ReStore. Stop by the ReStore
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to make your own Christmas stocking or ornament. Make one for yourself and one for a gift. Children under 12 must work with a parent or guardian. Cookies and cider will be provided.

1400 S. Village Way
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714.434.6266

About the Habitat ReStore OC Home Improvement Resale Outlets in Orange County
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County currently operates two Habitat ReStore OC Home Improvement Resale Outlets in Orange County – one in Garden Grove, and one in Santa Ana. The Habitat ReStore OC Home Improvement Resale Outlets are open to the public, and sell new and gently used items at deeply discounted prices. The Habitat ReStores benefit our community by recycling materials instead of dumping them into the waste stream. People or organizations who donate items to the Habitat ReStore avoid paying hauling/trash disposal costs and possibly receive a tax deduction for the items they donate. Proceeds from sales at the Habitat ReStores are used to build more affordable, ownership homes for qualified families in Orange County. For more information, please visit us on Facebook @HabitatOCReStore, Twitter @ReStoresOC, and our website at

About Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is dedicated to ending substandard housing and building strong communities in Orange County. Habitat uses donations of land, funding, materials, professional services and volunteer labor to build simple, decent homes which are sold to qualified low‐income families for a 1% down payment, closing costs, and a zero‐equivalent interest mortgage. Mortgage payments are recycled to build more affordable homes in Orange County. Habitat for Humanity families and volunteers have built 172 homes in Orange County since 1988 and are currently building two affordable new homes in Santa Ana.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, please call (714) 434‐6200 extension 229, or visit our Web site at

Friday, October 5, 2012

last night: Outlets At Orange Fall Tweetup

last night i had the pleasure of attending The Outlets at Orange Fall Tweetup event.

a group of OC social media influencers were invited to gather and get a look at the newest fall styles hitting The Outlets!

that's my tweet on the screen!

throughout the Tweetup we had fun shopping all the gorgeous new styles in each store, tasting delicious snacks from Sweets From Heaven, Doubletree (cookies!!), Corner Bakery, Jamba Juice -to name a few- and of course, tweeting!

here are some pictures from the event:

gathering point with refreshments and announcements for the attendees

candy and treats!

we saw bright colored jackets and coats galore, structured bags in rich materials, cozy sweaters and cardigans, and plenty of sales. fall is definitely celebrated at The Outlets At Orange!

thanks to  for helping me out with my outfit idea at Calvin Klein!

this tweeted outfit from Banana Republic won me a giftcard (here's that tweet)

want to stay up-to-date on activities at The Outlets At Orange?  then, here's some link-love for you: 
@OutletsAtOrange (twitter)

here's to a snuggly-cozy autumn!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Quiksilver #SipAndStitch at Fashion Island, Oct 6th 11am-3pm

so, there's this event going on this Saturday from 11am-3pm at Quiksilver, Fashion Island and it sounds pretty rad!

expect: music, cupcakes, lemonade, and a photobooth

(via Bollare Communications)

hope to see you there!


Monday, October 1, 2012

save some money on produce - grow it yourself!

gardening is a hobby of mine.  i wish i could say i grow a lot of, even a quarter of the produce i consume but the reality is that's just not possible, especially in my small OC condo's patio space.  still i am surprised by what i can grow - sometimes without purchasing anything extra!

here's a post from The Healthy Hybrid's Facebook page with 15+ foods you can grow from produce scraps:

via The Healthy Hybrid

...currently i have the following growing in my patio-space: pineapple plant (from scrap), sweet potatoes (from scrap), potatoes (from scrap), onions (from scrap), garlic (from scrap), shallot (from scrap), green onion (from scrap), as well as other plants and herbs from store-bought seed.

growing produce is a fun activity for the family!  it also might save you a bit of money here and there.  enjoy!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Groupon Goods: Womens Coach Sunglasses $69 ($267 value)

wow, this is pretty impressive! this Groupon Goods deal is available through this saturday, but jump on it quick as the number purchased is over 1,000 at the time of this post!

get all the details at the deal's Groupon Goods page.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

pinterest: versatile dress

versatile dress by Umit Unal via Worthwhile can be worn with the front in the back too (which is which, anyway?) = 2 dresses in one!

seems like this could be a money saver:


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Check out that Rack!

i had a little fun with that title. but in all seriousness...

you think you know your Rack pretty intimately, and then suddenly

this Rack is in tip-top shape! the grand opening was today, thursday march 1st.

i was invited to the Nordstrom Rack TweetUp this past tuesday to get a sneak peak of all the delicious wares at the new store.

dj on deck - his mixing was stellar

Rubin Skipper knows his Nordstrom Rack suit designers
everything was gleaming and the music was pumping.

local "tweeps" and bloggers were snapping pictures with their phones or cameras and tweeting up a storm!

the store was abuzz with excitement.  shoppers were filling their baskets gleefully.

all the Nordstrom attendants wore a smile and seemed just as exhilarated as the shoppers! no, seriously!

the selection was out of this world.  i do not think i have ever seen a store in more perfect order.

Nordstrom trivia!

The first Nordstrom Rack opened as a clearance center in the lower-level of the downtown Seattle Nordstrom store in November of 1972. The first stand-alone Nordstrom Rack opened in 1987 in Seattle. As Nordstrom expanded to other parts of the country, Nordstrom Rack stores followed. 

my good friend Brittney and i could not stop gasping at all the stellar designer items and the shockingly low prices...

"oh my gosh, i can so afford this!" kept issuing from our mouths

i think i spent the most amount of time in the shoe section.  
...the shoe selection was out of this world.

these gorgeous kicks came home with me!
i must have fallen into a hypnotic stupor out of sheer-shoe-elation because at some point i realized i was surrounded by boxes and wasn't so sure what had taken place.  but i knew i was in love...

i have to say a HUGE thank you to Matthew Ralston, Veronica Son (Nordstrom Rack Store Manager), and Nordstrom Rack for letting me into the Rack for a sneak peak!  i had the best time and can't wait to visit again for the awesome selection and even better prices.

got me some coach, baby
happy shopping!

some more goodies, posted to Twitter during the TweetUp: