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by Anna Yu
Many of us have resolved to spend less in 2009 and I like to think that all the post-holiday sales are working in our favor. Whether it's scoring that perfect wool coat for 75% off at your favorite department store or marching from sample sale to sample sale to find brag-worthy items to show your friends, being smart with your money is very "in." Many times though, we forget about shopping for our home for whatever reason, but it doesn't mean it's no less important. Besides, wouldn't you want a home just as stylish as the contents of your closet? While this "recessionista" trend is in, there's no need to exclusively shop from the ever ubiquitous Swedish home furnishing store (you know the one I'm talking about). You can still get high quality goods at a huge discount if you know where to look! Get 4 martini or white wine glasses for less than $15 at Macy's or upgrade that bare bulb in your living room with a chic chandelier inspired by nature. To see more home bargains you'll be proud to show off, click the slideshow.
by Anna Yu
While the holidays have just passed and it may still be cold outside, I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of colorful spring flowers and clear skies in the coming months. So to hasten the slow approach of spring, I've found a few ways to update your home with some colorful accents without a lot of effort. Plant a keylime tree in your patio or sunny kitchen for a dash of natural aroma and bright color to match. A cherry red pillow against your sofa or bed will certainly bring some much needed color. Even if it's still cold and gray outside, take a look at my slideshow to see how you can easily update your home and be ready when spring finally rolls around!