November 12, 2010 at 9:26 am , by Amanda Wolfe
This Friday instead of a sweepstakes we’ve got a downloadable freebie for you — everybody wins! Just become a fan of Ladies’ Home Journal on Facebook if you’re not already and you’ll get this awesome Holiday Sweets & Treats cookbook, with 49 delicious recipes and ideas. It all looks so yummy, we can’t decide what to make first. Tell your friends so they can score this freebie too.
And check back on Monday for a huge (huge!) holiday giveaway. Can you tell we’re in the holiday giving spirit? Happy Friday!
January 5, 2010 at 3:16 pm , by yyang
Have a cell phone and want to text for free? Or maybe more likely, have a teen who’s running up your phone bill with her texting addiction? We found a solution for either problem: Nimbuzz.com. Just download the mobile program to your phone, bring up contacts from anywhere (MSN, Skype, Yahoo, AIM), and start texting. Make sure you have a flat-rate data plan, and text at a spot with free Wi-Fi (like a Barnes & Noble’s or Panera Bread) to really save money. The site is still free (for now, we’re guessing), so check it out!
October 7, 2009 at 3:58 pm , by cdewet
Sometimes when strolling out and about in fabulous New York City I pass a beautiful home store and think, Why even bother going in, those lovely things are probably waaaay too fancy for me. My mind instantly flashes back to the scene in “Pretty Woman” where the saleswomen shun poor scantily clad Julia Roberts for even attempting to peruse their fine merchandise. I cautiously glance at the beautiful window displays as I pass by, as if some expensive item might jump into my hand if I don’t move quickly. I don’t give it much thought after that, and continue on toward more familiar territory. Well, guess what I did last weekend? I shrugged off my inhibitions and went into an adorable design store, A&G Merch, in Brooklyn—and you know what, it was a fantastic experience. Okay, so there were a few things out of my price range, but what I found most enjoyable were all of the creative displays! My mind couldn’t help but think about how I could incorporate some of their funky design ideas into my own apartment and the inspiration was undeniable. I started to wonder about other shops that I had walked by in the past and what muse-like displays I had unknowingly deprived myself of.
Inspiration is free, and perhaps more important than ever during these trying economic times. Window shopping is great fun when you walk away with a brain full of new ideas. Okay, friends, your assignment is simple—the next time you pass a store that strikes your fancy, even if you think it might be too fancy for your wallet, go in! You never know what you might find. Oh, and a nice shade of lipstick can definitely help… See Erica’s entry on red lips!