Have you caught “Zulilly fever” yet?!?!? I’ve got it BAD!!
I have a MAJOR redecorating project coming up next spring, so I’ve been perusing Pinterest for ideas. From Pinterest I discovered Zulilly and their fabulous prices and LOW shipping. Just as I did my Christmas shopping throughout the year this past year (some of it from Zulilly!) I’m trying to ‘shop smart’ (for the best prices) and buy early for this upcoming project, so that I have everything I need and don’t have to waste time searching for stuff once I begin my re-decorating project. I really have found a LOT of things that I want and NEED on Zulilly.
On a seemingly totally different subject (but it does come back to the subject!) SOMEtimes working for yourself kinda sucks! There is no one to help you when you get burnt out. No one to tell you that you are doing a good job. No benefits, No sick days. No vacations days . . . and no Christmas bonuses!
Well, this year I decided that I deserved a Christmas bonus. I had been shopping for some essentials (storage and organizational type things) and I kept coming across this:
I fell in love instantly! Not quite ‘my color’ but I like to mix it up a bit. After looking at it about a dozen times, I convinced myself to SPLURGE (and reward myself!) and spend the $119.00 (+ $9.95 shipping) and buy myself this little cutie as my Christmas bonus.
I’ve worked very hard this year and I decided that I deserved a little something special! Still, an occasional twinge of guilt would pop up, telling me that if I waited long enough and looked hard enough that I’d find something similar at the thrift store for a LOT cheaper. NOPE! I’m gonna splurge on myself for once and I am going to ENJOY doing so!
I waited anxiously for that little orange card in my mail box telling me I had a package too big for the mail box. In the meantime I daydreamed about all the things my new friend and I would do together . . .
Invite friends over for tea and use the cart to artfully arrange ‘cakes and biscuits’ on. When company came to stay I’d use it to set up in their room for those ‘little necessities’, a box of tissues, bottles of water and fresh flowers on the top shelf. Big fluffy white towels on the bottom shelf and a bar of yummy smelling soap. The rest of it I’d leave empty for my guests to put their stuff on. I’d use it as a portable craft station for my ‘craft du jour’ (which always ends up on the coffee table right now). Then when company came I could just wheel it into a closet. Keep it near the front door as a’catch all’ ; and when I came home with thrifted treasures I could drop them off on the cart until I was ready to use them. Use it as a ‘holding station’ when I have my holiday cookie baking marathon to store all the ingredients on; keeping them within easy reach, but not cluttering the counter.
Oh yes! I had such grand plans for this little darling!
It arrived in less then 2 weeks. I could hardly wait to tear into the box! It felt like Christmas morning! It was in ‘parts’ and needed to be put together; which I had assumed it would be.
Swoon!! I will still love the cattywompus green cart, and find a use for it despite it’s flaws. This new piece is completely for FUN! I can see myself filling it with fresh greens and big ball ornaments as a Christmas decoration. Or big plastic snowflakes and snowballs for a winter decor theme. Easter grass and bunnies and faux eggs at Easter time. Perhaps even as a PROP in my booth at Stars (with a BIG ‘not for sale!tag on it of course!) I foresee both of them being the subject of many future blog posts.
I know this sounds like a paid advertisement for Zulilly, but I promise you it’s NOT. I am just a firm believer of giving credit where credit is due. And I can wholeheartedly recommend Zulilly to anyone, confident that they will become satisfied customers based upon my personal experience.
If you want a quick peek at some of the other fabulous stuff that Zulilly has, here is my Pinterest page for ‘favorite on-line finds’, MOST of which are from Zulilly!