Posts Tagged ‘cheap’

Picnicking (with a basket and everything!)

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on November 7th, 2013 under Life Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  14 Comments

Daniel’s birthday was Monday, so he took the day off and we had a picnic lunch at Duke Gardens. My mom let me borrow her absurdly cute picnic basket, and Daniel looked adorable lugging it around the gardens until I settled on the perfect secluded spot. I paired these scrumptious prosciutto and roasted red pepper sandwiches with heaps of […]

DIY Gift: For the Bird Lover

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on December 3rd, 2012 under DIY Tags: , , , , , ,  •  5 Comments

A while back I made my own suet cakes for our backyard birds, and they absolutely loved them. I have never seen so many birds in our yard before—it was like The Birds but in a good way. When I ran out of homemade and refilled the feeder with store bought suet, the birds didn’t […]

Style: J.Crew on the Cheap

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on February 7th, 2011 under Style Tags: , , , ,  •  4 Comments

I flipped through the latest J.Crew lookbook and thought this outfit was great, but not great enough to cost a whopping $556. So, I rummaged around the internet for a while and came up with a look-alike ensemble for only $126.85. In your face J.Crew! tank from J.Crew $68.00 jeans from J.Crew $115.00 blazer from […]

Jonathan Adler Wannabes

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on April 8th, 2010 under Shop Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  4 Comments

I love Jonathan Adler vases. Doesn’t everybody? I periodically check the Adler website to see if they are having a 75% off sale or something like that, but I’ve never had any luck. I can’t count how many times I’ve googled “affordable Adler vase look alike.” Finally my search is over, because I snatched up […]

Dirt Collection

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on March 18th, 2010 under Home + Garden Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  32 Comments

I collect dirt. Dirt is the perfect memento of an unforgettable vacation. It’s free, easy to find, fits in my suitcase and lets me take a piece of the world home with me. When I’m an old lady I will look at my shelf full of soil and sand from all over the world and remember […]


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