Friday, February 6, 2009

My secret...

Wow, I have a secret that I'd like to share. Have any of you ever heard of HomeStyle Books? This is a really awesome resource (watch out, it's addicting!). A little backstory: Although I hate to admit this, I am a total sucker for those "plans" out there like music clubs, DVD clubs, and the like. I received a notice in the mail about this one and decided to give it a try. WOW! I was hooked immediately. The deal is become a member and get 5 books for $2! (It is sooo exciting getting a huge box of beautiful books in the mail for $2. I am obsessed with books). Once you are a member, you must buy one or two more over the course of a year or two. Trust me, for someone like myself, this is not hard. I really have to get my fix from these things once all other resources have been exhausted (shelter mags, shelter mag websites, etc., you know the drill). ANOTHER secret: If you're really a crack head like me, you sign up under your husbands name as well, to get another set of 5 books for $2. Yes, I know, crazy.
***If this is no secret to anyone, and I'm not spilling the beans here, just let me know so I can have a good laugh that I wasted a Friday night and a good glass of wine on this post. (Hubster is bathing child. I know, my social life is very, very sad these days).
Here's a little warning for those of you with hubsters like mine who give you the Larry David/turned head look (doot do doo do doot doo doot doo doo) every time they see something they believe to be a "new purchase." (Usually followed by me immediately laughing because I can not lie with a straight face. Does this happen to you?) Hide these books in your library of others. Mix em up. I made the mistake of having them all out and then had to explain that I was sucked into the black whole that is HomeStyle Books only to get a lecture. Boo. Save yourself the lecture of "wasting money." Wasting money? Blasphemy! (And about that beer budget, honey...)

OK, this little gem is from Mary Emmerling, you know, the Country Living editor and everything else. This is MY personal favorite, because as we all well know, I live by and LOVE the beach. The beach cottages profiled in here are all so lovely, and all different in styles. The text and stories accompanying them are incredibly charming so it makes for a great read as well. Another great thing is that once you are a "member" (oooh!) you get member prices. Por ejemplo, this one goes for $23.99 and retails for more.

Here is another goodie! For all those blue and white lovers out there!

And, of course, the Domino guide. If you don't have this one, where the hell have you been? (Woops, did I just type that? :) )
Anyway, be sure to check this little gold mine out. They have all sorts of books to choose from. Have a beeeaaaaauuuuutiful weekend my lovely readers!


Blueprint Bliss said...

This post made me laugh... thanks for sharing your secret!

LuLu & Co. said...

LOL I am so glad that I am not the only one who get the lecture from hubby about wasting money... hee hee don't they know how our brain works and books like these are very important in a girls life! so glad you shared about the club i've heard of it but not all the details so thanks! i want the beach book you featured ooohHH

Haven and Home said...

I have never heard of this, this could be dangerous for me! I love books and good deals. Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

You have me laughing outloud!! hahaha my husband's the same way. you didn't waste your fri night on this one because i am SO excited you told us about this!!!

also, check out house of turquoise today-( there's a chair on there I think you'd love!!


High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Love this. I must sign up and I'm totally signing up with my husbands name as well.


LindsB said...

Oh, I am in so much trouble now! I'm going to be ordering like 20 books.

I get the same lecture about wasting money- I have to send things to my office now and sneak them home when the BF wont be there so he cant yell at me.

Your House and Life said...

I am so all over this. Thanks!