I had a few extra minutes to pop into Marshalls and TJ Maxx today while I was running errands. I've discovered that they always have new things every week and you never know when you're going to find just the right piece at just the right price. I have two design projects I am trying to finish, so am on the lookout for things. While I may not have found anything I was looking for in particular, I found some really cute stuff. My favorite is the $39 black mirror. I saw this on the Young House Love blog and they had painted it a pretty green for their nursery (see nursery picture). I also loved the collection of lamps I saw and think they would look great in a little girl's room!! Also, the jewelry boxes were a good find--so nice, similar to ones I had seen at Pottery Barn with a much higher price tag.
I am now a stay at home mom but in my former life I was a French teacher--I have my B.A., M.A., and A.B.D. (next step to Ph.D. in French literature). I love teaching and miss it but in the meantime I am enjoying operating a part-time home organizing and design business. Contact me for more info if you are interested!