Just for fun I contacted Richard at Snooty Draperies for an estimate on new curtains for my living room. Richard was a champ at getting back to me and working with me on fabrics and ways to lessen the cost. I still have to convince my husband that we need this (and we do), but until then, Richard holds the keys to my new future curtains.
Becky's has a really nice selection of drapes and curtains that won't break the bank. The store has other things like blinds to choose from as well, but I'm more in tuned to the drapes right now. I still have to plan and budget for the drapes I saw and liked, but at least I have a focus and goal now that's realistic.
When we had an ant infestation in the back yard, I was beyond upset. My husband tried to keep telling me it was no big deal - until they made their way into the garage. The little buggers were getting way too close to the house, so I put my foot down and called Ants Etc. Besides getting out immediately, I found a $30 off coupon online. They were able to get rid of the ants and restored harmony to my marriage.
When we found evidence of termites, I was beside myself. Yuck! I pulled out the phone book and started dialing and making appointments for someone to come out. I found an online coupon for Lonestar Termite & Pest and they came out to do an inspection. They arrived ontime and did the inspection and practically scared me to death. The gave me a quote to get rid of them, but I had to talk to my husband first. I was shocked and dismayed by what they told us and thought we needed to shop around.
The only reason I went to Exotic Tan was for the $15 discount on being airbrushed through an online coupon. The airbrushing was done really well and I liked the girl who did it, but Cerritos is too far for me. I just couldn't turn down a $15 discount.
I had no idea this day spa existed. When my sister in law was down from San Francisco, she had made reservations for the four of us to have a girls day at the Bella Monte. She found out about them through her magazine and boy, am I glad! The facial I had was so relaxing, I was practically asleep by the end. The girl who did my facial was so nice, she let me take my time in getting going again and led me into a quiet area to wait for the others. As far as price, I thought they were reasonable - and much cheaper than a Burke Williams.
I thought about new curtains for the house and have browsed from time to time when I'm out. Bedroom Window Creations didn't have anything that really appealed to me, which disappointed me. I've seen their stuff in magazines, but in person, it just didn't look the same. I guess lighting really does make a difference!
Out of all the companies I contacted to do an inspection and quote for the termite problem we discovered, A-1 Bonded was by far the best. I felt they were the most professional, they gave us our options and didn't make us feel like we were being pressured. I liked them the most and we scheduled through them. They took care of everything and made the two day fumigation process more bearable. We just wanted it taken care of, which they did.
I had my first airbrush tanning at Shades. I like how I look after Mystic sessions and tanning beds, but I was looking for something more. My anniversary was coming up and I wanted to surprise my husband. I started talking to the people at the various tanning salons I go to and found out about air brushing. Shades was the first ones I talked to who explained it to me and able to get me in right away. I loved it! The girl who sprayed me talked me through the entire experience. My color was fantastic! If it wasn't for the cost, this is what I'd do every other week!
Affordable Termite Control was one of the companies I called when we found evidence of termites on a windowsill. They were able to send someone out the next day who did an inspection and gave us a quote. We did have termites, but the costs they quoted were much different than another quote we had received earlier in the day. I still wanted to get a couple of other quotes, but I liked their approach much better.