Affordable Sofas For Your Home or Apartment

Since the first version of this post was published in 2014, this has been one of the most popular posts on this blog! So many of you continue to visit this page to try and find affordable sofas. So, I’ve done my best to keep this list updated and hope you continue to find it helpfu! As a young person renting an apartment, I don’t think it makes much sense to spend $2000 on a sofa. Tastes change, budgets change,…

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Manhattan Snow Storm – Our Last Winter In The City

All the talk of Winter Storm Jonas this past week reminded me that this time last year I was dealing with a Manhattan snow storm myself. If we still lived in NYC we would probably have been one of the many people at the Tribeca Whole Foods stocking up on supplies in preparation for the snow. I also remembered that during a snow storm last winter in Manhattan I took some photos that I meant to share on this blog. I never got around to sharing…

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Vancouver Trip: An Earthquake & Capilano Suspension Bridge

With a few days away from work before the New Year, we took the train from Seattle to Vancouver, BC to get away for a few days. This was my first trip to Canada and I was looking forward to it. Vancouver felt just enough like a US city to be “comfortable” but with enough “foreign-ness” to remind you it is another country. I was shocked to learn Canada still has the Queen of England on its currency but I understand. I was raised in…

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Under Construction

You may have noticed the site name/URL has changed. “Shoestring Chick” is now “Liz Du Jour”.  Stay Tuned!    

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