One of the most glorious things in my life ... is after taking a hot shower, using a nice plush towel to dry off. It might sound rather trite, but in my world, it's the small things that matter.
A few years ago ... actually, about 10 at this point ... Charlie and I replaced all of our thin and scrappy towels with Turkish towels from Restoration Hardware. We bought bath towels, hand towels and face cloths. Soon, we added four more people to our family and these towels - that we use every single day - show no wear.
They are still thick and plush and oh so soft and absorbent.
Last month, when we rearranged our entire house, we turned to Restoration Hardware to buy a few new pieces of furniture. And in return, we received several $20.00 gift cards. The way that they work is for every $100.00 that is spent, 20% is removed from your purchase price. They do not work on sale items, Baby & Child, monogramming or gift wrap. And it's no surprise you cannot receive cash or credit back.
But because I have a self-imposed moratorium on buying anything for the next year (or five), and I would hate to see all of these gift cards go to waste ... if you are looking to buy something for yourself - your home - or some lucky person you know - at one of the coolest stores around, drop me an e-mail at TheAmazingTrips(at)gmail.com and I will send you the discount code you need. Or if you are planning to go on a shopping spree, tell me how many discount codes you need and I'll set you up.
The coupons expire on January 31, 2009 and although they cannot be used on web orders, they can be used on phone orders. I just discovered that they cannot be used on bath towels (which are currently on sale) but there are a whole lot of other beautiful things they can be used on. Any of which I would love to buy for myself if only I didn't have this pesky thing called a "mortgage" to worry about. (And you know, food on the table, lights overhead, clothes on our back.) Sometimes it's tough having to be responsible.
Footnote: While I was writing this post, the house became eerily quiet. And this is what I found. I'm responsible all right!
So uh ... anyone know how to get Sharpie off a child's face?