Best New Product Awards {recap} + Giveaway

March 12, 2014

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A little over a week ago, I took a quick trip to NYC for the Best New Product Awards hosted by Better Homes and Gardens, along with BrandSpark.  Even though I was in New York for only 24 hours, which felt like 1 hour, it was a fun-filled, entertaining, and exciting day.  Let me share a little background about the Product Awards and then I'll get to the details of my adventures... The Best New Product Awards is a big deal!  Over 80,000 consumers participate annually and select their favorites in the categories of Beauty, Food & Beverage, Health & Personal Care, and Household … [Read more...]

Avoid the Zebra Stripes

July 31, 2013

Small Wall - Adhesive Backed Paint Sample Boards

...on your walls. What am I referring to? You know, those moments when you can't choose a paint color for your walls and you paint color swatch, after color swatch, and all of a sudden your wall looks like a zebra.  Is there a space in your house like that?  How long has it been like that because you simply can't make a decision? Well stop the stripes.  My solution?  Small Wall! Small Wall is a company based in the USA that manufacturers adhesive backed paint sample boards that 100% mimics a primed wall. Why Small Wall? Small Wall boards are a non-porous surface just … [Read more...]

WIN My Blinds

March 11, 2013

WIN Bamboo Shades at sasinteriors.net

I hope you had a nice weekend!  The Mister and I went away for the weekend to the Berkshires in Western Massachussets, sans kids.  It was so relaxing and a much needed break.  Anyway, I'm back today, totally refreshed and excited to give away something good! Not a new car, sorry.  But instead blinds.  And they aren't just any ordinary blinds, but the same style I have in my home and truly adore.  Payless Decor, who I endorse 100% and have worked with for over a year now, thought it would be a fun idea to have one lucky winner win the same blinds for their home, that I have in mine. So … [Read more...]

Get Focused: Creative Tips for Better Photography + Ebook Giveaway

November 29, 2012

Get Focused - Ebook by Kristen Duke

I'm finally not as frustrated with picture taking as I used to be. I'm now taking photos that I always desired. My photography skills are really coming along and it's all thanks to Kristen Duke.  A few weeks ago Kristen gave me the opportunity to review her Ebook, Say NO to Auto.  With her easy-to-understand writing, I learned so much about the basic steps to understanding manual camera settings instead of always depending on the auto-setting.  I loved having so many camera revelations after reading Kristen's 1st Ebook. After experimenting with my camera for quite a while, I was ready … [Read more...]

Auto versus Manual: Understanding Camera Settings + Ebook Giveaway

October 23, 2012

Say NO to Auto Ebook

For years, to take a picture, I simply picked up my digital camera and snapped away. I was never thrilled with the results, but I didn't know how to change it. Sound familiar? How were others getting such amazing photos? I often thought to myself, what was I doing wrong? Well the answer is AUTO. Leaving your camera on the Auto setting often results in dark, flat, and blah photos. Since upgrading to an SLR camera, one random day I switched the button from Auto to Manual and my photography life has never been the same.  Don't get me wrong, I'm still learning, but I've come a long way from … [Read more...]

10 DIY Projects Using Burlap + Giveaway

April 2, 2012

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I've made quite a few projects using burlap and coffee sacks, so obviously it's a favorite material of mine.  It's unique feel and look give any decor piece or creation an added depth and texture that an ordinary cotton or equal doesn't. Burlap can really be used for anything!  From wreaths to wall art... from clothing to crafts... burlap is a strong, rigid, and eco-friendly material that has endless possibilities.  Burlapfabric.com is a great resource for burlap, coffee sacks, jute webbing, jute twine, plus has a great selection of sisal twine, cheesecloth fabric, bulldog tarps, and rags - … [Read more...]

Decorative Pillow Giveaway

February 15, 2012

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I'm quite excited about today because I have an awesome Decorative Pillow Giveaway to announce by one of my fabulous sponsors, Linen and Oak! Laura of Linen and Oak has been a long time, loyal sponsor of SAS Interiors and she hand creates the most beautiful, high quality decorative pillows.  She uses gorgeous designer fabrics that would brighten up any space and she is constantly introducing new patterns into her shop.  Laura pays great attention to detail and often chooses fabrics that have many coordinates to offer depth and intrique to any space.  Take a look at a few of my favorite … [Read more...]

Purdy Paintbrush Giveaway

November 1, 2011

Purdy Paintbrush Giveaway

As I mentioned yesterday, I just finished up my two-toned retro style side table using my favorite new brushes from Purdy.  They really made a huge difference when applying the paint and the clean up was a cinch! Here's the result and you can read more in yesterday's post~ Why Choose Purdy Purdy produces only the highest quality painting tools.  Our handcrafted brushes and roller covers have been the preferred choice of professional painters for over 80 years.  When painters demand products that enable them to paint better and faster, they choose Purdy.  Don’t just take our word for … [Read more...]

Asian Inspired Decor

September 27, 2011

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Incorporating Asian elements into a space has been a favorite of many for years.  Asian design is not an overnight trend that we said hello to yesterday and goodbye to tomorrow.  Because Asian decor has strong roots to the largest continent on earth, it's influence continues to dominate a large portion of the global design world, hence it's trend-lessness. Be inspired by these Asian influenced spaces that showcase a chic and effortless style. One of the most prominent characteristics of Asian style is the use of bold colors.  Red is the most used color, but other colors like blue and gold … [Read more...]

Decorative Pillow Giveaway with Linen and Oak

September 20, 2011

Linen & Oak

With my one year blogiversary yesterday, my focus was on sharing my appreciation and heartfelt THANKS to each and every one of my readers.  And today I am back with the official start of Year Two and bringing you an Awesome Pillow Giveaway. Linen & Oak is a new sponsor at SAS Interiors and offers handmade high-end decorative pillows all made in the USA. Laura, who handcrafts each and every one of her beautiful pillows, uses designer fabrics from Waverly, Duralee, Robert Allen, and many more in an array of contemporary, modern, and classic designs. Each pillow cover is removable by … [Read more...]