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Feeling Pretty Fab

Ever had one of those days where you just feel pretty darn good?  Well, today was one of those days for me.  For the most part, at least!

My ego usually starts to shine whenever I realize that I've scored an impressive deal...so, when I browsed through one of the latest Fab.com deals and found this...

...you can imagine that I sat just a little taller in my chair!

Anyone who caught my How to Hang Pictures With Ease post probably caught what deal I am referring to.  But for those of you who are just joining in, allow me to zoom in a little closer...

No, I'm certainly not referring to that $585 price tag as a great bargain -- I'm actually referring to the fact that I found that same exact print on Craigslist for only $25!  Let's do the math, shall we?  I like to see my savings in large print!

$585-$25=$560 in savings!!  Woot!  Woot!

Take a look at mine, and you tell me if you think the Fab version is $560 better...

That was what she looked like on the day I brought her home, and this is what she looks like finally hung in place...

Minus a few differences in the framing and mat selections, I think it's a pretty close match, don't you?

Okay, okay...I know I get excited by the most simple things sometimes, but what can I say?  I guess I'm just a sucker for seeing all of that hardcore thrifting actually pay off!

In other news -- I've got another bun in the oven, so to speak.  Somehow, I know that I'm going to regret using that phrasing immediately after hitting publish, but I'm actually referencing my What to Expect When You're Expecting post where I shared the experience of my first purchase from Joss & Main.  Well...look who's due in a couple of weeks...

Perhaps that's a face only a mother could love, but like any proud mom I'm still going to show you as many photos as I can once she arrives!  Alright, enough with the baby puns...I'm seriously going to give my family members heart attacks if I don't stop...that lovely gal will soon be hanging right over the island in my kitchen!  Excited does not even begin to describe how I feel!

What about you all?  Has anyone seen a really expensive item that looked just like something you picked up at a thrift store?  Or, has anyone finished a great knock-off to save some cash?  I'd love to see it!

This week, or more like this month, has been down-right crazy -- and once again, I find myself feeling guilty about my unreliable posting habits.  But, in case you missed it...things should be picking up around here now that my friend, Jana, has joined me.  Did you all catch her first post, summing up her Halloween activities with her kids?  It looks like it was a blast!  Tell us how your holiday went - leave a comment below.

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