An Evening with The Thrift Diva
…Divine Home Decor & Fabulous Fashions for the Holidays
America’s “Thrift Talk” Diva is heading back to Atlanta for round 2 of the Frugal is Chic Tour. Join us for an evening of fun while The Diva shares her holiday decorating secrets and tips to finding that fabulous holiday outfit for a fraction of the cost.
Have you run out of money or at a loss for holiday ideas for your home or wardrobe? Enjoy an engaging evening of networking, refreshments, an autographed copy of Barb’s newest release, Tossed & Found and a lively presentation from world-class speaker, author and entertainer Barb Tobias.
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Southern Comforts
2510 Mt. Vernon Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Register at Southern Comforts – Dunwoody Store or register below:
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Love Life and Lipstick is a complaint free environment full of support and uplifting hands. Join us each month and meet great new women, hear about exciting business ideas and plan on inspiration from the speakers for each event.
Women are amazing, we have the ability to create, to love, to grow and want more for others then we do for ourselves. When that power comes together into a room, great things happen … that is the purpose of Love Life and Lipstick!
This month we will feature Barb Tobias; professional speaker and inspiring coach … a woman who renovates lives by sticking her curious little nose into other people’s “thrifty business.”
Barb speaks with candor about her journey; the pitfalls, the heights and the call to reinvent oneself. She is quoted as saying, I have sought inspiration in varying level at various times and have found that there is a rich tapestry of inspiration and those that inspire. Prophetic whisperings may come to us in different forms; a song we hear in the background, a headline or even a book title. Maybe the Universe is trying to give us a nudge or some divine spirit is vying for our attention. Regardless of the venue or purpose of these innocuous inklings, we know at a core level that we have connected with a higher power.
Event Date: Wednesday November 17, 2010
6:30-9:00 p.m.- 26476 E Peakview Drive, Aurora CO 80016
This events Cost: $20.00 Cash event (includes book)- feel free to bring your business cards or brochures to share.
RSVP is needed for this month’s event to ensure that we have plenty of books and seating.
Friday November 19, 2010
Barb Tobias, is an admitted thrift-aholic…a veteran radio and TV personality, former fashion model and professional speaker. Barb crisscrosses the nation in search for “fabulously frugal finds”.
Join Barb for a free presentation and book signing.
With the holidays fast approaching unexpected drop-ins are sure to catch you unawares if your home isn’t tidy and presentable. Certain areas of our homes just seem to attract clutter. In order to keep from being overwhelmed by these overflow areas, follow these tips to keep target areas tidy … and your sanity intact!
When we arrive home we tend to drop our parcels and head for the bedroom to change into something comfy, or to the refrigerator to grab a snack. Taking a few minutes to stow brief cases, purses, mail and wallets in attractive storage units, strategically placed at both the front and rear entries, will keep these areas “visitor’ ready.
Yikes! Some closets are dangerous due to the dreaded “clothes avalanche.” Consider rebuilding the closet interiors with the many organizers found at home remodeling centers. Layered hanging areas and shelving help to minimize the need to shove clothing items into poorly designed spaces.
Select nightstands that have one to three drawers to conceal items that will certainly detract from your bedroom décor. Store prescriptions, remote controls, flashlights, books, eyeglasses and candles within nightstands rather than on top or on the floor. The tops should be decorated with attractive lights, alarm clocks and the occasional vase with flowers.
Bedroom chairs or chaises
These wonderful reading centers are also convenient repositories for all those hastily tossed clothes. Refrain from the urge to toss clothes simply for convenience sake. You will be surprised how quickly a mount aim of clothes can accumulate.
Drawers are typically hidden disaster centers. The old adage out of sight, out of mind aptly applies to these concealed caverns. There are a myriad of drawer organizers and dividers that help to keep socks and underwear organized. To stay ahead of the game, divide drawers into categories; sweaters, sweats, under garments, pajamas, and scarves.
Organize all the areas of your office so that your work environment is pleasant and you can be creative and productive. Categorize the office by:
- Phone Station
- Storage stations
The kitchen is where the family gathers. It is also a dumping spot for homework, art projects, backpacks, purses, shoes, toys and games. Designate areas where the family must place their belongings like a bedroom, craft room or den. Keep the kitchen for cooking and enjoying family meal time. In addition organize the kitchen into these areas:
- Stair-step stackers
- Rotating rounds
- Laundry center
- Pots and Pans
This area will store a myriad of family items. Buy or build storage units that will effectively store linens, cosmetics, soaps, bath toys and medicines.
The Laundry center should be arranged so as to have room for detergents, supplies, a folding area, hanging and storing area, ironing board and the laundry tub.
We that recycle need to be commended on their part in helping to keep our planet environmentally clean. However, erecting a storage center that separates bottles, cans, plastic and paper is a necessary step in keeping this strategic area organized. In addition, when trash day comes, it takes no time at all to place the sorted items in their proper containers.
It was great fun seeing old friends and making new ones as I toured the very chic consignment shops of Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA, confirming that all that famous and infectious southern charm is still alive and well!
Betty Anderson from Fun Finds and Designs in Canton, GA was the first to host the launch of my new book Tossed & Found. Her consignment shop looked spectacular, she put on an amazing spread, and her partner in crime (Terry) made certain that the patrons had a full glass of velvety wine.
Barb Tobias’s presentation at Fun Finds Consignments in Canton Georgia exceeded all expectations. Her new book Tossed & Found highlights her life-changing foray into the world of thrift and consignment. Her journey parallels one woman’s progression from small town farm girl, to fashion model, radio and TV personality, corporate executive to author and keynote speaker. Her message is profound and delivered in the most entertaining and thought provoking way. She will bring out the “Diva” in every woman and leave you with a smile on your face and renewed hope. She was a delight. ~ Betty Anderson – Fun Finds and Designs, Inc.
Tracy Dismukes from Collage Consignment in Birmingham, AL continued to spread that warm southern hospitality. Her well appointed fashion stores were stylish and oh so chic. And, her staff catered to every need as customers streamed in to snap up trendy fashions before my presentation started.
Jenny Eid, the amazing owner of two intriguing and spacious furniture consignment stores, one in Dunwoody, GA and the other in Alpharetta, GA put on a gala event in each of her fashionable locations.
And Bonnie Kallenburg and Betsy Johns of Finders Keepers in Decatur, Georgia rolled out the red carpet and made sure every detail was covered as I swept into town. Her store is amazing and her staff was beyond warm and wonderful.
Thank you for making the first leg of my Frugal is Chic Tour such a success!