Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gift Cards: Beware This Holiday Season

This was sent to me last week and I wanted to pass along the info to all of my readers. With the economy as it is, it would be wise for anyone to do their homework before purchasing gift cards this holiday season.

This is a heads up that if you tend to give gift cards
around the holidays, you need to be careful that the cards will be
honored after the holidays. Stores that are planning to close after
Christmas are still selling the cards through the holidays even though
the cards will be worthless January 1. There is no law preventing them
from doing this. On the contrary, it is referred to as 'Bankruptcy
Planning". Below is a partial list of stores that you need to be
cautious about.

Circuit City (filed Chapter 11)
Ann Taylor- 117 stores nationwide closing
Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine's to close 150 stores nationwide
Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January
Cache will close all stores
Talbots closing down specialty stores
J. Jill closing all stores (owned by Talbots)
Pacific Sunwear (also owned by Talbots)
GAP closing 85 stores
Footlocker closing 140 stores mo re to close after January
Wickes Furniture closing down
Levitz closing down remaining stores
Bombay closing remaining stores
Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January
Whitehall closing all stores
Piercing Pagoda closing all stores
Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.
Home Depot closing 15 stores 1 in NJ ( New Brunswick )
Macys to close 9 stores after January
Linens and Things closing all stores
Movie Galley Closing all stores
Pep Boys Closing 33 stores
Sprint/Nextel closing 133 stores
JC Penney closing a number of stores after January
Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.
Wilson Leather closing down all stores
Sharper Image closing down all stor~s
K B Toys closing 356 stores
Loews to close down some stores
Dillard's to close some stores

Hope you will consider doing some on-line shopping and maybe make a purchase at WhatEver Accessories.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Little Voices

And, the little voices have been yelling at me lately -"YOU NEED TO REORGANIZE!"

We've been talking about moving rooms around and just talking about it caused me to become more unorganized as the weeks went by. Before you knew it, I was overwhelmed with notes, clutter and whatever. You know I was actually feeling "anxious" as I became more and more buried in notes and not knowing what I wanted to do with the information and I think as a result of that my office was becoming cluttered too. Whew! I needed to tackle this before it got out of hand.

And, after this weekend I'm happy to say my office has been moved to a bigger room. I cleaned out old files and "stuff" that just wasn't needed anymore. I feel renewed!

Unfortunately, I now have 2 more rooms to get in order after the office move. But you know it's a great way to clean out that stuff that just accumulates and you wonder why you were saving it in the first place.

So I feel renewed and glad those little voices were telling me to change things up a bit. I have a new spacious office and ready to move on to the next rooms.

Do you do whatever little voices tell you to do?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

One Bag, Endless Possibilities

Let me introduce you to the newest item in my store, the Miche Bag. I'm so excited about this new handbag. Just can travel and take a handbag for every outfit with just the change of an outer shell and it doesn't take up anymore space in your luggage than a pair of pants. And, I can't tell you how roomy this handbag is for all my purse clutter. You'll love the look of this stylish and classy bag. Just think of the closet space you will save!

New shells and designs will continue to come in so be sure to visit Whatever often for updates.