17 Things to Buy in May

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May is a great month for savings with Mothers’ Day & Memorial Day Sales

Retailers release new Appliance Models in May

Graduation Parties are happening
and people are eating outdoors with the warmer weather

Here’s a list of things you should Buy in May:

1. BBQ Tools

BBQ Tools, accessories, charcoal, paper plates & products

2. Spa Packages

May is the best time to not only buy spa products, but to book spa treatments

3. Appliances

New model Refrigerators, freezers, washers & dryers, stoves/ranges are released in May, so retailers offer up to 80% off old models

You will often see these advertised as Memorial Day Sales

4. Camping & Outdoor Gear

It’s warmer weather and also people are starting to plan summer vacations, don’t forget to stock up on sunscreen, it’s one of the cheapest times to buy it & Insect Repellants, Camping & Hiking gear

5. Health & Beauty

Mothers Day is a great time to stock up on perfume, bubble bath products, spa accessories & makeup

6. Fine Jewelry

You can find deals up to 70% off fine jewelry just before Mothers Day

7. Patio Furniture

Memorial Day Weekend is the best time to buy Outdoor Patio Furniture

You will see huge discounts in the Memorial Day Flyers

 8. Mattresses

Look for big discounts on Mattresses in Memorial Day Sales

Also a great time to buy Home Furnishings: furniture, bedroom sets

9. Workout Apparel

Warmer weather means people are getting outdoors to exercise

Workout Apparel is heavily discounted this time of the year

These are from my own Fashionably Chic Brand

These designs are my
own original artwork

10. Cameras & Photo Accessories

There’s nothing mothers cherish more than pictures of their babies

Cameras, photo albums, just about anything photo related goes on sale in May

11. Pot Plants

Once the weather warms up, gardening is in full swing

Stock up on plants, pots, seeds, gloves, watering cans, lawn care products

12. Flowers

Mothers Day is the biggest time of the year for sending flowers outside of Valentine’s Day

Book early if you are having them delivered

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13. Books

Mothers love to relax with a good book

Check local bookstore flyers for great deals on books in May

14. Candy

Candy & Chocolates go on sale for Mothers Day

15. Summer Vacation Packages

You can expect big discounts on flights, cruises, hotels and car rentals in May as people start planning their Summer Vacation Getaways

16. Luggage

30-50% off clearance on Luggage

17. Sports Gear

Buy Golf, cycling, baseball, athletic apparel/shoes, Fishing, Cycling, Running, & Swimming Products in May

 

7 Places to Get FREE Stuff

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Manufacturers are keen for Consumers to Try their Products and will do just about anything to get you to try theirs over their competitors.  They are even willing to give away samples and sometimes full size products for FREE

Some require you to fill in a brief customer survey about the product you received so they can add your comment to their rotation of customer testimonials.  Others require no survey and know that Word-of-mouth is far more effective advertising and marketing than anything money can buy

So where do you get all this Free Stuff?

  1. https://freebies.getitfree-samples.us

Their rotation constantly changes, this week they are offering

  • Craftsmen Tools
  • Tide Laundry Products
  • Hanes Socks
  • Kitchen Aid Cooking Accessories
  • DeWalt Tools
  • Swiffer Cleaning Products

Limit of one per household and you need to sign up to register for your free product

 

2. Hello-Products.com

  • Toothpaste
  • Beef Jerky
  • Dove Moisturizer
  • Shampoo

 

3. Sampleaday.com

  • Febreeze
  • Paint Samples
  • Water bottles
  • Watermelon Juice
  • Charmin
  • Shampoo

 

4. WomanFreebies.com

  • Pizza
  • Beauty Samples
  • Enfagrow Baby Formula
  • Skincare
  • Tea

 

5. Ilovefreethings.com

  • Movie Rentals
  • Tanger Gift Cards
  • HydroMassages
  • Comic Books
  • Smoothies
  • Toothpaste
  • Pet Food

 

 

6. Sweetfreestuff.com

Newsletter Signup required

  • Dominos Gift Cards
  • Shampoo
  • Awareness Wristbands
  • Razors
  • Toothpaste

 

7. MyFreeProductSamples.com

  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • Juice
  • Smoothies
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Kindle Ebooks
  • Ice cream

 

 

These are just a few of the places offering free Samples & Products

There are many More, I will be updating this list as I find out about them

Offerings change daily and some may only have a specific number of giveaways, so get in early to avoid disappointment

The Design Process

Fashionably Chic

A behind-the-scenes-look at

The Design Process:

Turning Art into Wearable Fashion Accessories

It all starts with a Picture, I usually use my own Art to start with, this was using a FREE Royalty-Free Stock Image because I was short on time to make new designs and I loved the colors in it

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Then it is Digitally Manipulated into a Circle

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then it is Cropped

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Copied Several Times, pasting one next to the other

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this process is repeated to fill the design space

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then they are  Merged into one image and you have your base Pattern

You can adjust the Hue a few times for different shades / colors

 

Give your Design a Name, the Finished design reminds me of FEATHERS

So you now have your Pattern “Feathered Spheres” in 4 Fashion Colors

Apply the pattern to the Product Template and whalaa… you have just taken Art and several Digital manipulations later, you have created Wearable, Fashion Accessories

 

Feathered Print satchels

 

Mini Handbag Satchels & Men’s Fashion Neck Ties

 

Feathered Print Ties

 

©2017 Fashionably Chic

 

The process start to finish is seldom visualized in it’s entirety, it usually takes on a creative life of it’s own

By the time I am finished, it is nothing like the idea I had in the first place

If you are open to the creative process, you come up with awesome results

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and think i should make these:

Feathered Print Ties

 

The Art sometimes creates itself

New This Week

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Adding Art to Fashion, combined with practicality, these sneaker tops zip off and are interchangeable with the bottom to mix & match

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©2017 KDArtStudio

Available exclusively at Fashionably Chic

Menswear Collection

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I haven’t been on my Blog for a few days, I have been busy working on transferring over my Travel Guides to my main Website at KDArtStudio

I have also been working on new designs for inventory in my online stores

I am doing a series of Menswear Tie Collections

I am pretty pleased with how they have turned out, they will be great additions to my store for Fathers Day coming up in June

Menswear Splats Collection

Chainlink Collection

 

I love the bold colors for spring & summer and abstract designs that can pretty much be worn year round with a plain white shirt & Black Suit

 

Abstract Circles Collection

Some mandala inspired designs

Mandala Tie Collection

CirclesDiamond Stars These are some of my favorites

 

Anyone interested in the Collection can see them here:

Fashionably Chic

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