February 27th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

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I have my theories that the Petersiks may have single-handedly (two-handedly? four-handedly? six-hand and four pawsedly?) been the biggest force in putting Richmond on the map in the past few years.

OK, maybe exaggerating, but John & Sherry have definitely brought a positive national spotlight to our city for something besides the Civil War history, and they frequently share their adventures in RVA beyond just the four walls of their home.

To celebrate eight years in this town, Young House Love assembled an itinerary of some of their favorite shopping haunts in Richmond – mostly second-hand and all budget-conscious, as well as accompanying dining suggestions. John even plotted it all on a Google map for us.

The emphasis of the list is places to find deals on home decor and furniture. It’s no secret that DIY ain’t my MO (like, it’s a Big Deal when I hot glue some bottle caps), so I’m always grateful for their expertise, inspiration, and RVA-love. Check it out!

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August 29th, 2011 by RichmondBargains

Between earthquakes and hurricanes, it was quite a week!

I’m normally not a tech deal girl, but my big bargain of the week was snagging a 16gb HP Touchpad for $99.99 from BestBuy.com. HP announced that it was exiting the WebOS & tablet biz shortly after entering, so retailers clearanced out the inventory at a major discount off the $400 previous price!

I’m in the process of getting it set up and used to the WebOS operating system.

(My earthquake story: The UPS truck had just dropped off the Best Buy package and I was about to open it when the house started thumping. The dryer was running, so my immediate irrational thought was that the load had gotten unbalanced. But I opened it and the thumping didn’t stop!)

Loving the 6 cabinets Young House Love found for six bucks!

How about you guys? Any major scores? Any hurricane or earthquake stories to share? We only lost power for two hours, but we did lose a huge tree right next to our house!

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June 24th, 2009 by Alison

My super-sneaky strategy to avoid writing content while on vacation: Send you to read another frugal Richmond blog.

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(Their amazing living room. Photo from ThisYoungHouse.com)

I had the pleasure of meeting John & Sherry, the couple behind This Young House, at Social Media Club Richmond’s June event. If the name sounds familiar, you may recognize them from pieces they’ve written for R-Home, as well as appearances in a number of national publications.

Starting with the renovation of their Richmond home, the Petersiks blog about all things DIY and design. And they do it with a very cost-conscious spin – Check out their “Feelin’ Thrifty” and “Steals & Deals” categories. They’ve posted reviews of a couple Richmond thrift stores: Diversity Thrift and the Love of Jesus Thrift Store. Also great reads are the three part series on how they save money, and the page about their frugal & fabulous wedding.

Finally, you can enter their weekly contests to win all kinds of fun home decor!

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