The best things in life are free

by Lesley on December 7, 2008 · 2 comments

in running,style,tv

It was supposed to be just an ordinary Christmas shopping trip to San Francisco with the Fremont high school girls.

Until I met Sam. The Sam. The famous, extraordinary Sam from Real Simple/Real Life television show on TLC. Heard of it? Okay, I’ll admit, I hadn’t either. Let me back up…

I’m a Real Simple subscriber and have been for a few years now. I love that magazine, especially their recipe section. So when we discovered that the magazine was having some type of holiday expo in the Westfield San Francisco mall today, I happily indulged. Gift bags with free stuff! Free food! Free tea! Free makeovers! And, a free Real Simple Solutions hardback book. Ahhhh, heavenly.

And then, to top things off, we met Sam. He’s the style guy on Real Simple’s TV show, which airs Fridays on TLC. I’ve secretly wanted to be on one of those makeover shows, so when he offered to answer any style questions we might have, I took him up on the offer. (How do I get more curves, I ask? And what style pants work with my looooonngggg legs? The answer: go for higher wasted pants, with buttons/detailing on the butt.)

Want some style help from Sam? Here’s a video:

And as if my Real Simple freebie bag wasn’t enough… I also got to pick up free goodies in preparation for the California International Marathon Relay tomorrow. Free shirt! Free sports drinks! Whoooo hoooo.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go register for a chance to win the Real Simple Real Life Makeover Sweepstakes. I’m so gonna win.

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Aly sun
Aly sun

WHat a profitable day! Good for you and have fun with all the freebies.


ohhh i am jealous I love Real Simple! I have the opposite problem with pants. We should trade a little and then we would both be happy:). Also another tip for the pie crust is right when you start, take one of your metal measuring cups and fill it with one or two ice cubes and water and then put in the freezer, by the time you get to the step you need it (usually 10-15 min) it will be perfectly chilled. This year when I added the water to the food processor, 1 TBSP at a time, the dough formed a perfect little ball... it was like magic!