Fashion Trend: Houndstooth Print


Though traditional plaid has been heralded as the pattern for fall, we’re seeing more and more houndstooth and quite frankly, we’re feeling more warm and fuzzy about that trend—there’s something both modern and classic about it, which is an ideal combination for those of us over, say, 21 who would like to participate. Our advice? […]

Abaete, Lela Rose and alice+olivia at Payless

Payless has become a front-runner when it comes to bringing budget designer collections to the masses, which is why we find ourselves scanning their website eagerly each Spring and Fall to see what new treats await us . . . Right now, Abaete, Lela Rose and alice+olivia all have new styles online and in stores, […]

How to Make a Customized Serving Tray

Looking for a pretty tray to display small items on, or to serve drinks or snacks on? A customized serving tray can be used for many different decorating uses, and won’t take up much space. Make one yourself for a custom look – you just need some glue, a tray and some fabric and you’ll […]

Mums: Budget Gardening Tip

Mums — formally known as Chrysanthemums — are hardy in the landscape, and make good cut flowers as well. If you are interested in adding some fall color into your garden or onto your porch, which will last through the coldest of fall days – and beyond – be sure to purchase “hardy” mums, which […]

Cool Coasters: Look For Less

There is a plague affecting freshly painted (or made) tables and newly bought dining sets everywhere: water stains. Those ugly, wet rings are not only ruining fabulous décor, they also require some serious elbow grease to work out. We understand it can be awkward for you to ask your new BFF to “ahem, please use […]

Game Night: Entertaining on a Budget

Forget getting together to watch the game on television hosting a game night at home can be much more relaxing and exciting, and less expensive as well! Gather a group of friends, mix up some drinks and let the games begin. To get started hosting a game night, first decide on a theme. Into word […]

Quilts: The Look for Less

We’re loving the cooler nights that fall brings, but sometimes sleeping with the windows open can just get a little too chilly. Here’s where a nice, warm and homey quilt comes in. Not just for grandmas, quilts are an essential – and classic – item for almost any décor, and can provide warmth and comfy […]

Housing Works Thrift Shop Fall Preview

What: Housing Works Thrift Shop Fall Preview Event, Tuesday, Sept. 16 The Lowdown: If you happen to by in the NYC area, tomorrow is the last chance to check out Housing Works Thrift Shop’s famous Fall Preview event, featuring special deals for budget shoppers and high-rollers alike! Every fall, Housing Works Thrift Shops empty their […]

River Rock Place Cards: DIY

There’s just something appealing about bringing the elements of nature into your table design — not only does it add a comfortably rustic look, but it also is a nice way to “green” your décor. Our suggestion? For your next get-together, try making place cards out of river rocks. It couldn’t be simpler: all you […]