Fall Blooming Annuals: Budget Gardening Tip

As cooler fall temperatures begin to set in in many parts of the country, summer-blooming annuals and perennials may begin to lose their luster — and even their blossoms. While it is the time to catch up on many gardening tasks before winter comes (including planting spring-blooming bulbs, it’s also a good time to fill […]

Leaf Print Fabrics: The Look for Less

The leaves are turning brilliant shades of crimson and gold, and while they are beautiful to look at out the windows, we wanted a way to bring the fall colors indoors. Enter leaf printing. This simple technique uses fall leaves, fabric paint and a little imagination to bring their designs to life in your home. […]

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, […]

Metallic Napkin Rings: The Look for Less

We love the formal look of metallic napkin rings. There’s something about the shine and gloss added to a place setting that really sets it off and makes the whole thing glow. Not to mention, they can make even an informal barbecue seem like an elegant meal. What we don’t like is the price – […]

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 […]

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 […]