Customized Cutting Boards: Look for Less

Customized cutting boards can make chopping vegetables more pleasant and can do double duty in the kitchen – not only as a chopping surface, but also a pretty presentation surface for tapas, cheese, fruit, or other items that won’t soak through the wood. They also make creative, inexpensive, and totally easy host/hostess gifts — the […]

New York City Fashion Week Spring 09: DKNY

What: DKNY Runway Show, Tent at Bryant Park, New York City Fashion Week Spring 09 The Lowdown: For Spring, DKNY is giving us easy shapes and a typically urban vibe painted with bold pinks, lime greens, and clear blues against backdrops of taupe, navy blue and, yes, black—with a little denim thrown in for good […]

Planting Fall Bulbs: Budget Gardening Tip

While it’s hard to think spring as we’re anticipating all that raking, just after the first hard frost is the ideal time to plant bulbs for spring blooms. A little planning in the fall will produce glorious bursts of color in the spring, so here’s the lowdown on how to create a show-stopping spring scene: […]

How to Make Cloth Napkins

Cloth napkins not just for those fancy-pants restaurants; they can be used at home to add or change the mood of any table, and quite inexpensively as well. They’re also much more environmentally friendly than paper napkins or paper towels – just think of how many uses you can get out of them! They can […]

Fall Shoe Sale at Nordstrom: Daily Deal

The Deal: Shop the Nordstrom shoe clearance sale and save 40% or more. The Lowdown: Designer and namebrand shoes for 40% off—or more—at Nordstrom is the only excuse we need to pick up a fab pair of shoes for fall. We’re sure we need something more practical, but we just can’t help ourselves with this […]

First Look: Jonathan Saunders for Target

What: Jonathan Saunders for Target, due to hit stores Oct. 5. What We Say: Afraid fall/winter means dreary fashion? Not so, if you’re cruising the Jonathan Saunders offerings at Target, which include splashy prints and bold color—put together in an edgy, fashion forward, er, Jonathan Saunders kind of way. Prices will range from $14.99 to […]

T-Shirt Pillow: DIY

Everyone has a t-shirt or two that has shrunk in the wash or that they just don’t wear anymore — give them a new purpose (other than collecting dust or taking up space in a landfill) by making them into decorative pillows. They’re easy to make and will make a statement in your décor. You […]

Magazine Racks: Look for Less

There’s nothing quite like curling up with the latest copy of your favorite magazine. The soft pillows on your couch, the light streaming through your windows, the cup of tea or coffee in your hand. It’s practically perfect. Until of course, you’re done with the mag and have nowhere to put it (outside of the […]