Light up the Outside for Under $35: Entertaining on a Budget

Summertime is the time for spur-the-moment get-togethers and low key barbeque’s on a Friday night. Here are some great, cheap ways to light up your great outdoors to get ready for those summer night parties. Timeless and classic. The tiki torch gives you light and if you use citronella oil it can keep pesky mosquitoes […]

Ribbon Topiary: DIY

Back in March, we showed you how to make a candy topiary, but what are you going to do when the candy is all eaten? We reclaimed our edible topiary to make a ribbon topiary that is perfect for wedding or wedding shower decorations. We are using ours for a wedding shower. Our inspiration came […]

Re-Upholstery : DIY

Photo credit: Shutterstock Before you get rid of that dining room chair or ottoman, try re-upholstering it first. It’s not as hard as it sounds. Our friends over at, put together a great DIY video for all your re-upholstering neophytes out there. It is simple and they make it look so easy. They even […]

Install a Showerhead: DIY

We discovered that our basement shower was wasting a lot of water. Our old shower head ran about 12.5 gallons a minute and could empty out our hot water heater in the time it takes to suds up and rinse down! So, in order to make our home more eco-friendly, budget friendly and more friendly […]

Bug Spray: Budget Gardening Tip

This time of year bugs can start eating into your flowers. But before you rush to the store to buy a toxic bug killer, try this simple DIY spray. Bug Spray How-to 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda in 2 cups of water. Put in a spray bottle and spray on your flowers […]

Pendant Lampshade:DIY

Nothing ruins a room more than an ugly light fixture. But often, finding the right light to add illumination and style to your room can be hard and expensive. Pendant lighting can easily bring a splash of color and an influx of character into any room. To get this great look on a budget, try […]

Chalkboard Napkin Rings: DIY

We love the MOMA store; unfortunately, it is often outside of our price range. So, when we saw these fabulous chalkboard napkin rings for $65 for a set of four, we thought, “We can totally make those ourselves!” And so we did. Here is how you can too. Materials Buy some plain wooden napkin rings […]