Bridal Shower: Entertaining on a Budget

It is bridal shower season! And with the cost of the bridesmaid’s dresses, presents, bachelorette party, and now a shower, your wallet may be left feeling pinched. But that is why we are here, to help you fete your friend for less. Location: Showers can be thrown at your house or a church, but why […]

Mother’s Day: Entertaining on a Budget

Celebrate your mommy this weekend by treating her to her just deserts—Angel food cake and fabulous presents! Here is a great desert recipe and some gift ideas to show your mom how much you care this Mother’s Day. Angel Lush Cake This Angel food cake recipe is from Kraft and is simple, delicious and easy […]

Cinco De Mayo: Entertaining on a Budget

Cinco De Mayo, meaning the fifth of May, celebrates a key victory by the Mexican forces on May 5, 1862, over the French in the fight to expel the French from Mexico. Over the years, this holiday has evolved to celebrate the culture and experiences of Mexican Americans. On Cinco De Mayo, everyone is a […]

Crazy Cardboard: DIY

We’ve been noticing a growing trend in cardboard accessories and furniture for the home. In fact, the look is becoming quite haute and pricey—Genius Jones is selling a cardboard Chihuahua for a $140. Twenty Twenty One has a line of paper mache and cardboard items for your home. And ReturDesign Studio, based in Sweden, has […]

Pizza Night: Entertaining on a Budget

Whether you are having people over tonight to watch “Lost” or throwing a big Friday night bash, pizza is a fabulous perennial party food. But with rising food and fuel costs, getting pizza isn’t always the deal it’s cracked up to be and don’t even get us started on those nasty frozen pizzas (that includes […]

Earth Day: The Budget Ecoist

Today is Earth Day; a day when we are all reminded that we should make our approach to life a little greener. In celebration, below is a round-up of some of our favorite tips from the Budget Ecoist on how to be green without spending too much green. The Budget Ecoist helps people save the […]