Tiered Serving Tray: The Look for Less

Gather three plates (matching for a classic look, or mismatched for a funky, less formal effect) and two cups (coffee cups, juice glasses or even candle sticks will do). Place the largest plate on the bottom, topped with a glass in its center as a spacer, and stack another plate on top. Repeat and finally […]

Hot Fuzz: A Second Life for Dryer Lint: Recycle This!

Using a clothes dryer isn’t the greenest way to dry your laundry, but they haven’t been phased out yet, and even with increased usage of clotheslines and drying racks, dryers are not going anywhere anytime soon. So when you do use your dryer, and remove a fuzzy layer of lint from the catcher, can anything […]

Kate Hudson: Look for Less

Hippy boho chic seems to be Kate Hudson’s signature look most days (which, quite frankly, doesn’t look too hard to do on the cheap), but when she brings her style A game—like this sophisticated sheath dress in refreshing summer white—we suddenly want to be her. (Well, we usually want to be her, but we digress […]

Clear Clutter for Clean Water: Do Good

 In this ever-increasing eco-conscious world we live, water is on the tip of everybody’s tongues. America is facing major crises with floods in some regions, hundreds of wild fires in others, and droughts throughout. As horrible as all of that may sound, the majority of us can all still go to our faucet (because we […]

Roasted Garlic: Entertaining on a Budget

If you prefer not to serve raw garlic to guests — it’s just a little too potent for your palate — here’s a suggestion. Roasted garlic offers a sweet and tasty alternative, and is simple and delicious to make (no special equipment required & just garlic and some foil). It makes an easy and impressive […]

Express.com: Their Take on the Trends

Only recently has Express.com jumped on the “online shopping” bandwagon. For as long as we can remember, we all had to get to our local mall to shop at Express. Okay, so they are in practically every mall, but we were never able to pre-shop from the Web. In honor of Express’s discovery that, hey, […]

In-Season Fruit Pies: Budget Food Tip

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has named July National Blueberry Month. Blueberries are now at their peak of freshness, they’re in season through August so they’re inexpensive at most grocery stores or farm stands. Now’s the perfect time to pick up a few pints or pick your own. A tasty way to enjoy the bounty […]