Budget Home: Tips for Organizing Your Crib

What: The folks at ShopSmart Magazine give us a guide to some smart mini-projects that will help organize our home. ShopSmart Say: “The secret to getting organizing projects done before things get too out of hand is to start small, so we researched the best tips and put together a one-stop guide to help you […]

How to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays, on a Budget

There’s something about the holidays that makes us want to bust out some garland, clean off the mantle, and deck the halls! Unfortunately, we’ve got Divine Design taste, on a Design on a Dime budget. No worries, though. We’ve got budget savvy and a designer’s eye. This holiday season we’re decorating the home on a […]

How to Make Holiday Ornaments

Homemade goods don’t have to look, well, homemade. Try one of our favorite holiday projects- the sparkly snowflake ornaments. Use beads and floral pins to make these stunning holiday decoration. How to Make Holiday Ornaments What you need Hot glue gun Cork – use an old cork board or cut up a wine cork Beads […]

Feed It Forward

What: From now until December 25, you give free $10 Restaurant.com gift certificates to 30 different people every day from anywhere in the country at absolutely no cost through the Feed it Forward Program. About the Program: “Feed It Forward,” is a 30-day initiative to support the important act of giving despite these persistent economic […]

How to Make Thanksgiving Dinner

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, even though you might be stressing out a bit, you are in luck. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner for 10, has gone down from $44.61 to $42.91. Of course, you still have to make the meal. And that’s where we step […]

Formal Table Settings: Look for Less

When you think about the phrase “disappearing act” you probably envision some sort of trick performed by the handsome Houdini David Blaine. What doesn’t come to mind is formal entertaining. In a recent article by Sarah Dennis of Toast and Tables (an inspirational site for those in the entertaining industry), the art of dining formally […]

Selecting Bed Sheets: Entertaining on a Budget

You want your guests to be comfortable in your guest room, but are stymied by all the different types of bed sheets available today. Pima, cotton, bamboo, hemp … and then there are the thread counts, which are supposed to be an indicator of quality, but are actually a voluntary standard for the textiles industry, […]

Look for Less: Room Dividers

In a world of bachelor apartments, mini-mized condos and cramped homes, it’s often hard to create unique, defined spaces. And while we’re fans of the open concept look, sometimes all we really want is a little definition. That’s why we’ve come up with some cheap architectural ideas that will not only divide an airy room, […]

Night Table Essentials: Entertaining on a Budget

Ever spend the night at a hotel and end up not being able to find an essential item you needed? Budget hotels are especially notorious for cutting corners, meaning there might not even be a cup in the bathroom to use if you need a sip of water. If you’re having overnight guests, you can […]