Make a Welcoming Guest Room: Entertaining on a Budget

Making guest feel welcome is every host’s goal, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to decorate your guest room or suite. Follow these tips — which focue on all five senses — to make your guests feel like they really are on vacation. Sight Obviously, your guest room or suite should be tidy […]

Nursery Shopping: Budget Gardening Tip

Shopping at a nursery can be intimidating for the uninitiated. With seemingly miles of plants, including species of annuals and perennials you’ve must likely never even heard of, much less laid eyes on, it can be overwhelming. With fall around the corner, now is the best time to get good deals on plants, shrubs and […]

Entertaining on a Budget: Summer in Paris


Parisians have the right idea: take the entire month of August off and indulge in the sights, sounds and flavors of France. While it might not be possible for all of us to do the same (quality time in this chic country doesn’t come cheap), you can still indulge in a bit of French fabulousness […]

Discount Online Groceries: Budget Grocery Tip

Does anyone enjoy grocery shopping? Week after week, it seems like we’re going back to the store for the same old items: coffee, paper towels and cereal, and battling the over-crowded aisles long checkout lines in the process. There’s a better way: Amazon offers a program where you can purchase groceries on the online superstore. […]

Buy One, Get One 20% Off at Daily Deal

What: Buy one, get one 20% off at The Lowdown: Get buy one, get one savings on everything ranging from area rugs to desks, chairs, sofa tables, and more at Home The rugs especially caught our eye, as a new area rug is a great way to change up or just spruce up […]

Herbal Decor: Entertaining on a Budget

Summer entertaining is all about fresh, bright and flavorful ingredients that come together easily and quickly. Why not take that same philosophy and use it for your table decor? Use live plants as the table centerpieces to give your table a fresh look and add interest to the place settings. Just take a solid-colored table […]

DIY Napkin Ring, Paper Flowers, and a Luxe Pillow Sale: The Budget Casa

Dress your nest with pretty and practical pieces for less, with a little help from The Budget Casa: ~ You have a fab dress for your next party, but your table could use a little help—so try this pretty Paper Flower Napkin Ring DIY for a little budget-friendly boost ~ While you’re at it, you […]

Mini Apple Pie: Budget Food Tip

We love the comforting aromas and taste of a homemade apple pie — there’s just something about the mingling smells of apples and cinnamon baking with a flaky dough crust, and the taste of the pie alongside a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream. Lucky for us, apples are just starting to show up at […]