Mums: Budget Gardening Tip

Mums — formally known as Chrysanthemums — are hardy in the landscape, and make good cut flowers as well. If you are interested in adding some fall color into your garden or onto your porch, which will last through the coldest of fall days – and beyond – be sure to purchase “hardy” mums, which […]

Game Night: Entertaining on a Budget

Forget getting together to watch the game on television hosting a game night at home can be much more relaxing and exciting, and less expensive as well! Gather a group of friends, mix up some drinks and let the games begin. To get started hosting a game night, first decide on a theme. Into word […]

Quilts: The Look for Less

We’re loving the cooler nights that fall brings, but sometimes sleeping with the windows open can just get a little too chilly. Here’s where a nice, warm and homey quilt comes in. Not just for grandmas, quilts are an essential – and classic – item for almost any décor, and can provide warmth and comfy […]

How to Make a Creative Collage

Did you hear the one about the art collector who recently spent $80 million on a Claude Monet painting? (We’re not kidding.) While it may be nice to have that kind of recreational money (especially for one of Monet’s Impressionist canvases), it’s not exactly realistic for a diva on a dime. And because we, like […]

Thrift Stores: Entertaining on a Budget

Thrift stores are not just for clothing – they’re also great places to find all kinds of items you can use for entertaining. Whether you’re just starting out and need some basics like furniture for the house, want to replace a few dishes, or are looking for a unique serving piece, check your local thrift […]

Chalking It Up: Look for Less

With everything there is to do in a day (let alone a week), keeping track of your schedule is important (important being an understatement). And unless you want to be chained to technology forever (we’re talking to you, you crack-berry addicts), finding a cool way to keep your sked at the forefront of your mind […]

Weekend Guest Welcome Kit: Entertaining on a Budget

Having guests over for the weekend can be both fun and stressful – which can end up reflecting back on your guests and make them feel less than welcome. Even when you’re hosting on a budget , you can still start the weekend off right by treating your guests to a welcome basket so that […]