Planting Garlic: Budget Gardening Tip

When the weather begins to cool and you start thinking about planting spring blooming bulbs, don’t forget to plant your garlic. Not the most savory combination, right? But when it comes down to it, garlic’s not cheap when bought in the supermarket – at least not compared to growing it yourself. Our local grocery store […]

Making Your Yard Eco-Friendly: Green Video

If you thought that avoiding harmful pesticides was all you can do to make your yard green, you’ve been wrong. And so have we. This video by Howcast enlightens us on how to transform your yard into an eco-friendly, carbon footprint-shrinking paradise just by using trees, flowers, and your coffee grounds (!). By making a […]

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 […]

FedEx Envelope as Lunch Bag: Recycle This

The innovative bloggers on Make have wowed us just as we were re-committing to taking our lunch to work. Who says you have to carry an aluminum lunch box (unless your construction environment requires it) or kill multiple forests with paper lunch bags? This young lady made her boyfriend a re-usable lunch bag out of […]

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 […]

New Products from Sonia Kashuk for Target

What: One of our favorite makeup artists, Sonia Kashuk, designs cosmetics and beauty products for our dear reliable Target. Her 2008 holiday collection is debuting soon, and it’s full of gilded brush cases, eyeshadow palettes, cosmetic cases, and a gold hair brush, all for affordable prices. The Lowdown: We’re not sure we can wait till […]

John Derian Collection at Target: The Look for Less

In its grand tradition of providing quality for less, Target is rolling out the John Derian™ for Target collection of exclusive stationery and home décor items. Derian, a New York City-based artist known for his artisan decoupage techniques, brings his affinity for nature to his new limited-edition collection. The focus of the collection is his […]

Planting Fall Bulbs: Budget Gardening Tip

While it’s hard to think spring as we’re anticipating all that raking, just after the first hard frost is the ideal time to plant bulbs for spring blooms. A little planning in the fall will produce glorious bursts of color in the spring, so here’s the lowdown on how to create a show-stopping spring scene: […]