Edible Place Cards: Entertaining on a Budget

With summer comes the need for entertaining. Bridal showers, baby showers, parties and picnics can all be great opportunities to gather with friends and family and enjoy the warm weather. It’s also time for decorating and entertaining with less fuss by using multi-purpose items. Instead of using formal place cards, why not make your own? […]

Eco Friendly Ways to Enjoy a Summer Gathering: Go Green

Here are some tips for enjoying those summer gatherings (or intimate get-togethers?) without breaking your budget or bleeding the environment: 1. If you have a large party and not enough tables and chairs to go around, consider doing something unexpected: throw a picnic in your backyard! Let’s face it, it’s easier to come up with […]

Etsy Picks for Your Home Under $30

Handmade accessories guarantee that you’ll have something in your home that no one else has, and Etsy is the best resource to shop for one-of-a-kind bric-a-brac. Similar to eBay, Etsy is a website for crafters to sell their wares online. If you appreciate all things handmade but don’t have a DIY bone in your body, […]

Easy Organic Appetizer for Independence Day Parties: Organic Food

Organic Food

If you keep your kitchen good and stocked with the basics, then this little organic appetizer should be easy to whip up with minimal extra cost (you just might have all the ingredients!) and with time enough for you to throw your hair into a pony, jump into a cute organic tee (gentlemen, please substitute […]

Repel Mosquitoes Naturally: Go Green

While it is generally accepted that natural methods of repelling mosquitoes are not as effective as DEET for example, they do minimize the problem. And given the downside of DEET, we’re OK with a few bites. If you’re getting ready to camp for the holiday weekend, get your natural artillery ready! 1. Fill a spray […]

Edible Landscaping: Budget Gardening Tip

If you live in the suburbs, it’s obvious that the same standard landscaping scene seems to predominate – a few shade or flowering trees, shrubs, and a manicured green lawn. But what good are those trees, other than providing some shade in the summertime and a habitat for birds? Edible landscaping can provide more than […]