Make Your Own Vanilla Sugar Recipe

Flavored sugars can be expensive and sometimes difficult to find. The next time you need vanilla flavored sugar, or want to add a gourmet dash to a dessert, make your own flavored sugar with this vanilla recipe: Combine 1 cup organic granulated sugar (even Domino Sugar now offers an organic version) with a vanilla bean. […]

The Look for Less: Urban Chic for Under $33

Urban Outfitters doesn’t just have great clothes, it also has fabulous, eclectic, and chic items for your home. With a mixture of glamour and urban funk, Urban Outfitters can help you transition from college to career or spice up your mid-life décor. Here are our favorite finds for under $33 dollars. Oval Silhouette Hooks $12“these […]

Drying Herbs, Annuals: Green Tips

On Wednesday, we posted about how you too can dry your own fresh herbs. What a great way to save money, help the environment, and have a little fun while you’re at it! Wednesday’s post focused on perennial herbs, which is a slightly different process from harvesting annual herbs. So today’s post will give specific […]

Grow Zones: Budget Gardening Tip

If you want to successfully start or maintain a garden, it’s important to know your grow zone. The grow zone refers to the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, and will tell you which plants will grow well in the climate where you live. This way, you won’t plant things that can’t survive in your climate. […]