Posts tagged "Decorating"
Mr. Noodle's Super Cleaner

Mr. Noodle’s Super Cleaner

Trust us, of all our fantasies about what we wanted to grow up to be, a modern day Heloise was not among them. But we’re always looking for ways to save a penny here and a penny there so we can go out and splurge on the really good stuff. We were gifted this formula...

Right-Sizing for Kids: 10 Smart Mama Tips

The guest bloggers are back!  Today, we’re happy to have author Gale Steves, Right-Sizing Your Home – How to Make Your House Fit Your Lifestyle, serve up a dose of smart-sense for every space strapped mama on a budget. Read her post and then tell us your best advice for dealing with playroom clutter. One lucky...

Gone Gaga Over a Light Bulb: Plumen 001

      Form and function meet in a modern, stylish and budget friendly way.  The Plumen 001. More proof that great taste is not expensive. This bulb uses 80% less energy than conventional bulbs. It lasts 8 times as long. Skip the fixture. Save. We’re in. Available through our favorite home furnishings resources: Unica...

Obsessively Complete Decorating (O.C.D.)

We believe in the value of obsessions. Like an old vinyl record we sometimes get stuck in a groove: a collection of Somewhere Over the Rainbow songs; a larder stocked with Speck from Italy, Austria and Iowa (really); an assortment of white and black candleholders, vases, and oddball objects. It’s to the latter we want...

Home Decorating and Horny

For those of you who have read ‘The Bitches’ you know we lust after bold, sexy, big… …chandeliers. While we’re infatuated with enormous antler-inspired light fixtures, we can’t have them. They’re way too big for our space, too pricy for our budget and would require an entire home makeover to fit in. Sooo… …we went...

Clever-in-Home

In case you hadn’t noticed, most of us are spending more time at home these days. It works for us since we’re mad cooks and always looking for victims, ahem, guests to eat our latest experiments. Since we’re never sure how dinner will really turn out, our strategy is to razzle- dazzle them with very...

” Purge the lust in your heart…”

After spending the last few weeks doing the things we love best: cooking with friends, eating, bicycling, going to the beach, reading, learning to square dance (don’t get all nervous, we’re still our normal, not overly perky selves–but stepping out every now and then is a hoot) we were reminded of our own sage advice....

Home Remedies to Get You out of Your Depression

We all need a little pick-me-up from time to time, whether it’s a new lipstick or a home refresher. Here’s a teaser from chapter 4  of Bitches on a Budget, all about updating your home on a shoestring. We’ll give you the lowdown on what to toss, how to re-purpose, where to buy, and when to splurge....

Searching for Interior Space Ideas? Free Peeking

What woman in her heart of hearts isn’t a secret voyeur? It’s nighttime. You’re strolling down the street, past rows of homes, curtained window after window. Tell us, are you not drawn to the one room not entirely hidden from sight? To that one apartment where the curtains aren’t sealed, where a stream of light...

Thrift, Virtue and Splurging

When Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace prize it piqued our interest.  While we’re optimists by nature, we found ourselves a little worried. You know when a story climaxes too soon, the end result isn’t very satisfying. And we have very high hopes for the big O.  While we were debating the merits of the award,...

A Little Housekeeping Pick-Me-Up

Have you picked up our book yet? What are you waiting for? OK, OK, right, you’re on a budget. We’re with you, ladies. But think of it this way: for the price of one overpriced cosmo, or a quarter tank of gas, or two greasy meals at McDonalds, you get so much: a reference guide you’ll...

Spa Free

No more nasty aerosols or overpriced faux- scented potpourri for us! A thrifty bitch brews up her own home scents. Mix herbs and spices with a cup or two of  water. Bring to a boil , turn to a slow simmer and release the delicious fragrance. We love a mixture of  cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon....