6 Steps to Building a Classic Wardrobe on a Budget

Getting dressed in the morning should be an enjoyable part of your routine, not a stressful task. It’s important to be well dressed at the office for many reasons; but, above all, it’s because when we look good, we feel good, and that can make all the difference. Contrary to popular belief, updating your work […]

7 Budget Beauty Ideas

What’s the best way to save on essentials without resorting to dollar-store cosmetics? Here are 7 tips to keep both your beauty and your budget intact. 1. Makeup Brushes In addition to extending the life on pricey makeup applicators, regularly cleaning your brushes is just the sanitary thing to do. And if you really need […]

Valentine’s Day Idea: Homemade and Heartfelt

It’s a challenge to give your Valentine an original gift. This year surprise your honey with something personal and homemade. It’ll be meaningful, yet cost you less than $20.     Frame of 14 Type or handwrite 14 detailed reasons why you love your loved one. A decorative font or lovely piece of paper will […]

Warm Coats, Cool Prices

Since fall decided to skip the North Shore this year, I’ve been all about finding warm winter coats for my family. And not only did I discover coats my family will love, but I also found some really good deals at our local retailers.   One quick note: Don’t forget about the great ski shops […]

Can't Afford to Dine out as Much as You'd Like?

Check out these two fabulous sites: Groupon – Groupon is my new favorite site! It’s hip. It’s fun. And, best of all, it offers great deals!   They offer a deal a day for places to go and things to do in and around Chicago. But here’s the catch—you get the deal only if a […]