If you’re looking for material, or need inspiration, for projects to keep you sane during these dog days of summer, head over to Bolt Fabrics this weekend for their clearance sale! Everything in store is 15% to 65% off (though a little bird tells us some fabrics may be more than 65% off!) now through closing on Saturday, including deep discounts on ready-made pillows, like these perfect poufs made from Texas tea towels.
That’s right: Pendleton has a factory outlet. And you can go on a tour of the mill itself, right where Western dreams have been made, right here in the U.S., for over 150 years. Especially after the series finale of Mad Men last night, I find myself daydreaming about going back and needed to finally share my experience.
With just a few shipping days to go to order independent, Made in USA gifts, I wanted to remind you about the map of 250 gifts under $50 that we put together a few years ago. Just click on any state on the map to view a curated list of gifts for everyone on your list, all made in that state! Tara and I worked tirelessly to discover cool, design-forward, clever & unique finds to impress your friends and family, so I hope you’ll check it out and maybe grab a gift or two. Or shop our Pinterest boards to find a gift by recipient!
It’s been almost a year since I broke up with Target, and retail diffusion lines rarely get me giddy anymore, but this week I audibly ZOMG’d after hearing that two of my favorite Boston designers have teamed up on a new collection.
Some of my favorite early childhood memories involve wooden puzzles from Germany given to us by our au pair, Claudia, and wooden toy trains and tracks at my Montessori school.
Back when I first started writing about budget living in 2001, Cyber Monday was a big deal for smaller, “indie” online shops and e-commerce startups (like Amazon, ha!) trying to stand out against brick and mortar.
Say what you will about American Apparel — I wouldn’t fault you for thinking the CEO is a complete sexist douchebag — but it’s still undeniably one of the few places to get sweatshop-free,