As any lifelong thrift shopper knows, you have to believe in shopping karma. Some days on the bargain hunt or the yard sale trail you’ll score big with a pirate’s bounty of designer treasures, and some days you’ll come up with a big fat zero.
When we think of star-spangled celebrations, nothing evokes “bombs bursting in air” in a good way more than shiny things and fizzy drinks. So, this year, we’re dedicating our 4th of July decorations to two budget-friendly yet endlessly festive classics: cupcakes & Champagne.
When it comes to Super Bowl parties, everyone has their go-tos — the staples and starters that no get-together in any given group of friends could possibly be without. Over the years, I’ve picked up quite a collection of cross-country party pleasers and learned that most people are happiest with unfussy comfort foods that go well with sweats and beer.
Tailgating, once an underground activity, has majorly gone mainstream. Web sites, sports networks, books, and blogs all tout the fanfare and fun of this pre-game event, which is a wonderful cross between a picnic and a BBQ — only usually held in a paved parking lot, not a park.
From perfectly timing your purchases to working it at your local wine shop, take this guide to the bank with our tips for buying — and saving on — all your adult beverages this summer.
Often dismissed as silly, sugary swill among American wine drinkers, rosé wine is striving to transform its crummy reputation. With a legion of stunningly under-priced wines from the south of France leading the charge this summer, pink wine looks like it’s making a permanent comeback through curious bargain-hunting buyers.
DON’T GIVE A DAMN ‘BOUT A BAD REPUTATION
Valentine’s Day is a rough one when you’re not attached. Take these tips from Peyton Mays, senior editor at MSN Shopping, to turn the dreaded February 14th “Black Saturday” into a decked-out bash with other single friends. If only because misery loves company.
With Valentine’s Day (aka Black Saturday for the single folk) right around the corner, what better way to go eco-chic and cheap than with a guide to hosting a “green” wine and cheese party? Natural Health magazine walks us through everything a host needs to know before hitting the shops. Our tip? Make the event even more wallet-friendly by turning it into a pot-luck.
Any traditional Thanksgiving dinner with family is always an over-the-top affair, with several main dishes, half a dozen sides, and an entire table of desserts—not to mention the vino, that good ol’ liquid mediator.