Styletools: Special event venue planning sheet

Ah, yes, fancy party planning. Coordinating your very own special event can be fascinating and exciting, or it can be completely miserable. The key to making the experience the former is to be organized, and prepared to ask many, many questions. has a downloadable list of questions to ask your catering manager for your special event so you ask everything you need to and aren't surprised by hidden fees. ...more

How to run a successful and profitable garage sale

There are so many interesting things you want to buy and fascinating things that you should do, and all of this costs money. Where are you going to get that play money when you are supposed to be saving for retirement? When you are supposed to be acquiring a rainy day fund? Check out for the whole post - and start making money with that junk you have lying around! ...more

Newbie says hi

Howdy. I've been thinking about setting up a blog for a long time and I finally got up the nerve to do it. Yesterday I went live and I'm finding myself face to face with the traffic issue. I don't know if I'm more worried that no one will read it or whether they will. Anyways, I'm going to BlogHer and I'm excited about it. I live in Chicago so luckily I don't have to worry about the hotel issue. ...more