- Stay in Sicily on a Budget
Italy is truely one of those places that everyone should visit, as least once. The cities of Rome, Venice, Florence are all beatiful, while Milan is also essential for fashion and design lovers, with its industrial urban charm.
But to truely know the Italians, you must travel to the countryside. There’s you’ll find scenic beauty, warm locals and food that is world famous.
The southern island of Sicily is a wonderful, unique example of rural Italy, and is almost like a country of its own.
Here’s a great guide to staying in Sicily, on a budget.
Here are the recommended hotels:
La Bianca Scogliera, Scala Dei Turchi
Hotel Acqua Marina, Donnalucata
Hotel Santa Lucia, Capo D’Orlando
Il Borghetta, Marzamemi
Albergo Esperia, Milazzo
Hotel Torre Bennistra, Scopello
Hotel Egitarso, San Vito Lo Capo
Siracusa Beach Hotel, Arenella
La Terrazza Sul Mare, Avola
Hotel Paguro, Siculiana Marina
You’ll find full details when you click through, enjoy!
- Give yourself a massive pay rise!
New Year is good time to think about how to boost your finances in the year ahead.
Kara Gammell of the Telegraph has put together a list of potenial savings youu could make by paying off outstanding loans and credit as matter of priority. Well worth a read!
- Storing Holiday Decorations on a Budget
With the Christmas / Epiphany / Hanukkah / Thanksgiving / Kwanzaa / New Year’s season behind us, it’s that dreaded time to take down all those decorations. Whichever Winter festivity you choose, Apartment Therapy’s Guide to Holiday Decoration Storage is invaluable if you’re pulling out the battered old brown boxes again for the umpteenth year, and it’s got some nice reasaonble priced options.
- Sweet Crib Candy
If you’re on the hunt for snazzy bits ‘n’ bobs for the house, check out Crib Candy.
Stuff is tagged for easy navigation, for example sofas, flooring, vintage to name but a few.
- Top 51 Kitchen Design Blogs
Remodeling your kitchen? Or maybe you are just a design fanatic and are always on the lookout for new ideas. Either way, you will appreciate these sites for their insight, innovation, and inspiration. The kitchen can be a magical space with the right ideas and a little knowhow.
We tracked down the top 50 kitchen design blogs for your reading and designing pleasure. Enjoy!
10k Kitchen Remodel The goal was to complete a major ($50K) kitchen remodel for $10K or less.
Kitchen Design Online Blog Kitchen Design trends, ideas and thoughts.
Magnet Blog Expert advice on kitchen design, luxury kitchens, trends and innovation from the Kitchenista. Join the conversation on the official Magnet kitchens blog.
Bradco Kitchen Bradco Kitchen & Bath are Los Angeles green design experts. Explore our kitchen and bath design products and services.
Cambridge Moms Blog Blog about knowledge, tips and guides on restroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling idea, home remodeling idea and all aspects of home improvements.
Collection 17 This fun forum is Mary Elizabeth’s conversation with the world…her way of sharing ideas, tips and trends that will make fellow lovers of art and design “light up and spill over.”
Material Girls Blog The interior design blog for stylish and affordable home decorating. Find advice on all things design related for home remodeling.
Finished Kitchens Looking for photos of kitchens to inspire your own remodel? The Finished Kitchens Blog contains hundreds of kitchens from members of GardenWeb’s Kitchen Forum who have unselfishly shared their photos and detailed information about their own kitchens.
Interiors Page One Page One Interiors award winning interior designer / decorators ASID Best Design commercial and residential.
Karen Mills Blog Interior Designer – Interior Decorator – Transform your space into a Dream Home with a professional interior designer. Nationally know designer serving metro Kansas City, Johnson County and surrounding areas
Kitchen Cabinet Interior Stylish Kitchen Decoration Ideas – Information and inspiration for your ideal Kitchen, including design ideas, Modern Kitchen Design.The Best Ideas and advices for your dream kitchen
Kitcheneering Studio Moorea founded Kitcheneering in 2008 to bring the “Design with Cooking in Mind” philosophy to her home community of Orange County.
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- Virtual Tours for your website – how to spend less!
As you well know making more by spending less is what we help you do on this blog, and one of the greatest features of Vtility is exactly that! Vtility is a great online tool for creating online tours 100% free! So how can a virtual tour software be of help to you? First of all if you have an interior design blog or just want to show off your apartment- this is a great opportunity for you to stand out in the blogger crowd!
I can’t even begin to explain what a virtual tour like that can do to an interior design portfolio. So now you have the power of Vtility on your side – use it wisely to create great and fascinating content.
- Travel Tips and More!
We at Less than a Dime love to travel. In fact, I’d go so far as to call ourselves ‘well travelled’! That’s why we’re including a travel section in the relaunched site.
Please, send us your travel tips and experiences. Or if you’ve found a great travel resource online, tell us! For example, Michelle found this great travel guide to Israel, it’s worth a look if you’re thinking of taking a trip to the Holy Land!
If you’ve got travel suggestions, we want to hear from you at email@example.com
- Site sections launched!
We’ve launched new sections covering interiors, garden, travel, clothes, cosmetics and beauty, the kitchen, the bathroom and children!
And stand by while we add stories and reviews, and if you’d like to suggest a section, tell us in the comments.
- The New Black that Pays Back!
10 years ago people who adopted the frugal way of living were considered hippies or people committed to saving the environment, however since the double dip recession the majority of us now need to find new ways to save on our food bills.
Although becoming green is an advantageous side effect to this new way of living, if we’re honest what really motivates us is the money we can save. Super Scrimper’s is currently one of the most popular programmes aired on terrestrial TV as it gives us incredible insights into how we can save on everyday items without sacrificing our quality of life.
Our food bills have almost doubled in a decade and not because we eat more, but because even staples such as butter and coffee have doubled in price leaving us powerless against the change. It also seems that we are caught in a catch 22, as we’re constantly reminded to eat our five a day, but it’s the healthy way of living that appears to be the most expensive.
It’s easy to find deals on frozen ready meals, on pizzas, chips and ice creams, however, nuts, seeds and vegetables are at an all-time high due to the increasing prices in petrol and the costs they incur to produce.
There are ways to save though, and many just take a few extra minutes every day. For those of us that cook from scratch we can make our own ready meals by freezing the leftovers, or recycle our waste to make compost, growing our own the following year. Buying fruit and vegetables on offer can also work in our advantage, as many people pass these by knowing they’ll grow mouldy on the vegetable rack before there’s a chance to include them in a meal. Simply take carrots, potatoes, or any root vegetable and cook before freezing, bagging up in portion sizes so you have a roast dinner in minutes the next time your cupboards are bare. Even fruit can be frozen in a variety of ways, such as stewed apples, or pears, or even directly freezing grapes. These make the ideal ...
- We’re back!
Hello and welcome to the brand spanking new version of Less than a Dime!
Expect great tips and advice on living economically, mixed with consumer information on products and services we think you’ll find interesting and worth checking out.
Got a suggestion tips and advice you’d like to share? Tell us about it in the comments, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bear with us as we get up and running in the next week or so.
The Less than a Dime team.