When thinking about an arrangement or centerpiece of sorts for the table, most think of elaborate (and expensive) flowers -- but that doesn't have to be the case. For a longer-lasting arrangement, and to save money, consider what natural elements are available outside for the picking.
How many times have you embarked on a trip with a strict budget? You book your flight with miles, plan your itinerary ahead to avoid impromptu purchases, and even take your full budget out of the ATM and pay for everything with cash so you know just how much you've spent. Then you watch solemnly as that budget flies right out the window on day two and you've officially entered splurge territory.