This past week, IDTSD'sDecor and Staging students explored ways to help their client expand their budgets with our current economics. They were introduced to various and fun ideas to create a high impact "designer touch" on a tighter budget. The students were amazed at the possibilities out there. Many of these ideas also included eco-decorating and upcycling items you already have. With creativity, brainstorming, and some hands-on time, it's amazing what little touches can add to a space. The world of blogging is full of creative enthusiasts that share their ideas with friends and fellow bloggers and offer inspiration. *Design Sponge* is a site that offers an array of creative inspiration and goodies. To see how to create this doorstop pictured as well as other inspiration, visit their site HERE.At IDTSD we encourage students to "live out your passion" and this is something these creative people are doing.