Reuse Two-Liter Bottles: Green Video

We’ve already shown you how to save water and money by leaving a plastic bottle in your toilet tank, but check out seven other ways to re-use your two-liter soda bottle. Don’t throw the empty bottles from that Labor Day party you had into the recycling bin just yet — most of these projects are […]

Fashion Trend Alert: Tie-Neck Blouses

“THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” In the past, only certain types of women have been able to truly pull off menswear , Katharine Hepburn among them. Right now though, aspects of menswear are appearing all over, giving everyone the opportunity to be a little androgynous. But don’t think of the 1980’s working woman […]

Recycled, Handmade Envelopes: Go Green

We mourn the loss of the handwritten letter when when we open our mailbox eagerly every day, only to see bills and advertisements. That’s why we cooed over these recycled envelopes ($10) when we came across them on Etsy. These clever creations come in handy when you’re sending out a thank you note, a greeting […]

Top Five Favorite Kathryn Quotes, Part Deux: The Budget Fashionista’s Fifth Anniversary

A week or so ago, we rounded up five of our favorite quotes from The Budget Fashionista herself, Kathryn — but five really just wasn’t enough. Hence, another list — a second run at Kathryn’s top five takes on all things fashion: 5. “I hate vests. Vests scare me. No, seriously, vest really do scare […]

Tree Free Journals: Recycle This

Even though most of us journal, email, and do everything else on a computer screen these days instead of paper; there is still something special about taking out your beautifully bound notebook and quill and going to literary town. Sadly, some trees died for our right to write and that makes us a little less […]

Fashion Trend Alert: Checkers

Checkers and gingham have been updated with bright colors and modern cuts—meaning they’re no longer relegated to the farm. The trends been spotted on Reese Witherspoon, Ashlee Simpson and Lauren Conrad, and we have to say, they all look pretty cute and comfortable in their loose, button-down shirts and jeans. The bright color trend of […]

Magnet Collage: DIY

We came across this magnet collage project on the DIY Network and immediately wanted to try it out. Instead of using the craft knife and steel-edge ruler, we tried to simplify the process with a pair of scissors. The results? You’ll just have to see. While this project inspired us, we made it all our […]

Share-a-Bike: Go Green

Our friends at TreeHugger ran a story this week that warms the cockles of our urban-hardened heart. Last week Washington D.C. implemented the high-tech Smart Bike program for people who have already figured out it’s cheaper and more responsible to leave the car at home. For one dollar more than a 7-day Metrorail pass, you […]