New York and Company Clearance Sale

The Deal: Tees and shorts, shirts, dresses—all at very low prices. The clearance sale ends on June 21. What We Say: We love summer clearance sales that end on the first official day of summer. The low, low prices of the clearance sale coupled with free shipping for orders of $75 or more (code: 2665) […]

Discovery Channel’s Planet Green Launches: Green Video

Planet Green, the first all-green television network, launched on June 4. 24-hour programming on everything green: DIY projects, reality shows, food and more. Get a quick idea about the great shows that are going to be featured on this new, progressive channel! We’re looking forward to the Ludacris and Tommy Lee reality show, Battleground Earth, […]

Mirrored Accessories Under $30: The Look for Less

No longer necessary objects for the vain, mirrors can be used in countless ways to enhance your décor, whether used as looking glasses or as they appear on home accessories themselves. Because mirrors reflect light, they can make a room feel larger; they also can be used to reflect interesting details of your space. We’ve […]

Best Haircolor Products on a Budget: Reader Advice

One of the great beauty prerogatives we enjoy is freedom of haircolor—and, like the true budget fashionistas we are, we’d prefer not to pay an arm and a leg, thanks. Of course for major overhauls we’d have to say (from, ahem, personal experience) letting the pros handle it is probably best, but for more subtle […]

Hi vs. Low London:  Melissa Obadash, Cowboy Hats and Mary J. Blige

Kathryn reports directly from Europe for the next few weeks. Her goal? To see if one can truly budget shop in Europe. She’s pretty skeptical. This is my last day in London and I’ve found myself speaking with that fake “you’ve-spent-a-minute-in-London-now-you-think-your-British” accent that tends to happen to Americans when we go to the “motherland” (think: […]

5 Great Organic Wines for Summer: Go Green

There’s nothing better than a crisp glass of wine with that barbecue on a hot summer’s eve. Here’s a list of some of our favorite wines with an eco-bent. All wines are under twenty dollars a bottle. Enjoy a glass for us! 2006 Parducci Chardonnay – This chardonnay has bright flavors of pear and ripe […]

Bake Your Own Bread: Budget Grocery Tip

There’s nothing like the aroma of fresh-baked bread. With the advent of bread machines, making bread at home has become easier than ever. However, you don’t need any fancy equipment to make bread at home from scratch – just basic ingredients that can all be readily found in the grocery store. And home made bread […]