Shoptalk: Measha Brueggergosman, Canadian Opera Diva

I love Maesha Brueggergosman (pronounced: Mee-sha Brew-ger-gaus-man). Seriously, I have a MAJOR “girl-crush”  on the Canadian Opera diva. Maybe it’s her cool hair (her hair tips are amazing and budget friendly).  Or that her new album, “Surprise”,  which was just released this fall on Deutsche Grammophon, gave me a new appreciation for classical music.  Or […]

shoesVegan Shoes: Organic Fashion

Oh how cute are these platforms? 3 and a quarter inch heel, 100% cruelty-free, reminiscent of old Hollywood. And ON SALE now for $30.96! Can’t beat that price! Especially because gray is the color right now, and it looks good on everyone (add a little pink polish to those tootsies and these shoes are ready […]

Garden-in-a-Bag: Budget Gardening Tip

Want to grow lavender (or marigolds or strawberries or herbs) but don’t have a lot of room? Try a Garden-in-a-Bag from Windowbox.com.  The leak-proof bag contains seeds and soil, just mix and water, and you’re on your way to an aromatic window garden. Seeds germinate in 14-21 days. Available on Windowbox.com or Amazon.com for $6.99.

Last Year’s Prom Dress: Recycle This

It’s February, spring is just around the corner.  And every high school girl knows what spring means: prom season. Ahh, yes, that first time many of us get dressed to the nines, actually pay someone to do our hair, our nails, maybe even our makeup (if we’re feeling extraordinarily lazy). Prom is often the biggest […]

Movie Billboard Handbags now on sale at Peaceful Valley:  Daily Deal

The Deal: Movie Billboard Handbags now on sale at PeacefulValley.com The Lowdown: Whether you’re a Mission Impossible III fan, or just want to share your joy for the movie ’Last Holiday’, pick up your favorite movie billboard bag from Ecoist.  The ‘Zathuna’ Movie Billobard Handbag is now $42, reduced from $68, while ’The Inside Man’ […]

Fruit and Veggie Wash: Organic Food

Ever wonder about how clean your produce gets from just washing it with water? Even organic produce can be sprayed with natural substances such as sulfur, copper, dolomite, Bacillius Thuringensis, and diatomaceous earth, according to the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets website. If you want something more, here’s a simple recipe to make your own. To make: […]