Try This: Live Centerpiece

A vase of flowers will always have a place at the center of a table, but if you’re looking for something a little more long lasting for your next get together, try a live centerpiece. A potted herb plant, flowering plant or even a cactus can be a good alternative, and will still be around […]

Budget Food Tips: Sweet Cinnamon Flatbread

Jennifer Behar, owner of Jennifer’s Homemade, was on the Martha Stewart show recently, sharing her recipe for Sweet Cinnamon Flatbread. The treat sells at Whole Foods, Publix and on her website for $7 for a 6 oz. bag, or you can make it yourself for less. If you bake even occasionally, you probably have most […]

Prom Dresses on a Budget

Dear Budget Fashionista, My Prom is right around the corner and I need help finding a prom dress on a budget. I have about $100 spend. Help! Answer: You’re in luck, the best time to purchase your prom dress is right now. Most stores are having huge sales on their holiday formal wear and you […]

In Season: Cranberry Crunch Bars

Take advantage of the last days of cranberry season with these sweet-and-tart cranberry crunch bars. If you like the tartness of cranberries, reduce white sugar by ¼ cup or increase amount of cranberries by ½ cup. If you prefer a sweeter crunch, increase white sugar by ¼ cup. You will need: 3 cups fresh cranberries, […]

Beauty Advice: Best Waterproof Mascara

Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m looking for a new waterproof mascara (regular just melts right off my face). I’ve been using Make Up For Ever, but as a college student it’s just too expensive to be purchasing all the time. Any recommendations? Answer: My favorite budget waterproof mascara is Maybelline Great Lash – Waterproof Mascara. It’s […]

SkinMilk Shaving Milk

What: Robin attempts to shave her legs using SkinMilk Shaving Milk, $4.99. The Lowdown: In confiding with some close girlfriends, I’ve come to realize I’m not unlike many women who grab a razor in the shower and quickly mow over their legs with nothing more than some warm water and whatever soapy residual is left […]

Web Round Up: Flylady.net

What: Flylady.net is the place to go for tips on getting your home in order. The Lowdown: Sometimes the simplest, most inexpensive way to give our homes a fresh look is to clean, organize and declutter. Never is this more true than just after the hectic holiday season. The Flylady gives advice to SHEs (Sidetracked […]