Natural Ant Prevention: Green Gardening

Credit: GardenFan/Flickr Mint not only smells great and adds zing to your tea or other beverages; the plants can be used as a natural pest deterrent. The mint plant “specifically spearmint” is a natural ant repellent and will drive the pests away and keep them from returning. If you have an ant problem in your […]

Norma Kamali Launches Plus Size Line

Norma Kamali recently launched a limited plus size collection available at Nordstrom. The high priced ($300 bucks for a knit dress, ummm, okay), line features only five pieces, available in Kamali’s signature red and black knit. To view the collection, head to

Primitive Décor: Web Round-up

The Budget Casa brings you links from around the web on what’s hot for your home: ~ Love the look of primitive country décor, but not quite sure how to get it? Goodbye City Life has put together great tips and resources for getting this look without spending a fortune (read more here) ~ The […]

A Pretty Ponytail: Beauty Trend 2008

What: Next time you go out for the night, don’t put your hair down—don a fancy pony instead. What the experts say: Sleek, pretty ponytails were worn by the models in the spring Diane Von Furstenberg and Carolina Herrera runway shows, according to the February 2008 issue of Shape magazine: “The humble tail can now […]

DVDs and CDs: Recycle This

Hundreds of millions, if not billions, of DVDs, CDs and game discs are discarded each year. Recycling could address a great portion of that problem.  But don’t dream of throwing out the DVD wtih the regular recycling! That’s because discs are made of high-grade polycarbonate, which when mixed with other, lesser-grade plastics, produces an inferior […]

Packaging Matters: Green Tips

Yesterday we were perusing the fruit aisle at the grocery store. We’d like to put it out there that we rarely buy fruits and vegetables at the grocery store.  We prefer the Farmer’s Market.  But our schedule didn’t allow us to make the Farmer’s Market last weekend and our supply of fruit had seriously dwindled. […]

Bluefly Coupon: President’s Day Sale Extra 20% off – Ends 2/19 at 6:00am

The Deal: Take an extra 20% off already reduced prices at Bluefly’s President’s Day Sale. The Lowdown: This is my kind of sale. Save an additional 20% off prices already reduced up to 75% on major designers like Gucci , Prada, Andrew Marc, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Bottega Veneta, Stuart Weitzman, Delman, Nicole Miller, Yves Saint Laurent, Tod’s, […]