New Eyes for the Needy: Do Good

New Eyes for the Needy is a non-profit organization founded in 1932; its mission is to improve the vision of the needy, both in the United States and overseas. Last year alone, New Eyes for the Needy provided new prescription eyeglasses to 5,538 people in the United States. Recycled glasses are collected in the U.S., […]

Fashion Advice: Forever 21 Spring Coats

Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m loving the new coats featured on forever21.com, but I can’t decide which one to pick. Any suggestions? Answer: There’s a ton of VERY cute spring jackets from forever21 … here’s a few of my favorites: Scottish Plaid Trench Coat, $42.80 H81 Linen Coat Jacket, $32.00 Cuffed Tab Jacket, $27.80 Plaid Pattern […]

Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Collection via Sprig.com: Organic Beauty

What: We were perusing Sprig.com the other day and were excited to read this post about Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Collection What They Say: ”Mask imperfections and even out your skin tone with these incredibly light and creamy cosmetics. They’re sold at mass-market and drugstores so they cost less than their department store counterparts, but […]

Floral Hair Arrangements: Beauty Trend 2008

What: The latest way to spruce up your coif? Adorn locks with some pretty flowers. What the experts say: According to the February 2008 issue of Allure magazine, floral hair accessories are in, uh, full bloom. Hair stylist Bob Recine says depending on how you style, the flowers in your hair will make you in […]

Top 10 Organic Foods: Organic Food

While we are a big fan of organic foods, we know it can be tough to be all organic, all the time. So, when faced with buying non-organic produce, it’s important to remember that some are treated with more pesticides than others. A study by the Environmental Working Group’s Top Ten Foods to Eat Organically […]

Forcing Paperwhites: Budget Gardening Tip

Paperwhites, or Narcissus, are a very fragrant and easy to grow spring-blooming bulb. With a little advanced planning, the bulbs can be planted and bloom in the winter by “forcing.â€? Forcing means taking spring-blooming bulbs and tricking them into thinking they have slept though the winter, and that it’s now spring and time to bloom. […]