Make Your Own Air Fresheners: Green Tips

I have to admit I’ve never been one for air fresheners.  I’m too cheap (and too chemical-averse) to bother.  But the holidays always inspire me…all those cookies baking in the kitchen, the hot apple cider simmering on the range. A moment later I think to myself, “Hey! i can do that!”. I can have sweet […]

Yea or Nay: 2007 Fashion Trends

Gray, patent leather, stirrup pants, Uggs, lady-like suits, comfort pumps, platforms, new color combinations, skinny jeans, catsuits, 2007 has been quite a year for fashion. So what was your favorite fashion trend of 2007? Was it the return of gray? Or perhaps the return of the stirrup pant? The emergence of stylish comfort pumps by […]

Seed Sale Announced

Park Seed has announced this season’s seed sale. Each season, Park Seed orders just a tad bit more seeds to ensure they have enough and when there’s an overabundance, there’s a sale. Check it out now for the best selection of seeds, including seeds for annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. Best-sellers like impatiens, morning glories, […]

Reuse Your Plastic Bags: Green Tip

Every time we go shopping the last question we asked when making our final purchases is, paper or plastic?  Since being asked this question over and over again, I’ve built up an extensive collection of plastic bags that seems to be more like a mountain.  There are actually very practical uses for these grocery bags […]

Website Review: Ideal Bite

What: The Budget Ecoist takes a look at the website, Ideal Bite The Lowdown: The Ideal Bite website specializes in bite-sized ideas for light green living.  You can sign up to receive a daily bite-sized tip in your email or you can view the daily tip (and archive of tips) online. The Bottom Line: First, […]

Beauty Trend: Matte Skin

What: Buh-bye shimmer and shine. Welcome matte makeup! What the experts say: According to the December 2007 issue of Allure magazine, a more sophisticated 40s-inspired matte makeup trend is catching on. “This isn’t a heavy matte look that erases the features, though,” says makeup artist, Dick Page. “Everything is applied with a light hand so […]