Tunes for Trees: Budget Gardening Tip

If you’re looking to buy some music online, here’s a great deal. Use Tunes for Treesâ„¢ to search for your favorite songs or albums on iTunes. For every 10 tracks you purchase, they’ll plant a tree. And even better – every track counts. Even if you only purchase one, it’ll count toward planting a tree.

Loose Undone Buns: Beauty Trend 2008

What: Buns aren’t just for librarians anymore. An unstructured approach to the conservative bun is winding its way into long hair everywhere. What the experts say: According to the January 2008 issue of Harpers Bazaar, loose twisted buns were donned by models in a recent Dolce & Gabbana runway show: “To ensure that the hair […]

Pantyhose: Recycle This

Today is an exciting day for us at The Budget Ecoist. What is the cause of this excitement, you ask?  Well, let us tell you! We were minding our own business, working on planting some bare root fruit trees (cuz it’s tres eco to grow your own, and free to boot!) when suddenly, out of […]

Quinoa: Organic Food

A grain native to South America, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) was once called “the gold of the Incas,” who recognized its value in increasing the stamina of their warriors. Quinoa is high in protein, and the protein it supplies is a complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. It’s also a good […]

How to Prevent Ants Naturally

Mint plants not only smell great and add zing to your tea or other beverages, they also can be used as a natural pest deterrent. The mint plant “specifically spearmint” is a natural ant repellent and will drive the critters away and keep them from returning. If you have an ant problem inside your home, […]

Eat Local: Do Good

Have you ever tasted a piece of fruit straight off the tree? We hope you have.  If so, you probably know that food picked fresh from the tree is far tastier than most super market varietals. Taste is one of the reasons to eat local. Tomatoes aren’t in season, well, anywhere in the United States […]

Organic Gardening: Reader Tips

We love our garden and we work hard (really hard!) to keep it organic.  As an avid-lover of roses we’re constantly disturbed by two funguses that seem to plague our beautiful buds: blackspot (evidenced by circular black spots that appear on the plant’s leaves) and powdery mildew (white powdery masses on the leaf, stem, and […]

Product Review: Maybelline Mineral Power Naturally Luminous Blush in Gentle Pink

What: Robin tries to recapture her youthful glow with Maybelline’s new Mineral Power Naturally Luminous Blush in Gentle Pink, $7.99. The Lowdown: Mineral makeup seems to be the new way of thinking for many cosmetic companies. Wet ‘n Wild, Revlon, e.l.f. and Almay are just some of the names going au mineral. Not to mention […]