How to Make Cranberry Vodka

Cranberry vodka is a delicious and refreshing addition to cocktails any time of year. The vodka is easy to make and takes on a festive ruby red color. How to Make Cranberry Vodka You will need: 1 bottle regular vodka 12 oz fresh cranberries 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 whole […]

Last, Last, Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s Christmas morning and you received a call from your long lost cousin/brother/uncle/friend that they’ve decided this year to make their annual appearance at the family Christmas dinner. And while you haven’t seen your long lost cousin/brother/uncle/friend since the family’s annual 4th of July barbecue, you feel obligated to give a gift. But it’s Christmas […]

The SAK introduces Environmentally Friendly Tote

The folks at The SAK are jumping on the eco-friendly tote kick this spring with the release of this limited edition bag. Available in four eco-corny colors (Bamboo, Tulip, Pesto and Black),  the bags retail for $15 and hold a lot more than the much hyped Anya Hindmarch/Whole Foods bag.  Available online at www.THESAK.com starting […]

Barney’s Green Windows

You know the green movement has arrived when Barney’s windows take notice. Sprig.com, a website that focuses on everything green – from food and fashion, to beauty, lifestyle and more has posted a groovy little video interview with Simon Doonan of Barney’s New York.  Doonan is the window designer, and this year he’s turned his […]

Gifts for a Cause: Arbor Day Foundation

What: Arbor Day Foundation memberships as a holiday gift for a gardener (or yourself!) The Lowdown:A membership to the Arbor Day Foundation is $10 per year and includes 10 free trees, as well as a discount on over 100 trees and shrubs and a newsletter. Choose from shade, flowering, ornamental, fruit trees, evergreens and more. […]

Green Tip: Buy in Bulk

Are you the kind of person that tends to buy in small sizes, but then needs to throw away a lot of packages and containers? Not only is this more costly, but it also puts a strain on the environment. By buying bigger packages, you will not only save money, but help the environment. * […]

Fashion Advice: Nickel Free Jewelry on a Budget

Dear Budget Fashionista, I am very sensitive to metallic jewelry (I think it’s a nickel allergy), but I want to wear jewelry. I’m not allergic to gold, but it’s expensive and tends to be boring. Where can I find cute and trendy affordable jewelry? Nickel Free Jewelry Answer: Nickel allergies is the #1 contact allergy […]