The Look for Less: A Taste of India

If you’d like to incorporate the rich colors and textures of India without the expensive plane ticket then check out the site An Indian Summer Bazaar. It features unique and original Indian art at very reasonable prices. The Madhubani painting above is selling for only $20. Hurry. When we say one-of-a-kind, we mean it. There […]

DIY: Fridge Scrabble

Over at, one of the crafty members made a refrigerator scrabble board by taking her Scrabble board to the copy shop and color copying it and laminating it. She affixed magnets (you can find magnet tape at your local craft store between $2 and $3 for a roll) to the backs of the letters. […]

Prom Shoes on a Budget: Five Pairs for Less Than $30

“THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” We’ve found five awesome, prom-worthy shoes for less than $30 a pair. Up the glam factor with these Hollywould Glitter Lace Pumps, in pink or silver, at Target for $14.99. A sophisticated sandal with sparkle, on sale now for $9.99 at (regular price $24.99) Classic patent pumps […]

Contests and Giveaways: Web Round-Up

The Budget Casa brings you links from around the web on what’s hot for your home:  ~ Kimberly Clark and “The Viewâ€? are going to award sixteen lucky winners with $25,000 to makeover a room of their home during their Room-A-Day Giveaway (enter contest here) ~ Does a brand new kitchen seem out of your […]

Best Bling on a Budget: Reader Advice

A cool piece of jewelry can truly make the outfit, especially for us budget fashionistas who depend on it to make our mix-and-match basics into stand-out ensembles. But if you’re spending a fortune on the bling, you’re missing the point. We’re partial to Forever21 and Target for keeping us in jewelry pieces that are both […]

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 […]

Win This: Win $15,000 for Loving Your Swiffer

What: Swiffer and Warner Music are hosting a contest called the “Swiffer Break-up Music Video Contest.”  The Grand Prize for the contest is $15,000. How to Win: Participants can submit a short video to YouTube that demonstrates how they “broke up” with their old cleaning products and now use Swiffer for all their cleaning needs. […]