Jonathan Saunders Available in Target Now

What: Jonathan Saunders’ GO International Collection, now available at Target What We Say: In September we gave you a first look at the Jonathan Saunders GO International line at Target, and now the collection is available to shoppers. We’ve done a little online perusing, and found the offerings to be more wearer-friendly than we’d originally […]

Pencils Made from Newspaper: Recycle This

We’ve found the perfect writing utensil to use with our tree-free journals — the tree-free pencil! O’Bon calls itself the home of the “world’s greenest pencil,” and although we don’t have the ability to examine every pencil company in the world, we’re really liking their products. Instead of the bland, yellow-ish pencils, they have multi-colored […]

How to Shop a Thrift Store

One of my favorite childhood memories is shopping my local Salvation Army Thrift Store with my seamstress grandmother. We would search for designer pieces and/or unique finds that we could alter or transform into unique styles (this was during the time when it was considered a major social stigma to shop thrift stores). Fast forward […]

Saving Seeds: Budget Gardening Tip

How did your garden grow? Ours was hit or miss, but the hits were dynamite. Super juicy tomatoes just oozing with flavor, sugary sweet and gorgeous orangey pink peaches and tasty crisp sugar snap peas. To keep the good taste going, we’re canning and preserving our harvest the best we can before the first frost, […]

Irreplaceable Parts: Recycle This

Our friends at Treehugger recently presented us with a conundrum. How can you go green when your home is filled with items that cannot be repaired/cleaned/re-fashioned? This particular story centered on an outdoor gazebo bought at a big box store that was in need of a new fabric canopy. After two years of use (only […]

Plus Size Fashion at Target: Fall 2008

Finding plus size fashion that’s actually, well, fashionable, is always a challenge—but fortunately for us, a handful of budget-friendly retailers are starting to get the picture. Target, of course, is one, and this fall they’ve got plenty of trendy/stylish pieces to pick from, in sizes 16W-30W. Some tips for wearing the pieces to their best […]

The Man Who Resuscitated the Electric Car

For those of you who wept openly during Who Killed the Electric Car? , you might find your salvation from an unlikely source. Shai Agassi and his new company, Better Place, are looking to completely reinvent the way the car industry works. You may not know that during the late 1800s and very early 1900s, […]

Selecting Bed Sheets: Entertaining on a Budget

You want your guests to be comfortable in your guest room, but are stymied by all the different types of bed sheets available today. Pima, cotton, bamboo, hemp … and then there are the thread counts, which are supposed to be an indicator of quality, but are actually a voluntary standard for the textiles industry, […]