How to Recycle Paper: Green Video

If you’re looking for a fun and eco-friendly project, why don’t you learn how to recycle paper? It’s not as hard as it sounds — you’ll need a a mortar and pestle (or another way to mash up shredded paper and water), water, a frame, a sieve, plastic sheets, and thumbtacks. You can send off […]

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 […]

Michelle Obama in H&M Dress

Credit: Bestfan While we try to be as politically neutral as possible here on TBF, we have to admit one of our favorite new blogs is Mrs. O, a blog that follows the stylish dressing of Michelle Obama. Not that we think Cindy McCain (we’ve featured her several times) is a slumpy dresser, we just […]

Free Shipping on Handbags at Endless.com

The Deal: Handbags ship for free overnight from Endless.com The Lowdown: A fab new handbag is just what the fashion doctor ordered for the season, and Endless.com is one of our fave sources—and free overnight shipping? Hello—that’s what we’re talkin’ about. Need a clutch suitable for going out? We looove this Jessica Simpson Sapphire Clutch […]

Home Decor on Sale at Walmart: Daily Deal

The Deal: Big savings on home decor at Walmart.com The Lowdown: You probably already buy groceries, office supplies, kids’ stuff, electronics and all kinds of other stuff at Walmart — but don’t overlook the opportunities to pick up home decor for less. There are lots of categories to look over, but right now, after the […]

Look for Less: Room Dividers

In a world of bachelor apartments, mini-mized condos and cramped homes, it’s often hard to create unique, defined spaces. And while we’re fans of the open concept look, sometimes all we really want is a little definition. That’s why we’ve come up with some cheap architectural ideas that will not only divide an airy room, […]