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  • Guide to Decorating Your Home on a Budget

    Entertaining on a Budget: Valentines Day

    No matter how bitter or cynical you get on Valentine’s Day, admit it, you’d eat a gorgeous heart-shaped cookie without any second thoughts. This is why we think resurrecting the old Christmas cookie exchange for Valentine’s Day is just what this holiday needs. It is a simple way to feed your guests for less. However, [...] Read More

    February 8, 2008 by LyzL

  • The Cork Slingback: High Vs. Low

    We’re a little puzzled by this trend, but it seems for spring you just might find your feet decked out in, well, cork. Hmmm. This’ll last about 17 minutes by our calculations, so if you like it (and it is kind of cute) don’t pay too much. Here, we’ve got two versions—one pricey, one pleasantly [...] Read More

    February 8, 2008 by Angela

  • Fashion + Style

    DIY: Plastic Bag Totes

    You know all those plastic bags you’ve been saving? Well, there really is something you can do with them. Eclipse has a fantabulous tutorial on how to turn your plastic bags into handy dandy totes. Make a bunch and use them as your new and improved grocery bags. Then you’ll really be a lean, green, [...] Read More

    February 8, 2008 by LyzL

  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    Organic Chocolate: Organic Food

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, ALTER ECO Fair Trade has a new line of organic gourmet chocolates. While chocolate is one of the most quintessential gifts for this holiday, many don’t realize that the conventional production of cocoa involves labor exploitation, unfair wages and the use of toxic pesticides. By purchasing Fair Trade and [...] Read More

    February 8, 2008 by Catherine

  • Celebrity Style & Fashion

    Shoptalk: Measha Brueggergosman, Canadian Opera Diva

    I love Maesha Brueggergosman (pronounced: Mee-sha Brew-ger-gaus-man). Seriously, I have a MAJOR “girl-crush”  on the Canadian Opera diva. Maybe it’s her cool hair (her hair tips are amazing and budget friendly).  Or that her new album, “Surprise”,  which was just released this fall on Deutsche Grammophon, gave me a new appreciation for classical music.  Or [...] Read More

    February 8, 2008 by Kathryn