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  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    Green Tip: Eco Your Candle

    Candles offer a wonderful opportunity to save on electricity. (They also offer a wonderful opportunity for romance!) But most people still use traditional paraffin candles.  Paraffin is problematic to the environment for several reasons.  First, it’s a petroleum-based product, so it comes with all of the environmental issues we face with gas. And let’s face [...] Read More

    January 16, 2008 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    DIY: Sunburst Mirror

    Sunburst mirrors are quite the rage and quite expensive. Home by Sunset offers a how-to for creating your own from a $7 lazy susan from Ikea (it is called Snubba and is not available online). The DIY network also offers this how-to for making a Papier Mache sunburst mirror. It seems more complicated than the [...] Read More

    January 16, 2008 by LyzL

  • Fashion + Style

    How to Buy Pearls

    You might think it’s old fashioned, that you’re too haute and hip for them, but truly there’s nothing more timeless than a string of pearls. Before you go out to purchase yours, here are some tips to follow: 1. Decide on the type of pearl you want. The three basic types of pearls are cultured, [...] Read More

    January 16, 2008 by Angela

  • Fashion + Style

    Around the Way: Damask Rugs, Turtlenecks for Him, Maternity Tights, and More

    The Budget Fashionista brings you the best tips and trends from our family of budget blogs: From The Budget Casa: ~ Give your crib a style boost with rich damask rugs, for less of course (view post here) ~ Add some elegant metallic vases to your current decor, on sale now at CB2.com (view post [...] Read More

    January 16, 2008 by Angela

  • Guide to Decorating Your Home on a Budget

    Web Round-Up: Savory Slow Cooking

    The Budget Casa brings you links from around the web on what’s hot for your home: ~ During the winter months, nothing warms you up as well as a hot, hearty meal, and slow cookers make this easy and affordable. From ways to cut down on prep time to using your crock-pot safely, Familyfun.com has [...] Read More

    January 16, 2008 by TBF