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  • 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

  • Fashion + Style

    Best Stockings on a Budget: Reader Advice

    Sure, we know stockings and pantyhose aren’t the wardrobe staple they once were, but there’s still a need (cold weather, church, no-time-to-shave days) for a good pair or two in your lingerie drawer. Drugstore brands are sometimes disappointing, but who wants to spend a fortune on an item that, no matter how scientifically engineered it [...] Read More

    January 15, 2008 by Angela

  • Fashion + Style

    Budget Gardening Tip: Bamboo

    There’s always something a little unusual on display at IKEA. This weekend, when we perused the home and garden section of our local store, we were happy to see bamboo on display. For just $1.99 we snagged a 16-inch bamboo cane. Native to China, bamboo is surprisingly easy to grow. Plant the rooted cane in [...] Read More

    January 15, 2008 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Acai Fruit: Beauty Trend 2008

    What: This Amazonian fruit is finding its way into as many beauty products as health food recipes. What the experts say: According to the January 2008 issue of Allure magazine, “Curvy supermodels aren’t the only Brazilian imports turning heads. The antioxidant-packed berry has impressed both health and beauty experts. While ingesting acai is thought to [...] Read More

    January 15, 2008 by TBF

  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    Recycle This: Candy Wrapper Bags

    What: You’ll never look at another pack of Juicy Fruit the same, once you’ve laid your baby browns on this sweet piece of fashion—Behold! The candy wrapper handbag! The Lowdown: What a unique way to recycle candy wrappers! The stylish bags from ecoist.com actually use a bevy of recycled products (candy wrappers, movie billboards, soda [...] Read More

    January 15, 2008 by TBF