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  • Fashion + Style

    Budget Food Trip: BLT Pizza

    Here’s a quick, easy and inexpensive way to make gourmet pizza at home. This pizza is reminiscent of the BLT pizza offered at California Pizza Kitchen. The tortillas (we used whole-wheat) are thin so they bake up crispy in the oven. Use turkey bacon and substitute spinach for lettuce for a healthier version. This recipe [...] Read More

    January 12, 2008 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    The Look for Less: Throw pillows under $15

    Throw pillows are a great way to pull a room together or freshen up your house.  Throw pillows are really the delicious whipped cream on the sundae of your home (because who likes icing?) But like you, we are sick of having throw pillows cost more than our weekly grocery budget. You could always make [...] Read More

    January 12, 2008 by LyzL

  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    The Budget Ecoist Asks, How Can We Use Less Power? Reader Tips

    Electricity prices have gone up this year as they have gone up every year since, well, the beginning of time.  Though we’ve provided tips on the Budget Ecoist, we don’t have all the answers. We’d like to think that we could give out tips that power our house for less than a dollar a day, [...] Read More

    January 12, 2008 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Blue Nails: Beauty Trend 2008

    What: Blue nail polish is the new black, or silver, or red. What the experts say: The Los Angeles Times recently reported that if you think blue nail polish is only for high schoolers, you are so out of it: “The unexpected cool color is the latest in fingertip chic. [...] Read More

    January 11, 2008 by TBF

  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    Farmers’ Markets: Organic Food

    Several days ago The Budget Ecoist posted the first of a two-part series on organic food concerning CSAs and Farmers’ Markets. The first post described CSAs.  For today’s post we’ll be focusing on Farmers’ Markets. As mentioned previously, Farmers’ Markets and CSAs are a great alternative to acquiring your organic produce (and protein, and honey, [...] Read More

    January 11, 2008 by TBF