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  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    All Those Broken Dishes, and Glasses: Recycle This

    In the last week The Budget Ecoist broke a mustard yellow Calvin Klein plate and a pale lime green bowl.  We’re not usually that clumsy, but it was a good week… We hate, hate, hate breaking dishes!  It really annoys us to have a salad plate short of a set. But ever since we learned [...] Read More

    January 17, 2008 by TBF

  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    Use Smart Power Strips: Green Tips

    You turn your computer off and you expect that is that, right? Actually from an energy perspective, that’s not it. Even after turning off your computer, power continues to flow to peripherals such as printers and scanners, draining energy and costing you money. Using a smart energy strip, such as the Smart Strip Power Strip [...] Read More

    January 17, 2008 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Budget Gardening Tip: Keep Invasive Plants Controlled

    Planting mint, lemon balm and other herbs is a great, low-cost way to have fresh herbs on hand all season. However, if left unchecked, these plants can take over your entire garden. To keep invasive plants from choking out the rest of your garden, try this: rather than planting them directly in the ground, place [...] Read More

    January 17, 2008 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    White Makeup: Beauty Trend 2008

    “THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER BEING SOLD” What: White eyeliner, eye shadow and even mascara are taking up real estate in the cosmetic department. What the experts say: This from the January 2008 issue of Angeleno magazine: “White [makeup] was everywhere in the spring shows,” reveals J.P. McCary, the principal makeup artist for Shu Uemura. [...] Read More

    January 17, 2008 by TBF

  • Guide to Decorating Your Home on a Budget

    Budget Grocery Tip: Oranges in Season

    The finest oranges are harvested from November to April, and the freshest oranges are in stores now (and for the best prices, too!). When buying the sunny fruits, choose those that are firm to the touch and feel heavy for their size. Oranges are sometimes dyed with orange food coloring, so color doesn’t necessarily signify [...] Read More

    January 17, 2008 by TBF