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  • 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 Catherine

  • 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

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    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 Catherine