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  • 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

  • Guide to Decorating Your Home on a Budget

    Entertaining on a Budget: Cocktail umbrellas

    Now that the cold weather is getting a little old, it’s time to warm things up. Nothing warms your house up like a party, complete with these cunning little cocktail umbrellas. These are simple and easy to make. 1. Cut circles three inches in diameter out of your favorite pieces of scrap paper. 2. Cut [...] Read More

    January 11, 2008 by LyzL

  • High Vs. Low: The White Eyelet Dress

    “THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER BEING SOLD” White dresses are popping up all over, and eyelet seems to be a favorite way to add a little texture to the snowy hue as we look ahead to spring. Can you get the look for less? Of course. Here, we’ve picked a high-end designer frock that’s priced [...] Read More

    January 11, 2008 by Angela