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  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    Reuse Old Book Pages, Make Fridge Magnets: Green Tip

    Reuse your old newspapers and book pages (like the ones you have leftover from the make-a-book-post from earlier today) to make clever magnets. You might have seen those fridge magnets in bookstores that let you create you own poems—basically, they give you a box full of nouns, adjectives, and verbs that you can use to [...] Read More

    January 10, 2008 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Budget Gardening Tip: Houseplants Clean the Air

    Having a plant or two around your home or office doesn’t just improve the decor it also good for your health. NASA research has shown that houseplants can help to clear the air of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Two or three plants in 8-inch pots for every 100 square feet can help to clear the [...] Read More

    January 10, 2008 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Budget Food Tip: Steak Marinades and Rubs

    Save money on bottled marinades or pre-mixed steak rubs by making them at home. Ingredients are basic, most of which you’ll have in the pantry already. Here are recipes for two steak treatments a garlicky basic marinade and a savory dry rub. Basic Marinade Combine: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon [...] Read More

    January 10, 2008 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Bob Cuts: Beauty Trend 2008

    What: People are lopping off their locks left and right. What the experts say: The January issue of Redbook Magazine reinforces that short, bobbed cuts are going to be huge in 2008. Says stylist Dion Moore from Tela Salon in New York City: “The new short cuts are about texture and movement [...] Read More

    January 10, 2008 by TBF

  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    Reuse Your Old Books, Make a Purse: Recycle This

    A novel way to use old books laying around the house is by making a purse out of it.  One company, Inbound Designs, used this approach to create their own fashion line of book bags appealing mostly toward women.  They want $150 for each one of their custom created book purses, but with a little [...] Read More

    January 10, 2008 by TBF