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  • Fashion + Style

    Yea or Nay: Plates on the Wall

    I’m just going to be honest—I love plates on the wall. I do. I think they are a creative chic way to spice up any living space. The picture above is of a room designed by eco-designer Kelly LaPlante. Her look is bright and clean and modern and even then, there’s room for plates on [...] Read More

    December 26, 2007 by LyzL

  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    Website Review: PaperBack Swap

    What: The Budget Ecoist takes a look at the book swap website, Paperback Swap The Lowdown: PaperBack Swap allows members to swap books with one another (not just paperbacks) for the cost of shipping (around $2.00). My girlfriend, a fellow avid reader, told me about this website after I had dropped $70 on the new [...] Read More

    December 26, 2007 by TBF

  • The Budget Holiday Shopping Guide

    Five Quick Tips for After Christmas Shopping

    Looking for great ways to shopping the after Christmas sales? Then check out our five After Christmas Shopping Tips After Christmas Shopping Tips 1. Read the Circulars. I know the only thing most of us want to read on Christmas day is a gift tag with our names on it. However, if you’re looking to [...] Read More

    December 26, 2007 by Kathryn

  • Fashion + Style

    Beauty Trend: Simply Red Hair

    What: Seems like more and more people are seeing red these days (red hair, that is). What the experts say: This from the 2008 issue of Elle magazine: “Red heads have the best of both worlds.” says Lena Oh, a colorist at Bumble and bumble’s Meatpacking District Salon in NYC. “They have the same eye-catching [...] Read More

    December 26, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Beauty Trend: Black Winged Liquid Liner

    What: Stand out when you go out, with “Cleopatra eyes.” What the experts say: Allure.com says recent European runway fashion shows like Prada and Dior were full of lanky models sporting painted wings…on their lids. “When balanced with an otherwise neutral face, black winged liner looks artsy—and edgy.” [...] Read More

    December 25, 2007 by TBF