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  • Fashion + Style

    You Too Can Compost: Do Good

    Here at The Budget Ecoist we used to be terrified of the idea of composting. Bugs and garbage in our backyard? No, thanks! Then we realized how easy (and dare we say fun) it can be!  What is composting? Composting is the process whereby biodegradable material (such as garden and kitchen waste) is transformed (decomposed [...] Read More

    November 8, 2007 by TBF

  • Guide to Decorating Your Home on a Budget

    Daily Deal: Mudra Placecard Holders at CB2.com

    The Deal:  Mudra Placecard Holders reduced to $9.95 from $19.95 at CB2.com The Lowdown: An easy way to ###### seats at the holiday table, the iconographic Hindu gestures point guests in the right direction.  The Mudra Placecard Holders are made with bronzed cast brass, and each set of four features two hand signals. Buy It:  [...] Read More

    November 8, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Celebrity Fashion: Beyonce on a Budget

    As a style diva, Beyonce is known for her over-the-top moments both on the red carpet and on stage—while she pulls it off like no one else, the rest of us would be hard-pressed to want, much less be able, to wear shiny gold hot pants on any given day. Fortunately, as a style icon, [...] Read More

    November 6, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Make Bread . . . Save the Environment? Do Good

    Shutterstock The Lowdown: You might have a bread maker.  You’ve probably never used it. If you don’t have one, here’s a little known secret: there are certain items that always find their way into garage sales, still unused, still boxed up. Most of these items are kitchen accessories (vegetable steamers and bread makers top the [...] Read More

    November 6, 2007 by TBF

  • Yea or Nay: K-Mart

    This week’s Yea or Nay is all about K-Mart, which still manages to hang on despite being surrounded by cheaper (Wal-Mart) and more stylish (Target) stores. Here’s some facts (well at least as I see it) about K-Mart…. 1. K-Mart was one of the first major discount department stores to do a celebrity fashion line [...] Read More

    November 5, 2007 by TBF