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  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    Greening Your Thanksgiving on a Budget, Part 2: The Table: Green Tips

    Autumn is the best season in terms of decorations, in our opinion.  The colors that naturally cover the landscape can be easily moved inside to give a little holiday flare to your surroundings. For Thanksgiving, try these simple, eco-friendly tips: Textiles: Use cloth napkins and tablecloths versus their paper counterparts.  It not only gives an [...] Read More

    November 18, 2007 by TBF

  • Reviews

    Boots Wonderbalm, $8.99 for .84 fl. oz.

    What: Angela gives Boots Meditteranean Olive, Almond & Sage Wonderbalm a whirl. [...] Read More

    November 17, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    High vs. Low: Elegant End Tables

    I saw an end table like the one from Pulaski Furniture ($549) (pictured top) in Better Homes and Gardens. Of course, the one in BHG was found at an antique store in the Hampton’s—not really my scene. Or, it would be my scene if I didn’t live in Iowa and weren’t poor. So, I searched [...] Read More

    November 17, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Daily Deal: Shoebuy.com

    What: Clearance sale items up to 65% off at Shoebuy.com The Lowdown: Shoebuy.com is marking the end of fall (where did the season go?) with loads of name brand shoes in their clearance sale center. Shop now and get up to 65% off of boots, pumps, sandals, sneakers and more, from lines like Jessica Simpson, [...] Read More

    November 17, 2007 by Angela

  • Fashion + Style

    Trend Alert: Black and Blue

    Color trends aren’t just about individual hues, of course—they’re also about how you put ‘em together. The hot combo right now? Black and blue, and everyone—from Gwen Stefani, to Carrie Underwood, to Tyra Banks —has been seen sporting the pairing, to great effect. Which is a bit of a surprise to me, since until recently [...] Read More

    November 16, 2007 by Angela