Archive for the 'Recessionista' Category

DIY Compost Bin for under $10

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

After purchasing a house this past spring with a modest little yard, I’ve been looking forward to setting up my very own, very first veggie garden. We’re a little soil-challenged here in Arizona, as our natural soil has a really high clay content. I’ve started with some raised beds and seed starters, but remembered back […]

Fashion find: Must have for spring

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

I happened across this belt this weekend, and I’m in love! I didn’t give it a second look online, but I saw it in person I had to have it. In fact, I might grab it in a few more colors. This one is Coral, and I have my eye on the neon yellow as […]

Fashion- Review

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

You may have heard of ShoeDazzle– a service that after a brief questionare, a team of personal stylists selects shoes that- based on your style profile- you’re sure to love. All for a tempting and affordable price of only $39.99. I’m a lover of bargains in the name of fashion, so I signed up, answered […]

Beauty: Top 3 eye makeup brushes

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Good quality makeup brushes can be a sound investment. They are used often, and should withstand a fair amount of abuse. That said, I was blown away at a makeup artist trade show a few years ago the first time I saw a Japanese powder brush that was over $200 (?!) While who wouldn’t love […]

Beauty: Drugstore lipstick gem

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Happy makeup Monday! My current lip obsession? Gentleman Prefer Pink by Revlon. Cheap, chic and colorful! Wear it solo or topped with gloss, either way it’s super hot, fun shade of pink for summer. Afraid of bright colors? This is a good one to try- it’s bold enough to make a statement but wearable enough […]

Greenify: Fold, store and reuse plastic shopping bags

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I’ve purchased canvas reusable bags to stop using plastic ones at the grocery, but I’ll admit that I’m not perfect about remembering to take them back to the car after I unpack my haul. Of course, I have an ungodly stash of these plastic shopping bags stuffed between my fridge and cabinets because I don’t […]

Dollars: Birthday brought to you by a Daily Deals website

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

I’ve started what could easily turn into a bad habit; Justifying the rapid purchase of daily deals. For example, it’s my little sister’s birthday and I’ve been buying a few deals over the past month and every time I say, “oh, this would be great for Lizzy’s birthday.” I do truly think I was able […]

Fashion: 5 Clothing Resale Tips

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Clothing resale has jumped in popularity over the past few years- this has caused many stores to be more strict on the items they take in. Here’s a few pointers on getting the most out of your clothing resale experience. 1. Don’t confuse resale with Goodwill. Does your item look new? Are there any visible […]

Beauty: Makeup Swapping

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

We all have those things in the bathroom drawer that we just don’t use- that bright purple eyeshadow we just had to have, the shade of blush the sales girl was sure would look fabulous, that brow pencil that you don’t use since you colored your hair. Maybe a lotion that broke you out or […]