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The struggle I have with “living green” is the idea of buying in the first place. Take the “eco-conscious” (photvoltaic solar panels, gray water technology, etc.) home erected by Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen outside LA. It was featured in the October 13 edition of [...]
Does anyone else out there wonder why a home made salad never tastes quite as good as one at a restaurant? It’s not like there’s a secret, since every ingredient is in plain sight. Is the difference in the dressing? the croutons? a chilled plate [...]
Shop with a purpose during the Shop, Save and Share event coordinated by Junior League of Birmingham.
Here’s as easy alternative to installing dimmer switches to save energy or create ambiance: Light bulbs with the dimmer feature incorporated into the design. You probably have a few single-switch lamps that, depending on the bulb, can provide soft ambient light or bright light for [...]
During August, Freshfully Market has a fun promotion that gets to the heart of what we don’t know about our food anymore: Who’s Your Farmer? Ask that question in the store this month (or wear a Freshfully T-shirt) and you’ll receive a 10% discount on [...]
How is it that we live the frugal life at home, clipping coupons and ordering from the value menu, and then we get to our vacation destination and all that thrift is out the window? Sure, there’s the heady rush from buying like you never [...]
Here’s an intriguing concept: BYOP, or the Bring Your Own Parts car repair shop of Birmingham. Their tagline is, “it just makes good sense” and you know, it does sound sensible. BYOP has two Birmingham locations, one across from the main post office downtown and [...]
We’ve talked before about bounce back receipts for restaurants, in which you receive a code for free food when you complete a survey. You should also be watching for these offers in retail stores. This isn’t one of those surveys where you spend 10 minutes [...]
A friend’s husband who lost his job has started delivering pizzas as he looks for regular employment. He’s been having the same schedule each week, and so he was startled and panicked when he got a call from his manager on a day he typically isn’t scheduled. “Are you on your way [...]
Last year an article on organizing in O magazine featured a woman who had run out of storage for her 127 pairs of shoes. After customizing her closet in Manhattan and still not having sufficient shoe space, she decided to rent storage for the additional pairs. [...]