B. Smarts

B. encourages viewers to "B. Smart" with helpful hints for living well and entertaining with style at a price they can afford. Here are just a few…

Basket Care
Whether your baskets are used for decoration or for functional purposes, it’s simple to keep them looking good as new. B. bestows some helpful hints on optimum basket care with great suggestions for cleaning, avoiding sun damage, and quick ways to remove spots and stains. Your baskets will last for years!

Cool Cubes
B. dresses up ordinary cocktails with extraordinary ice cubes. These cool concoctions can be made with sliced fresh fruit such as mandarin oranges, maraschino cherries, or even fresh bunches of mint. B. artfully adds the fruits to ice cube trays filled with water and freezes them. They take minutes to prepare and are sure to impress and entertain at your next soiree.

It’s In The Bag
When you’re packing a bag for a day in the sun, include these easy homemade items that will keep you looking your best and feeling cool. B. makes keeping your favorite lipstick from melting a breeze and has a tip or two for protecting your eyelids with an eye shadow sunscreen. Or try her refreshing homemade face spray for the perfect pick-me-up when the sun is just too much.

Sweet Treat Pretzels
Want to look like an entertaining guru or top pastry chef without spending hours in the kitchen? B.’s got a quick, yet sophisticated recipe for sweet pretzels that are quite an elegant treat. By dipping the tips of these salty sticks into chocolate and then adding delicious and colorful toppings, your entertaining table can look fantastic.

Natural Beauty Basics
You don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive beauty products; B.’s at-home beauty tips will keep you looking tip-top naturally. Our fearless host creates an exfoliant with sugar cubes and water, gives tips on taming those messy strands of hair with Vitamin E oil and ideas for keeping your eyes looking their best with cotton balls and chamomile. From skin to hair to nails, B’s got the 411 on natural beauty products straight from your own home.