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  • Fashion + Style

    The Look for Less: Capiz Chandeliers

    The shimmering pearl of capiz chandeliers is enough to add luminescence to any room in the house. But they usually run a little pricey. The Serena Chandelier from Gracious Home is $2,600 (yikes!). But thanks to Target, you can have the look without sacrificing your vacation fund. Target’s new line of capiz chandeliers is on [...] Read More

    January 27, 2008 by LyzL

  • Fashion + Style

    GreenDimes: Do Good

    We can safely say that about 75% of the mail we receive each day is unwanted junk mail.  We recycle every bit of it, some of it we can even compost.  But you know what chaps our hide? The fact that we have to do this at all. Why is it our responsibility to ensure [...] Read More

    January 27, 2008 by TBF

  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    Reducing Packaging: Reader Tips

    At The Budget Ecoist, we’re always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint.  Today’s obsession?  Excess packaging. Little things wrapped in bigger things and then shrink-wrapped for the fun of it, is NOT our idea of a good time! In fact we make it a point to make that point to the management of [...] Read More

    January 27, 2008 by TBF

  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    Coffee for a Cause: Organic Food

    Green Mountain Coffee has teamed up with the National Wildlife Federation to produce Fair Trade Organic coffee. Sales of this coffee help provide habitat for songbirds and other wildlife. The National Wildlife Blend is comprised of Fair Trade and Organic Central and South American coffees from family-owned farms that raise shade-grown coffees. These shaded farms [...] Read More

    January 27, 2008 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Pendant Lampshade $30 off at WestElm.com:  Daily Deal

    The Deal:  Printed Pendant Lampshade now only $29.99, reduced from $59.99 at WestElm.com The Lowdown: Add a romantic touch to the dining room or lounge with this whimsical printed lamp. It’s made with a near-transparent white fabric decorated with printed flowers.  This lampshade is a light touch for any dark corner, and a 60W bulb [...] Read More

    January 27, 2008 by Sabah