Category: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle

April is #Autism Awareness Month-Order Your Scrabble Tile Necklace today!

Put on the Puzzle! For autism awareness, puzzle pieces are the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Show your support for individuals with autism by wearing the Autism Awareness Puzzle Necklace handcrafted by the Rockdale County Autism Support Group.  All proceeds will benefit the iCan Shine Bike Camp that […] Read more…

More Organics in Your Life, No Matter Your Budget

When hearing the phrase “living more organically”, many people picture a modern day homesteader building their own home from recycled materials, living without electricity, growing their own food free of pesticides and chemicals, and raising their own meat. While this is a good option for some, and I do a […] Read more…

How To Make Macrame Hangers

When I was a kid, I remember seeing Dad’s work clothes coming back from the dry cleaner – crisp, collared dress shirts on wire hangers, tucked neatly away beneath billowy tents of plastic. Mom saved all the hangers and removed all of the protective paper covers so she, my sister […] Read more…

Tweet #shopcartons to Plant a Tree This Month!

During the month of July, you can help donate a tree just by tweeting!             My friends at the Choose Cartons blog are partnering with Trees for the Future to donate a tree each time the hashtag #shopcartons is mentioned!  By partnering with Trees for the Future, Choose […] Read more…

15 Things I Don’t Pay For Anymore

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I wish I owned a couple of colleges with highly-competitive football teams (read “teams that bring in a gazillion dollars to my college”) and the college bookstores to match. I would be one wealthy so-and-so.  Until recently, I had no true concept of how many different things a university charges […] Read more…

A Whole New Level of Frugal

A Whole New Level of Frugal

  I recall in clear detail, the recycled paper milk carton that my 3rd grade teacher opened at the top and sat in the corner of our classroom. It didn’t take long for all of us to learn that any time we used glitter for a project, we had to […] Read more…

Back to Gardening Basics: Easy Composting

Easy Composting

My DH is always complaining about how much garbage he takes out each week.  On a heavy cooking/cleaning weekend, he’ll take out a bag full each day.  There has to be a way to reduce what we toss, right?  Cue my annual goal to have  a lovely, bountiful garden. I […] Read more…

Foods That Can Be Grown From Scraps

Food That Can Be Grown From Scraps

One day while on the phone with my sister, we somehow got on the subject of green onions.  I don’t know how…it just happened.  She told me that she always has green onions growing in jars, ready to snip any time she needs them. Of course, the competitive sibling side […] Read more…