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5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Camping Trip

The summer REI catalog showed up in my mailbox the other day.  It’s full of all kinds of gear for camping that you probably shouldn’t go without unless you’re me.  I hate camping!  I leafed through the catalog to pass some time before heading to the bus stop to get my daughter.  It got me […]

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Dining Out Waste Free

Who feels like cooking, no one?  Ok, we’re going out.  We usually dine out once a week.  Inevitably, there are leftovers that need to come home so we can a) get our money’s worth and b) not waste food.  Every time the waiter/waitress brings the leftovers container, I kick myself because I haven’t gotten my “restaurant […]

new crayons on a surface

New Uses for Old Crayons

More than 12 million crayons are produced in the United States EVERY DAY.  THEY.ARE.EVERYWHERE.  New, old, broken, chipped, bits, wrappers.  Every cleaning, organizing, decluttering adventure leads to more.  I hate to throw them away but what to do with old crayons?  Surely there have to be tons of uses for old crayons? If you have […]

blemished produce

How to reduce food waste

I’d venture to guess I’m not the only one who’s ever had rotting, moldy cheese and vegetables in my fridge.  Have you ever pulled that crisper drawer out to find your lettuce is wilted and dried on the tips?  Raise your hand if you’ve gone into your pantry looking for something only to find all […]

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Compost Aerator – Must Have Composting Tool

Hands down, BEST.GIFT.EVER! My husband got me the best gift this past Christmas.  He got me a compost aerator!  I know, I’m a lucky gal.  You don’t have to tell me twice.  All kidding aside, I’m a practical gift giver so I also appreciate receiving practical gifts.  I’ve been wanting one of these suckers for […]

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