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Inexpensive BPA Free Water Bottles

Inexpensive BPA Free Water Bottles

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

After doing some research into BPA free plastic water bottles, I found that BPA free doesn’t always mean toxin free.  As a matter of fact, many BPA free items contain “regrettable substitutions.” Regrettable substitution is when one chemical is swapped out for another chemical that may be just as bad or worse. Having learned this […]

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Bag-o-Bags and Pill-o-Bags – New Life for Plastic Grocery Bags

Bag-o-Bags and Pill-o-Bags – New Life for Plastic Grocery Bags

| September 9, 2015 | 4 Comments

What do you do with your plastic shopping bags from the grocery store? Do you save them and reuse them? Do you throw them away? Do you use them to pick up after your dog? Prior to Bag-o-Bags and Pill-o-Bags, I used the grocery bags to pick up after my dog and reused them in […]

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Recycled Night Stand

Recycled Night Stand

| August 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

I never knew recycling could be so much fun. Between repurposing my food scraps with bokashi and revamping old furniture, I’ve been truly enjoying my green journey. Filling a Need While my daughter was away at camp, I set out to find the right night stand for her room. Actually I was looking for quite […]

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Recycling Furniture

Recycling Furniture

| August 3, 2012 | 4 Comments

Man oh man, I think I’ve created a whole new monster! The other day my daughter and I went to a moving sale. Let me preface this by saying that in my entire life, I think I’ve gone to 1 garage sale. That occurred many moons ago and I haven’t gone to one since. Anyway, […]

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Shake & Fold

Shake & Fold

| April 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Several years ago I tried reducing my family’s paper towel usage by switching to cloth towels.  At first I switched 100%. I just stopped buying paper towels and used the cloth towels instead. My family moaned and groaned. In addition to their moaning and groaning, there were a few occasions where a paper towel was […]

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Bokashi Side Effects

Bokashi Side Effects

| April 12, 2012 | 5 Comments

It’s been a little over a week since I started fermenting my household food scraps using the bokashi method. Aside from being amazed that my kitchen scraps don’t stink, there are a few other things I’ve noticed. We take the trash out less often. There were so many times we emptied a half-full kitchen container […]

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Creating my Bokashi Container

Creating my Bokashi Container

| March 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

After looking around online for a Bokashi compost container, I decided to make my own. As I mentioned in my last post, I bought 2 buckets and lids from Home Depot. The next obstacle was finding the appropriate spigot for the drainage area. On my first bucket, I cut off the top of an old […]

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Trash and Baby Steps

Trash and Baby Steps

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Johnson family’s story has had a long-lasting affect on me. If you haven’t heard about the Johnson family, read this post. If you’re pressed for time and don’t want to read that post, in a nutshell, the Johnson family produces no trash (or almost no trash). You know the old saying that once inflated […]

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What?  No Trash?

What? No Trash?

| April 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that there is a family in California that does not have to put the trash can out once a week for garbage pickup. They don’t produce any trash. Yes, that’s what I said, they don’t produce any trash, or, their trash is so minimal that it’s shocking. The family […]

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Water and Water Bottles

Water and Water Bottles

| March 16, 2011 | 3 Comments

Many years ago we used to drink water out of cups. When went to the park as kids we used to drink water from the water fountain. Granted, if you place your fingers just right on the water spigot, you could spray the next person in line, but that was part of the fun of […]

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