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It’s All in the Mind

| March 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

All my adult life I’ve gone through bouts of frugality. When money got tight, I pulled in the belt. When things seemed to get a bit better, I would revert back to my wasteful ways. The older I get, the more I realize that if I had kept up with my frugal ways during the […]

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Whole Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

Whole Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

| March 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

After finding a great sale price on whole chickens at my local grocery store, I decided to freeze one and cook one. The only thing is that I didn’t feel like cooking. I wanted something quick easy and with very little clean up. After all, spending the morning grocery shopping could be exhausting (especially if […]

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What’s your Carbon Footprint?

What’s your Carbon Footprint?

| March 11, 2009 | 1 Comment

Your carbon footprint is measured by the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) your lifestyle produces. Things like driving a car, heating your home, use of electricity all produce carbon dioxide. The amount of carbon dioxide you produce over a certain amount of time is your carbon footprint. Keep in mind that your footprint includes your […]

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Consumer World- A Great Consumer’s Resource

| March 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you have not done so already, I strongly suggest that you take a look at the Consumer World website.  In addition to looking through the website, you should sign up for their newsletter. Consumer World has a fountain of information that everyone who buys anything should be aware of.  As a result of a […]

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Turn It Off and Unplug It

| February 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

The other day I was watching the Oprah show and there was a woman who saved over $200 a month on her electric bill just by unplugging her electronic devices when they weren’t in use. Shortly after watching that show, I received an electric bill. Hmmm, time to do some trimming. Immediately I went around […]

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Don’t Let the Gas Price Dip Change You

| December 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

The momentary dip in gas and fuel prices is no reason to return to your old ways of over consumption.  Keep conserving. I’ve got to say, I do enjoy looking at the new and improved lower gas prices when I pass a gas station, but I can’t help but shake my head in disgust to […]

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Moving Cross Country the Green Way

Moving Cross Country the Green Way

| October 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

I recently moved across the country from Chicago down south to Texas. After living in Chicago for 8 years, I had built myself a nice set of furniture, books, and other “stuff”. Some of it could be cheaply and easily replaced, others were just unfeasible. So I had a dilemma: how do you move an […]

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Take a Walk on Trash Day to Reinforce Your Green Efforts

Take a Walk on Trash Day to Reinforce Your Green Efforts

| May 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

To anyone who thinks that the recycling efforts are a bit overwhelming and is contemplating quitting the living green lifestyle, my suggestion is to take a walk around your neighborhood on trash day. Take a look at the contents in your neighborhood’s recycle bin (Just a look. Don’t go poking around in your neighborhood’s trash). […]

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Ma’am, Will that be Paper or Plastic?

| April 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Neither, thank you. I brought my own bag. For the heck of it I finally got around to buying one of the cloth grocery shopping bags at my local Hannaford grocery store. I was only buying a few items and I thought, why not? Well, I think its one of the best investments I’ve made […]

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A Simple Tip for Improving Your Car’s Gas Mileage

A Simple Tip for Improving Your Car’s Gas Mileage

| April 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

Before you stick your key in the ignition of your car, look around the car to see if you’re driving with unnecessary weight bearing items. The extra weight will cause your car to work harder and use more gas. Look under the front seats, check the back seat, open the trunk, glove compartment, and ashtray. […]

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