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Am I going green or am I a hoarder?

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Nov 29, 2011 Going Green, GREEN YOUR: CELEBRATIONS {DECOR}, USE IT UP-WEAR IT OUT-MAKE IT DO-OR DO WITHOUT, YOU CAN DO IT: SUSTAINABLE LIVING {WASTE REDUCTION} , , , 16 Comments

Now that life has slowed from a sprint to a steady run, I have been using the extra time to do some much needed house cleaning.  I always feel much more equipped to tackle the challenges ahead when everything is in order.  Or, I am just procrastinating by cleaning rather than the work I should ... Read more

GREEN YOUR: CELEBRATIONS {Party more, waste less}

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Aug 31, 2011 GREEN YOUR: Celebrations, PLASTIC {THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE}, YOU CAN DO IT: SUSTAINABLE LIVING {WASTE REDUCTION} , , , , 4 Comments

I like to entertain. I hate plastic. In today’s disposable world, you can see where this would be a problem. Recently Mister and I threw our first big bash at home – I don’t count holidays, although they can be production in themselves – anyhoo… the thought of all the waste that would be created ... Read more

GREEN YOUR: EVENTS

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May 24, 2011 GREEN YOUR: CELEBRATIONS {DECOR}, Sustainable Business, WORKIN' 9 TO 5 , , 3 Comments

One of the things I struggle with in planning events is the waste they create.  A LOT of waste.  I call it the unnecessary evil of events.  Zero waste events do exist. My portion alone for the Guardian Gala of Hope produced a pile of floral and paper waste.  For someone who lobbies against single ... Read more

GREEN YOUR: Holiday Giving {Plastic free gift wrap}

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Dec 9, 2010 GREEN YOUR: Celebrations, GREEN YOUR: KITCHEN {FOOD STORAGE}, PLASTIC {THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE}, THRIFT SCORE WHORE , , , , 1 Comment

I picked up this vintage metal tin at a thrift store a few months ago.  Isn’t it the sweetest? I’m loving the stylish lady on the lid.  I need a hat like that.  Her dapper beau is equally put together.  They’re a lovely pair.  It makes me want to strap on a pair of skates ... Read more

NOW YOU’RE COOKIN': LEFTOVER STUFFING BAKE

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Nov 24, 2010 GREEN YOUR: Celebrations, GREEN YOUR: KITCHEN {FOOD}, Main Dish, YOU CAN DO IT: SUSTAINABLE LIVING {WASTE REDUCTION} , , , 5 Comments

The holidays are here and you know what that means, house guests and leftovers.  You’re on your own with family, but I can help you out with the leftovers. I hate throwing food out.  Do you like throwing money away?  I didn’t think so, but that’s exactly what you’re doing when you throw food away. ... Read more

Starting a new Thanksgiving tradition

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Nov 23, 2009 GREEN YOUR: Celebrations, GREEN YOUR: KITCHEN {FOOD - EAT LOCAL}, Sustainable Living , , 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is steeped in tradition. Families have gathered for centuries to enjoy the bounty of the Fall harvest. Maybe some of your traditions include gathering at the same home, preparing your fabulous pumpkin pie, enjoying traditional Thanksgiving dishes, watching the football game, traveling home to see family, whatever they may be, breaking tradition is hard ... Read more

Design on a Dime.

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Feb 16, 2009 GREEN PHONE BOOTH, GREEN YOUR: CELEBRATIONS {DECOR}, Sustainable Business, WORKIN' 9 TO 5 , , , , , , 0 Comments

What do you do when challenged to come up with table centerpieces for a sports award banquet attended by 280 guests with a $5.00 budget? Oh, and you have seven days to accomplish your mission? If you are wondering why things have been so quiet around here the past two weeks, my Monday post at ... Read more

Thrifty Green Thursday – Unnecessary Necessities

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Jan 29, 2009 Going Green, GREEN YOUR: Celebrations, GREEN YOUR: KITCHEN, Sustainable Living, YOU CAN DO IT: SUSTAINABLE LIVING {WASTE REDUCTION} , , , , 8 Comments

Can you tell me what is missing from this picture? Birthday candles? No. Sprinkles? Well, yes, but that is not it. The paper baking cup! I cannot recall the last time I saw a cupcake outside of my home that was not contained in a paper baking cup. Dare I say, never? Why is it ... Read more