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Netflix made me vegan.

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Jan 27, 2014 30 DAY RAW VEGAN CHALLENGE, Going Raw, GREEN YOUR: KITCHEN {FOOD - EAT LESS MEAT}, ODDS 'N ENDS , , 6 Comments

Okay, not really.  I would never call myself vegan out of respect for those who actually are.  I still like meat and butter, milk, cheese, eggs and a myriad of other things that come from animals.  I just choose not to eat them.  For now… During my three-month hibernation from the world, I signed up ... Read more

Got fruit flies? Here’s how to get rid of them.

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Dec 15, 2011 GREEN YOUR: KITCHEN, GREEN YOUR: Pest Control , 2 Comments

Recently our house has been invaded by fruit flies. We’re talking full-on under siege. They are everywhere and multiplying faster than the shoes in my closet. Trust me, I have a lot of shoes, so that gives you some perception of the number of flies we are dealing with.  Swarms. It is undetermined if they ... Read more

GREEN YOUR: DISHWASHER

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Jun 29, 2011 GREEN YOUR: KITCHEN {CLEANING}, PLASTIC {THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE}, PRODUCT REVIEWS: CLEANING , , , 22 Comments

There are two things that constantly plague me in my quest to live sustainably. Deodorant. And my dishwasher. You see, I have a personal vendetta against plastic and over the last few years have worked diligently to reduce the amount I consume.  Yet try as I may, I continue to fail when it comes to ... Read more

DO WITHOUT {Week 2}

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Mar 25, 2011 DO WITHOUT, GREEN YOUR: KITCHEN {FOOD - EAT LESS MEAT}, USE IT UP-WEAR IT OUT-MAKE IT DO-OR DO WITHOUT , , 1 Comment

Two weeks down, four to go. How did you do? Have you settled in yet?  Are things getting any easier? I’m a bit late posting this update.  The event season is in full swing and keeping me busy.  Which is a good thing.  It leaves little idle time for shopping!  Mister and I enjoyed a ... Read more

DO WITHOUT {Week 1}

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Mar 16, 2011 DO WITHOUT, GREEN YOUR: KITCHEN {FOOD - EAT LESS MEAT}, USE IT UP-WEAR IT OUT-MAKE IT DO-OR DO WITHOUT , , , 0 Comments

One week down, five to go. How did you do? Were you full of optimism and it was a breeze? Or consumed by angst and just stumbled through? I’m a bit of the latter. Not that week one was difficult by any means, but I was less than prepared, in the meat department anyway. We ... Read more

Do without {And so it begins}

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Mar 9, 2011 DO WITHOUT, GREEN YOUR: KITCHEN {FOOD - EAT LESS MEAT}, USE IT UP-WEAR IT OUT-MAKE IT DO-OR DO WITHOUT , , , 0 Comments

Today is the first day of our Lenten journey. Are you nervous?  Excited?  Cantankerous? For those of you giving up coffee it may be that last one. We skipped Meatless Monday this week so the family could indulge in their final meat requests.  I’d like to say it’s the last meat we will eat, but ... Read more

GoMeatless! for Lent

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Mar 3, 2011 GREEN YOUR: KITCHEN {FOOD - EAT LESS MEAT}, Sustainable Living , , 1 Comment

As you know we GoMeatless often in the Midnight Maniac household.  Pretty soon it will be for more than Mondays too.  For the past few years my family and I have gone meatless for Lent.  This year will be no exception. Curious about what it is like to GoMeatless? You can read a bit about ... Read more

GREEN YOUR: FLOOR CLEANER

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Jan 4, 2011 GREEN YOUR: Cleaning, GREEN YOUR: KITCHEN {CLEANING}, PRODUCT REVIEWS: CLEANING , , 4 Comments

Holiday guests leave your floors a mess? Remember that food-bomb I mentioned in an earlier post?  Well, most of the shrapnel landed on the floor.  Gross. There is no way in H-E-double-hockey-sticks I am going to get down on my hands and knees in that mess to clean my floor.  Just ain’t happenin’. Know what’s ... 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