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THRIFT SCORE WHORE: It’s not in the bag.

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Feb 6, 2012 Going Green, PLASTIC {THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE}, THRIFT SCORE WHORE, YOU CAN DO IT: SUSTAINABLE LIVING {WASTE REDUCTION} , , , 4 Comments

A few weeks ago I found myself thrifting without a bag… I detest those flimsy plastic shopping bags that stores insist you take. When it comes down to it, I really dislike all single use shopping bags, no matter what they are made of. For the past five years I have been bringing my own ... 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: 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

GREEN YOUR: Grocery Shopping

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Mar 10, 2011 GREEN YOUR: Grocery Shopping, PLASTIC {THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE}, YOU CAN DO IT: SUSTAINABLE LIVING {WASTE REDUCTION} , , , , 9 Comments

The other day I was stocking up on veggies and goods for our 40-day meat fast and things were going as usual at the grocery store… …a few double-takes due to my attire …me grumbling about produce packaged in plastic …jamming out to my store’s awesome music selection …hoping I had brought enough of my ... 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

Tuesdays at The Booth

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Nov 9, 2010 GREEN PHONE BOOTH, PLASTIC {THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE} , 0 Comments

I just noticed the following statement on my electric bill from Xcel Energy: Starting December 1, we will use billing envelopes made out of natural brown, 100% post-consumer waste.  It’s one of the many things we’re doing to support a clean energy future. I wonder if they will be getting rid of the ridiculous plastic ... Read more

Massive Chili PLASTIC Consumption {Take 3}

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Nov 3, 2010 Activism, PLASTIC {THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE}, YOU CAN DO IT: SUSTAINABLE LIVING {WASTE REDUCTION} , , 2 Comments

Last month, on an abnormally hot day (again), Mister and I attended our third chili cook-off.  Those of you who have been following me through the years know that this is an area of contention for me.  Massive amounts of plastic are consumed at this annual event.  You newbies can read about my previous rants ... Read more

Just a swingin’… Swingin’.

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Sep 28, 2010 DIY/MYO, GREEN PHONE BOOTH, GREEN YOUR: KITCHEN, Home Remedies, Make Your Own, PLASTIC {THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE}, Repurpose, YOU CAN DO IT: SUSTAINABLE LIVING {WASTE REDUCTION} , , , , 0 Comments

Want to know what the hell I’m doing here? You’ll have to mosey on over and read my post at the Green Phone Booth to find out.