Category: Reuse, Recycle, Refuse

Thrift Store Shopping

My husband and I have a new passion for treasure hunting at our local thrift stores. When we shop, I’m on the look out for household gadgets and books and he is on the search  for collectible media. We try to frequent our local bargain centers weekly, keeping our eye out for fantastic deals and rare…

Organizing

I love looking over the printables and resources at DonnaYoung.org. I just feel more organized after visiting her site. If you are a person who likes to write things down, then her printables should be right up your alley. If you are more of an online planner, I find Google’s  Calendar and Drive to be easy to…

Mississippi Fabrics

I’ve been on the hunt lately trying to locate a Mississippi source for my fabrics and yarns. Right now I’m using 100% cottons, but I’m not sure of their origins. I feel it is important to provide my products in reusable vessels, preferably manufactured from a local source. I’ve spoken to many people in my…

Paper or Plastic?

I remember, years ago it was common for the bag boy to ask me whether I wanted paper or plastic bags at the grocery store check out. Now the assumption is to use plastic bags unless they run out or paper is requested. Today, I had a short discussion with a bag boy, on the subject of…

Is Going Green Worth It?

I love Seventh Generation products and I follow their blog. On my temporarily green journey I can certainly relate to this blog post and felt I couldn’t have said it better myself. Check it out. http://www.seventhgeneration.com/learn/blog/are-all-my-natural-efforts-worth-it?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Are+All+of+My+Natural+Efforts+Worth+It%3F&utm_content=emilyadamshester%40gmail.com&utm_campaign=7Gen+-+March+28%2C+2013 Here are my favorite products by Seventh Generation: Free & Clear Dishwashing Soap and Free & Clear Fabric Softener…

Recycle, Reuse, and Refuse Update

My recycle, reuse, and refuse adventures have been a learning experience. Here are a few pros and cons I’ve experienced so far. Pros 1. Less at curbside! My family is down to only two 13 gallon bags of trash a week to set out at the curb for garbage pick up. This is a great…

Time Wasters & Junk Mail Creators

I’m sure some people enjoy earning “… points” or “… bucks” for playing games, taking surveys, watching videos, or surfing the web, but I find these programs to be time wasters. I joined SwagBucks this weekend to see if I could get a few extra dollars, gift cards or discounts. I spent two days downloading…

My First Trip To Drop Off Recycling!

I currently do not have curbside recycling pickup, so I have to take it to my community’s recycling drop off bins. It’s located about 5 miles away. I live in a rural area, so everything is about 5 miles away. I’ve been collecting all my empty plastic containers with a 1 recycling symbol on the…

Recycle, Reuse, Refuse

I don’t know about you, but on grocery shopping day, I usually purge out my pantry and fridge of used containers. I can fill a 13 gallon trash bag full of empty cardboard boxes, tin cans, Styrofoam trays, plastic jugs, glass bottles and plastic bags. Just think how much packaging we bring into the house…