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Next week Wednesday is Valentine's day, just in case you are like me and don't always remember those kinds of holidays. I've tried to provide a blurb about how to apply my money-saving and recycling ideas to holiday plans for most major holidays. Since Valentine's day in the United States is basically a consumer driven holiday, for most people, it means buying candies and flowers and going out for dinner if you have a date. ...continue reading "Another Environmental Holiday: Prepping for Valentines"

I guess it is time for you to read another one of my rants. So, today, I'm going to talk about winter and some of the things that I think you should know. ...continue reading "Winter is here… Well, change certainly is."

So all the big winter holidays are over now. It is time to move on to normal decorations for your house again. But first, you need to clean up the holiday stuff. Still got your Christmas tree or your Hanukkah bush? Are you holding on to it because you don't know what to do with it? Here is what I think: ...continue reading "The holidays are over…. Time to recycle your trees"

'Tis the season and all that crap, right? Well, lots of people are trying to make up for selfishness this time of year and I have the perfect solution. Instead of keeping all of your finds to yourself, why not share them? So let's look at a couple different ways that I think you can utilize dumpster diving and frugalness over the holidays. ...continue reading "Gearing up for the holiday season"

So I know Monday's posts are usually Finds, but since today is Memorial day, I figured that you all wouldn't mind a switcheroo. Look for the next finds post on Thursday. And today, I'm going to talk about making your Memorial day BBQ a sustainable party. ...continue reading "Memorial Day Special: BBQing with sustainability"

dumpster findsThis week's dumpster visit resulted in some interesting finds. I found a lot of stuff, but not really a lot of food. Some of this stuff is practical, and others are only useful because Easter was about to happen. So here I am going to go through all of the items I found and what I plan to use them for. ...continue reading "Dumpster Diving Finds: Easter edition"