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Clean Couponing Gets Frugal with More than Money

Maybe you’ve heard about extreme couponing, but how about clean couponing?  No long hours clipping and trading here, just an emphasis on being frugal with more than money. That’s why we’ve started with basics like stretching that chicken and vegetable dinner with a pantry staple.  I love the tips in this article about getting the […]

Continue Reading By on April 24, 2014 in clean couponing, conscious consumerism, food, frugal, shopping

Do We Really Need ____ for Home?

“Do we really need ______?”  Ever ask yourself that, about even the most seemingly inconsequential purchase for your home? I hadn’t purchased boxed tissue in months, and the family at home used rolled tissue for the occasional runny nose.  Then we had a visitor who was looking for a tissue and we endured the embarrassment […]

Continue Reading By on January 9, 2014 in conscious consumerism, frugal, green, home, Uncategorized

Three Questions to Ask Before Giving to Charity

Your money.  Well earned.  Patiently saved.  When you give back through charitable donations this time of year, you do so with the expectation that you’ll be supporting the cause that touched your heart.  Perhaps it will. Were you aware that third-party solicitors, in some states, can keep 80 to 90 percent of charitable donations for […]

Continue Reading By on December 20, 2013 in community, conscious consumerism

Do One Thing Thursday with Energy Star: Laundry

Ready to do one thing to save energy and money?  Energy Star’s tips this week focus on efficiency in the laundry room.  You’re probably already being smart and frugal with your laundry room habits, but these are good reminders.   Here are my favorite Energy Star tips on laundry: Wash laundry with cold water when […]

Continue Reading By on December 12, 2013 in energy, environment

Guest Post: Practical Organic Cooking Tips

*Guest post from the Organic Trade Association Think a family on a budget can’t eat all organic all the time? Think again. With proper planning and preparation, families of four can enjoy three organic meals every day for less than $25, according to tips and recipe suggestions offered by theOrganic Trade Association (OTA), the leading […]

Continue Reading By on December 10, 2013 in family, food, grocery, organic, Uncategorized

Green Your Christmas

*This page contains affiliate links. Just like your consumer choices the rest of the year, your seasonal choices can add up to a greener Christmas that’s better for you and the planet.  Yes, a real tree is the greener choice.  Analysts in Canada examined the life cycle of both real and artificial trees, and concluded […]

Continue Reading By on December 7, 2013 in Christmas, green, safer chemicals, sustainable