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Non-Paper Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas to Start the Holidays off on a Green Foot!

Non-Paper Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas to Start the Holidays off on a Green Foot!

As a kid, I remember unwrapping all my presents as I ceremoniously tossed my crumpled-up wrapping paper into the trash bag, yelling "SCORE!" when it made it in, versus landing next to the bag.  Later that day, she would tie the bag off and carry several large garbage bags of wrapping paper to the trash.  Let's face it, wrapping holiday presents is a huge source of trash, often producing multiple bags per family each and every year (not Counting birthday!).  While some wrapping paper is recyclable (no metallics, glitter or textures), sadly there is no guarantee that what you toss...

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Make Back to School Eco-Friendly

Make Back to School Eco-Friendly

Creating an eco-friendly school experience is an uphill battle filled with paper, plastic, disposables, and consumables.  This will be the 5th year I have had to buy school supplies and the 5th year I have had to find alternatives to buying everything new each year. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE REUSE When I first review the list each year, I pull out all the old school supplies I put away for the summer.  Before I go out and buy anything new, I check to see what is in reusable condition from the previous year.  Plastic folders have stickers removed, crayons are put...

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Lets Talk About Vinegar

Lets Talk About Vinegar

  Vinegar is such a useful item to have in your household as it can be purchased in bulk or made at home and offers so many uses! Vinegar comes in many different forms and can be used in many different applications.  The most common application is obviously cooking, one that we have all most likely used in our lives, however, it is so much more useful! Over the years I have started to use vinegar in all aspects of my life from cleaning to medicinal uses!  Turning Scraps into Treasure I started to make my own Apple Cider Vinegar...

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