Our resources

I work hard to make the most of our time, money, space and natural resources.

Didn’t get my weekly deal fix

I didn’t make it to Walgreens/CVS this week. I have been cutting coupons and planning my trips on Sunday nights but I don’t yet have a routine for actually following through on those trip plans. I was going to get…

Falling into the rebate trap

I just discovered the $18 worth of rebates slips I had for CVS expired on Sept. 4. I can’t find the receipt I need to claim $13 in Walgreen’s rebates. I have until Oct. 4 to turn that in. I…

The road to sustainability: YOU ARE HERE

Green Resolutions wrote a fabulous post about what sustainability means as part of the first Blog carnival hosted by members of the new APLS (Affluent Persons Living Sustainably) network. (I’m sure the rest are fabulous too but hers is the…

by the way …

If anyone who lives near me is interested in composting but doesn’t have the space or whatever, you are more than welcome to contribute to my pile. Just drop by with a bucketful when you’re in the neighborhood or give…

To do: give haircuts

The whole family was in need of haircut except for me. Mark’s favorite hair stylist recently quit the business and he decided not to get a new one because he getting to the point where even a professional can’t disguise…

to do: recycle electronics

It’s free, so recycling event draws throngsWaiting a little, or waiting a whole lot, Twin Citians queue up to dump unused electronicsBy Julio Ojeda-ZapataPioneer PressWould you wait in line for hours to discard your obsolete television or outdated computer?If you…

What I found to do today

Connor napped for 2.5 hours so here’s what I ended up doing: Called preschools about getting Grace enrolled next year Straightened Grace’s room and put away her clean clothes Chatted with some friends online Scrubbed the kitchen countertops, stove top…