A couple years ago I did my KonMari tidying event on a self-imposed dare. See before I walked into my local library I said to myself if the Marie Kondo book was on the shelf then I would read it and do my own KonMari tidying event. This was sort of the triple dog dare … Continue reading Would This Fit Into a Tiny Home?
Yesterday I eavesdropped on my coworkers talking about a virtual Tupperware party going on. Honestly I thought Tupperware was from my childhood and it wasn’t a thing anymore. It was all of that burnt orange, yellow, and green from maybe a 1970s Tupperware party that I grew up using. Anyone else remember these? My Mammy … Continue reading Tupperware Parties are Coming Back! – My Frugal Ways Avoided the Party
How’s the low waste May Challenge going? I’m frustrated. Honestly I’m really frustrated because so much of what I thought was recyclable isn’t recyclable. Plastic #5 isn’t readily recyclable nationwide and yet IT’S EVERYWHERE! Yogurt containers and lids, plastic meal prep containers and lids, and probably so much more. My only option to recycle plastic … Continue reading Week 2 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: Why isn’t This Recyclable?
It’s May! It’s my Reduce the BMM Household Waste Challenge month. After completing my recycling bin audit, I’m am shocked at the number of things that we thought we could recycle that we can’t actually recycle. Honestly. I’m feeling a little bit of eco shame for not doing better. Rather than going down the shame … Continue reading Easy Low/Zero Waste Household Switches
Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Anyone else tired of constantly making decisions? Tired of constantly being bombarded with advertising? Ever go to the store with a list of 5 things and come out with 50? Ever since I started to live a more minimalist life I realized that all of the advertising, flashing signs, and marketing stuff … Continue reading Why Online Grocery Shopping Works for Me
Since my May challenge is my “reduce our waste,” I thought it would be important to address our recycling. I mentioned in my first article for this challenge that we recycle as much as possible because it’s FREE. We pay for garbage pickup by the bag. I need to confuse something to you, my dear … Continue reading Week 1 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: What Is Actually Recyclable?
Growing up I had to, almost for survival, practice being perfect in every way. If I scored less than an A, I got grounded. If I missed a little dust spot, I got grounded. If I behaved anything less than perfect, I got grounded. Saying yes to every request or demand was applauded. Doing it … Continue reading An Honest Letter Why I Don’t Celebrate Mother’s Day or Father’s Day
After spending some time on Earth Day cleaning up other people’s garbage, I’m taking on another challenge for May. I’m really enjoying these monthly challenges. It’s giving me the space to experiment and try something new without all of the pressure to succeed. Rather than the go big or go home mentality that I associate … Continue reading May 2021 Experiment Inspired by Earth Day
Earlier this month I announced that I would be going sugar free for April 2021 after being inspired by Eve O. Schaub’s Year of No Sugar book to give it up. Eve inspired me to kick up my already barely there sugar habit after revealing that the body thinks that cane sugar, honey, and maple … Continue reading Wrapping Up My No Sugar for April Challenge
There was a run on toilet paper. Why? Anyone else still wondering how that all started and why that became a thing? Maybe I wasn’t too concerned because I always keep a brand new package as back up. I’m never without that full brand new package. Maybe I handle toilet paper like I handle my … Continue reading What A Year It Has Been!!!