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The Budget Activist: Making Change Through Letters and Petitions

  I was going to write a book called The Budget Activist. But it isn’t happening. I’ve lost the passion to finish the project. I still…

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Buy Almost Nothing Moana Birthday Party

If you follow me, you know about me and my Pinatas! Once a year (because my son is getting too old for this) I like…

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Make Money, Do Social Good, and Avoid Landfills: How to Do the Most Good Discarding Unwanted Items

Did you read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up? Did it lead you to throw away every item in your house or was the only thing…

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Greening a Five Year Old’s Birthday Party on a Budget

Here we go again with the birthday party planning – and FIVE is a big one! My son wants to invite everyone he ever met,…

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Geocaching with Children: Fun Scavenger Hunts for the Whole Family

An overgrown kid at heart, I love a good scavenger hunt. It’s why my husband and I like to sign up for local scavenger hunt…

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How to Get Things Done: Getting Around The Red Tape

  Life is frustrating. Listening to hold music for hours, being directed to overseas tech support, trying to navigate the bureaucracy to get a latch…

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Stuff You Don’t Need…According to Me

After reading Sharing is Good: How to Save Money, Time and Resources through Collaborative Consumption, I started thinking about all the things we purchase that…

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Book Review: Sharing Is Good: How to Save Money, Time and Resources through Collaborative Consumption

There’s nothing like a good book to inspire me to broaden my horizons and think about embracing the changing world in new ways. It’s been…

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How to Make Despicable Me Wine Cork Minions

The only movie I’ve gone to with my four-year-old is “Despicable Me 2.” So when we had to choose a birthday party theme it was…

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How to Make Recycled Crayons from Broken Crayon Pieces

I always loved the idea of recycled crayons and every year for my son’s birthday party favors I have bought recycled crayons from Crazy Crayons…

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