Frugal, At-Home Beauty Treatments

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Gorgeous! Here I am testing out one of the Frugal Beauty Treatments I want to share with you. Because just because you don’t want to spend spa-level money doesn’t mean you can’t have a spa-level experience. I’m also showing off the evidence of my recent shoulder surgery — bandages and rashes across my collarbone. Sexy! […]

Delicious and Nutritious Free Food

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This is what I got from our neighborhood produce swap last week. My contribution was a freshly baked batch of peanut butter cookies, and I was thrilled with what I received in return. A woman in my neighborhood had this great idea for the swap and she turned it into a reality. Once a month […]

Tale of Two Water Bottles

I finally broke down and bought a brand-new Klean Kanteen water bottle, replacing the giveaway bottle I’d been putting up with for far too long. I know some Compacters are so cool they manage to find stuff like pristine-with-the-tags-still-on Sigg water bottles at Goodwill for like 2 cents, but I am not that cool. And […]

Goodbye to lim(b)

My friend Danielle, creator of the excellent blog Less is More Balanced, is hanging up her blogging hat to focus on other writing projects, but the blog link will remain active indefinitely. I’m leaving it up on my sidebar because it’s one of my favorite resources for organic and green issues, projects, and inspiration. So […]

The Recycling Queen

Meet Ann Lesch. She recycles just about anything she gets her hands on. And what she creates out of what most of us would consider junk is fabulous. Ann collects used plastic bags friends bring home from stores. She washes them, sorts them by color, and cuts them into strips. Then she crochets them into […]