Best Frugal Blogs

I’ve just learned that Christy and Kate over at “Tucson on the Cheap” have included My Year Without Spending on their list of the Best Frugal Blogs of 2010. Thanks ladies! This site is new to me, so I’ll be checking it out as soon as I have a chance. And I look forward to […]

The Secret Is Out. Spread the Word.

Last night we finally watched “The Cove,” the winner of the Academy Award for best documentary feature. It is brilliant filmmaking that will move you, anger you, and inspire you. A phenomenal film that must be seen. It’s about so much more than what you might have heard, and it’s impossible to describe how many […]

The power of words

With the tragedy in Haiti, along with so much other bad news these days, it would be easy to let this day slip away without marking the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. But I think it’s more appropriate than ever to honor the man who gave his life in the service of others. Many […]

$5 makes a difference

By now, you’re probably overwhelmed with images and stories about the tragic earthquake in Haiti. For me, the best way to fight the feeling of powerlessness is to contribute to the relief effort. And in this case, every little bit helps. Just $5 or $10 will make a difference. It’s easy to give online, on […]

Do you hug trees?

Treehugger has me featured as part of a story called “12 one-year personal stunts we can’t stop talking about.” Wow. Really? The segment is about The Compact, and it talks about this blog. Click here to read the entire article, which includes No Impact Man and some other interesting people. They used this image to […]

How soft must TP be?

My sister-in-law brought this article and video from Planet Green to our attention recently, after my husband had complained about her slightly scratchy toilet paper. The article is about how old growth forests are cut down to make the softest toilet paper. The video is from Consumer Reports – an investigative type of piece on […]