Holy crap! Just last week I was having a nervous breakdown over buying new stuff, and here I am promoting a new product. Again. What can I say? I am human, and this product is awesome. 100% stainless steel LunchBots containers are the brainchild of Jacqueline Linder, a kindred spirit who was sick of plastic [...]Read the full post.
Bottled water sucks. Aside from the moral issue of privatizing what should be a public trust, the plastic containers are made from oil, a non-renewable resource, and last virtually forever in the environment. We know this. We know about the waste from plastic water bottles and the fuel that it takes to ship them. We [...]Read the full post.
This was our postage stamp-sized front yard on Saturday. Michael and I thought it was pretty. But I was concerned that neighbors would report it as a hazard. The flowers weeds were over a foot tall and harboring who knows what furry little beings. Something had to be done, and I was not ready to [...]Read the full post.
As part of the spring cleaning that happened in our house last week, and to rid our space of the germs that have been plaguing us, I decided to wash my pillow. In the washing machine. And then dry it in the dryer. Which turned out to be not such a great idea, actually. The [...]Read the full post.
Why oh why do kitties eat plastic fleece? Last August I retired a holey red fleece blanket that the kitties had been chowing down on. Now, here’s the blanket we’ve used as a throw on our sofa for several years. I bought it long before I began avoiding new plastic. 100% polyester. Yummy! Here’s the [...]Read the full post.
HOUSE CLEANING I don’t think our toilet was this clean when we first moved in to our apartment. I personally have scrubbed and scrubbed with a brush and been unable to remove the mineral stains. Not that I’m a great housekeeper. I’m not. In fact, I suck. And Michael does his best, but you know, [...]Read the full post.
A couple of weeks ago, I bought ten brand new Anchor glass refrigerator containers, similar to the vintage variety mom had. I found them at my local Container Store for the lowest price, and if there had been more of them in stock, I might not have stopped at just ten. The containers and lids [...]Read the full post.
If you haven’t seen George Carlin’s infamous rant about the arrogance of thinking we can “save the planet,” you should. It’s here on YouTube. But I warn you: it’s not for the faint of heart, delicate of sensibility, or young of age. I haven’t embedded it in this post because I don’t want to be [...]Read the full post.
Happy belated Valentine’s Day. If I hadn’t bought a bottle of wine this week, I’d only have a few plastic windows from envelopes in my tally. And here it is. All new plastic waste this week: Plastic stopper from a bottle of Gnarly Head 2006 Old Vine Zinfandel. I’ll be adding this bottle to the [...]Read the full post.
Can you believe that the day this photo was taken I was so sick I could barely stand up? I wrote all about the culmination of the Take Back The Filter campaign in a post on the Take Back The Filter web site, but I forgot to write about it here… until today. Michael woke [...]Read the full post.