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#TBT: 5 Reasons to Own a Reel Push Mower (Including Teach Your Kid to Mow the Lawn!)

Four years later, we now have two out of three kids who mow the lawn! I still highly recommend getting one of these reel push mowers. The 5 reasons below still apply. Happy #TBT day! ~Aimee, TFF  p.s. I need to add this item to my list on this previous post I did with Marilyn about quality items we ownContinue reading “#TBT: 5 Reasons to Own a Reel Push Mower (Including Teach Your Kid to Mow the Lawn!)”

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Wealthy Wednesdays Financial Advice: It’s Almost Too Simple

Progress…NOT perfection.

~John Assaraf, entrepreneur

This simple three-word sentence is pure brilliance. John Assaraf, entrepreneur, author and multi-millionare was actually discussing the right mindset to have when you want to lose weight, but this quote applies to just about everything from parenting to career to finances and more.  Continue reading “Wealthy Wednesdays Financial Advice: It’s Almost Too Simple”

#TBT: Cheap Is Not Affordable (Pt 1a) – Kick the Soda Habit by Memorial Day

Nearly four years ago, I wrote this post encouraging folks to kick the soda habit in time for Labor Day Weekend. How about kicking it before Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer?  Continue reading “#TBT: Cheap Is Not Affordable (Pt 1a) – Kick the Soda Habit by Memorial Day”

Make It Monday (or for Mother’s Day) Week 11: Yummy Wholesome Pancakes

I have been making this recipe for over 20 years! (I was a child prodigy, heh heh!)  In all seriousness, I have tweaked this recipe so many times, I can claim it as mine!

The original called for all-purpose white flour. I tried substituting whole wheat flour but it made the pancakes dense. Continue reading “Make It Monday (or for Mother’s Day) Week 11: Yummy Wholesome Pancakes”

How to Lower Your Cost for Trash Removal: My Zero Waste Log April 2016

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Two more kitchen garbage bags will make this bin full.
On April 30, in the big garbage bin in the garage, there are 2 kitchen-sized garbage bags and empty mulch bugs for our flower garden. Our kitchen garbage can is almost full. 2 more garbage bags will make this bin ready for the town dump.

For 2016 so far, here are our garbage expenses:

Total =$ 50.00 for 4 months of Garbage and Recycling Disposal: 

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Do 1 Green Thing to Keep the Green $$: Reduce Waste

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From the cover of Amy Dacyczyn’s The Complete Tightwad Gazette

Amy Dacyczyn saw the relationship between frugality and environmental impacts. (Psst! Here are 10 other ways Amy D. has inspired me) She says in her Tightwad Gazette I, “People tend to think that environmental damage occurs because of sloppy practices of some factory out there. In fact, we consumers create the demand for what the factories produce…One family making a supreme effort entirely without any harm to the environment makes little impact. But the collective effort of the majority of the population to make smaller, seemingly insignificant changes can make a difference.”
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