10 Ways Amy Dacyczyn’s Tightwad Gazette Inspired Me—Marilyn’s Take

The bible of the frugal movement by Amy Dacyczyn.

We’ve written about Amy Dacyczyn and The Tightwad Gazette before because we can’t stop being so inspired by her! If you didn’t catch our post on the Tightwad Refrigerator, read it here!

Here’s more about how the Mother of Frugality has inspired me:  Continue reading “10 Ways Amy Dacyczyn’s Tightwad Gazette Inspired Me—Marilyn’s Take”

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

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One bag of garbage and a pizza box from Pizza Bingo fundraiser at school.

In the big garbage bin in the garage, there is one kitchen size garbage bag and a pizza box. Our kitchen garbage is ¾ full.  Continue reading “How to Lower Your Cost for Trash Removal: My Zero Waste Home Log February 2016”

7th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Incentives for Using Alternatives to Plastic Shopping Bags: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

One of the best parts of living in Fairfield is living near the water. The beaches along the Long Island Sound are enjoyable during every season of the year, especially summer, of course.

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How lucky indeed! This frame was a gift from Marilyn a few years ago. We share a love for the beach.

But in the last 3 – 5 years, I’ve seen an increase in the amount of trash that washes up on the shore, mainly plastic, a lot of it is some form of a plastic bag. According to data from the Ocean Conservancy’s annual International Coastal Cleanups, plastic bags are consistently in the top 10 pieces of trash collected on beaches around the world. Continue reading “7th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Incentives for Using Alternatives to Plastic Shopping Bags: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”

4th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Achieving a Zero Waste Lunchbox at School and Work: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

Here’s another way to keep the green while being green:

Way #4 – Save loads of money and reduce your carbon footprint with a Zero Waste Lunch box at school and at work.  Continue reading “4th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Achieving a Zero Waste Lunchbox at School and Work: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”

3rd of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Creating a Zero Waste Closet: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

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To quote Bea Johnson, fellow working mom who inspired me to strive for a Zero Waste Home, “Zero Waste is not only good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet!”  

In her post, The Zero Waste Closet, Bea says that the Zero Waste lifestyle is sadly associated with careless / carefree clothing.  Continue reading “3rd of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Creating a Zero Waste Closet: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”

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Lifting This Feeling of Lack and Scarcity

No, this isn’t Therapy 101, but it is a first effort to lift the dark cloud of lack, scarcity and that overall fear that so many of us feel. It’s all related, but let’s focus on the word “lack.” What does lack mean? Continue reading “Lifting This Feeling of Lack and Scarcity”