How to be a Conspicuous Consumer

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The election ads are over.  Hallelujah!  I hope your candidate(s) won. This year (lack of) finances has put me in the lair of the Conspicuous Consumer.  I have taken a seasonal job as a Sales Associate at a major department store.  I have never worked anywhere except in offices, so this is a major learning [...]

Chilly weather tips

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Dawanna Young of Peacesofindigo shared this great timely eco-tips and I am adding some great items by fellow Eco Etsy members. The first frost is expected here any night now so thank you, Dawanna. News flash~ people are still unemployed, money is tight and we are all looking for ways to save money.  With the [...]

Have an Eco-Friendly Halloween

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Now that fall has officially arrived, thoughts turn to Halloween.  It is said to be one of the 3 biggest holidays of the year for retailers.   A lot of flimsy decorations, individually wrapped candies and costumes destined to be worn only once, are proliferating in stores across America.  Dare to be different. This hat made [...]

Preserve without Canning

Since humans were hunter/gatherers, autumn has been harvest time.    In keeping with Ecoetsians’ choices to reduce our impact on Mother Earth, I’m sure many of you are frantically canning, drying, freezing and preserving before nature dies down for the winter. Some people find canning too scary, overwhelming, and/or time consuming.    Here are a couple of recipes to get [...]

Eco-friendly Granola Bars Recipe

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One of the things that bothers me most about portable food is individually packaged serving sizes.  Reusable bags and lunch kits are great.  But there are some foods that you can only get individually packaged.  Granola bars, for example.  But, you can make your own. There are oodles of different granola bars out there, some [...]