Category Archives: Environmentalism

My 2017 Personal Spending Plan

Well, I’ve maxed out my 403(b) contributions sooner than expected, and I’m on a path to max out my IRA annually as well. I’m hoping to get my husband’s 401(k) and/or IRA set up soon, but he’s not much of … Continue reading

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I Don’t Have to Go Grocery Shopping This Week

I’m trying to rekindle a habit that I had up until about five years ago: shopping in my pantry before going grocery shopping. When I was in college, I did that out of necessity, sometimes stretching one week’s groceries into … Continue reading

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Who I’ve Donated to This Month

My husband and I had a very expensive November. My husband got in a car accident (he was fine, thank goodness!) and totaled his car. I’d been wanting an electric car, and since he got a new car last time, … Continue reading

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Being Happy with What I Have

In my period 3 class, a group of four students decided they really liked my fountain pens and wanted to be an official fountain pen club. I had some donated Pilot Varsities that I used as loaners, and I gave … Continue reading

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Naked Binder Update

Just over a year ago, I wrote my review for Naked Binder products (you can read the review here). I just wanted to write that a year later, all of the binder products still look brand new despite daily use and … Continue reading

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Plastic Free Cheese

Today my husband and I took the train into L.A. to check out the Grand Central Market, and we actually got plastic-free cheese. It’s not really feasible to take a three-hour round trip just for cheese, but I will keep … Continue reading

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This Week’s Plastic Packaging Tally

Intentional: -Plastic-wrapped large block of cheese. Still haven’t found an alternative. -LED bulb package x 4. The package was mostly paper but had a plastic shell around the bulb itself. -#5 tub of sour cream. I’ll send it to Gimme … Continue reading

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