Monday, April 25, 2011

Go a Little Green

I decided lately that I'm going to try to go more Green. Now, I'm not going all-out tree hugger green where I don't buy toilet paper and live out of a tree kind of green. I'm making an effort to try to create less of a footprint by myself and my household. As a result, I've determined that I'm not only saving the Earth, but I'm saving some "green" as well.

First, I have stopped buying plastic sandwhich bags. Why? I can use plastic sandwhich tupperware and other small storage containers to put snacks and things in for my husband's lunches and for my son's snacks. Not only am I going Green but I'm also saving a small fortune on plastic baggies...

Second, I've decided to use cloth diapers on my second child. I have yet to do this since I'm still waiting for the little guy to make an appearance but I'm going to save a ton of money just by the shear fact that I don't have to buy diapers for 2 kids! I have made an investment here on diapers and won't ever have to buy anymore since I can reuse them over and over again. I've been doing a lot of research and cloth diapers of the past (pins and weird folds, etc) are a thing of the past. There are ways to make it as convenient as disposables so I don't feel inconvenienced right now. I will have to do a ton of laundry anyway since I'll have a newborn and a toddler who loves to roll in the grass/yard...

Well, that's about it for now. I hope to try to go Green a bit more but like I said, I'm not willing to go all Tarzan and Jane to do it. I am finding that every little bit helps :)

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways: Sweet Bobbins Etsy Shop - Review & Giveaway

Check out the giveaways for handmade wipes here: Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways: Sweet Bobbins Etsy Shop - Review & Giveaway: "I'll confess right up front that though I don't do a lot of dealings on Etsy, I love browsing through what this chic flea market-esque venu..."

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tiny Prints for Mother's Day

"Like" Tiny Prints on Facebook for a code for a free Mother's Day card. Shipping is free on cards at Tiny Prints! Personalized Mother's Card for nothing...good deal.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rockin' Green Giveaway

Rockin' Green Giveaway

Green giveaway for Earth Day on MakerMama's blog! Score some eco-friendly detergent!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bed Bath and Beyond Savings

This might be a "duh" moment for some but I thought I'd write about it anyway. Did you know that you can use expired 20% off and $5/$10 off coupons at Bed Bath and Beyond? Well, you can! And you can use more than one coupon per transaction too. I usually have a stash of these coupons that I get in the mail and in my email (the email ones do expire, unfortunately). I gather my stash when I head to the store so I'm fully equipped if I find a good deal on something else that I perhaps wasn't going there for necessarily.

While you are there, check the clearance towers. You never know what kind of goods you will find. Sometimes there are a lot of damaged goods but I often find things that are either the last one of something or a display or discontinued items. You can use your coupons on these items and get an even bigger savings. Just today I got 2 toothbrush holders (one for each of our bathrooms) for less than $3 a piece. I also found hand towels that matched my hall bathroom shower curtain for less than $4 a piece after coupon. I also found a display Sharper Image large room humidifier (retails for $99.99) and with my coupon, it cost me a grand total of $23.95! (That's cheaper than just about any other brand of humidifier in the store!) I somehow managed to kill one of ours a little while ago so it was nice to find one cheap!

I have found other great finds on the clearance rack while shopping there as well. (Somehow I always come across something that I was looking into getting anyway while I was there.) I've gotten sheet sets for less than $10 and Keurig K-Cups that had somehow gotten out of their box never to be reunited again (I paid less than 2 dollars for those....I forget how many it ended up being, but it was definitely cheaper than the unit price of one in their regular boxes). Keep on the lookout for great deals because you never know what you might find...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Free Coffee on Earth Day

Bring a reusable travel mug to Starbucks on 4/22 for free coffee or tea. Check out the starbucks website for more info.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Baskin Robbins 31 cent Scoop Night

Head over to your local Baskin Robbins on 4/27 (5-10pm) for 31 cent scoop night! Head over to to find a location near you!