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Your Own Personal Paperless Newspaper

Last month I wrote about all the ways we’ve cut out paper from entering our home. Today I discovered Times, a great Mac application which might help you keep your news addiction without the paper.

The Real Cost of Cheap Flip-Flops

After a grueling few days, I am reminded of the hidden costs of the items we purchase. Here are a few ideas to get you started in thinking about hidden costs and using your purchasing power to make a difference.

A Real Housewife of Abu Dhabi

Last night I suddenly decided I wanted to go see the Sex and the City 2 movie. The series always had it’s over-the-top NYC fashion and fantasy, but stayed grounded in good storytelling about relationships. This movie continues the story with your favorite NYC girls in real time and does a great job of exploring the changes in relationships after marriage.

New About Page

I don’t know why I’m so nervous about publishing this, but I thought it might be nice to share a little of who I am and why I started this blog.

Skylight Herb Garden Update

I’ve been seeing a lot of great photos the last couple weeks of everyone’s gardens. I’m a bit jealous of all that soil you all have in your yards but my skylight herb garden is doing well!

Unpaper Towels

Today I placed an order for some unpaper towels. Since we’re on our last roll, now is the perfect time to replace them with something that can be washed and reused instead of single use paper towels that add to landfills and have to be continually restocked (and paid for).

Blogging with Memes

While trying to figure out how to get the word out about my new blog I learned about blog “memes.” This is an explanation of what a meme is as well as a few I think look interesting.

100 Percent Wind Power

I’m excited to say that we’ve finally signed up for 100% wind power! I also analyze the data I’ve been collecting over the last couple years about our energy use.

A Greener Spring

In honor of National Arbor Day, I’d like to tell you about MillionTreesNYC; a city initiative to plant one million trees in NYC over the next decade.

The Refrigerator Door

I’ve been thinking about all those jars and bottles that build up in the refrigerator and eventually get thrown away when they expire. Here are some ideas to cut back on the waste.