Archive for June, 2012

Frugal Hacks for Stay at Home Parents: How to Save Money in a Single-Income Household

Frugal Hacks for Stay at Home Parents: How to Save Money in a Single-Income Household

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Running  a home is not easy, especially when money is tight. When both parents are working, you can still juggle things quite a bit and afford the occasional luxury without eating into your savings. However, when only one parent is working, things can become expensive. So, does that mean you scrimp and scrounge for every [...]

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How To Start A Solar Coop

How To Start A Solar Coop

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is an excellent video on the power of local communities to make a real and lasting impact on the world around them, both locally and globally.  The Mt. Pleasant Solar Cooperative in Washington, DC helps shine a light on how to bring affordable and convenient solar power to a community, and how you can [...]

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A Bit About Me

A Bit About Me

| June 25, 2012 | 4 Comments

I am flattered to be asked to contribute on Simple Sunflower.  I am excited to share with you lots more stories, tips, and ideas about simple living and minimalism. First I wanted to share a bit about me and my simple living. My family and I decided we needed to simplify our life about 18 [...]

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Frugal Hacks for Fun Vacations: Best Tips for Family Travel on a Budget

Frugal Hacks for Fun Vacations: Best Tips for Family Travel on a Budget

| June 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

Vacation-time is a fun-filled, laidback and totally relaxing experience. Right? Well yeah but not when you come back to debt, credit card bills and a feeling of overwhelm. This year, when  you take that family vacation, make sure you actually get the most out of every dollar spent and can come back feeling refreshed and [...]

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Clothing Swaps: Green and Glamourous?

Clothing Swaps: Green and Glamourous?

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Clothing swaps are a great way to trade clutter (i.e. old clothes you no longer wear), for some new clothes, all without spending a penny. Clothing Swap®, founded by Suzanne Agasi, has been pushing what it calles ‘green glamour’, gathering fashionable individuals together in a fun environment where they relax, mingle, get pampered and then [...]

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The ecoPerch

The ecoPerch

| June 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Blueforest, a UK based company, have come up with a beautiful new small house design, albeit with bedding for four – the ecoPerch. Based on a tree house, the ecoPerch is a highly cost-effective and environmentally friendly option for accomodation.  With bedding for up to four people, and an internal floor area of 36.5 m², [...]

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The High Price Of Materialism

The High Price Of Materialism

| June 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is an excellent video produced by the Center for a New American Dream, and read by Tim Kasser.  Kasser explains how America’s consumer oriented culture undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but they [...]

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Five Fun And Frugal Ways To Use Your Photos

Five Fun And Frugal Ways To Use Your Photos

| June 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

We all have a bunch of photos lying around, either on your laptops or in photo albums and while, every now and then, we may browse through them, we don’t really think of them often. Isn’t that sad when really, we could relive happy memories and nostalgic moments every single minute of the day? A [...]

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