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Save Energy and Money with Simple Home Improvement Fixes

| July 21, 2012 | 1 Comment
Save Energy and Money with Simple Home Improvement Fixes

One of the best parts about going green and eco-friendly around the house is the fact that you can actually save up a lot of money in the easiest way possible. Let’s take a look at how simple home improvement fixes can help you save both energy and money almost instantly: Seal Energy Suckers Begin [...]

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Simple Premise #2 – Eating Should Be Simple

| July 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Simple Premise #2 – Eating Should Be Simple

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net Having trouble coming up with things to eat?  Staring into the cupboard at supper time wondering what to make? Always looking at fun recipes on the internet and rarely cooking them? Does the idea of making a meal at home intimidate you?  Make you tired?  Does it make you picture piles of dirty dishes or [...]

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Green and Simple Gift Ideas for New Parents

| July 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
Green and Simple Gift Ideas for New Parents

Do you know a new mom or dad? Chances are they’re sleep-deprived, exhausted, overwhelmed and yes, obviously, happy about their little bundle of joy. Take some time out during the holidays to choose a simple, thoughtful and yet-super useful gift that they’ll love. Wondering what would fit the bill? Here’s a list of simple, practical [...]

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DIY Frugal and Fun Gifts for Any Season

| July 7, 2012 | 0 Comments
DIY Frugal and Fun Gifts for Any Season

Life is filled with celebrations. There are birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, weddings, housewarmings, retirements, new jobs and a million other reasons to pull out the stops and have a party. A party means a present. So, does that mean busting your budget every month (or week!)? Actually, no. It is quite easy and simple to [...]

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Simple Premise #1 – You Don’t Need More Organization

| July 6, 2012 | 5 Comments
Simple Premise #1 – You Don’t Need More Organization

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net How organized are you?  How often can you find what you are looking for?  How often do you spend time reorganizing?  Are totes color coded or marked?  Are you sometimes embarrased with your lack of organization? Do you wish you were more organized? Well your wrong …not to be mean but… You don’t need [...]

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

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Frugal Hacks for Stay at Home Parents: How to Save Money in a Single-Income Household

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

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
How To Start A Solar Coop

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

| June 25, 2012 | 4 Comments
A Bit About Me

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

| June 23, 2012 | 1 Comment
Frugal Hacks for Fun Vacations: Best Tips for Family Travel on a Budget

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?

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Clothing Swaps: Green and Glamourous?

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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