Category Archives: Shopping

Tip of the Week: Sorting

I used to really resent all the steps in recycling. Rinse out the container, remove the lid, remove the label, flatten, put in proper receptacle, etc. None of these steps are really that hard, but it just seemed as though … Continue reading

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Tip of the week: Toothy Tabs

Tip of the Week: Alternate packaging! This series is all about how to reduce your reliance on plastics. And the tip of the week is to seek out alternative packaging. Lately I have been looking at alternatives to my traditionally … Continue reading

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Happy Fat!

So, as a last minute addition to our Father’s Day fun – I decided to go out and grab a cake. The cake shop was totally packed with a million idiots doing the same thing as me. The workers were … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the rad dads out there! I realize that now I am in charge of supervising gifts from Koa to his Daddy. This year, Koa actually got his dad something thoughtful, useful, and it will be … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Smart packaging

Tip of the Week: Avoid over-packaging! This series is all about how to reduce your reliance on plastics. And the tip of the week is to avoid buying items over packaged in plastics. We are making good progress by not … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Soaps

Tip of the Week: Get the soap, skip the bottle! This series is all about how to reduce your reliance on plastics. And the tip of the week is to look for easy alternatives to soaps packed in plastics. Did … Continue reading

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Tip of the week: bag-free!

Just say no to that plastic bag! Most of us already know about bringing a reusable bag or basket to the grocery store. Many stores will even credit you a few cents to promote this good behaviour. But sometimes we … Continue reading

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The pains of being a Canadian shopper

With Christmas rapidly approaching, I was all set to buy my favourite auntie one of her favourite items – the fantastic Aveda Caribbean Therapy Body Cleanser. I usually get it from Nordstroms because they have free shipping. But sadly, Nordstroms … Continue reading

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Secret Santa

Okay – turns out we are doing a secret santa at work.¬†And I know this makes me sound like the Grinch – but BOOOOOOOOOOOO to mandatory Secret Santa! I’m not sure why everyone is so excited about the whole Secret … Continue reading

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