Category Archives: recycling

By the Side of the Road

The thrifting ethic runs deep in my family – I think we may actually have developed a gene (which sounds so much better than “addiction”, doesn’t it?) My niece, Alivia, may actually put most of my family to shame. I … Continue reading

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About that Resolution…

So last year, in January, I made a public resolution. Here’s what I said: I’m going to start by being more diligent about curbside composting. There’s still a lot of stuff going into my garbage back that should be composted … Continue reading

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Purge, Don’t Organize

Last week something came over me and I cleaned a room in my house. Not just any room but the room we euphemistically call “the crafts room.” Most of you have a room like this in your house only you’re … Continue reading

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Resolution Update

So, remember that New Year’s Resolution? (I mean mine, not yours. You can stop feeling guilty now.) I resolved to do something about waste: create less and bring less into my house. So I thought I’d update you on how … Continue reading

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Eco Fashion Week – good thing or fad?

Eco Fashion Week begins this coming Sunday in Vancouver. According to their website, its mission is: …to educate the Apparel and Textile industry on how to shift towards more healthy ways to design, manufacture, distribute, market and sell their products. … Continue reading

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Back to School – the Thrift Way

Do you remember being a kid and shopping for back-to-school stuff? I don’t know that I loved school per se: I love learning, I had favourite teachers and subjects and school is where I made some of my best friends. … Continue reading

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For Better (not worse!)

John and I had the privilege of emceeing a wedding last month for a couple from our church. It was a beautiful wedding, held at Mt. Lehman Winery in Abbotsford. The ceremony took place in the barrel room, with the … Continue reading

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