Petunia Bloom

 

Remember the Tickle Me Elmo? September 16, 2009

Filed under: Coffee,Family,Food,House,Shopping — 8:00 am

This is the Tickle Me Elmo of the adult world.

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If you go into a Starbucks and see this cup, buy it!!!!  For one, it is a cool cup and is very handy for taking drinks to work, school, etc.  Two, you can sell it on Amazon or eBay for more money than you paid for it.  They are in such high demand that they are being sold online for $10+ more than Starbucks sells them for.  My mother-in-law bought me the large one for my birthday on amazon.com and she calls it the “Golden Chalice.”  She was here recently and asked me for a drink of the golden chalice.  I had no idea what she was talking about until she explained.

 
 

Free or Almost Free March 28, 2009

Filed under: Coupons,Food,Health,House,Shopping — 8:00 pm

I have been couponing for several months now.  There are good weeks and bad weeks.  One Frugal Chick got me started.  I read Money Saving Mom everyday and several other blogs that help me find good deals for things that I use.  This week was a good week.  Here is what I got for free or almost free:

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The three baguettes were free.  The Hunts tomato sauce was 15 cents/can, the ribeye steak was free and the two T-Bone steaks were $1 each.

I am off to make French Toast Bake with one of my baguettes.

 
 

Green Grocery Bags February 2, 2009

Filed under: Recycle,Shopping — 11:36 am

This morning in Target I saw more than five carts full of reusable grocery bags. Way to go Tulsa!! We are saving the environment one plastic bag at a time here in Tulsa. This is the first time I have ever seen more than one person with reusable grocery bags. Being green is the new chic. Get on board!

 
 

Go Green – Use Reusable Bags – Recycle Plastic Bags November 5, 2008

Filed under: Household,Nature,Recycle,Shopping — 11:24 am

Recently I decided to be more green and use reusable bags when doing my shopping.  Originally my thoughts were that it was more green and so I should do it even it was inconvenient.  Now, I feel inconvenienced if I forget my reusable bags.  During a typical week I can fit all my groceries into 2-3 reusable bags from Whole Foods as opposed to 15-20 plastic bags.  It is so much nicer carrying up 2-3 reusable bags that I don’t have to worry about tearing and that fit over my shoulder than 15-20 plastic bags.

Jazzercise put out some statistics:

  • 14 plastic bags contain enough petroleum to drive a car one mile
  • 380 billion plastic bags are thrown away in America per year (JUST AMERICA!!)
  • Paper bags don?t biodegrade in landfills due to lack of oxygen (So don?t feel good about using paper instead of plastic!  It is just as bad)

Also, I have started refusing plastic bags at smaller stores, because I can normally carry everything out to my car without a bag.  If I do get plastic bags, I pick up Sophie?s poop with them.  That is my form of recycling plastic bags!  :)  Hey, I am sure my neighbors appreciate it!

As I said earlier, my favorite reusable bags are the ones from Whole Foods.  Their bags are only $0.99.  According to Whole Foods’ website:

It can take more than a thousand years for a disposable plastic bag to break down in a landfill. Most reusable bags can be used thousands of times and there are so many reusable bag options! Thousands of customers and Team Members support our Core Value to “care about our communities and the environment.”