Christmas can be a budget breaker for many families but it really doesn't have to be. My husband and I are so conditioned that we now scour Craiglist, eBay, and our local thrift stores before we buy just about anything these days. We have come to HATE paying full price for anything when we know we can get such good deals and we can knock out our Christmas shopping list during a good estate auction or two. Just recently we bought a NIB wrought iron canopy bed for my daughter off of Craiglist, a … [Read more...]
Fast & Compact the Sigg and LunchBots Lunch Box
Are you caught up in a flurry of Back to School activity? Yeah, me too. Today I reached for the easiest and most simple lunch box options we have. Yes the Tiffin is very cool and the Laptop Lunchbox is a kid favorite but when you want easy and fast... you need a stainless steel LunchBot or a Sigg Midi Aluminium Box. They are easy to fill, compact so they fit inside the small pocket of most backpacks (just throw in a cool/warm pack too), and they are durable as well as stylish. Oh, and they are … [Read more...]
Reusable Bottles BPA Free for Everyone!
I have dedicated a fair amount of time to exploring safe sippy cups and sports-type bottles for kids on this blog but haven't really explored the options for mom and dad. Of course it is important that we aren't sucking down BPA either and having a water bottle around is one of the best ways to ensure we actually drink our water throughout the day. The PET disposable bottles are probably the worst thing we could use. They are single use and add to the waste stream. They also have leaching … [Read more...]