Many of your children have probably started back to school already. Mine do not start until next Wednesday. However, with this being the first year my little boys have gone to camp, we have been making lunches for the past four weeks. (Or should I say my husband has.) It has gotten me to thinking... Continue Reading →
Disasters: What can you do to help?
Last week, several areas of Missouri, including the area of the school where I teach, were hit badly by a tornado. There were many families whose homes were severely damaged and many who were displaced. I can’t imagine the stress and hardship these families are going through. It is during times like these that we... Continue Reading →
Printer ink can cost a fortune!
Our printer recently died and HP told us that it could not be fixed. They offered us an upgrade at a lower price. I checked out Amazon and it was a lower price than they could offer. Our new printer came very fast and I was excited that I can scan, copy, and print from... Continue Reading →
Don’t buy it, make it homemade – Part 3
Several months ago I wrote about how we have tried over the years to make a few things from scratch versus buying premade (see my posts "Making your own challah" and “(More) Make your own”). Keeping kosher already encourages us to do this since sometimes there is not a store-bought version available or it is... Continue Reading →
Recycle your ink = Earn money
(updated 3/1/17) I am always trying to find new ways to throw out less and either recycle, reuse, or give away items. For ink, I used to order prepaid envelopes or find a school that recycled ink as a fundraiser. However, Office Depot OfficeMax has a recycling program to include all ink and toner cartridges.... Continue Reading →
Earth Tip: Buy organic and local
(updated 4/16/17) As part of my "Countdown to Earth Day" series, I wanted to highlight even more ways that you can take actions to help our planet. Today’s tip is to buy organic and locally produced foods. Now, I realize that buying organic can sometimes be more costly than other choices. We used to buy... Continue Reading →
What are you doing for Earth Day?
(updated 4/16/17) Earth Day is April 22 and cities around the world are sponsoring volunteer efforts, fairs, festivals, and speakers. To find out what is going on in your town, do a Google search for your city and “Earth Day.” Unfortunately, several sites that used to offer a directory of Earth Day events do not have that feature available... Continue Reading →
Countdown to Earth Day
Earth Day is on April 22. However, I truly believe that every day should be Earth Day. I have already written about it in many of my previous posts. To guide you in undertaking simple things for our Earth, check out the ideas and links below. Fortunately, protecting the environment often results in money savings,... Continue Reading →
Spring cleaning for a good cause
As much as I know it adds to my cleaning time, I cannot help but spring clean/declutter when I am cleaning for Pesach. It makes me feel good to get rid of things in our home that we no longer need or use. I just cannot throw things away if they might be able to be... Continue Reading →
Shaloch manos gallery 2012
Sorry to post this so late, but I wanted to share with you the great ideas that some of our friends and family came up with for shaloch manos (mishloach manot) this year. Themes: Breakfast or lunch foods: This year several of our friends did breakfast shaloch manos with things like cereal, juice boxes, muffins, instant coffee, creamer, etc. Outdoor/fitness: My... Continue Reading →