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Let Go, Buy Less and Save the World

  I had an opportunity to clean out the garage of house I used to live at. At that house, there was a bunch of stuff left behind from past roommates and old crap, I had a U-Haul truck and thought… why not? So after two trips to the dump and one to Goodwill, filling the truck to the top both times, I cleared out the garage. Which is totally awesome in every way except for the fact I felt terrible about throwing so much stuff away. When I was at the dump I couldn’t help but be saddened by the amount of crap people throw…

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Gift Guide That Keeps Giving

One of my goals for 2013 is to only shop and support local mom & pop shops and markets or purchase items that are supporting small businesses, donating to charities, fair trade, and/or helping the environment. Jonathan and I have been doing most of our grocery shopping at our local farmers market every week and for Christmas this year I will be shopping the mom & pop stores here in Ocean Beach and other places in San Diego. We complain about the economy but we continue to pump money into big business that run out the small businesses. I feel…

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Simple Pleasure #62: Klean Kanteens

Best thing ever. I love my kanteen. I literally take it everywhere. I should work for them… I tell everyone to buy one of these darn bottles. I give them to clients, family, and friends as gifts (and also to encourage more water consumption) and I have to say that I have not purchased water in a plastic bottle (maybe just a couple) since 2008! Here is some info on plastic bottles that I got off the Klean Kanteen website – pretty interesting: “When it doesn’t end up in our landfills, most plastic eventually makes its way to our oceans,…

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Simple Pleasure #45: The Ocean Kissing My Toes

Really that says it all. I’m so lucky to have the ocean 5 blocks from my house. And every few days I have to visit the ocean and have the water kiss my toes… it brings me great joy… another simple pleasure. The ocean is the sound of the earth breathing, it’s mother natures lungs. Ebb and flow – breathe in and out. Same thing. We must be grateful for what the ocean is for us and what it provides. More than 97% of our planets water is contained in the ocean. Crazy. Some other facts: Water pressure at the deepest…

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