Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas tree recycling time!

Real trees can’t be beat for their fragrance, nostalgia and earth-friendly impact, but when the needles turn brown and the calendar clicks into January it’s time to return them to Mother Earth. Christmas tree recycling is easy in Madison with … Continue reading

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Recycling Your Christmas Cards

Each year I get dozens of beautiful Christmas cards (and some not so beautiful). Over the years I have learned a few ways to reuse the cards–and recycling is one of our core values on this blog (as is frugality). … Continue reading

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Simple Living Holiday: Light Display at Olin-Turnville Park

Twinkling holiday lights are all aglow as dark settles and you wind around Lake Monona headed for town these days. Madison’s Holiday Fantasy in Lights kicks off its 22nd year at Olin-Turnville Park (1156 Olin-Turville Ct) running dusk to dawn … Continue reading

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Simple Living Holiday: 3 Easy Garlands

Garlands can be made of practically anything. Of course, there’s the tinsel kind, but one of the most popular garlands of the past was the cranberry-and-popcorn version. Frugal even today, and after the holiday, these edible garlands can be put … Continue reading

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Simple Living Christmas: A Craftacular Report

Simple living at holiday time can be a challenge with the pull of all the corporate Christmas glitz and glam.  Fortunately, I’ve found the best, most heartfelt and unique gifts without ever stepping foot in a big box store or … Continue reading

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Craftacular this Weekend in Madison!

If you haven’t yet been to a craftacular, mark your calendar for this Saturday’s event. This is the sixth annual event, held this year at the East Side Club and organized by Naomi of the Glitter Workshop and we are proud … Continue reading

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Simple Living by Choice not Necessity

I just can’t let this one go today so I’m going to add my voice to the cacophony of outrage across the country. While living simply is what we’re all about here, it is VOLUNTARY simplicity—making good choices for our … Continue reading

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What are You Putting on Your Skin?

If you’ve never listened to “The Kathleen Show,” I encourage you to give it a try. Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau broadcasts right here in Madison and has had some great guests like Micheal Pollan and Ellen Ruppel Shell author of Cheap: The … Continue reading

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