Month: January 2013

Coffee Filters

Are convenient single serve items more costly and time consuming in the long run? For example, I loved using my single pod brewer. It was great for my family because we each liked a different flavor of coffee. Just pop in my pod and place my coffee cup under the dispenser and presto my own…

Drying Clothes

My dryer’s belt broke about a month ago, so it has forced me to be greener in my laundry room. I’ve been air drying clothes throughout my house and in my back yard. I live in a neighborhood where no one dries clothes outside. I kind of feel like a rebel hanging out my sheets…

Be Magnolia Green Adventures

I’ve noticed that being green has given me a feeling of empowerment. Not that I’m going to monumentally change the world, but any contribution I make, even minute is something. I don’t have my life in perfect order. And I must confess, last week I tossed my first bowl of kitchen scrapes into the trash…

Time Wasters & Junk Mail Creators

I’m sure some people enjoy earning “… points” or “… bucks” for playing games, taking surveys, watching videos, or surfing the web, but I find these programs to be time wasters. I joined SwagBucks this weekend to see if I could get a few extra dollars, gift cards or discounts. I spent two days downloading…

My First Trip To Drop Off Recycling!

I currently do not have curbside recycling pickup, so I have to take it to my community’s recycling drop off bins. It’s located about 5 miles away. I live in a rural area, so everything is about 5 miles away. I’ve been collecting all my empty plastic containers with a 1 recycling symbol on the…

My 2013 New Year’s Resolution!

Composting! Heck, I guess it’s my New Year’s resolution? The whole idea of composting is overwhelming to me. I do feel composting is an important component in my quest to recycle, reuse and sending less refuse to a landfill. Incorporating it into my day to day life will be an adjustment. Here a few of…