Archive for October, 2008
Volunteering your time is a great way to give to others. When you give someone your time, it will help them save money. And doesn’t it feel good to help others?
Many non-profit organizations rely on volunteers to stay in business. Look around your town for somewhere you can help out.
Volunteering benefits you and the person or organization you are helping. You have the chance to meet new people and try things you may have never tried before. And it can take as much time as you want. Start out by volunteering once a month for a few hours and then see what happens. Ask a friend to volunteer with you. It’s a great way to spend time together and help the world around us.
Seasonal cooking is something I am trying to do more of – cooking and baking with ingredients during when they are being harvested. Normally items are cheaper and freshest when you use them during their season.
Here are some links to some seasonal recipes:
What are some of your favorite fall recipes? I love pumpkin muffins and pumpkin bread. I am looking for a better pumpkin muffin recipe – if you have a great pumpkin muffin recipe, please share it with me!
A few years ago I was given a paper towel holder, so I would have something to keep my paper towels in on my counter. I noticed that we used considerably more paper towels by keeping them so easily accessible.
I took the paper towel roll off the holder and put the paper towels in my pantry. It’s much easier to grab a washcloth on the counter than look for the paper towels in the pantry. By keeping them “hidden”, we do not use as many.
I am going to also bring some rags from my bathroom closet down to the kitchen, so if I am tempted to use paper towels, I know I have a more “green” alternative in the same room. Most of the time, it just doesn’t seem worth it to run to the other end of the house just to use a rag – even I know I should…
Check out some of these sales before you head out shopping this week. And if you would like me to link to additional stores, please let me know which ones.
Giant at Moms Need to Know
CVS at Mommy Snacks
Rite-Aid at Coupon Cravings
Walgreens at Moms by Heart
Wal-Mart at The Centsible Sawyer