There is no question about where you can find a greeting card; you can go just about anywhere to purchase a greeting card for almost any occasion. However, do the words inside the card reflect how you feel about that particular person or moment, probably not. […]
The frustration of finding gifts for your eco-friends and family members have come to an end by visiting the Bambeco online store. The idea of Bambeco came from co-founder Susan Aplin while standing on a dramatically receding glacier in the wilds of Alaska. We are so excited to discover […]
Hosting parties is one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season. Connecting and chatting with friends and family members is something I enjoy immensely. No matter the time of year I can always come up with an excuse to throw a party. Year after year, countless amount of dollars I spent on my lavish parities, at some point I started to wonder what are some ways I could cut costs, but still have unforgettable experiences guests would remember.
1. Paper Towels
One of the first things I noticed we could cost was the bathroom, meaning the amount of paper towels that I seem to go through like crazy. The price point on paper goods have skyrocketed and most brands don’t use recyclable elements to produce towels. I really started to think they were wasteful environmentally, plus starting to rip into my budget as well everytime I would host a party.
Solution: I found some really inexpensive hand towels that I reuse over and over. My suggestion is don’t get white hand towels because they could get stained and you don’t want to waste time with a problematic issue. Hosting parties should be easy and not stressful. At some point when your party is over, or when you do laundry next time, just toss your hand towels in the washer and dryer and they are ready to use again. You will save tons of dollars party after party.
2. Plastic Cups
Unless you have found cups that are made from plant materials, you might be contributing to world’s climate change issues. All the elements combined to produce plastic cups could be harmful to our environment. We don’t think about our environment when we are drinking a nice refreshing beverage during the summer time. Price points on plastic cups has also sky rocketed sending plastic cup price points well over $4.00 a package. Can you imagine how much money you are wasting cup after cup, party after party?
Solution: The simple solution is to invest in good glassware. You won’t have to invest in plastic cups again over and over. Just think you could save those plastic cup funds and go to a great movie instead. Glassware is eco-friendly, because you are no longer adding more wasteful elements(trash) into the environment to try to break down.
3. Aluminum Pans
Most consumers seem to purchase aluminum pans when cooking for parities at their own place. I understand if you are bringing food over to another location, but baking or cooking in your own home purchasing aluminum pans is not cost effective & unnecessary. There is even research claiming that cooking food on aluminum may not be the best your health & well-being.
Solution: Stop wasting your dollars on aluminum products every time you go to the supermarket. Purchase nice bakeware and nice ceramic serving platters from a house wares store you love & trust. The end to spending extra money on aluminum pans at every party you host is history and you can reduce extra waste materials that aren’t biodegradable.
This year tech items are among the most famed products that will be under Christmas trees across the nation. There are so many things we can think of that our friend Santa could bring, but we have specifically searched for items that will be life-changing. Five […]
Happy Holidays! It’s time to bring on the holiday cheer with family and love ones. There is no great party without some good tasty refreshing beverages. We don’t just want any kind of beverage, but beverages that our guests will remember and want to come […]
The holiday season can be very expensive if you are not finding the best deals purchasing food to entertain your guests. Don’t worry, weekly during the most wonderful time of the year. I will be featuring coupon links and special promotions for organic & sustainable […]
The holiday season isn’t complete without the sweet and sour taste of the ubiquitous cranberry sauce or, in this case, a cranberry curd tart. Last week, I was informed that a potluck would be scheduled at my workplace the Monday, before Thanksgiving so I had to […]
Time to make the Yuletide gay! The Orlando Brewing Company will start pouring once again their fastest moving beer. The popular certified organic Chocolate Mint Girl Stout. The light bodied stout brewed with cacao nibs and dried peppermint was creatively crafted by, and dedicated to women of the craft beer industry. Happy hour for ladies all day, a free brewery tour at 6 PM, and a campfire & marshmallow roast after dark. Take advantage of the cooler temperatures today and enjoy a holiday festive beer, that will send you into the spirit of the happiest time of the year. The OBC will start tapping the Chocolate Mint Girl Stout @1PM
ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 24
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