25 things to do on Black Friday instead of shopping

2013 Buy Nothing Day

On the way home from Thanksgiving with my family last night, traffic was pretty good in spite of having to freeway it home, until I hit an area of Oregon packed with outlet malls. Then, traffic got a little nuts. There was a depressing line of cars waiting on the freeway overpass to get into […]

Eco-friendly homemade gift idea: handmade chalkboard coasters

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Eco-friendly Homemade Gift Idea: DIY Chalkboard Coaster set by Living Well Spending Less Ages: Fairly easy for all ages – patience required and little kids will need help. Supplies needed: You’ll need to pick up chalkboard paint and tiles, but you should have the other supplies around the house. Time needed: At least 5 days before you […]

Eco-friendly & affordable dollhouses for every green family

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Eco-dollhouses are one of those gifts that just keep on giving. Not only do dollhouses inspire year-round creativity and imaginative play, but they help encourage fine motor skills, design skills, social play and much more. Plus, if you buy a quality non-plastic dollhouse set, it will last through generations of play. Now, before you buy, […]

More than 100 homemade gift ideas that don’t suck

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Not all homemade holiday gifts are that great. While there are almost always some benefits to giving homemade gifts, there are also downsides to giving poorly thought out gifts, such as… People won’t use them – thus wasting resources. Your time could be better spent. Your money could be better spent. Good homemade gifts inspire […]

Special Tegu Discount for Growing a Green Family Readers

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I just reviewed the brand new Tegu Pocket Pouch Prism (shown below), and if you’re intrigued, or think your kids will be delighted with these hyper cool magnetic blocks, I have a special deal just for Growing a Green Family readers.   When I first reviewed Tegu blocks, a number of GAGF readers mentioned that the blocks looked […]

Inexpensive Green Stocking Stuffers for Kids – $10 or Less Stocking Stuffers

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There’s no reason to spend a lot of money on stocking stuffers, even if you want to go green this holiday season. There are plenty of delightful green stocking stuffers for teens and younger kids that are $10 or less. STOCKING STUFFERS FOR BABIES Dandelion Soft Shaker Bear Toy – This cute rattle is stuffed with […]

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