Shopping in the 417

I’m wrapping up the rest of November with local shopping in and around Springfield. There are so many great shops to choose from. I hope they all got lots of business on small business Saturday. Here are a few local gems. The Local Bevy This adorable art gallery and gift shop is located in theContinue reading “Shopping in the 417”

Shopping in Ozark, Online, and More!

I don’t venture outside of Springfield, MO very often, but there are lots of great shops to be found in neighboring cities in the 417 area. For my 3rd week of 417 shopping, I decided to shop around Ozark, MO and check out local artists online as well as friend’s services and small businesses. HomewreckerContinue reading “Shopping in Ozark, Online, and More!”

Shopping on Historic C-Street in Springfield, MO

One of the best shopping spots in Springfield, MO is Commercial Street. The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad was Springfield’s first in the late 19th century, and since then, C-Street has been a bustling hub of activity. Nowadays, you can find the farmer’s market here when it’s in season as well as an assortment of shopsContinue reading “Shopping on Historic C-Street in Springfield, MO”

Shopping Downtown in Springfield, MO

The holiday season is rapidly approaching which means a lot of shopping is about to happen. But before you start searching for the perfect gift online, consider some of the local shops in your area. For the month of November, I will be promoting local businesses in the 417 area. I decided to start withContinue reading “Shopping Downtown in Springfield, MO”

How to Reuse these Common Household Items

Getting the most use out of the items in your house is a great way to cut down on waste and contribute less to the landfill. Not all items are recyclable, but a lot of them are reusable. Here are 10 common household items and ways they can be reused: Plastic Bags I try toContinue reading “How to Reuse these Common Household Items”

How do I recycle electronics?

It’s not just paper, glass, and metal that can be recycled. There are other items, too and a lot of people overlook electronics. I frequently find electronic items and small appliances chucked in the regular trash, but this isn’t the proper way to dispose of them. Modern electronics may contain harmful substances that can poseContinue reading “How do I recycle electronics?”

Can I really make money off metal recycling?

Knowing what can and cannot be recycled is a must for anyone wanting to live a green life, and some items are more recyclable than others. Metal is one of the most easily recycled materials. Almost all types of metals can be recycled into new materials including steel, aluminum, copper, brass, zinc, iron, and tin.Continue reading “Can I really make money off metal recycling?”

10 Easy Lifestyle Changes for a Greener Life

Small changes can make a big difference, and when it comes to living a more eco-conscious lifestyle, making these small adjustments, can go a long way. We’ve already talked about ways to cut down on packaging, avoiding food waste, and eco-friendly swaps around the home, but there are more ways to have a positive impactContinue reading “10 Easy Lifestyle Changes for a Greener Life”

10 Tips to Avoid Package Waste

So much waste comes from packaging and a lot of that packaging is excessive and not even necessary. Fortunately, there are many techniques to avoid packaging such as buying in bulk and shopping at farmer’s markets, but there are also a lot of companies that are coming up with clever ways to avoid excessive packaging.Continue reading “10 Tips to Avoid Package Waste”

Eco-Friendly Swaps for the Home

We’ve examined easy ways to replace single-use products with reusable ones, but there are other eco-friendly swaps that can make a big difference. Here are some changes that can be made around the home for a greener and cleaner life. Living Room LED lightbulbs cut electricity usage and are a great eco swap from traditionalContinue reading “Eco-Friendly Swaps for the Home”