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E-Liminate E-Waste

E-Liminate E-Waste

Who doesn’t want the new iPhone?  I know my kids have waited in line a time or two for the newest PlayStation or Xbox.  Are the differences really that great?  What happens to our old phone or gaming platform?  I don’t think we really know or think about it often...

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Oceanside High UPCYCLES!

Oceanside High UPCYCLES!

Students from Oceanside High School took a tour of Goodwill’s After Market Facility in Otay Mesa. During the tour, they were given the opportunity to choose one unsellable item to take back to their school and upcycle. Check out what they did with these items no one...

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Upcycling Earth Month Project

Upcycling Earth Month Project

April is Earth Month. When we think about taking care of our earth, we typically think about using less water, recycling plastic bottles and cans, and picking up trash especially on our coastline. We do not often think of reuse and its importance. I recently decided...

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

Wear green proudly, the St. Patrick’s Day tradition began more than a thousand years ago as a religious festival in Ireland. The event is named in honor of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland who was known for bringing Christianity to the country. Today,...

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Frame Your Story

Frame Your Story

I really enjoy displaying pictures of my family, especially those from vacations and holidays. However, over the years I’ve become pretty creative with how I use displays to tell a story. The next time you are putting together a photo collage, consider the theme. Are...

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Gifts for a Great Valentine’s Day

Gifts for a Great Valentine’s Day

It is not too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. I think some of the most memorable gifts I have ever received were made just for me. I have put together a short list of some of my favs: - A handwritten poem that was full of our special memories. I loved...

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Winter Accessories

Winter Accessories

Gloves, beanies and scarves have to be my favorite winter accessories. Keeping my hands and ears warm are an absolute must when I am spending more than 2 minutes outside in the cold. I am a heat monger at heart and will stop at nothing to stay warm. Some of the best...

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Winter Wonderful Savings

If you know me, then you know I don’t like paying full (even sale) price for anything. Winter sports gear is no exception. Why would I pay hundreds of dollars for an outfit I’m going to wear a few times during the season? With the kids, I know whatever I buy this year...

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How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Happen

Every year, around this time, I think, “Next year I’m going to work on being a better wife, I’m going to call my parents more often, I’m going to get in shape, I’m going to start writing that book, and…” the list goes on. In my experience, thinking of New Year’s...

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