Category Archives: videos

10/10/10 Work Parties

In case you’re not plugged into the movement already, this weekend is planned to be the biggest global work party in history. 350.org, the inspiring global campaign bringing people together to draw attention the most critical issue in planetary history. Here is a quick reminder to inspire you to bring your family to a work party in your corner of the planet.


One family can make a difference!





Is your family planning to attend a climate work party? 


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Sustainable Family Finances
The story of a family creating an abundant and sustainable life.

Shopping Spud

As I’ve mentioned before, Spud has become part of my weekend ritual. I enjoy it so much more than packing two kids in the car and blowing at least twice as much at our local Whole Paycheck. We literally can buy all of our produce, plus milk and eggs for $33 to get free week delivery. The best part is that you can quickly set preferences and weekly/monthly orders.


Yet, I’m surprised at how many people I’ve surprised by how many people I’ve chatted with who haven’t heard of Spud. So I’m compelled share more about them. They also have a new online video giving a demo of how easy it is to order, see below. I would add a few more tips though to help make the most of your order:

  • Create a “Standing Order,” which will allow you to order things like butter monthly, eggs bi-weekly, and milk weekly. It means you never forget the essentials!
  • The bonus of a standing order is that they’ll give you a 5% discount on lots of items.
  • Create personal shopping lists for different needs – I have lists for my pantry, dinners, and everyday foods. It’s super easy to edit and order.
  • Always remember to update your order by 9 AM the day before delivery, or two days for fresh breads and meat orders.
  • Again, always remember the Submit Order button.

If you want to play around a while, there’s more fun too:

  • Check out the kid-friendly meals under the recipes tab.
  • Keep track of your food’s carbon footprint. 
  • Follow Spud by Facebook/Twitter for more fun stuff.

If you want to give Spud a try and get $25 free after your first 4 deliveries, use my promo code: CR5-147718.





Tell me about your Spud experience!


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Sustainable Family Finances
The story of a family creating an abundant and sustainable life.

Money Saving Tips for Your Family

Here’s a really good video interviewing a finance blogger and mother of two. I found her when I was researching the question of public vs. private school. I really enjoyed it and I hope you do too!




Money Saving Tips for Your Family



What did you get from the video?


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Sustainable Family Finances
The story of a family creating an abundant and sustainable life.


Treebate

Some people are treehuggers, but I’m a genuine riverlover. So, I was excited to learn about a new “Love Your River” campaign, and will keep you posted about any family finance related actions.


I know not all of you are from Portland, but I want to share about “Treebates” that are available to plant trees: small $10, medium $20, large $50. This is a great incentive to plant trees to shade your home and watch grow with your family. As the saying goes, “the best time to plant a year was twenty years ago, the second best time is now!”


Here’s a fun little video about “50 Ways to Love Your River:”




How do you love your river?


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Sustainable Family Finances
The story of a family creating an abundant and sustainable life.

Burgerville

I was the first kid I knew to boycott McDonald’s, and I still don’t believe in eating in a car. But our family has a soft spot for Burgerville, the local reincarnation of fastfood. I knew I was hooked when I was 8 months pregnant and deeply disappointed that the Walla Walla onion rings were no longer available. Thankfully, the chocolate hazelnut milkshake was there to console me.


Their sustainability marketing worked on us, and I first started going there after they started sourcing meat and produce locally and in season. I love the fact that they compost everything, and the employees are even willing to dumpster drive a bit to make sure things are sorted properly.






Burgerville certainly isn’t cheap for fast food, but I feel like the quality is worth it. Plus, it’s very family friendly. If I’m going to compromise a home cooked meal, I’d rather eat at Burgerville. Plus, tonight I have an extra excuse, 10% of proceeds go to Project Grow and Hubby has a night meeting!


Here’s a fun little video on the making of seasonal pumpkin shakes:




Here’s a great quote:


“It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car.”
-Michael Pollen



Does your family eat fast food?


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Sustainable Family Finances
The story of a family creating an abundant and sustainable life.