Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Ebay is a Temptress.

Isn't it pretty? I'm wearing it now, and I look fantastic. It is only half past 8 and six people (not including my kids) have already told me I look great today. It's going to be a good day.

Now this purchase was neither frugal (at 25 bucks) nor green (Shipped form Hong Kong) but it was a reward for reaching a personal goal in my life. Isn't it pretty?! If I were less camera shy I'd snap a pic of me in it but.. well, I won't delude myself that you care that much.

Another friend of mine, Erin, who is too snobby to share her blog with us all, shared with me a book she’s on her way to go pick up called Skinny Bitch. It's a book I have been meaning to read for months but it's not at my library yet so today I must break down and purchase it. I know the most environmentally friendly thing is to find a small bookshop to buy it from (only since I cannot get it from the library) but the small bookshops are 40 minutes away from home and 90 minutes away from work. So that leaves either Amazon, EBay (I do so love me some Ebay!) or Barnes and Nobles. I am not a retail giant fan. But would I rather see all the carbon emissions form shipping the single book to my door? Being green is not as always easy as I wish it were.

I haven't given a shout out to FreeCycle lately so if you have not ever checked it out, you must! Free Cycle is a play on the words Free and Recycle (Like you didn't know) It is an online community where people can post things they want to get rid of. Got a new Energy star fridge? great! Don't toss that old thing in the landfill though! I can guarantee there is someone in need who will come to your house and haul it away for thier own use. Saving you the work and expense of ridding yourself of it and providing them a fridge for free! I have gotten rid of furniture, computers, clothes and even food. We have received on freecycle clothes, books, furniture, games, tickets.. Anything you can imagine. There is one local to you, I promise, go take a peek!

I'm going to go some actual work now in my fantastic new blouse.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness it is beautiful!!!

I'm drooling

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