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Grocery Shopping Goes Green: Three Products to Remember Before You Walk Out the Door

In the past month, I’ve noticed that Central Market has been asking if I need bags for my groceries. CVS has also been giving me paper bags instead of their usual plastic bags. (I assume in order to preserve the environment.) This seems ironic due to the three-foot long receipt they give me at checkout, but I’m not one to deny coupons. Dallas stores are jumping on Austin’s reusable products bandwagon, and I’ve decided to hitch a ride too. Remember these items next time you go shopping:

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In The Garden: Show Your Garden Some Love

I realize the Valentines Day “holiday” sends some folks running for the hills; but I’ll take any excuse to give and receive a little extra love. Whether you bestow a bit of extra love upon yourself, your partner, a friend or your garden, there are plenty of easy green-thumb-approved ways to get creative. As I […]

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Picnic In Style With An Upscale Mobile Bar

You guys, this weather is the best. I just came back to the office after touring some properties, and I was trying to think of reasons to go back out when I came across this item on Outsideonline.com about New York designer Brad Ford and his super cool mobile bar. If I were a lady of leisure, I would organize a fancy picnic, and I would have my personal assistant hitch this mobile whiskey trailer to her Toyota Prius (I like to think that my imaginary personal assistant cares about the environment a whole bunch), and bring it to the empty plot of land I have on reserve solely for picnicking. You would obviously be invited. But I’m not a lady of leisure, so you’re on your own.

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Gifts For The Book Lover: Mexico: The Cookbook

“Wait a minute,” you’re thinking. “You clearly said that this was a gift for a book lover—not someone who loves cooking and/or Mexican fare.” Okay, I hear what you’re saying. But do we really want to put people in boxes? Are we okay with identifying people with a single label? I mean, you don’t want to be known as simply “the first wife” or “the dog lover” or “the guy who got wait-listed at Stanford,” right? So stop doing that and then buy your literate friend the super lovely and useful Mexico: The Cookbook. With 200 photographs and 700 recipes, there’s a lot to admire to peruse. Bonus: She can make you a delicious meal and you can talk about how you don’t pigeonhole people anymore.

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