Pangs of Want and an “Emancipation of Consumification” Ammendment

This weekend’s trek to the mountains marked our family’s first mini-vacation under our Suburban Smackdown rules.  After packing the Subaru full to the brim of everything we might need for a weekend of not-quite-roughing-it, we set off to find our rented mountain cabin. As we neared the town of Banner Elk, North Carolina, nestled between […]Read More

Green Your Grocery Trip

As if a trip to the grocery store doesn’t already require enough preparation: the meal planning, the list making and the label reading–we  also need to consider the overall environmental impact from each shopping excurision. After having several conversations about the Suburban Smackdown with friends this past week, the topic of adding “green” (and I […]Read More

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