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Valentine’s Aftermath – Time to Recycle!

bale of cardboard for recycling

Bale of cardboard for recycling, photo by Caryn

It’s the day after Valentine’s Day. Whether you were celebrating with others or alone your home may have cardboard and glass that used to contain chocolates and beverages. Keep the love going by recycling them. If you were neat and tidy and did not get any of the chocolates on the cardboard box that briefly contained them you may recycle that cardboard with the rest of your boxes. The accompanying photo is of the remnants of over 500 heart shaped boxes Junk King of Nashville hauled from a job. They were unused boxes. I had called to various PTOs and Girl Scout troops and they took the lion’s share which got upcycled into Mother’s Day presents a year or so back.

Wacky Wednesday – It’s A Wonderful Life!

photos by caryn, it's a wonderful life ornament

Photos by Caryn, It’s A Wonderful Life Ornament

Today we dropped off two 3 foot diameter promotional ornament shaped decorations with black and white stills from the classic film “It’s A Wonderful Life!” to the Nolensville Elementary School to add to their store of decorations for the Storytime With Santa event next month. Most likely they were originally from a video store. We could have sent them with our paper and cardboard recycling, but thought this was a better option.

Throwback Thursday – Penny Publix!

photo by caryn of a 19702 publix ad featuring penny publix

Photo by Caryn of a 1970’s Publix Ad Featuring ‘Penny Publix’

Having grown up shopping at Bells, Super Duper, Tops, and Wegmans I did not get to experience Publix until moving to Tennessee. I recently found this advertisement for Publix in an early 1970’s magazine. It features an ecstatic Penny Publix cheering on the fine art of tailgating.

One thing you may not know about Publix is that they partner with local elementary, middle, and high schools to help with fundraising efforts. Check with the PTO at your child’s, grandchild’s, niece or nephew’s school to see if they have a FREE key tag for you. Even if you don’t have relatives in your local school you can still get a key tag to help with the fundraising.

photo by caryn of pto supplied fundraising key tags

Photo by Caryn of PTO Supplied Publix Partners Fundraising Key Tag

Please have no worries about your spending habits getting tracked. The tag is not connected to you, it is only connected to the school. However many Little Debbie Snack Cakes you buy will remain your business.


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