My mom was green before it was cool. Though sometimes it teetered on the packrat/hoarders line, for the most part she tried to waste as little as possible in life. A few of her favorite eco-friendly activities include: rinsing out plastic sandwich bags, reusing Christmas cards (see earlier blog post) and saving scraps of wrapping paper.
In my childhood home, we have a Rubbermaid bin in the hall closet jam packed with wrapping paper only big enough to wrap diamond rings, packs of cards and number 2 pencils. For decades we’ve mercilessly teased my mom about her penchant for saving crushed bows, frayed ribbon and crumpled Mickey Mouse wrapping paper. But this year, she showed us.
So what if the Mickey on a cloud wrapping paper was meant for a baby shower? It wraps up Amber's flat screen TV like a charm.
Nothing says Happy 27th Birthday like Sponge Bob Squarepants and shitty balloons.