Easter is right around the corner and if I had forgotten that fact it would have come back to mind when I walked back into Target today. Luckily I was ready and already had a plan. I was able to walk by the $1 selection of plastic Easter glory ( rabbit ear headbands anyone?) at the front of the store with nary a glance. This year I have pledged to have a *junk free* holiday.
Now this is not a holiday free holiday, there will be chocolate bunnies and Jordon Almonds a-plenty. What there will not be is the usual variety of cheap small stuffed animals, plastic eggs and crappy $1 toys that break in no time. Nor will there be extravagant toys ( Target had Easter bikes... since when the hell did the Easter Bunny bring bikes?) since we don't need any of those either. My pledge is to the fun and the practical. Items we need and use every day, made more special by getting them in fun colors. Our baskets are going to contain.. new pool towels in punchy bright colors, new water color pencils and some cool candy. But while there I saw many other things that would be great to put in a basket.
cute panties or pastel plaid boxers
cool tooth brushes
Hooded beach towels
school supply baskets
jazzy pencils and notebooks
little pastel staplers
Think out of the box!.. or basket as it be... what can you do to create a junk-free holiday at your home?