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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of and Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.


  1. April
    June 13, 2008 @ 8:48 pm

    I cut paper plates out completely last month. I’m trying to reduce our paper towels, but the kids seem to use them when I’m not looking. Once my current dryer sheets get used, I found a recipe to make homemade ones. Small things don’t see like much, but when you figure up the cost monthly and then see how much you spend for a year, it can make you rethink some things.


  2. Extraordinary Ordinary Life
    June 13, 2008 @ 9:00 pm

    I just started a list on my blog of things to live without. I am currently living MOSTLY without paper towels and disposable diapers. I also just did a post on making your own Swiffer duster refills.


  3. Anonymous
    June 13, 2008 @ 9:22 pm

    I’m willing to give up the big cable package with movie channels. There never seems to be anything good on anyway. LOL I could definitely make do with basic cable.


  4. Niki
    June 14, 2008 @ 4:00 am

    Products- Wipes, paper plates, paper towels, plastic baggies, wax paper

    Services- eyebrow waxing, salon hair coloring, pedicures

    Entertainment- Netflix, eating out, bookstore purchases, magazines that aren’t free


  5. BarbaraLee
    June 14, 2008 @ 2:59 pm

    I have also cut out paper products.
    We gave up dish t.v. over a yr. ago. 60 channels and we only watched 10 of them. But even regular t.v. has trash on it.
    Eating out. Dh is the big one for this. And he always gets me when I am tired. Who wants to cook when your tired. Sandwiches are always good but he isn’t a big sandwich guy:( or salads. I know this makes life hard.
    But know that we have a steady income b/c he works out now I will be making a budget. Any work that comes into the shop is extra for savings & paying off loans.


  6. Danelle Ice
    June 14, 2008 @ 8:49 pm

    Good for you all! It’s great to see how good we can get at making things work with less. I noticed a lot of paper plates/products on all of your lists… Are you using them normally for quick meals or for kids to eat outside, or something else? I’m curious.
    Homemaker Barbi


  7. Lisa Knight
    June 15, 2008 @ 1:29 pm

    I posted here.

    My big give up recently was TV, I had already given up travel, extensive shopping trips, salon visits, basically anything luxury.


  8. Erin
    June 15, 2008 @ 2:37 pm

    I was able to completely cut out paper towels, I wont buy them anymore. I replaced the paper towel holder with a basket of small kitchen towels and I have a drawer to keep the rest as well as some rags. It works wonderfully. I keep a small basket in the pantry to throw the dirty ones. If we dont have paper towels in the house they dont get used! Try it!


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