Posts Tagged ‘going green’

CTWW – I’m back!

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 by by

Change The World Wednesday is hosted by Reduce Footprints, an awesome blog that I came across through the Green Blog Hop and jumped right into the challenge. I plan to participate every week and hope to inspire and spread the word so that others can participate as well. If you participate, just leave a comment on the current challenge and you will get featured on the following weeks challenge. You can learn all about it HERE!

Ahhh, it’s been a while since I’ve contributed to the #CTWW weekly post, but I’m back! So let’s get right into it!

This weeks challenge: Indoor air pollution and toxins. It’s going to be seriously hard for some (it is a challenge after all) and a “breeze” for others. Here we go: (more…)


Green Tip Tuesday – Keep it Clean!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 by by

lkj Even though we buy most our food at our local farmers market or our local health foods store, organic, I still clean them! I just wanted to share with ya’ll what I use to clean them. Most of the time it’s a good wash with hot water and then I stick it in the freezer! I love CHILLED fruit! I’ve also been using “eat cleaner” wipes!

I love that they sell them in a “grab-n-go” pack for when my girls want fruit right after grocery shopping, lol. You can buy them for $8 at their website HERE. The pack they come in is reusable so can…. REUSE THEM! Genius! lol And so you can keep it handy CLICK HERE for a pocket guide to “The Dirty Dozen.” (more…)

Green Tip Tuesday -Let it Off

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 by by

Yesterday I saw that the Daily Challenge for 4/11 was about GAS! Funny thing I had been journal-ing my MPG’s for about 2-3 weeks now and my results are pretty standard, but also have some odd findings as well. What I looked at what brand of gas the first two weeks and then speed the last week 1/2.

For the 1st week (Week or March 20th, started mid-week) I started when I used the van (we have a dodge grand caravan) to drop off hubs, which I really didn’t like because I waste more GAS! And for the first week I was putting the Valero brand gas (it was cheaper). That turned out to be horrible. I made my usual trips, taking Vet to Karate, and then picking up Hubs, nothing else.

Then on the 2nd week I switched to Exxon & Shell branded gasoline. I had a few extra trips that week, going to CVS…… Check out the results! In the end, we aren’t putting Valero brand gas any more. (more…)

Going green!

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 by by

I’ve decided I need to make more of an effort to ‘go green’.  After the earthquake a lot of our essential services are badly damaged – particularly the sewer system… because of this I’ve decided to start using a ‘menstrual cup’ – namely a Femmecup…  I know it isn’t recommended to flush tampons down the toilet, but I have to admit that 9/10 that is where mine end up.  Now however I won’t have that problem!  I always used to scoff at the idea of a menstrual cup & think they were a ‘tree hugging hippy’ product, but now I totally see the point of them, and think they’re a fabulous idea.  It just so happens that my period is due in the next couple of days, so I’m now gearing up for my first use of the Femmecup.  It’s just one more thing I can do for the environment, and for my decidedly fragile city!

I’m also researching other ways I can go green – and I think I might give making my own household cleaner a go – it seems basic enough, and if it is effective (which by all reports it is) – then what do I have to lose?  If anything I’ll save myself a few dollars!  In all reality I don’t know how much difference *I* will make to the world, with my individual attempt at going green, but I figure that if anything it will be something I can feel good about!


All Good Things Come To An End!

Monday, February 7th, 2011 by by

PhotobucketYup, that is true…. I am honored to have been apart of this amazing event with Karen @ The Mommy Times, Arizona Mama and Diary of a Momma. I do have to apologize because during the event we had two sick girls, an ice storm and then I got sick! lol I hope you enjoyed all of the posts and giveaways. (I have emailed the last winner!)

Going Green isn’t really all that hard. There are lots of resources and people out there who are willing to help you out, me included. Now that the event is over, I will be going back to our “Regularly Scheduled Programing.” haha So I will have Mommy Q&A, so if you have any questions or would like to be a guest on my blog, please feel free. There is almost no limit to what you can ask!

Stay tuned for my next event, Blogorama Bonanza. My toddler is officially becoming a toddler, she will be 2 in mid-March. So the theme for that event is “Look Who’s Turning 2!” It will be a greenish party as well. We’ll have organic cup cakes and homemade decorations, it’s going to be so fun! I hope ya’ll come back to get some ideas as well as enter to win some amazing prizes. We have sponsors with prizes that add up to almost $300!

Again thank you and WELCOME to all my new followers!

Going Green

Monday, April 12th, 2010 by by

Hey everyone,

We just cut down a few of those leafy, green, woodsy things so that we could distribute 450+ copies of this note about the importance of recycling.  You know the part where it says to bring your papers to our parking lot recycling bin?  We’ve made it easy for you – just bring this one to get your commitment to the environment started! (more…)