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It's no secret that one of my passions is finding ways for the every day family to Go Green. But I didn't just wake up one day and decide to turn my household upside down. That would have been counterproductive and the effort would have been short-lived.
So I decided to make the journey one small step at a…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on May 8, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments
If you have not read Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle (author of The Big Mama Blog) then I am urging you to DROP WHAT YOU ARE DOING and go get it on Amazon RIGHT NOW- info and links on my blog - it is FREE TODAY ONLY!
Added by Jenny Whitaker on May 6, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments
Unless you've been living in a cave, you know that today is Earth Day. Although I truly think that EVERY day should be Earth Day, it warms my heart to know that there is a day set aside to bring awareness to our planet...its beauty, its resources, and its resiliency.
Now I have spoken to people who have said "I'm not really into being green". I'm not really sure what that even means, but the bottom line is that the planet belongs to ALL of us. We share it and it's our…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 22, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments
This is a meal that Rambo LOVES! And I have to admit that I do need to make it more often and that it is very easy to make. The thing I love so much about it is that it is very easy to change up so that you can…Continue
Added by Maureen on April 14, 2013 at 10:46pm — No Comments
Nobody would argue that people are busier than ever these days. Between work, spouse, children, home and other commitments, there is more and more competition for our time. And those companies that manufacturer goods understand this and cater to the demands of convenience and ease. But at what cost?
Added by Penny Roach on April 11, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Not everybody is in a position to go out and buy a brand new, energy efficient vehicle. But there are several things you can do with your car right now that will make it more energy efficient. This will help you to go green and save green in the process.
1. Make sure that your tires are inflated properly. This will not only help your car to handle better, but you will have better fuel efficiency. Improperly inflated tires can reduce fuel efficiency by as much as…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 4, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
One of the steps to Going Green is conserving our natural resources. And one of the natural resources that gets wasted the most is water. Here are some steps that your family can take to conserve water. This will not help our environment, but save you money as well.
1. Shower instead of bathing as…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 3, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
I don’t know anybody who enjoys dry cleaning. If you want a really funny story about dry cleaning, you can check out my friend, Vicky, at the Pursuit of Normal here.
But besides the…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 2, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Most people I know are eager to welcome the approach of Spring and all that goes with it: opening the windows for fresh air, planting flowers, putting out the patio furniture. What most people are probably not thrilled about? Spring cleaning.
The idea of giving your house a good old fashioned…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day, NutritionBabes…Continue
Added by NutritionBabes Kathy & Lauren on March 15, 2013 at 10:35pm — No Comments
Oh how we love our plastic! Nothing has shaped the modern world quite like it. And it’s virtually everywhere you look: vinyl flooring, electrical conduit, fencing, water pipes, windows, shower curtains, decking and wallpaper.
Polyvinyl chloride is one of those materials used for its durability and cost effectiveness. It’s also very low maintenance and can be made softer and more bendable. PVC is now a popular choice for outdoor furniture, upholstery and even clothing.
Added by Penny Roach on March 12, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I’ve written a few times about the progress I’ve made in my journey to go green. While I certainly have a long way to go, I’m not the big-haired, wasteful consumer that I used to be. And since we all struggle in our journey to do better and be better, I’m continuing my weekly entry of “favorites” that help me day to day.
Honestly, I have never even considered buying a trampoline for my kids. OK, maybe I did. But only for about 5 seconds. I have heard…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 8, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Leave it to Hollywood to have its finger on the pulse of what’s popular in America. Usually, if there is a new “movement”, celebs jump right on the bandwagon because they know it will keep them popular and relevant. So, I decided to do a little research to see if there were any Hollywood types who really took…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 6, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Last week, I started a new blog segment that I refer to as my Friday Favorites. These are things that I have discovered over the past couple of years. Who knows what you might find here? It could be a food, an appliance, or even a destination. But each item, in its own way, contributes to the awesomeness otherwise known as my green lifestyle. So without further ado, here are this week’s Friday Favorites:
“Cause” It Tastes Great!
Have any of you ever heard of Project…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
I have never, nor do I anticipate ever being, a touchy-feely kind of person. You know how some people will greet you with a hug, or a kiss or want to touch you when they talk to you? That is SO not me. In fact, those types of people make me really uncomfortable and want to run in the other direction.
It’s not that I’m not affectionate or anything. I still kiss my son (who is almost 14) on the forehead every night and I’m delighted that he wants to give me an occasional…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
When I made the decision, really made the decision, to adopt a greener lifestyle, I had people say to me “I’d love to go green but I can’t afford it.” Have you ever said that? Thought that? If so, I will refrain from telling you what I said in return.
The point is that if you think about it,…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
I’ve been taking a Master Gardening class through Montana State these past few weeks. Which has really gotten me excited to begin plans for our 2013 garden.
Checking and double-checking the calendar to make sure I get the seeds planted in time.
Dreaming of the greens and reds and blooms of spring and summer.
And watching the snow fall all over our raised beds.
Then dreaming again as I…Continue
Added by Abby & Jeanne on February 25, 2013 at 7:07pm — No Comments
Enter to win a Green Sprouts Glass Baby Bottle and Nursery Stacking Drawers through tomorrow at midnight!! Under 1000 Entries!Continue
Added by Peace Love Organic Mom on February 24, 2013 at 2:01pm — No Comments
My ultimate favorite Thai drink is the Cha-Manaw or the lemon Iced Tea, which comes in variants of hot (Cha-Manaw-Ron) and cold Cha-Manaw (Cha-Manaw-Yen). It's main ingredients are tea juice, extracted from dried tea plant, and Manaw or lemon.
For the cold lemon iced tea, this is…Continue
Added by mitchelle on February 17, 2013 at 11:38pm — No Comments
Win a Green Sprouts Glass Bottle and i play Nursery Organizer Stacking Drawers! Enter through 2/26! One winners receives BOTH items…Continue
Added by Peace Love Organic Mom on February 12, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments