Thursday, April 23, 2009
Setting up a move and working with businesses that are over 1000 miles away is difficult. It is important to have a local yellowpages available. The internet is great for that it is easy to look up all the local businesses that I will need, and set up services before I arrive. I am not sure what people did before the internet. I for one rely heavily on it for so many things.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Come on over to Threadbeaur and check out my eco friendly items today!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Not too long ago a friend was visiting, and her son had a stuffed animal that he called Jelly. It was soft, and durable, and he loved it! I found out that JellyCat is the name of a brand of stuffed toys, and they have a ton of different animals to choose from. I think that would be a fun and special present for baby number two. Now if Baby One can keep her hands off of it we should be in good shape. The JellyCat elephant and the giraffe are so cute, now I just have to pick which animal I like best!
While I was shopping online at Lou Lou's Corner for the JellyCat, I noticed they had a large selection of Barefoot Dreams items. I found the softest looking hoodie that would be perfect for a chilly day! There is a cozychic throw that is made from the same material, it is a must have. It is machine washable, what could be better than that. I guess today's online shopping adventure was pretty successful: Buy a gift for a friend, and a little something for me!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Do you have a daily coffee from your local shop? A paper cup with a cardboard sleeve snuggled around the middle?
Here is a number from your daily cup of joe wrapped in a cardboard sleeve.
Daily coffee = 365 cardboard sleeves a year.
That is only one person, think of the millions of coffee drinkers around the globe and multiple.
One cloth reusable coffee sleeve could save the landfills from the 365 yearly cardboards sleeves per person.
That can really add up.
I just finished a custom order for a bakery in Chicago. They are holding an Earth Day Celebration, not just for one day, they have extended for the entire week. While I was up in the sewing room, I thought of all the cardboard sleeves that this order could save. For the earth day celebration I made 25 coffee sleeves, and that could reduce the total number of cardboard sleeves headed to the land fill by 9,125 (in one year).
Again, this is a miniscule amount compared to the daily use of cardboard sleeves, but we can start here, and spread the word. With coffee shops on every corner, the numbers add up. Make your daily grind a little greener, get a reusable coffee sleeve today.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I am going to look into some safety signs regarding recycling, and the sort. Maybe I could get a parking sign that says this spot is reserved for one who recycles!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Do you think your separated items make it to the recycling center or to the landfill? If people start seeing that they are separating their items for no reason, they will stop doing it. That will be bad for everyone. Then the people who are paid to pick up the recycling will be out of a job, and the landfills will start to increase it size, and we will need more.
What can be done? Is your town a recycling town? How good is the program?
All I know about my recycling program, is what I can and can not put out on the curb to be recycled. After they pick it up I don't know what happens, I have a sneaking suspicion that it ends up with all the other trash.
I would like to hear about your towns recycling, have any of you had this same problem?
I guess there will be the occasional rainy day in Florida when I will want an elliptical to keep up the healthy fit lifestyle, but I imagine, that I will be outdoors most of the time. I enjoy the elliptical machine, it is such a great workout, and easy on your knees! I find that running whether it be on a treadmill or outside can be difficult on my knees. Another machine that I really enjoy is the stationary bike and the recumbent bike, they provide a nice workout with our being too difficult. You can change the intensity to suit you mood, and even read a book while you exercise!
For those who have to deal with 6 months of winter, they really do get their money's worth out of indoor fitness equipment. As for me I guess I will wait and see what the weather will really be like before I make my next fitness machine purchase!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
The retrofit kits are only around $40 dollars, and over a few years, I am sure you will see the savings, not only in the amount of our precious water that goes down the toilet, but in real dollars too! Changing to a dual flush toilet is just one more step that can reduce your water consumption. Such a small thing can really help you go green. Water is our most precious resource, and you can save a few gallons a day with a simple, expensive kit. That is something we can all get behind.
Friday, April 3, 2009
As you can imagine Myrtle Beach hotels range in size from large to small. There is something for every one's budget. Indulge in a vacation to escape from the Midwest winter. I hear it is nice in Florida in March!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Still, I had no idea which item to get and send to my friend, in desperation I clicked on the truffle cakes. They looked amazing. I think that is what she deserves. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and the photos of the cakes are amazing. Maybe I should get one for myself too! They prices seem a little high, but I am sure it is worth it.
The shipping rate currently is $4.95 flat rate, which is great. For all those out there that have to do fundraising, you could suggest David's Cookies next time you are asked, they have a great program for fundraising. You are bound to make your fundraising goals, because after all who doesn't love cookies!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I found a great pair of Keen Running Shoes that might just fit the bill for me. They are listed under the stability tab, and that is one feature I am looking for. I love to shop for shoes online, you get such a variety. I have never had much luck finding running shoes in local stores, and when I shop online I can find much more variety. I don't really like going store to store, so the convenience of shopping online for running shoes is very appealing. Now I just have to see if they have my size!
If you need fabric, you should check out this fabric sale. The special code for the sale is "BSFmovingsale35". You can also check out beesquarefabric blog for more details on the sale.
So many fabrics so little time (and money). I am off to fill my cart with cottony goodness!