"God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good." Genesis 1:31

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Houston The Seeds.........

Are planted, we started our seed boxes yesterday for our "garden".  I say it that way because it's going to be mostly planted in planters on the deck.  I did plant them with all organic starting mix and got as many packets of organic as I could, choices were somewhat limited.  We have not started with the ground yet but we are getting ready to till it up and get it ready for planting.  We do hope to get some of the stuff in the ground, but if I only end up with a deck garden it will be well worth it.  I will have fresh vegetables any way I can get them.  I hope to freeze peas and such for the winter, saving us some money in the winter.  When they progress I will post updates  along with some pictures.
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Earth Hour Tonight

Hey everyone please join my family and I for Earth Hour 2010 tonight from 8:30pm to 9:30pm (local time), and switch off your lights to help fight climate change.  Some big time sites will be observing this hour as well, Big Ben, The Vegas Strip, and the Empire State Building just to name a few.  For more information check out this video.

To learn more about Earth Hour check out My Earth Hour, feel free to join and make a difference for our climate.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Do your kids like lollipops???  Well check this out here are Organic Lollipops from YummyEarth.  I have not had the pleasures of trying these but am going to looki into it, my 4 yr old loves suckers organic just might be the ticket for us and they look to be fairly inexpensive too.  I will be looking at the site to see about a smaller pack.  If you have had YummyEarth please leave a comment and tell me how they are.  Wanting better alternatives for my kids, they are always getting way to much candy.  

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Earthworks Trip

My 3rd grader got the chance to be a earth scientist last Friday, when he attended a day at the Earthworks facility in Kansas City, Missouri.
"EarthWorks - Kansas City’s Premier Experiential Science Learning Program, Student Grades 3-5

EarthWorks is a laboratory that comes to life when young people take on the role of scientists who work to determine the health of a habitat. Scientific teams collaborate to determine whether a habitat can continue to sustain life."
As some of you know I am a bus driver for my son's school and took this trip last year while he was a 2nd grader, they get the trip as a 3rd grader.  My youngest son got the chance to go and just if you will "run a muck"  he ha a blast in all the habitats to tell you the truth so did I LOL!  But for the tables to be turned and the oldest to actually have a "job" as they call it in his habitat was something different.  I was not able to follow him nor did I really want to because I had seen it before.  But the thought of it being a place that taught the significance of sustainable living through how different habitants live and sustain is great.  He loved the place and all that it was about, they even had a challenge of how much recycling and compost they would have after lunch.  It was quite interesting  that the kids, parents, teachers and bus drivers only had 2lbs of recyclable materials and 4lbs of compost materials for the center, but that is not bad they were told to make their lunches as "eco-friendly and sustainable" as possible.  I thought the did quite well and was very proud of our kids.  There were 3 schools there at the time and they all have to work together as one unit.  If you live in the Kansas City area and have a school that does not do this I highly suggest it that you ask about taking a 3-5 grade to experience it first hand.  Earthworks and Exchange City KCMO check it out.
Have a great look around and maybe if you are not in the KCMO area your area has something similar or a Earthworks in your metropolitan area.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My entry way!

Well we had to break down and tear out our entry way, before someone fell through to the basement.  I did get my Bamboo that I wanted the color is great its "Island Cherry".  We did have to buy a 2x8 and some plywood to replace damaged boards (I know not green) I had no choice with these, but our new insulation for the under part is made from recycled materials and is certified recyclable also.  I was very stern about this purchase being as "green" as we could get it.  So one of my projects that I wanted done is getting done faster than I figured it would, I feel better about it being done and then no one will get hurt.  While we are doing this we are weather proofing where ants and mice have invaded so that will be another green step by helping our energy savings so its not going out under the door.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Earth Day Network

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Cribs on CMT

I was watching Cribs today on CMT, they had Eric Church and his lovely wife on.  I was very surprised when they were talking about the remodel they did on the house.  They saved all the cabinets and refurbished them to be more eco-savvy and budget friendly.  WTG!  Its so nice to see famous people and their families thinking about budgets and eco-friendly things.  Makes me feel very good and  I wish more celebs's' had their way of thinking.  If you don't know Eric is a country singer fairly new to the business, he even showed off his truck not all polished up and shiny.  I thought that was awesome to see a star in his natural state so to speak, he even stated that he see's all of these shiny cars/trucks on Cribs but never the true car/truck that is used for everyday workings.  Kudos to Eric for being s down to earth country star its nice for a blue collar worker and family woman like myself seeing you being that way too!