Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ahh the joys of line drying...

I love my clothesline...Simply stated I love turning on the garage radio and jamming all while I hang our clothes in the beautiful sunshine. Yes I know "But you make DRYER balls" this I realize but when I can use the line I do....and when I can't my precious balls o wool are bouncing around dryer.

Today was the perfect for the line, the sun was out it wasn't humid and there was a ever so soft breeze blowing..yippeeee....So I stripped beds and washed bed clothes and hung them outside.

I did leave them out there most of the day...when I got back from picking Bren up from work...I went to get them down everything was lovely until I saw THIS......

Bird Dookie! ICK!

this has never happened before ugh so I took it down sprayed some bac-out on it and it's the wash again.

My sister in law has been staying with us and she is a bit of a clean freak and that just happens to be the set of sheets that go on her I tired my best not to tell her....she found out anyway lol

Monday, August 17, 2009

I love giveaways!

especially green giveaways!

This site has two you should enter One for a great green detergent I've been using for over a year now CrunchyClean

And another for a berry plush all in one cloth diaper. Yes I know there are no little green ones in our house yet but it doesn't hurt to start a stash right? lol Check them out!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

And the winner is....

anathica said...
I blogged about this giveaway
August 7, 2009 9:21 PM

I will be sending you a email shortly for your contact info...

Thanks to all that commented =)

who doesn't love chocolate?

My friend Amy perfected the chocolate cake in a mug recipe and now she is doing a giveaway concerning what variations you can come up with...Try the cake review it and you can win a free gift =) Now who doesn't love free? Good luck!

I'm going to try it this weekend since I need to get to the store. I can't wait!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I know I'm late with this post.. But there is a surprise at the end =)

Forgive me I'm sorry....

In this post I want to talk about reusable feminine products. As in cloth pads and menstrual cups. I for one do not use menstrual cups but I've never really been a tampon girl, but they do get rave reviews from many of my friends. Brands include Diva Cup and The Keeper.

I on the other hand have always used pads and always been a Always girl, but about 10 months ago I purchased a few WAHM made cloth pads from etsy and fell in love. I have few different kinds. Some from pleat , here , here , here, here, and my favorite ones are from Crea8tiveMama. I also got 3 from a good friend from here which are very high on my list to!

Here's my stash!! it's missing about three pads that are in the wash lol =)

For staining I use bac-out by biokleen and it takes out any stain I've ever had! When changing my pads I have three wetbags which are bags with either a zipper or velcro lined on the inside with PUL to keep them waterproof....2 bigger ones for the bathroom and one small one for my a little cold water on them and shove them in there until it's time to wash. Some people use a wet pail for them under the sink I've been thinking about this but haven't done it yet.

Now on to the dangers in pads and tampons...I was doing some reading here and was very surprised and what I found. Now this article deals mostly with tampons and the asbestos they include which makes you bleed more in turn having to use more tampons. Disposable Pads can harbor bacteria which can cause yeast and bacterial infections in your girly bits. Also they include plastics that include rayon. Most are made with a chlorine compound which includes dioxin and per the EPA is the most potent carcinogen known to science. The average women use approximately 15,000 pads over the course of her lifetime. The effect of continual exposure to dioxin, which is forever stored in fat cells, may become cumulative and deadly.

So now that I have scared you enough how about something fun! A giveaway!!!

Traci at Crea8tiveMama has been gracious enough to add to the stash I'm giving away she has included one pads and one liner.

I have one of her pads also that is in the bunch, 2 pads from here, and 2 I made.

For entries tell me if you have made the switch to reusable feminine products
If not tell one green thing you've done this year

Also you can earn more entries by blogging about the giveaway...posting it on FB or Twitter...or mentioning into on a message board.

Just remember to link them for me!!!

the drawing will be Thursday August 13

Good Luck! and see you can go green with almost anything.

Friday, July 31, 2009

See one person can make a difference!

April-September we have a outdoor concert series on the last Friday of the month. Well back after April's concert I emailed the committee who runs the program with a suggestion. Seeing as they sell canned drinks and bottled water and people bring their drinks sometimes to, why didn't they have recycling bins out there. I offered any assistance I could to help. I got a response back saying they would bring it to the committee.

Well reading the paper this morning there was a article about the concert tonight and it mentioned that they will now have recycling bins! Yay! here's the article I'm so excited that I made a difference little ole me!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Look out for a special post on Monday =)

You know the suspense will kill you lol

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