Tuesday, April 27, 2010

On the Look Out

I am on the look out for Organic, Eco-friendly, natural Supporting blogs or online stores. If you know of one, please send comment below with the link.

If you are the blog or store owner, please also let me know that. If you are not the blog or store owner, I will contact the owner to see if I can add their link to my blog.

Thanks for helping me to collect this awesome information for you and my future readers!

Pregnancy Fun Fact

Have you thought maybe the doctor got your due date wrong or you just aren't sure. There is one fun way to double check your due dates.

Watch for the first day that you feel baby kick. Now, add 5 months to that day and consider that as your due date.

It is very hard to know exactly when you conceive and the doctors only guess at the date. This is another way to check your dates.

Resource: Husband-Coached Childbirth (Fifth Edition): The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth pg. 170.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunflower Project!

If you are interested in planting something new this year and would also like to help the environment then consider joining The Great Sunflower Project.

I have never tried to plan sunflowers before so I am kind of excited to try them out this year and see what happens. I had a friend that grew them last year and they looked awesome and the seeds he got were fabulous.

Not only is this a great way to try out your gardening hand but it also helps the environment. Did you know that there is a bee shortage in the US? That's right, there are too few bees. You may see bees as a pest that you are allergic to but they are actually very beneficial to the environment. They are the ones that pollenate flowers that produce fruits. They are also the source of honey. Without bees, we would not be able to enjoy honey, the most natural organic sweetener!

So, what do you say? You in or you out? Leave a comment and let me know if you will join the Project.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friday Follow

Friday Follow

If you are looking for new followers for your blog, be sure to enter the Friday Follow! Welcome to any new followers!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Seventh Generation Cleaning Kit Giveaway!

Are you in need of Eco-friendly cleaning supplies? Be sure to check out this giveaway over at Mom On A Mission 2008. Have you tried Seventh Generation products before? Which is your favorite Eco-friendly cleaner?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

How to Recycle Old Office Supplies

I wanted to talk about how to re"ycle old office supplies. So lets think, what items are usually in an office stapler/staples, writing utensils, paper/folders, tape, ruler, envelopes, envelope sealers, pencil sharpener, pencil holder, paper clips, push pins, or page clasps.
  1. Staplers & staples can also be used for scrapbooking. If you have a bunch of old staplers and staples laying around, use them to attach things to your scrapbook pages. Instead of using glue or tape, use a staple! I have learned that when you are on a budget, you use what is on hand instead of buying more stuff.
  2. Writing utensils can be used for several things. If you have a pencil and it is getting too small for your to use, give it to your kids (if they are old enough to handle sharp objects). Their hands are smaller and you will get more use out of a pencil.
  3. Paper or old folders can be used several times. If you print something and only use part of the page, use the rest as scrap paper (cut it down to post-it size) or shred it. The shredded paper can be used as packing material if you need to ship anything.
  4. When you use Scotch tape, what do you do with the little ring that is left when the tape is gone? It is perfect size to use as napkin rings. You can use them white like they are or you can decorate them. You can add ribbon or glitter or any other type of material that matches your dinning room decor. The picture below is an example of the type of dispenser.
  5. Rulers can be used for lots of things. Kids love them when they color, they can make straight lines which seems to make them happy. If you have a playroom for your kid/s, you can affix old rulers on the wall long ways up the wall. You can then mark your child's growth on the ruler with a sharpie! The kids will be thrilled. You can use any color of ruler or paint wooden onnes to match the room decor.
  6. Old envelopes can be used to organize receipts. At the end of each week, take all your receipts and place them in an old envelope that can still hold things. Write the week's dates on the front and store your receipts in them.
  7. Envelope sealers can be used in scrapbooking as a stamper. You can dab ink on the end and sponge it onto your paper for colored blots on a page. You can also fill them with accent paints for colored blots. The picture below is the type of sealer.
  8. Pencil sharpeners can also be used as eye liner sharpeners. If you use a pencil liner, these are great! The below picture is an example.
  9. Pencil holders can be used to hold q-tips and cottonballs in your bathroom, small scrapbook items, or crayons for the kids. You can use the holders as they are or paint/decorate them to match your decore.
  10. Paper clips are a great addition to a scrapbook page. You can glue decorations onto the paper clip and attach it onto your page or use them as they are if it fits your theme. You can also use them as a bookmark like in the picture below.
  11. Push pins flatten so easy, don't they? If you have flattened push pins, use them on a scrapbook page as well. The below picture is an example of how you can decorate with them. Just glue them onto the page!
  12. Page clasps can be used to keep your receipts & rebates together until it is time to send them. Just clasp it around them. You can also attach them to scrapbook pages for decoration. Do you see the theme, scrapbooking is fun!!!

    What are your ideas? Leave a comment and share them with everyone!

    Renpure Organics Mail-In Rebates

    Have you tried Renpure Organics yet? A while back they were offering Try Me Free offers on the bottles. Several stores no longer have the tags available. If you would like to try this hair care product and your store doesn't offer the Try Me Free tag, request one here. All you need to do is leave a comment below with your email address and I will send it to you. This is being offered on my other site as well so if you want it, you better hurry!


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