Thursday, April 22, 2010

Green Genius

Green Genius is a company that makes trash bags. Doesnt sound that exciting, right? However, these trash bags are biodegradable and cost the same as traditional trash bags. So why not buy something good for the environment for the same price as the bad bags??

Monday, April 19, 2010

National Volunteer Week

Inspire… Serve… Solve. This week is National Volunteer Week. Need to find somewhere to volunteer?? Search for projects here by your state and go out and serve!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Organ Donation


Do you have that little pink "Donor" sticker on your license? No, why? Do you think in the event of a tragedy an emergency personnel wouldnt save your life in order to save the non-donor? WRONG! Do you think your organs have to go with you when you die? WRONG! Seriously?? Do you know how many people are waiting each day for an organ to save their life? Just in California ALONE, there are 106,553 on that waiting list. Of those, 1,817 are children under the age of 18. Every 13 MINUTES a new name is added to the national list. Does that not break your heart? Want to know how to get on the donor list or find more information:
www.donateLIFEcalifornia.org. Dont live in Calfornia, no problem because EVERY state has a website where you can sign up today. Get educated!! Spread the word....please, it could help save a life.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Makes you think....

Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

I got to thinking one day about all those people on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back. From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.
How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn't suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed? Does the word 'refrigeration' mean nothing to you?
How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched ' Jeopardy ' on television?
I cannot count the times I called my sister and said , 'How about going to lunch in a half hour?' She would gas up and stammer, 'I can't. I have clothes on the line. My hair is dirty. I wish I had known yesterday, I had a late breakfast, It looks like rain' And my personal favorite: 'It's Monday.' She died a few years ago. We never did have lunch together.
Because People cram so much into their lives, we tend to schedule our headaches.. We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!
We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we get Steve toilet-trained. We'll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet. We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.
Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of 'I'm going to,' 'I plan on,' and 'Someday, when things are settled down a bit.'
When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend, she is open to adventure and available for trips. She keeps an open mind on new ideas. Her enthusiasm for life is contagious. You talk with her for five minutes, and you're ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Rollerblades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord.
My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years. I love ice cream. It's just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process. The other day, I stopped the car and bought a triple-decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have died happy.
Now...go on and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to...not something on your SHOULD DO list. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night? Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask 'How are you?' Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head? Ever told your child, 'We'll do it tomorrow.' And in your haste, not see her sorrow? Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die? Just call to say 'Hi'?
When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift....Thrown away.... Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Giveaway!!

One Savvy Mommy is having another great giveaway. Arent these placemats too cute?? Click on over to win them!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chalkboard Labels



Our Soft Spot has this great tutorial on these cute chalkboard labels. They are so easy!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Eco Friendly Products/Services

Are you looking for eco friendly products or services? EcoMall is place to turn. From furniture stores, toys, music, wood, and pet supplies. You can pretty much find a link for anything you can think of.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Plastic Bags

What do you know about plastic bags?? Here are a few interesting facts to know about according to WorldWatch Institute.

 Plastic bags start as crude oil, natural gas, or other petrochemical derivatives, which are transformed into chains of hydrogen and carbon molecules known as polymers or polymer resin. After being heated, shaped, and cooled, the plastic is ready to be flattened, sealed, punched, or printed on.

The first plastic “baggies” for bread, sandwiches, fruits, and vegetables were introduced in the United States in 1957. Plastic trash bags started appearing in homes and along curbsides around the world by the late 1960s.

North America and Western Europe account for nearly 80 percent of plastic bag use—though the bags are increasingly common in developing countries as well.

A quarter of the plastic bags used in wealthy nations are now produced in Asia.
Each year, Americans throw away some 100 billion polyethylene plastic bags. (Only 0.6 percent of plastic bags are recycled.)



Friday, April 2, 2010

Favorite Shows!

I have a few favorite shows...

Do you?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Steamed Veggies!!

Why steam your veggies??? According to Helium...here's why:

Often, nutrition gurus will say you should eat your vegetables raw. True, some vegetables are best eaten raw in terms of nutrient content, but many benefit from cooking in order to make the nutrients easier to absorb. The best cooking option is steaming.
Carrots are one exception to the raw is best theory. The beta carotene absorbed in the gut from cooked carrots can be five times higher than from raw. Steam them to keep from over-cooking and mash them if you like. Broccoli and spinach also offer high levels of beta-carotene when cooked.

Lycopene, found in tomatoes, can help prevent cancer and degenerative eye disease, but the benefits are only realized if the tomatoes are processed or cooked. To steam a tomato, slice an "x" into the base, place in gently boiling water, and let sit for a few minutes. Cool them off in cold water and peel them to add to any dish. Try them on toast.
Lutein is found in spinach, kale, and other yellow vegetables, but is more easily taken up by the body when the vegetables are cooked. Otherwise, the lutein stays locked within the cellular walls of the plant. Even happier news is that lutein works best with a source of fat, like butter or olive oil. Lutein may help prevent macular degeneration, so if you value your sight, steam some spinach and give it a pat of butter.
Keep in mind that you gain the most from eating vegetables by eating a lot of them. However you prefer to prepare and eat carrots, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, beans, radishes, or Brussels sprouts, you should do so often. Your body gets essential nutrients from this important food source and absorbs them better from vegetables than from supplements. If a bit of butter helps them go down, go for it.