Last week, I started a new blog segment that I refer to as my Friday Favorites. These are things that I have discovered over the past couple of years. Who knows what you might find here? It could be a food, an appliance, or even a destination. But each item, in its own way, contributes to the awesomeness otherwise known as my green lifestyle. So without further ado, here are this week’s Friday Favorites:
“Cause” It Tastes Great!
Have any of you ever heard of Project…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
I have never, nor do I anticipate ever being, a touchy-feely kind of person. You know how some people will greet you with a hug, or a kiss or want to touch you when they talk to you? That is SO not me. In fact, those types of people make me really uncomfortable and want to run in the other direction.
It’s not that I’m not affectionate or anything. I still kiss my son (who is almost 14) on the forehead every night and I’m delighted that he wants to give me an occasional…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
When I made the decision, really made the decision, to adopt a greener lifestyle, I had people say to me “I’d love to go green but I can’t afford it.” Have you ever said that? Thought that? If so, I will refrain from telling you what I said in return.
The point is that if you think about it,…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
When most people think about staying in a nice hotel, eco-friendly doesn’t exactly come to mind. Think about all the people taking hot showers, running the air conditioning in their rooms, and watching TV, not to mention washing all the towels and bedding. It’s mind boggling to think about how much energy is being used. But, believe it or not, there are hotels that not only care about offering comfortable amenities and convenience to their guests, but care about our planet as…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 12, 2013 at 9:49am — No Comments
I absolutely LOVE my local Whole Foods Store (if you can call an hour’s drive one way local). When you walk in the door, you are met with a HUGE produce section that looks alive. It’s almost like a giant piece of artwork. So many different colors, different textures, and different smells are just waiting for me…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 30, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments
I’m not sure why, but “mail time” is a big deal in our house. When my son was younger and I was trying to think up kid-friendly chores for him to do, getting the mail and bringing it into the house was a favorite of his, especially if he was expecting a card with money from his aunt & uncle or his grandparents. Even my husband will regularly ask me “did anyone get the mail today”?…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 28, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments
I think most people would agree that water is vitally important to good health. After all, our bodies are mainly comprised of it. And we need to replenish it frequently because it’s used by our muscles, organs and tissues and we lose water through perspiration and waste elimination. But while modern day society has embraced the concept of drinking water regularly, we have created a whole new set of problems for ourselves.
When I was a little girl, drinking water meant you needed a…Continue
June 12, 2012, by Bassem Ghali, Green Lotus
We are all noticing more local search results “7-pack” posted at the top of any major search engine results page. Does this mean You can rank higher than your competitors by simply listing your business address, and phone number, on Google, Bing, Yahoo local center? YES, if you do it right! Don’t worry though; I’m listing best practices for…Continue
Added by Randi Goodman on January 25, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments
I have a confession to make: I was not always a Green Mom. Just like I wasn’t “born” being a mom, I wasn’t born being green either. Growing up, I ate vegetables out of a can, drank water out of the hose on hot days, and consumed waaaaay too much sugary cereal. As a teen, I sprayed too much hairspray from an aerosol can, threw things away without thinking, and drove every chance I got, even if I was only going down the block.
When I did become a mom, my attitude…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Boy, what a difference a couple days make! This past weekend, I was so excited that temperatures were warm enough to run errands on my bicycle. Not so this morning. This morning, we were greeted with a wind chill of -14 degrees.
For those of you who are not sure what a “wind chill” means, that is the number assigned to what the temperature feels like if you factor in the wind. For those of us here in the Midwest, it just means brutal cold! And while yes, we should expect…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 22, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments
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Fall feels like it has officially arrived when pumpkins begin to make appearances on front steps. It is especially fun to see the transformation from robust orange vegetables to scary faced creatures staring back with illuminated geometric eyes and wide mouthed grins.
With this hello to fall comes the…Continue
Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on October 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
I'm hesitant to feed my family genetically engineered food (GMO), and now I have even more reason to avoid that kind of food engineered in a lab, some of it containing built-in pesticides like Roundup.
Now to today’s big news: Massive mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage, and other serious problems were found in rats that were fed GMO foods according to the…Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on September 20, 2012 at 11:37pm — No Comments
In the middle of the night, a mysterious red truck races down Happy Town. Its cargo? Cages filled with penguins on their way to be shipped to another country. Suddenly the doors fling open and one cage rolls down the street and lands in a garden. From it, a little penguin steps out fearfully, awed at the world around him. Up…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on September 5, 2012 at 6:52am — No Comments
I like to say "round" instead of stage or trial, since we're in this for the long baby led weaning fight. We'll be patient and we'll be diligent in our efforts. I say "we" but it is really like a boxing match- it all depends on the other person (in this case: Bambina). Even though I'm being a rebel by skipping all the purees and cereals, I am taking the usual 3-4 days in between introducing new foods in case there are any funky allergic-like reactions.
Sillyboy, as an infant,…Continue
Added by Karen LunchingMomma on June 28, 2012 at 6:28pm — No Comments
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Added by Tawna Richard on January 17, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Try my Berry Delicious Shake - you will shed those pre-holiday pounds.
See link below!
Added by Terry Ruvo on January 9, 2012 at 2:05pm — No Comments
Shake it up and drop the lbs!
Added by Terry Ruvo on January 8, 2012 at 8:23pm — No Comments