Friday, October 22, 2010

Life in the Fast Lane

WOAH! These grew at least half an inch since i planted them some days ago. This is definately a motivation booster for the green life...and so easy...and so elegently economic :-)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Green Muffins?

Pumpkin and Corn have teamed up in a brilliant display of cleverness: the adorable Mini-Muffin. This clever costume has my vote for 1st place. Made from all organic ingredients, in under 25 minutes, not so bad for you (my own puree and maple syrup substituted) and deliciously freezable; my kids have enjoyed taking their veggies and i have enjoyed the $$$ savings. Organically Green Muffins on the Cheap for all!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Allium Allies

My little garlic babies....these bulbs were "forced" in my fridge. Bought from Whole Foods, they are organic and i'm hoping...of great quality. I had them in a covered glass container with a little sprinkle of water for about a month. They are sprouting nicely! It was time to move them to their new home. I will keep them here through the winter and if they all turn out well, i will move some out into the garden and keep some in the kitchen. Not sure if i will keep the outdoor plants in a pot or plant them in the yard....
Garlic is part of the allium family. Allium has been studied for medicinal benefits in humans and has proven not only effective in boosting our immune systems, but also as an antibiotic. A great stepping stone for a medicinal herb garden, indoors and out, i say!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Going Down Down Down

Happy to annouce that my electricity bill has gone down $12 since last month, and my phone bill has gone down $11. WOW! it may seem a drop in the bucket...but it is great motivation. I'm playing with the idea of putting these savings toward purchasing solar panels. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Kindred Spirits 2 for 2!

Two friends alerted me on two different occasions to this magazine. It is available online, as well! LOVE IT! I'm going to take 2 ideas from this magazine and apply them 2 day! Friends, let's share this with at least 2 people 2day!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Chez Eve's Basement Finds

Found some beautiful things at Chez Eve's Basement to use as materials for our homemade Halloween costumes. These are going to be Ariel's "seashells". Green ribbon will help make some fins.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Getting back in gear on the recycling front. Our bins were overflowing. It is so hard to keep track of all the boxes, plastic, paper, etc. that one uses in a busy household. Would we be better off if we found a way not to buy so much of those pre-packaged items? It's almost like...we are creating extra work. I've heard that recycling plants use up a good amount of resources in order to run. What if we rethought how we lived so that we didn't need them anymore?

Check out my December article on Reducing Waste on the Urban Times.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Nutrigrain Bars - Homemade...Easy

Wooh! two posts in one day. i'm on fire...experimenting with a recipe for making my own, organic, healthier version of our favorite cereal bars. Pulling all the ingredients together took me 4 minutes. It took about 8 minutes to mix, put in pan, prepare, and put in oven. 25 min to bake. cooled, packed them in parchment paper. some are in the freezer, the rest are in the fridge. I like easy. I'm going to tweak these so that next time i make my own strawberry preserves, substitute the sugar for another healthier sweetener (juice, agave nectar, etc) and if i can find a healthier substitute for some of the butter called for in the recipe, i will. These will be going into my anti-McDonalds cooler, for sure!!!!! If you decide to try this recipe let me know how it goes for you :-)

Halloween from Scratch!

I'm going to go "shopping" around my house to find materials for this year's costumes. Little Man is going to be Mickey and Diva's going to be Ariel. Stay tuned for pictures of the process this week under the Project of the Day feature.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The "M" Factor

There must be a better way. Busy days have led me into the arms of the red clown twice this month. Going to try and stock up a cooler with healthy foods and keep it in the car. A little more planning, but worth it. Will keep you posted.