How I Fell in Love with Sustainability

How I Fell in Love with Sustainability

Seeing as it's Valentine's Day, I decided to write about one of my newer loves.... Sustainability. Probably not the poetic ode you would expect, but what can I say? It was actually prompted by my wonderful husband who bought me flowers and they had a tag labeling them...

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Still time for the #BettyWhiteChallenge

Still time for the #BettyWhiteChallenge

I absolutely LOVE seeing all of the posts about the #BettyWhiteChallenge today! What a wonderful way to honor her. I wish for all of us that we still had Betty White with us, but I think she would be incredibly touched by everyone's actions today. (For those of you...

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Self-Care Sundays: Go On An Adventure

Self-Care Sundays: Go On An Adventure

We all need to refill our cup, or refuel ourselves from time to time. Especially if we are giving to others. Often "self care" creates a vision of relaxing by the pool or at the spa (both of which are great!), but sometimes what we need is a little adventure! And...

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Save the Planet Saturdays: Crisco Shortening and Pie

Save the Planet Saturdays: Crisco Shortening and Pie

This series, Save the Planet Saturdays, is still in its infancy, but I am excited for its potential. As of now, the theme is to highlight food and household products that are better for the environment, and often the animals who we share it with. It might grow or...

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WHY ALAN ALDA ANSWERS MY PHONE

WHY ALAN ALDA ANSWERS MY PHONE

Yes, it's true. Alan Alda answers my phone for me. It's rather nice of him to do, don't you think? Of course, it's not a live answering service, but it is, in fact, recorded by him. (I'd like to insert a M*A*S*H fangirl moment here, but will refrain. For now.) Having...

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Take Action Tuesday: Cut Back on Electricity Consumption

Take Action Tuesday: Cut Back on Electricity Consumption

Continuing with our theme of energy saving after yesterday's Cut Your Energy Costs Day celebration, today's take action tip is to cut back on your electricity consumption.  I  know I can do better with this for sure. While I do tend to turn off the lights whenever I...

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HAPPY CUT YOUR ENERGY COSTS DAY!

HAPPY CUT YOUR ENERGY COSTS DAY!

Did you know that homes account for 22% of the energy used in the United States? I wasn’t aware of that fact until I started researching all about Cut Your Energy Costs Day. That’s right friends, today, January 10th, is officially #NationalCutYourEnergyCostsDay...

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Take Action Tuesdays: Help Someone Get Their Vaccine

Take Action Tuesdays: Help Someone Get Their Vaccine

Today's Take Action Tuesday is straight out of a situation I experienced the other day with my Mom. (Thanks, for the blog content, Mom!) I just happened to be in the right place to help her, and that got me thinking about how easy it is to help others in this way. It...

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THERE IS ALWAYS LIGHT…

THERE IS ALWAYS LIGHT…

The word that keeps running through my head today is "aspiration". What do you aspire to see changed in this world that we share? What do you dream of? What could be created that would serve your community for generations to come? These are serious questions for...

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TAKE ACTION TUESDAYS: RESEARCH SPECIALTY RECYCLING OPTIONS

TAKE ACTION TUESDAYS: RESEARCH SPECIALTY RECYCLING OPTIONS

Take Action Tuesdays are back! And this week I wanted to talk about recycling. It's one of those things that sounds so easy (just get a recycling bin!), but in truth there are a lot of details that I honestly still get confused by. Take shopping receipts, for example...

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KNOW WHAT SPARKS…

KNOW WHAT SPARKS…

A little Monday Motivation for you today! What sparks the light in you? And what will you be doing this week to give back?  This week I am working on some new awareness posters for my local Sustainability Commission, which I have been a member of since summer. We're...

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PUTTING ON MY OWN OXYGEN MASK FIRST

PUTTING ON MY OWN OXYGEN MASK FIRST

Time flies when you're... in a pandemic? Hmmm. That doesn't sound right, and yet I find myself amazed that we've just entered February of 2021. One year ago things were just starting to get strange. Little did we know what level of strange they would reach. But, I...

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SELF CARE SUNDAYS: CURL UP WITH A BOOK

SELF CARE SUNDAYS: CURL UP WITH A BOOK

We missed last Sunday and I apologize for that... I guess my self care that day was not worrying about posting on social media. 🙂 Sometimes you just need a break, right? Anyhow, back with a new suggestion for today and it's one that I've been doing already this week:...

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“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

– Harriet Tubman

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