Bottled Water:  Let’s think about this, shall we?

Bottled Water: Let’s think about this, shall we?

My kids both play on a tennis team and one of the 'rules' of the governing body states that water must be provided for the players at every match. That sounds like a good plan, right?  Wouldn't want a bunch of dehydrated kids running around on the tennis courts.  However, this rule means that every single week somebody must provide bottled water and this week it is me.  I LOATH bottled water.  I really and truly see bottled water as the epitome of everything that is wrong with society today. We just throw money at something that we could otherwise get for FREE and then  add the resulting trash to our already overflowing waste system. Think About This Thursday Bottled Water: Why are you buying it? Think about this:  According to StatisticBrain.com, the average person buys 167 bottles … [Read more...]

How to be an Eco-Friendly Homeowner This Spring

How to be an Eco-Friendly Homeowner This Spring

I am compensated for the posts I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are my own. With the onset of spring  there are flowers to plant, lawns to mow and home repairs that need to be tackled. There are a number of changes we can make to our homes and yards to help reduce our impact on the world around us. When you sit down and plan your budget and list of “to-do’s” for the coming months, consider some of my recommendations on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for a more eco-friendlier season!   … [Read more...]

Save the Planet One Fork at a Time

Save the Planet One Fork at a Time

As I go about my day, I often wonder whether there is any possible way for humans to save the planet from the downward spiral it's currently on. My neighbors spray chemicals on their lawns left and right.  The traffic congestion and subsequent exhaust in Atlanta is out of control.  Overseas companies are polluting our planet at an alarming rate.  So, what's a green blogger to do?  I can't control what everyone ELSE in the world is doing but I can control what *I* do to save the planet.  Maybe it is just using cloth napkins instead of paper.  Or buying organic produce.  Or choosing to NOT use plastic cutlery.  Yes, today I am going teach you how we can each do our own small part to save the planet one fork at a time! Think About This Thursday Did you know that your average plastic … [Read more...]

Sponsored: Tips to Conserve Water in the Garden and a Silk #YayWater Message

Sponsored: Tips to Conserve Water in the Garden and a Silk #YayWater Message

These tips to conserve water in the garden have been brought to you by Silk as part of their #YayWater campaign.  This post is sponsored by Silk, but concerns our own opinion. All of my garden plants are in the ground, along with a handful or two of seeds.  They will need a lot of attention cover the coming months to ensure that they stay healthy and nobody eats them that isn't supposed to.   Like ME!  Watering the garden will be a chore I do frequently over the coming months.  Summer in  GA is hot and my water bill sometimes soars if Mother Nature doesn't offer a bit of rain occasionally.  Everyone in the house tries to do their part by conserving water whenever we can to balance out the garden usage.  Every household, business, and organization should take a look around and find ways … [Read more...]

Natural Weed Control and a New Way to Look at Weeds!

Natural Weed Control and a New Way to Look at Weeds!

I have been spending quite a bit of time out in the yard for the last few weeks now that spring is finally here. The grass is growing like gangbusters, the garden plants are in their beds and there are tons of projects that need tending to.  One thing that I absolutely HATE doing is dealing with weeds.  Of course, since I refuse to spray them all with chemicals I am left with natural weed control methods, which usually involve pulling them out by hand and swearing a lot.  It is not usually a successful method of weed control, unfortunately!  But, I do what I can to keep the weeds out of the actual food and try to overlook it when they grow places that I don't think they belong.  After all, what exactly IS a weed?  What makes one pretty yellow flower a weed while that pink one that I … [Read more...]