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Unique 1st Birthday Gift Ideas

Unique 1st Birthday Gift Ideas

The invitation comes in the mail. Another first birthday party to attend! It sounds fun, but always a little stressful to think of a gift to bring. What does this one year old need? They won’t remember the gift and you don’t even know what they already have. Here are a few unique ideas that will make any mom and dad smile...and not clog up the playroom with more items! 1. Membership to a local zoo or museum. This provides year round fun for the whole family! Ask other friends and relatives to buy this gift with you to keep...

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Engage Kids in Upcycling: DIY Bird Feeder

Engage Kids in Upcycling: DIY Bird Feeder

What is the best part about spring? Pushing the kids outside! Ha! It’s been a long winter and my boys are ready to start playing outdoors. We get out the bikes, the sidewalk chalk, and the sports balls to play as much as we can before the sun comes down. Watching the squirrels, rabbits and birds is something else we enjoy doing. This got me thinking. We need a bird feeder! I found the simplest, cutest DIY idea to do with the kids. It uses empty toilet paper rolls! DIY Bird Feeders for Kids What you need to gather: Toilet...

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No Wrong Place to Start.

No Wrong Place to Start.

I wrote a post on my blog a few weeks ago and asked my readers the question - Are you green? There was a variety of answers from yes! - to - a little bit. I even had a few No I am not. Hmmmm. Being green has become a norm for me and made me think. How can someone who isn’t even thinking about being green change their ways? I have come up with a few small steps you can take. April is Earth Month and a great time to start. You might not even realize that by doing...

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Spring Break Eco Style

Spring Break Eco Style

Spring is almost here! School breaks and planned trips are in the works. Here are a few ways to keep up your green ways, even when away from home. Transportation Driving? Find the most direct route. Also consider renting a hybrid or electric car. It might be exciting to try one! Flying? Again, find the most direct route without stops. Once you arrive and need to get around, use public transportation. Or walk because it's fun to explore new places on foot. Many cities also have bike stations where you can rent one for the day. Hotel Did you know...

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Greener Groceries: What's Available in your Community?

Greener Groceries: What's Available in your Community?

I'm always surprised when I am at a busy grocery store and there aren't very many shopping in the Bulk Bin aisles. I think many people aren't informed about the benefits of buying bulk, so today I'd like to share with you why bulk buying is beneficial and inform you of all the different types of products you can buy bulk. You may be amazed! Waste of course is the number one reason to start shopping this way. If Americans purchased all of their coffee from the bulk bins for 1 month, 20,000,000 pounds of foil packaging would be saved...

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