Getting the Eco word out!

Today at my church we had the Festival of Tables, which is wonderfully done by our UMW circles and includes a silent auction. I really enjoyed being involved this year and of course, used this opportunity to showcase how truly amazing recycling can be! The plates and silverware were made from recycled milk jugs, the glassware was mason jars, the napkins were bandannas, the sugar/salt/stevia holders were baby food jars, and the centerpiece was my coffee filter bouquet I received for mother's day. Plus, each guest dining at my table received a homemade, organic (mostly) cake pop...Yummy! It was a wonderful experience and a great chance to show all that being eco friendly.


Cell Phones and Bees

Click on this photo for an interesting article about cell phones and the bee population; a population integral to nature that we are fast loosing.

(belated) Thrifty Thursday

I have a few deals for you but first let me mention that Kroger has made me VERY happy! TONS of their organic items/brands are now at "everyday low prices" AND they have increased their selection of organic chicken (great when I can't get the local stuff!). So be sure to check out your local Kroger...there are some wonderful price changes!


Quorn meat substitute products (yummy AND not soy!) $3.99
     $2 off 2 from Healthy Clippings

Mom's Best Cereals 10/$10 mega sale this week (or on sale for $1.49 each)
     .75/1 off printable coupon


Apple & Eve Fruitables 46 oz. $2
     $1 off from Sunday Paper

Al Fresco Chicken Sausage $3.99
     $1 off printable coupon with signup OR
     $2 off in email newsletter

7th Generation Dish Soap 25 oz BOGO $2.99
     $1 off printable coupon

Food Lion - be sure to periodically check here...they are always trying new products and therefore closing out one's that "don't work" for them...I just got truwhip (like cool whip) for $1! This stuff is normally $4+ at my local stores!

Plus, check out your local CSA and farmer's markets on www.localharvest.org! Our CSA farm, Big Moon Farm, still has open summer slots!

Eat local, eat organic:-)


Breastfeeding in Public

I love this! Facebook (oddly, by removing breastfeeding photos they are only fueling the fire) and international commericals like this have been bringing public breastfeeding to light. And while I feel that you shouldn't purposely "overexpose" yourself there is nothing improper or sexual about feeding your child. Let's hope we see commercials more like this one popping up in the US.