Plastics Are Bumming Me Out

Last week at an after-work reception, I met Lisa Boyle, the co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition.  We talked about food when we met, not plastic.  At home, I looked at her card and thought, "I'm actually really good about not using plastic." ...more

Flinging Flannel: The Day Daddy's Pajamas Went to Poop!

Today I did some mending. My Dear Husband saw me with a needle and thread (I'm hardly the DIY type) then disappeared upstairs and returned with a pair of lovely green and blue plaid pajama bottoms. There was a hole bigger than his bum in the crotch of these pjs, but he insisted that loved them and couldn't bear to part with them. Could I fix them? But no, I could not. As I mentioned, I am not much for these types of projects But something bloomed inside of me today and I had an idea....more

Spring is here and it's time to get those seedlings ready to go!

I adore spring. The extra sunlight, the warmer weather, the increasingly longer days. But I love to watch things grow too and turn into something fabulous....more

Cut the Clutter

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New Years Resolution - 10 Ways to Go Green

We all want to try to go green or help sustain the environment but it seems so difficult and time consuming. As my new years resolution I decided I was going to try to find 10 easy ways to "go green." Find out what I did in my most recent post.New Years Resolution - 10 Ways to Go Green...more

Tweet Tweet Home - Spring is Right Around the Corner

I know, it may seem that I am jumping the gun on spring here, but as I live in SoCal (don’t hate me!), I can tell you that the birds are a-buzzing over here!  I have noticed (and heard) plenty of house finches looking for a place to nes...more

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, RESTYLE.

I have a hard time throwing out stuff. It is hard. It drives my husband crazy! So I have decided to start taking clothes I don't wear anymore, and transform them into new things! I have also done some thrift store shopping and found some awesome men dress shirts that I have made into new pieces.Today's post is a yellow men's dress shirt that I transformed into a tank top. I loved the pattern and I am drawn to the mustard-y shade of yellow. The model is my sister. I added ruffles for a more feminine look. Pair it with a belt, and you're set!...more

Trash Talk Tuesday: Advice from the Little People

Last night my little Robert read to me his take home book from school “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” He read each page slowly, soaked in the pictures, and when he finished he beamed with pride. Mom,” We do all of this! We recycle!” His excitement peaked my interest and I was curious to see what advice my little guys could for making our lifestyle more green. So, I piped up “What else do you think we could do to help the environment?” My oldest son Alex exclaimed, “Clean our rooms!” http://belleofthecarnival.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/trash-talk-tuesday-ad......more

Trash Talk Tuesday – The T-Disc Dilemma and the Dispute

  It was just last week  I suffered from the great T-Disc dilemma!  I wasn’t sure if  T-Disc could be recycled?  But then I got an idea courtesy of Your Guide to  Green Living  which informed me that coffee grounds were full of nutrients that plants love. As I read I noticed  my lovely oregano, dill,  parsley and  basil looking a little hung over....more

As you long as you don't point it out - he doesn't notice. He's just happy to be fed :Omore