Can I be Geogory Clooney's ride?

Help me! I am a Prius, a much beloved hybrid car. But I am turning into a landfill! I dream about being George Clooney’s car, or just having an owner that cleans and cares for me. Looking back at my diary, I really hope someone out there hears my cry for help. October 18, 2005 Yikes! I don’t like the way she drives. She really needs to pay attention to the road. Too many close calls. And please, lighten up your lead foot... December 30, 2005 ...more

Recycle, Reuse, Recreation - all in one project

Art? Art with recycled material? My children have always suffered greatly from my lack of artistic imagination, generally speaking. But every so often, we manage to create an art project together that entertains everyone involved. And the best part is that the end products are actually usable. Have you counted how many sheets of paper towel you use everyday, especially when your toddlers spill all sorts of liquid through out the day? And have you counted how many old T-shirts that have been long forgotten in your closet? ...more

'Tis the season for heirloom tomatoes

To state that I like tomatoes is like saying Harry Potter fans casually enjoy the books. Yes, I am a fanatic. In my brasher and more spontaneous college days, I entered multiple tomato eating contests and nearly won a couple. It was all about quantity then. ...more

PrAna - anti-fashion fashion?

I will be the first one to admit that other than watching America’s Top Model and reading InStyle occasionally, I know little about fashion. The couture world is as far away from me as the headhunting tribes in Papua New Guinea. With eco-fashion rising to be a new hot topic, models are sent down the runway in hemp, organic cotton, eco silk, recycled cashmere, and other environmentally friendly material. ...more

Recycle, Reuse, Recreation - all in one kid project

Art? Art with recycled material? My children have always suffered greatly from my lack of artistic imagination, generally speaking. But every so often, we manage to create an art project together that entertains everyone involved. And the best part is that the end products are actually usable. Have you counted how many sheets of paper towel you use everyday, especially when your toddlers spill all sorts of liquid through out the day? And have you counted how many old T-shirts that have been long forgotten in your closet? ...more
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