greening my home: January

We try really hard to keep the Earth in mind in our daily doings. We compost, we garden, we have solar panels! But it’s the little things in between that can make a world of difference. So I’ve challenged myself to try an institute a time/energy/Earth-saving tidbit every month. 12 changes in a year can mean a lot!!

I struggle, just like everyone, with a neverending pile of dishes. Assessing the dishes, I realized they were, by and large, kids cups. Water with breakfast, water with lunch, maybe milk with dinner and all the necessary sips in between. Why, for water, should there be all these cups!??

I wanted one cup for one day. But how do you (or they) remember which one? I know I have too many things to think about than to remember who had the blue cup and who had the red cup, and was the purple cup actually from today or last week??

Enter the always adaptable Mason jar!

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What kid doesn’t want to decorate their own cup daily!??! And what kid doesn’t want to use that never-ever-allowed-to-touch Sharpie?!? Mine do, mine do! At the end of each day (or beginning of the next, depending on the night!) the cup gets cleaned, all designs and grime and germs and milk leftovers are gone. And we start again tomorrow.

So I’m challenging you to find your own green-ness and share them! Share them with me and everyone! Little changes make big changes! Link to your blog in the comments to tell me what you’re doing! And if you have something you like me to try out, by all means, let me know!

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space

Taking the tree down is always bittersweet. But getting that space back…amazing!

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2012/2013

What a wonderful celebration we had! Friends and snow and kids and food and drink. Wonderful!
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And we ushered in the New Year with as much fun!
The day started lazy for me, duck hunting for Eli. He got a prized Pintail! (Which will be making it’s way to our walls soon, I’m sure!)
Then at midday, Jen and I ran a 5K!! January Run: Done!
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Then lots more sledding fun (all this snow!!)
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I have set some good intentions for this year!!! I’m ready to greet it, day by day!

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christmas celebrations

Our first Christmas in our new home, and not a place to go!?!? Don’t worry, we celebrated all day!!
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Hope you and yours had a merry, merry day too!

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Merry Christmas!

From us to you, we hope your holidays are bright!!
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yeehaw!

I love me some winter driving!!! Yay for snow!

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nope…

…mama got it. Ugh.

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