I am so thankful for such a wonderful day. Great friends and family gathering around the table, where we went around the table to say what we were thankful for. I am blessed. Dinner was by far the best Thanksgiving meal I have had in a very long time. The meal was fresh and full... Continue Reading →
Inspired by this post from Eco Women - I have challenged myself to prepare a Thanksgiving meal with local ingredients. This means that I will build my menu around food that is grown or raised within a 100 mile radius of my home. I will have to do some research, because the local farmers markets... Continue Reading →
When I stay at the English Inn in cVille, I often meander around the community gardens next door... There is a secret (and magic) garden behind every gate.
Thanks to my sister, the garden on my deck is off-the-hook this summer We planted a succulent pot (my favorite item in the garden): Many happy tomatoes are on the way: The herbs and such are very green: The coneflowers are in bloom: Even our crazy cat is happy here:
By displaying the 350 Challenge badge from Brighter Planet (see the badge on the right), I am helping to offset 122,500 lbs of CO2 -- that's like turning off 38,000 light bulbs for a day! They are only doing this for 350 blogs, and they are just over 300 right now so hurry and ad this badge to your... Continue Reading →
From 8-9 pm tonight (March 29th) it is officially Earth Hour, an international event intended to promote electricity conservation and lower carbon emissions. Tell all of your friends and neighbors, light a candle, enjoy some quiet time, and do your part to contribute to a greener earth.
The Global Oneness Project I continue to be amazed and inspired by people connecting in ways previously unimaginable - in the spirit of making a difference. This project is a testament to this and to the power of our new, interconnected global community. Take some time, visit the site, watch some videos and be inspired... Continue Reading →
I noticed recently that local grocery stores are starting to carry a lot more locally produced items, including wine, coffee and produce. Ultimately this does benefit the local economy and support local business and albeit convenient, it is much more expensive to shop this way. Of course if you have to rely on grocery stores, it is... Continue Reading →