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Earth Day FREE Shipping April 22, 2011

Did I say FREE Shipping? Oh yes I didi! Today only, for Earth Day, I'll be picking up the Canada Post tab and shipping any coffee sleeve to you. I'm helping you make the switch from the old carboard slippy sleeve or double cupping. Check out my selection and I'm sure you'll find one that will suit your style.

How are you celebrating Earth Day this year? Are you making any changes? Driving less? Using less power?

check out this link –>> http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&sc_id=67807&seller_id=41529&op=new

 

Enjoy!

Tara xoxo

 

Wishful Wednesday – MudPuppy April 21, 2010

In the theme of Earth Day/Week – I wanted today’s item to not only be fabulous and something I drooled over, but I liked how it had an Earth Day twist.  What could be a better pick than something plantable? These hanging planters or pods are just so pretty and unique, and when  I saw them last week after the wonderful Danielle (of Etsy) tweeted them I nearly fell off my chair. Since then I have returned to Mudpuppy’s page a few times to gaze upon their beauty and have come to love many of her items.

Here’s a little something I found about house plants via wikipedia:

“Indoor plants reduce components of indoor air pollution, particularly volatile organic compounds (VOC) such as benzene, toluene, and xylene. The compounds are removed primarily by soil microorganisms. Plants can also remove CO2, which is correlated with lower work performance, from indoor areas.[1] The effect has been investigated by NASA for use in spacecrafts.[2] Plants also appear to reduce airborne microbes and increase humidity.[3]

Have your cake & eat it too – have a slice of beauty within your room and while it is busy looking pretty it is cleaning up your airspace.

Here are a couple of other items from the shop:

Modern White Baby Head Vase / Planter by MudpuppyWee bud vase with woven knotless net - 11 colors to choose from

Ceramic nest egg savings bank money box

 

Tweaking Tuesday – Earth Day edition April 20, 2010

Ahhh.. lets take a break from my incessant ramblings about weight loss and efforts to get healthy this year (sol far non of it has helped at all). Lets take a few moments over our morning coffee to reflect on how we can tweak our habits in order to help mother earth – for ourselves, for our children and so on. Sometimes all it takes is little changes in our day-to-day lives (tweaks even) to make a huge difference. I’ll be honest here, there are many ‘green’ tweaks I can still do in my life, but over time I’m becoming more earth friendly.

Here are my top five tweaks for today and they are pretty easy too:

1. Stop buying individual servings sizes of food – this is a huge pollutant with all the extra packaging. Instead buy mini Tupperware (you know what I mean) or even eco-friendly reusable bags and portion it yourself.  You’ll even save money!

2. Enough with the plastic water bottles – I still see them everywhere and it drives me bananas: they are bad for the environment and you. Instead buy yourself a reusable plastic water bottle or a stainless canteen

3. Get out of your car to buy your morning coffee, especially if you are on your own. There is no need to run your car in the drive through lineup creating a lot of unneeded pollution just for a double double. (or god forbid you are one of those ordering a couple dozen donuts with specific types). Save the drive thru for the ones who need it. (I do when I have my two wee ones with me, but I’ll even skip my cup of coffee if the line is more than 1 deep)

4. Turn off the lights when you leave a room (tv too!), this will save a lot of energy. It should be a habit to develop, just flicking the switch. I’m not going to discuss those long-lasting lightbulbs here, because they also contain mercury which isn’t so eco-friendly.

5. Choose items with less packaging – putting the pressure on manufacturers to stop with the over packaging of our toys, food, everything. I know they all want to stand out on the shelves, but when I can fill my garbage and recycling bin after a children’s birthday party you have to admit things have gotten out of control!

What tweaks would you like to add?

Here are a few Eco-Friendly related items:

Reusable Sandwich Bag - Aqua Dots by MamaMade

Trees Cutlery Wrap by TheStraightStitch

Pretty Water Bottle - Patty Young Humming Birds White by PrettyNPreppy

Yum in a Cup - Knitted On-the-Go Cup Cozy by KnitStorm

Spotted Owl Mug Hugger by BoutiqueKarma

NEW Organic COFFEE VANILLA CINNAMON vegan all natural votive soybean candle pure essential oils eco friendly earthy spa aromatherapy by Lilsprout

Lilac glassine-lined MERCHANDISE BAGS, recycled content -- 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 -- bulk, 50 bags by greenBubble

Eco Friendly Seeded Soap Boxes by yummysuds

 

Montage Monday – Earth Week April 19, 2010

Eco Friendly items are everywhere right now, it is not just a trending phrase anymore. People are living Earth day year round right now. However, to celebrate Earth Day & Earth Week I’ve created this small little montage today, and don’t be surprised if I make another couple of collections throughout the week. Enjoy!

Tara xoxo

Blue Polka Dot Bento Box Lunch Bag by urbanharmonie

Reusable food bags - set of three blue by kootsac

Every Day is Earth Day Pendant by christyrobinsondesigns

Mother's Day Plantable Card by witandwhistle

Scrabble Tile Pendant - GO GREEN DAISY save the earth Earth DAY by JesseJanes

Reusable Coffee Cuff in Spa Roundabout by BoutiqueKarma