Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Ok Mama;s who use cloth pads, what do you do when you are out of the house? Do any of you have a mini wet bag? Do you try to time changing your pad around being at home? We have a log trip coming up and we will be on the road for days. I would love to her suggestions n how to travel with cloth, for mamma!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
So DH and I are moving and trying to do that with very little impact on the environment is VERY tough!!! Normally DH woud go out to the moving store and by tape, paper, and boxes, I woud head to the Dept. Store and buy loads of paper towel for cleaning and or course a bottle or two of new cleaners. This time this was NOT an option, none of that is very "green". So we had to get creative. We packed in boxes i got from the hospital where i worked that were headed for the dump, wrap in old art paper that was also headed for the trash. The old papers we were throwing out were shredded and the shreds replaced styrofoam peanuts. We will continue to clean with our microfiber and vinegar cleaners. If you have a green moving tip for us post in a comment below!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Hey all! I want to get some traffic going on my blog soooo lets have a GIVEAWAY! At 75 Fans I will giveaway a FREE Coolababy Bamboo Charcoal Onesize Pocket Diaper with insert or a WAHM Wet Bag. Here's how the contest will work:
- Become a follower of my blog (1 entry)
- Post on facebook, twitter, or your own blog that this blog is having a giveaway (2 entries per post) make sure you tell me in a comment :)
- Tell me your favorite reusable product, diaper, cloth pad, etc (with link ) (1 entry)
Ok so the "green journey" continued and the next big thing was the end of disposable feminine hygien products. Bye bye tampons, pantyliners, no more kotex, they were all replaced with cloth. Yes you heard me CLOTH. Yuck right? NO! Surprisingly YAY! I was a sceptic but we ordered a set of cloth pads from a work at home lady and my 6 cloth pads arrived. They looked like a pad but flannel and a snap on the wings instead of sticky tabs. I placed it on and WOW i was hooked. SO much more comfortable. When it was ready to be changed i simply put it in a "wet bag" designed for cloth diapers. I throw them in the wash(or hand wash) when i placed the last pad on. I need more i will tell you that, and i would love to trial or even review some more so cloth pad makers, retailers, WHAMS etc spam me with your details. I would also love to try a Menstrual Cup like the MoonCup, Lunette Etc
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
So the first step in my "Green Journey" was how i was cleaning. I was using a lot of harsh chemicals. I loved the cleaner isle which promised a bacteria free fresh smelling home... but at what cost? I did some research and found out that a health care facility had found that cleaning with a high vinegar - water ratio spray and microfiber cloths were killing bateria, and doing less harm to those with respiratory illness. So I headed to my local grocery store and picked up a giant bottle of vinegar, hit up the dollar store for some spray bottles and microfiber towels and got cleaning. It wasn't long and i was HOOKED! My now husband (then boyfriend) found his allergies were better managed, my "cleaning headaches" were gone and the house looked and smelled pretty freakin' clean! So i kept it up and i havent turned back!!! So i mix half and half distilled water and vinegar and clean away!!!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
This is how it all got started. I had always been a little earth friendly as a kid, ya know reduce reuse recycle. Went around saying "give a hoot don't pollute!" And jumped on a few badwagons so to speak. But as i got older that fell to the wayside a bit. Then i read a book about reducing our impact and it changed me. The book is by Colin Bevan and it really challenged me. I looked at how i was living my life and the things i was doing and the impact they had on the earth. I realized that i need to do more to save the environment so there was something less for my futre children. I want to start blog for all of you out there living the "green life" or those wanting to reduce your impact.