Yesterday I got a photo of two of my baby finches outside of the nest having a good time! My gray one and a cream colored one were hanging out on a perch together testing the waters! I am super excited and surprised that they are flying so early in their development! In other news […]
Enjoy the holidays- family members and all!
I am going to be honest, the holidays make me very anxious. I find that old issues and grudges resurface during this time and they make the holidays almost impossible to enjoy. Visiting certain family members means enduring blatant insults, being judged, openly criticized and manipulated. Certain people will go on and on about all […]
Have you put up your holiday decorations yet?
Several of our neighbors have really gone all out with holiday decorations. I am amazed at how many people have started and completed putting up their holiday decorations, it is only November 27th! We haven’t even retrieved our holiday decorations from the storage unit yet and some of our neighbors have all their decorations up […]
Recycled sweater purse and glove instructions
I had planned to publish the instructions for the cozy sweater purse in my previous post titled Homemade Christmas gift ideas, to-go boxes and purses… Oh my but the post became rather long and for the sake of the sanity of my readers I put the instructions here in a separate post so it could […]
Rude people suck!! Black Friday Experiences Shared
I went out today to so some shopping, specifically because I needed to get a chainsaw for my boyfriend. No, I am not killing him.. It was one of the gifts he wanted so he could chop wood and all that good stuff. I was paying with gift cards I earned from gather. Anyway the […]
Clever Holiday Gifts I found- November 2007
I have gotten the majority of my big holiday shopping out of the way prior to thanksgiving this year. Yay for me! I try to do this every year and am not always successful, this year I pulled it off though! Oh, by the way of you still need to do holiday shopping consider doing […]
November 15th- America Recycles Day!
Today, November 15th is America Recycles Day. Do you recycle? Do you know why recycling is important? I want to encourage everyone to take some time to learn about the recycling today. If you have kids teach them about recycling too! Did you know that “the average American discards 7.5 pounds of garbage every day”? […]
Energy saving lights for your yard!
You probably already know I am a sustainable living freak. We love saving our gray water for the garden, we like energy efficient appliances and just about anything that can save us money and energy. We even just started a “green blog”, greenpreferred.com The new energy efficient craze is LED lights. These are a very […]
Avoid the crowds- shop online!
I do that majority of my holiday shopping online and I even start buying stuff before the official holiday shopping time period. Last year just for fun I went to some of my favorite stores for “black friday”. It was exciting and chaotic but was not nearly worth the hassle in my opinion. Last year […]
Get some energy effcient light bulbs for the holidays!!
I am pretty excited! I just found out that this winter we can switch our Christmas/ holiday lights and be more energy efficient! That is right; they have now come out with more energy efficient bulbs for those holiday light strands! This is another way to save money on that electric bill and help the […]