Green Printing

Companies all over the world are jumping on the green bandwagon. Green printing is one of those as well. Printing companies are worried about their impact on the world just like everyone else. This is a really good thing because it is our responsibility to make sure that we preserve our environment for future generations.

There are all kinds of green products and services out there in today’s world. There are cleaning products that are green, as well as, everyday things that we use. Plastic bottles, toilet paper, news paper and many more are made from recycled products. This helps keep a lot of waste out of the land fills. Do your part and recycle too.

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Reduse, Reuse and Recycle

Flower Care

This year was pretty much a disaster as far as my back yard. Usually I would be reaping the rewards of a small backyard garden and giving extra produce to friends, neighbors, family and co workers. Between the weather being crazy and my lack of interest and energy this year, it just didn’t work out.

I did manage to get a few tomato plants that are producing although usually there are plenty of red ones on the vine by now. But they are taking their time in ripening. It is actually a bit better for me because I can only use and give so many tomatoes in the first week of August. This year’s month August is being call Autumn in August, even some of the bushes and trees are totally confused at to what time of the year it is. There has been several mornings that I have gone outside, the wind is blowing and it’s overcast, that I have witnessed a good amount of leaves on the ground as well a a bunch of leaves being tossed around in the cool breeze.

I think I will back off on some of the food items in the garden next year. A nice break from this yearly chore. I would love to start planting some nicer plants and buses around the yard. I have all winter to learn what I need to know and do for caring for orchids and all the other beautiful and colorful flowers that I am looking forward to tend to next spring and summer. I can’t wait to start getting all the seeds and flower catalogs that I always find in my mailbox right before the up and coming spring plantings.

In the mean time I’ll be looking around online to do a bit of research which will make all the decisions as an educated consumer.

 

 

 

Back To School

Right now we are being over loaded with commercials about Back To School. All the supplies are on sale in an effort to make sure all of the little kiddies will have everything they need to wear and use while in school for the 2014-2015 school year.

It is hard to believe that in just a few short years we will be watching our daughter climb up the stairs that lead into the big yellow school bus. That bus will be taking her to school and away from our 24/7 watch. It will be exciting but scary for all of us, not something that I’m looking forward to at all.

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Time For The School Buses

Sweet Emptiness

Eliminating and staying away from desserts and sweets can be a challenging task for many individuals.  For some reason the human body for most has a natural response to crave sugar. The strength of craving depends on the individual.  Some people have a need to eat something sweet after every meal. One option for a sweet treat is candy.

There is a variety of choices when it comes to candy. Everything from chocolate to sweet to sour. There literally is something for everyone. They say “variety is the spice of life” however, in this case I think perhaps our country has too many varieties. Having all of these options makes obtaining the fill for a person’s craving too easy in my opinion. The United States has an obesity problem. Eating candy and sweets does not help shed the pounds. Desserts and candy are pure empty calories that leave an individual craving more, creating a vicious circle.

we all have a sweet tooth

Our Sweet Tooth

Christmas Shopping. Start now. Just Do It.

Although it is in the middle of the summer, I can’t help but think about how winter is right around the corner and all of the things that come along with the winter months. I am not a fan of winter. The cold, the snow, the icy roads and then of course there is always all of the holidays that come along with winter. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

Now is a good time to start thinking of who I am going to feel obligated to purchase Christmas presents for and how much money I plan on spending on it all. I am going to Start now. There are a lot if things on sale right now because stores are trying to get rid of their summer stock and make way for items that are needed for back to school and for the cold weather that we all have to prepare for.

Last year I managed to purchase every single gift online. I got a lot of my shopping done at Musician’s Friend’s website since so many of my friends and family are into playing music. I didn’t have to actually go to any of the old brick and mortar stores, except for the food items that I needed for the various family holiday dinners. I would love to be able to brag about doing the exact some thing about for this year’s celebrations.

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