April 28, 2009

April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

I hope everyone had a great Earth Day! We sure did. It was beautiful outside and we met our homeschooling friends at the park.

Please do what you can to be green :o)

Here are some ideas:
-Use cloth instead of paper towels and napkins
-Recycle, recycle, recycle!
-When you print something you don't need, tear it in half and make a pile of notepaper.
-Compost! Take a plastic garbage can with a lid, drill some 1" holes all over it, fill it with fruit &
veggie scraps, dead leaves, shredded paper, and a little water. Let it cook in the sun until it's
done and then dump it in the garden or whereever else you would like some awesome organic
-reuse glass containers for storing leftovers instead of plastic and baggies
-buy cloth reusable bags for your groceries. They won't break, have longer handles, and hold
way more
-shop garage sales and second hand stores.
-have a garage sale or put stuff on freecycle - one man's garbage...
-turn your heat down and turn your air up
-use long lasting light bulbs
-insulate, insulate, insulate
-use natural cleaning products - vinegar and water can clean anything!
-be more organized about your shopping so you'll drive less - save gas - save money
-plant trees - grow fruit - buy meat from a natural farmer
I could go on forever :o)
Do what you can, and others, especially your kids, will follow :o)

April 18, 2009

Ideas for Earth Day / Arbor Day

Since Earth Day / Arbor Day is next week, I was curious if anyone has some good ideas for celebrating. Last year we got free tree seedlings at Cub Foods. I've seen that McDonalds will be giving out free tree seedlings on Friday April 24th.

Another interesting tidbit about being environmentally friendly is you can recycle your ink cartridges and it will help donate money to The Raptor Center - here is the link with more info: http://www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu/recycling/home.html

Speaking of Ink Cartridges...since we homeschool, does anyone have great resources of where to get ink cartridges cheap? Seems like we go through them ALOT and they are not cheap. I was thinking of asking Office Max if they would consider any kind of homeschool discount.


April 8, 2009

Back to Basics Bread

I'll have to try this one out :o) It looks quick and easy!

April 5, 2009

Homeschool links

I just added a bunch of homeschool links on the right side of the page. Some have great free curriculum and other stuff. Let me know if you have any others to add :o)

April 3, 2009

Free audiobooks online

Click here to go to LibriVox. You can search and find books and listen to them.