Monday, May 24, 2010

Spring Flowers

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Beautiful-Organic Green Beans

There is nothing more beautiful then fresh fruits and veggies. I had to share my treasures with you. Green beans are abundant at the Green Being Mom's house! My first one of the season..

Garden Peas: Indoor vs Outdoor

I am so excited to finally see stuff popping up in my garden. I took some pics to show the difference between the seeds I started outside vs inside. The out door seedlings are so much heartier. They have thicker leaves and much stronger stems.They took 2 weeks to pop up (under difficult circumstances w/ May frosts!!). I was starting to think the chipmunks found them and then.. Voila!! Out they came.
My indoor peas were sprouting in 2-3 days but as you can see, the stems are not as strong. I lost my first batch of indoor within days of putting them on my deck (the garden was no ready yet:(--and I was so disappointed that Mother Nature got the best of them..
I just had to share my little treasures with you. Thanks for visiting & happy gardening.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Organic Peas!

My new babies! It took them 2 weeks to pop up out of the ground. I thought for sure the May frost in Ct got the best of them. They are growing hearty. The only problem with fresh peas is getting them in the house. I can sit in the garden and eat them all day! Happy organic gardening!

Interesting Read on Food in America

The Food Movement, Rising The New York Review of Books
This is an example of why this country is so over weight. Food seems to be low on the priority list for some folks. Do you put the expensive gas in your car or do you go for the cheaper? Your body is like a car and it too needs fuel. Are you going to feed it the good stuff and treat it like a luxury vehicle?
It is amazing how a well balanced diet with fresh organic foods can change your life. Try it.



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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Baby Birds First Flight!

My son and I heard a commotion outside this morning so I peeked out my kitchen window and this is what I saw..

The baby birds we have been watching decided to take off and fly!

They frolicked in this bush for a while--then they discovered my garden. They felt the need to take mud baths and they rolled around like silly puppies!

My son and I were in awe. What a way to start the day!

Mobile Solar Power! So Cool!

World's largest mobile solar power system hits movie sets MNN - Mother Nature Network
This is the future people! Check this out. Simply brilliant! Who needs oil?

Avoid Antibacterial Products

Avoid Antibacterial Products

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Disposable Wipes vs Cloth Wipes

OK--so the debate is on Disposable or Cloth wipes??  I can assure you there is no debate in my house. I could not survive--at least with my sanity--if I gave up disposable wipes. I tried cloth wipes in my own gentle solution and that about pushed me over the edge as my baby grew. It's fine with a new born but once those poops get bigger...forget it! Sometimes in life, we come across messes that simply need to be cleaned with a disposable wipe. And I'm not just talking about diapering issues! Have you ever encountered and unidentified mess of some sort? Is your first instinct to smell it? (mine used to be!!) If you are a parent, I am certain you have found yourself in this sticky situation. And as you dispose of the mess I am sure you are also grateful not to revisit that mess in the laundry room. On an eco-friendly note:: I bet I used twice as much water when using cloth wipes because I used so darn many! With my sensitive septic system, cloth wipes just weren't working for this family.
Since I'm giving these disposable bad boys a plug, let me tell you what else I use them for: cleaning hands and faces on the move, messes in my car, removing make-up (thank you Martha Stewart for all these uses for baby wipes!) I would feel naked without a stash of baby wipes in my purse.
So there you have it..
This eco-friendly- Green Being is addicted to baby wipes!
Thanks for visiting & keep up the green work.

Try it!! You'll LOVE it!!

On Route 7. Check it out. So worth it!

Monday, May 10, 2010

So Easy to Save Energy

Simple Energy Savings Real Simple
I always unplug my appliances when I am done using them. This really makes a difference.

Non-Toxic Cleaning Solutions

All-Natural Cleaning Solutions Real Simple
Also::one of my favorite things to clean with is my Steamer. No cleaning products needed. Just steam. Love it! I can clean the sinks, tubs, floors with just water! So satisfying not to smell horrible bleach!
I also use baking soda when I need something to get the soap scum off the tub or yucky marks out of the potty. Works like a charm.
I use a vinegar and water solution to clean my counters. Ok--it smells a little funky at first (don't make it too strong. A little vinegar goes a long way). The scent dissapates quickly and the best part is if you accidently squirt yourself in the face>and yes, I have done this>you won't have to flush your eyes out worrying you will go blind.
Simple tips I learned from NICU nurses when my daughter was born preemie and had a long stay in the hospital. Those nurses are information machines! I wanted to keep all chemicals out of the house. We have done this now for 8 years and I wouldn't change a thing!
So not only will you save a buck or two, you are being kind to your lungs and Mother Earth.
Keep up the Green work!

How to Care for Potted Plants | Real Simple

How to Care for Potted Plants Real Simple

New Beginning at 40!

I am so excited to launch this blog. Finally, just after my 40th bday I decided to jump right in. I started off with the Ridgefield Info Moma blog and realized that I limited my self to a small audience. I have so much to say--and those who know me would chuckle at that statement being that I have never been shy about speaking my mind.
Social networking has been such a powerful part of my life as a stay at home mom. It's not just about keeping in touch with old buddies from high school and college. It's so much more--if you want it to be.
Welcome to the blog community!
>The women, parents, people in general that I am meeting through common blogs is truly amazing. The way women reach out to women in the blog world is impressive and I embrace it! I have received valuable parental support and in return I always try to reach out when giving the opportunity.
After devouring Facebook and Twitter, and seeing the speed and power of information sharing, I felt that I could use this powerful tool to help others like me connect and share. Whether it's ideas about solar power or nutritious snacks for your kids the conversation is on!
Thanks for checking in!

Governments must act swiftly to salvage biodiversity, UN report finds

Governments must act swiftly to salvage biodiversity, UN report finds

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Reducing, Reusing, Recycling 101 | Real Simple

Reducing, Reusing, Recycling 101 Real Simple

10 Unexpected Natural Cleaners | Real Simple

10 Unexpected Natural Cleaners Real Simple

Cape Wind cuts key deal |

Cape Wind cuts key deal |

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