Fun Friday – Go Green! How 3 Simple Tips Can Save YOU Some Green

Go Green is a sustainable environmental program to revitalize the Philippine ecosystem and sustain the Philippine fashion accessories industry.  It is an initiative of the Fashion Accessories Manufacturers And Exporters Foundation Philippines, Inc. (FAME Foundation) in partnership with the Department Of Environment And Natural Resources Region VII (DENR-VII).

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Hey, happy Friday.  Last week we celebrated Earth Day as a reminder to everyone how important it is to protect our resources. Well, today is Arbor Day, in honor to take care of our trees. So, I have some simple tips that will not only help the planet, but also your pocket-book!

Heat/Air Systems

Did you know that indoor air pollutants are up 100X higher than outside? Yuk! Time to open up some windows! Better indoor air quality keeps the heat & a/c components from dirt & debris.

So keep your systems up to date. Regular heating & a/c tune-ups can save you up to 30% on your energy bills. Upgrading your heat & air systems can save you a whopping 50% on your energy bills! Also, just turning your a/c up by 2º degrees can save energy by 12%!

Recycling

Now, most of us are already familiar with recycling, per in many states in the U.S. it is now mandatory.  But, did you also know, that recycling just ONE plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60W light bulb for at least 6 hrs? Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees & 7000 gallons of water! Trees provide vital protection for the Earth’s topsoil from erosion, oxygen, and homes for wildlife. They are also a renewable resource that provides a variety of materials for building, fuel & office supplies. If we could increase our recycling rate from 35% to 75%, it could create 1.5 million permanent new jobs. Show me the money! If you’re not recycling, that should be enough motivation to inspire you to start! And for others, to take your recycling up a notch!

Buy Smart

Try to skip the bottled water if possible, which can be expensive. Buying a home filter & also investing in a portable filtered thermos for your water, will save you more money in the long run. Also, try to invest in more natural foods & natural cleaners for your home. Looking for items without the extra additives & extra chemicals, will cut down on the toxicity levels you inhale & ingest, which can save your health…which is priceless!

I hope you’ve enjoyed these simple tips that can not only help you individually, but our planet as a whole…& as you know, we’re in this together!😊

Now, do YOU Recycle? Please share any suggestions you have to Go green or what you are doing to personally contribute.

Wishful Wednesday – Expectancy

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“Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy. It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.” ― Henri Nouwen

 

So, my wish for you today is… Be expectant!

 

Keep your levels high to expect something great to happen. Don’t close yourself off due to fear of failure, or disappointment.  And if it doesn’t happen after a period of time, don’t be afraid to switch things up.  Keep looking for new happenings until something does!😊

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I feel the need…for speed!  Hide your car keys everybody!

Fun Friday – Beautiful Spring Garden Ideas

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Happy Friday, we’ve made it through another week.  Spring is definitely in full swing, so I’ve decided to share these beautiful garden pics, that may help inspire you to get your landscaping & gardening on! Also, if you’re interested in involving the kids with the gardening…click here. Enjoy! 😊

 

 

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No grass? No problem. This is an awesome solution for those that lack greenery.

 

 

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This is just gorgeous!

 

 

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How cozy is this! This is my fav pic. A great way to relax after a long day

 

 

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If you only have a patio or balcony, this simple, yet colorful look works perfectly

 

Inspired yet? Which pics do YOU like best?  Leave your comments 🙂

 

Wishful Wednesday – Imagine

Albert Einstein — Imagination Will Take You Everywhere

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“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”— Robert Fulghum

So, my wish for you today is… Be imaginative 

Don’t allow people or circumstances, to shut down your ability to create & dream…per often your creativity is the fuel that’s needed, to help you fly. 😊

WAckY WeDneSdaY – Silly Pic

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Try it & see what happens! Ha! Ha! 😀