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.

Motivation Monday – When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

Quotes About Family And Beach

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You know, with Easter just ending the other day, I couldn’t help but think about all the kids that had their candy-filled Easter baskets, & the super fun they probably had searching for hidden Easter eggs. I don’t have my own children, but as I’ve stated in my bio, I have cared for them, & I also have several nieces & nephews.  And do you know what I’ve noticed? Kids LOVE to copy & imitate. They love to play follow the leader, they love to pretend.  Many times I will give a child a specific verbal response to an action, & on another occasion hear one of them respond to another child with the very same wording! They are so amazing, & yet so impressionable.

I discovered this video some time ago & thought it was just too profound not to share, so take a moment to view it…especially if you are a parent, or have an authoritative role in the lives of children, please do watch!

Also, share your comments on what you thought about it.  Enjoy 😊

What Is Good Friday?

Happy Easter Day Cards

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Hey all, Happy Good Friday! I’m steering away from my normal post a bit, in recognition of the holiday weekend.  So, best wishes for a wonderful Easter!  Also, for those who would like to know more about WHY we call it Good Friday … & why we celebrate Easter…you’re free to click here to learn more.  Enjoy your weekend! 😊

 

Fun Friday – How To Easily Create Beautiful No-Dye Easter Eggs

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Hey, happy Friday.  How’s your week been? Wow, I cannot believe it’s already time for Easter! For those of you who still like to get creative this time of year with Easter egg hunts & the whole nine yards….no problemo, I got you covered.  There are some awesome decorative tips that I am just “dyeing” to share with you…so let’s get to it! 🙂

 

Flower Garden Easter Eggs

Easter Egg display

You can easily mimic springtime flowers with this lovely, decorative tabletop garden. Use leftover 3-D scrapbooking stickers to decorate your Easter eggs, then display in beautiful egg cups. Easy-breezy…just peel and stick!

 

Gorgeous Glitter Eggs

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Aren’t you bedazzled? A bit of glue and colorful glitter are all you need to create these stunning Easter eggs. You can look for glitter in a variety of sizes and colors. Sequins can also add a pop of color and texture to these sparkly jewels for that extra wow factor.

 

Paper Blossom Eggs

Easter eggs

Too cute! To create these crafty flowers, cut origami paper into a range of different-size squares. Fold the squares and freehand-cut flower patterns of your choice. Using a small paintbrush, apply white glue to the backs of the flowers and adhere to eggs, pressing out excess glue or air bubbles. Cut thin strips of paper to make stems and leaves.

 

Yellow Washi Tape Tulip Easter Eggs

Isn’t this creative? Yep, no mess or dyes are needed to hatch these clever, floral-inspired eggs. To create the tulip-petal pattern, tear small pieces of yellow washi tape and cover Easter eggs. For the best effect, vary the placement of the tape. Complete the blooms by placing the eggs in cupcake liners with a grass-like print, and for added flair…atop ceramic egg cups or candlestick holders.

I do hope you have enjoyed the tips & will be able to utilize some of them.  Until next time, “Toodles!” 😀

 

Fun Friday – Spring Cleaning!

A good way to clean house 🙂

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Fun Friday – It’s a Showdown!

Video: La Gaurdia Cross.

It’s a fight to the finish! Enjoy! 🙂