Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Earth Day...



Happy Earth Day! I am a little behind on this, but felt strongly about making a change. Yesterday while I was at the store I picked up some of their bags, that they sell there. I need to pick up some more, but this is a start. I always feel a little guilty, seeing the amount of plastic bags, that come into our home each

I caught part of Oprah last week. It really caught my attention! It was about how much we waste. I know, and have known for quite some time, that our family wastes w-a-y to much. It is time for a change. The first thing I have done is made a goal to not pick up fast food, or eat out as much. This is what got my 14 day meal plan going. Now as of Monday we are going to start Oprah's challenge! We will have to change it a little to our family's needs. I am soooo excited to give it a try!

Here is the link if you want to take a look. :)http://www.oprah.com/tows/slide/200804/20080417/slide_20080417_284_101.jhtml

11 Comments:

Blogger donna said...

Good for you girl!!!!
It was so fun talking to you today. we need to talk more often:)

Oh how funny abut Jan. What a small world. I am going to try to have lunch with her soon!!!!!!

April 23, 2008 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

i replaced all my lightbulbs--everything else im on top of--im a HUGE fun of living with LESS!!

that vinyl is GINORMOUS!! i get alllll my stuff from lauralee!! i LOVE that you can remove it to change it if you want! its not permanent!

April 23, 2008 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Michelle, great inspiration in here. I needed yesterday to motivate me even more. I caught some really great tips on doing better. I have slowed way down on purchases. Its like I don't need to feel a void anymore. Its weird.
My son is back in the town of Tempe. He was at ASU, but he says he is in a really rich part. Do you happen to know a Shelly Turner? She is my niece. Her husband is Jason. Just curious. They live in Gil. Have a great green time with those nifty bags.

Hi Donna:)

April 23, 2008 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger SuperCoolMom said...

Good for you! I'll have to check out Oprah's link

April 23, 2008 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Missy :o) said...

I've been thinking about doing that lately. But, I think I would like to make my own ~ kinda been brainstorming about it. We have way too many of those dang plastic bags!

April 23, 2008 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger familywithfivekids said...

I have some of the Target reusuable bags - I have seen in the newspaper some ultra cute ones at Trader Joes that I want to get. Good for you! I love Earth Day.

April 24, 2008 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Kari said...

You go Girl!! Good for you doing all that recycling stuff! We waste way too much too. But we rarely eat out, even fast food. (It's mainly for my waist line! ;) )

And I use those plastic bags from the grocery store to line my bathroom trashes and other miscellaneous uses - I rarely just throw one away.

April 24, 2008 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger onehm said...

Great job, trying to make a change! That's awesome!!!

April 24, 2008 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger Rebecca D. said...

way to go... Re usable bags are my favorite going green change anyone can do. It really makes a difference!

April 25, 2008 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

I have been posting that we are drying our clothes outside this week. I was actually able to do so much more because the wind blew them dry in no time at all.

I have several wide drying racks set up on my deck and I can get much more done if I don't wait for the gas dryer to do one load at a time.

April 25, 2008 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger tammy said...

You are so good to get those bags. I've been thinking about doing the same thing, but that's as far as it's gotten. Thanks for sharing that link, too.

April 27, 2008 at 8:47 AM  

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