Secrets Saturday #4:

We want to be WWOOFers.

If you love organic farming like our family or want to learn about it while exploring foreign lands like us? We are learning  more about it each day and hope to take part in WWOOF(World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)as a family in the near future.

 In return for your volunteer help, hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.

◊ WWOOF volunteers do not pay for their stay.
Photo: Margaret Singer 
◊ WWOOF hosts do not pay volunteers for their help.
◊ WWOOF organisations usually charge a small fee to hosts and volunteers. This fee helps maintain and develop the WWOOF network.

to learn more click here

WWOOF by region:

WWOOF in North & Central America
(USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica,
the Caribbean etc)
WWOOF in South America
(Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil etc)
WWOOF in Europe-Middle East
(European Union, Turkey, Israel etc)
WWOOF in Africa
(Cameroon, Uganda, South Africa etc)
WWOOF in the Asia-Pacific
(Australia, India, Japan etc)
click here for more info

Hollywood we’re ready…

Wow that went fast I can’t believe I haven’t found time to post my life isn’t that busy between homeschooling, working running a side business, spring cleaning and make sure I keep our four kids alive here’s what productions we’ve been up to.

Barbershop:Little E had her first haircut this week she asked me to cut it after it got to long and was in the way on the potty she insists we’re sending it to her Uncle M who lost his hair at a young age so he can have long pretty hair like her.

Puss N Boots:My kids seem to think putting rainboots on the cat will make it famous, I have no idea why.

Big Fish: Lucy has a gift for catching fish like the rest of the girls in the family.

The Little Princess: Little E has this fascination with being Mulan after big sister performed in a local theatre production of Disney’s Mulan Jr. so she walks around with her hair up saying things like “Mulan a soldier?”,  “Mulan would like dinner”, “Mulan would like you to get her a drink now”. we find it rather amusing and it’s the only time she’ll where her hair up. 

Easter Parade:This is what became of the easter candy which is now gone.

Green Myth Monday: wk 2

Myth No. 1: Small changes don’t matter.

One of your biggest weapons in the green movement is your own wallet. Recent numbers demonstrate that a few smarter buying decisions translate to big changes in the planet. One that’s fairly easy: When you buy household paper goods (like paper towels, napkins, toilet paper and copy paper), look for products that use high percentages of recycled or post-consumer waste.

A lot of the major paper manufacturers are cutting virgin forests to make the items you use, says Jennifer Powers, spokeswoman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental advocacy group. But some well-known green-label brands, like Seventh Generation and Whole Foods Market’s 365 line, use recycled materials instead.

If everyone in the country elected to buy one package of 100 percent recycled napkins instead of the nonrecycled variety, that act alone would save 1 million trees, says Powers.  for more myths go here

Did you know? Americans could save more than 400,000 trees if each family bought a roll of recycled toilet paper—just once.

 TP info

Our family started buying the 100% recycled paper products like toilet paper and paper towels from Publix. I found them to be just as good as middle of the road brands though the toilet paper might not have aloe and the fancy quilting like others it is actually quite nice and beats using a leaf… if you’ve ever camped or spent time outdoors you know what I’m talking about.