Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Christmas is packed away, and it's a time of quiet reflection and looking ahead to what I hope to achieve this year.  It's my belief that we can always make improvements in ourselves, inside and out.   And the same goes with our homes.  I have this instinct to clean out the old and re-do, update etc...
I have quite a few collections, some are packed away in boxes and others are displayed.  I get board easily just looking at some of them and change things around often.  Especially in the winter months when I am house bound more than summer.  

Please make a resolution to think about each and every thing you dispose of, and make certain that if it's an item someone else could use, it gets donated.  Recycle all the items that don't have to go into the landfill.  
I used to live on the big island of Hawaii, and that is where my oldest son Jeramiah was born.  I used disposable diapers and we would have to take our garbage to the dump.  It really affected me when I saw all the trash piling up, (think of all the hotels and all the waste in the restaurants).  Then I learned that they would ship trash to other states by barge.  Our earth is like that little island, it's filling up and there won't be any other place to put it.

The next two kids wore cloth diapers and my love relationship with mother nature began.  Compost piles, recycling bins, clothes lines, cloth napkins, buying in bulk, ....what will you do this year to help?  Please think green .   

For leaving us a comment on what you will do, or some great green idea's.  We'll put your name in a drawing for a set of 8 handmade napkins and repurposed napkin rings.


  1. I love your commitment to being green. I am the "recycle Nazi" according to my family. And I comstantly have a box for Goodwill or the resale shop cast-offs. Every couple weeks, I drop it off. Amazing how we don't miss the stuff and once a month, $40 or so from the resale shop proceeds treats me- or fills my gas tank. My entire house project is a reuse project- I am in the laundry room now...come visit.

  2. I have been saving aluminum pull tabs to recycle into jewelry and making lamps out of found objects.

  3. I've been getting antsy to re-do all of the table-top arrangements around the house lately too, rotating paintings from my collection, switching throw pillows,etc.
    We used cloth diapers for Nora. They've come a long way since those dusting cloths, safety pins and rubber pants days!

  4. Yeah, that's me up there under the alias 6p00e5 . . . . typepad is so annoying!