Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gypsies, Tramps, and Theives

We're moving again! At least once a year for the last 5 years! So here are my Earth Friendly moving ideas!

1.) Use boxes acquired from supermarkets. That way they are used a second time before they are recycled.
2.) Use newspaper to pack and then recycle it after you move. No need to waste tissue paper.
3.) Use towels, washclothes, napkins, etc. to wrap delicate objects in instead of paper. You're moving them too anyway.
4.) Goodwill, recycle, sell, or give away everything you haven't worn recently, won't wear again, or have not used in the last month. Odds are, you don't need it.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Holy Savings Batman!!!

Ok, yesterday I went to Walmart and bought 3 sweet potatoes. I peeled, cut, and boiled them, then put them in my blender with a little bit of water. Next I filled ice cube trays with lids and froze them over night. Voila! 36 servings of sweet potatoes for Evelyn!

Here's the fabulousness about it! I stopped and looked at baby food at Target today. A two-pack of sweet potatoes that are organic from Gerber cost $.96. Add tax it's over a dollar. I made 36 servings (12 times that) for $3 and 30 minutes of my time. That is 1/6 the cost of buying them! And Evelyn loves the food and it's perfect!!!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Plan Q

Taking a break from my exciting Earth Momma life, I'm shifting gears...sort of. As many of you know, I am about to graduate college. Yay! Five years of hard work, including getting married and having a baby, and I'm finally done. Only problem is, my field of study is education and there are NO JOBS! So, I was inspired by the farmers market this weekend (which rocked and has expanded and includes a spice booth...but I'll blog that story later) and I am contemplating starting my own business. You see in 2 months (omg!) Evelyn will be eating solid food. I will be making organic baby food in my kitchen....and I thought...I could sell organic baby food at the farmers market! I could start my own business and make organic baby food out of local produce to sell at the farmers market and maybe a few of the green baby stores around town. So now I'm starting the hairy investigative process of finding out what I need to do to make a product safely and market it. Updates to follow, but I'm kinda excited about the idea. It meshes my Earth Momma ideas with a job that would let me work at home with Evelyn and any future babies I might also need to help watch :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

allergy med free allergy season and the suckage that it entails

Okay. I'm nursing. (yay breastfeeding, great for my daughter, bonding, blah blah blah). The truth is nursing has a lot of down sides and it not the peaceful joyride often depicted for most moms and babies. I'm only complaining a little, and it's because it's allergy season and I can't take anything. I'm normally one who will have a headache and not take anything unless it gets unbareable. However, I am sleep deprived, working full time, playing with my infant full time, and not allowed to guzzle caffeine like I could a few years back...and now I can't take meds either.

So, here are the "natural" ways to get through allergy season:
Nasal rinses (netti pot is a life saver)
hot water instead of cold (it breaks up mucus and helps drainage so you aren't so clogged)
steam showers
regular vitamin dosage

and that's all I've been doing folks. It's been rough seeing as I am allergic to those damn bradford pear trees (which smell like fish, fyi) and they are in full bloom.

Two more weeks or so and it'll calm down....until then, more sleeping with kleenex shoved up one nostril.