Monday, February 28, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

So, I took a two week hiatus.  Life decided to throw me through another emotional loop, and I needed some time to recover from it.  I holed myself up, and just tried to heal through these few weeks.  I know I'm being cryptic.  It's pretty personal, so I'm just going to leave it at that.  I have more healing to do, but I'm a strong tough chick and I'm getting there.

Here's the menu plan for the week:

Monday: Breakfast
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Meatball Soup
Wednesday: Spanish Tortillas
Thursday: Tacos!
Friday: Home made Pepperoni Pizza

Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Green Garmento Winner!

Congratulations to Multi-talented Mama!  She won the Green Garmento Garment Bag!
An e-mail will be sent to you so be sure to check for it. :)

Have a great weekend everyone, and a Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

#7 Which car is greener, the new or used?

I recently purchased a car because my old one didn't suite my needs anymore. I'm in snow country Colorado, and I drove a minivan. Really? I traded it in for a 2005 Subaru Outback. I'm already glad I did, but was it a green purchase?

One viewpoint is that it is. The Prius is thought to be one of the greenest affordable cars out there, but it isn't without it's flaws. Some research suggests that a Prius would have to go over 46k miles before it made up for the energy and resources used to make it, versus buying a used car.  Not just any used car of course will do.  Some say the greenest cars you can buy right now are mid-90's economy cars, like the Toyota Tercel, or the Geo Storm.

The other train of thought is my purchase wasn't green.  That car manufacturers don't care so much about what people buy when it comes to used cars, and that I wasn't flexing my consumer muscle.  Manufacturers are looking at what people buy to make choices as to what to make, and my purchase didn't contribute to that.

I will say this.  My own thought is that I made the right purchase for myself.  I don't have a carpayment, because I didn't over extend myself on a new car.  I'm not exposing myself or my children to the new car smell, which really is toxic fumes. My car already has 100k miles on it, it's paid it's debt to the resources it's made, and will continue to do so because Subaru makes such long lasting reliable cars.  It will probably give me another 100k miles or more before it dies.  With it still getting about 28 city, 32's not too bad on the mileage either.

So what do you think?  Will your next car be used, or new?


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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday Hoppin

Giveaway ending this Friday with such Low Entries it's silly not to enter. Be sure to take a look. Have a great Tuesday!

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To-the-TOP Tuesday

Monday, February 7, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

So, I skipped the plan last Monday, and I regret it.  I need that small amount of organization to make dinner one less hassle throughout the week.  I also applied for a new job last week, so positive thoughts and prayers are welcome.  It's not a new thing for me to apply for a job, and in this market it's not unusual to not even get a call back.  This job though, is perfection.  So, I'm hoping somehow I can land it. Oh, and my newest giveaway ends this week, so if you haven't had a chance to look, you should.  Those bags are awesome.

Anyway, here is my plan for the week:

Monday: Spaghetti and Homemade Garlic Bread
Tuesday: Barbeque Chicken and Rice
Wednesday: Chicken Noodle Soup (leftover chicken!)
Thursday: Slow Cooker Butter Noodles and Meatballs
Friday: Pizza night!

Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Green Garmento Giveaway

I have to admit, I feel pretty lucky that I was approached by Green Garmento to do a review and giveaway. I love this bag and all of it's many uses. I rarely do dry cleaning, but I still managed to find many uses for this bag around the house. This bag can be a laundry bag, perfect for if your washer isn't on the same floor as your bedrooms (like my house is), or if you have to go to the laundry mat. It can be a clothes hamper, a duffel bag, and a garment bag. Perfect for traveling, and the dry cleaners.  These bags are only $9.99, but my readers have a chance to win

Green Garmento is giving away a bag to one of my readers in a color of their choice. Click here to take a look at which one you like, and then enter by leaving a comment for each entry below. Here's how to enter.

1. Leave a comment telling me how you'd use the bag, and which color you'd like.
2. Follow Green Momma on GFC (hit the follow button on your right).
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7. For 5 entries, blog about this giveaway on your own blog. Be sure to put a link to your blog in your comment below.

Good luck everyone! These bags are so amazing, I know you'll love them. Be sure to make a comment for each entry. This giveaway ends February 11th, at 10:00pm EST. The winner will be announced shortly after. Have a great day!


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