Sunday, August 23, 2009

End of Summer Secrets

The Conscious Shopper shares some link love.

It is so freakin' hot here in North Carolina right now, so I thought I'd devote this week's Superheroes Secrets to the dog days of summer.

Thirsty? Eco Child's Play reveals that SIGG has fessed up: their "water-based epoxy liner, long rumored (but never confirmed) to contain BPA, indeed had BPA all along." They've since switched to a BPA-free liner, but it's oh so frustrating to find out that even the "good" companies lie.

Fight the heat with 32 Unique Homemade Popsicle Recipes from Tree Hugging Family (from the traditional like "fudge pops" to the I'm-not-sure-my-kids-would-eat-that like "sweet potato pops"). Or work with the heat to make fruit leather on the dashboard of your car with this recipe from Bring on the Lloyds.

My favorite way to combat the heat is to grab a good book and get comfy in the rocking chair under the ceiling fan on my screened-in porch. Note that if you try this, make sure that your children are napping or properly supervised by someone else as the humidity is likely to induce a mid-afternoon siesta. But if you can keep yourself awake, you might want to give one of the new books on my to-read list a try:
And lastly, here are some lovely pictures to inspire you to enjoy the outdoors during these last few weeks of summer.

Photo by lepiaf.geo


Green Bean said...

Some great links here. I'm fuming over the Sigg thing. I didn't know they've finally fessed up. The fruit leather thing looks great. I'll have to look for a car free day to try it. And, last but not least, love the book ideas. I'm going to check out the Cheap book from the library.

Joan said...

I'm in NC, too. It is hot and dry. I didn't know about Sigg. We have 3. My daughter and I use them exclusively.

Erin aka Conscious Shopper said...

@Green Bean - If you try the fruit leather recipe, let me know if it works!

@Joan - Yeah for NC! The newer SIGG bottles have BPA free liners. You might want to look into it.


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