Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunday Secrets on Tuesday

Late link love from The Conscious Shopper

Last week I had one of those weeks...I got behind on Monday and never caught up, and my brain was so frazzled that I kept getting confused about what day it was. And that is why if you had been a fly on the ceiling of my minivan as my family drove to church on Sunday morning, you would have heard me exclaim, "Oh, crap, oh crap, oh crap!"

("Why do you keep saying crap, Momma?" says the four-year-old seated behind me.)

Last Sunday's Superheroes Secrets post was assigned to me, and I totally dropped the ball. So I thought I'd make it up to you by sharing some links today on two completely unrelated topics.

Topic #1: Food Waste

For those of you following the Conscious Shopper Challenge (Go Green in a Year without Going Broke) over on my personal blog - if I do it again next year, I'm going to leave out cloth diapers and exchange it for food waste. I can't believe I forgot to include food waste in the trash challenges! Maybe I can slip it into the green grocery shopping section...Anyway, here are a couple links on food waste:
  • One of my favorite frugal bloggers, The Frugal Girl, posts pictures every Friday of her weekly food waste to motivate herself not to have any waste. Readers can join in the fun by linking up their own food waste pictures.

Topic #2: Gardening with Kids

We're planting our first garden this year, and I have sprouts! I may kill them all before we get any actual plants, but it makes me happy all the same.
  • DK Publishing also has a couple of really great books for gardening with children: Ready Set Grow and Wildlife Gardening. We've checked out Wildlife Gardening so many times, I should probably just buy it.
  • I just received a copy of The Green Hour, put out by the National Wildlife Federation, and I'm so, so, so excited to read it. You can bet I'll let you know how it goes, but in the meantime, check out their website.


Green Bean said...

Love Sharon Lovejoy's books! Cannot wait to check out her new one. It was ROOTS SHOOTS etc that inspired us to turn lawn into something else (now pollinator garden).

Truffula said...

Reading Sunday secrets on a Tuesday is a bit like Christmas in April... welcome anytime. :-)

Dionna @Code Name: Mama said...

Thank you for the shout out, I'm really glad you enjoyed the gardening post exchange :)

I *love* Lovejoy's "Roots Shoots" book, it's on my bookshelf right now. I will definitely check out the new one! And thanks for the recommendation on Wildlife Gardening. I love those books that you check out over and over :)

Erin aka Conscious Shopper said...

I flipped through Sharon Lovejoy's new book today at Borders, and it's wonderful! Can't wait until my library gets a copy!


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