Look what we found at the Baltimore zoo…

During a week-long relaxing (yet busy!) visit to the in-laws, they wanted to take Miss Precious to the Baltimore zoo. I didn’t expect to see anything environmentally friendly at the zoo. Hmm…I spotted a recycling bin next to every trash receptacle. That made me happy.
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Grime off cabinet doors

I tried everything.

Scrubbing with:
Soap and water
Brillo pads
Brillo pads without soap
Goop off
Fine sand paper

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And the beat goes on…

Still packing and cleaning.

And it’s still all about the dog…

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What’s been goin’ on

I’ve been at mama’s helping her pack for about a month. I’ve tried and tried to pinpoint something different or green that we’ve been doing here. But mostly we’ve just been packing (in boxes we already had, mama got from work, or I’ve pulled out of recycling bins, yay.) And cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. Trying to use up the cleaning products that are at the end.

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The sorry letter from Starbucks as to why they do not know whether their product can even be recycled.

Unable to find anything on the package about recycling (other than to recycle the box), I took the next step MissWhipLash from God’s Creatures encouraged me to do.
I wrote the company.

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What can I do with this?

These reusable bags aren’t as sturdy as the canvas bags. They are great…..until they tear. :(

So what are my options? Any ideas?

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Compost gold mine!

So, there is this huge pile of sticks and leaves in the back yard. I have no idea how long it’s been there. Years? It’s right along the edge of the woods. While Mr. Wonderful mowed the grass, I broke up sticks so we could create a fire and placed the leaves in the diaper compost. Lo and behold, look what we found!

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How else does one do yard work when the baby won’t nap?

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What I found in the yard

While out gardening during Memorial Day weekend, I discovered new flowers and even more new flowers. The woman who owned the house before us was a true lover of flowers. I’ve never seen so many different kinds. A different bunch seem to bloom weekly. I don’t even know their names.

Here are some of the flowers I found just weeks ago– along with this bird feeder.

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Homemade bird feeder from license plate

Did I show you these?
When we moved in, the previous owner had left them in the back yard.
What a creative idea!

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Detergent, step aside. I found soap berries!

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