Monday, April 29, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Stop the Junk Mail!
- The average person gets only 1.5 personal letters each week, compared to 10.8 pieces of junk mail.
- Each person will receive almost 560 pieces of junk mail this year.
- That's 4.5 million tons of junk mail produced each year!
- 44% of all junk mail is thrown in the trash, unopened and unread.
- Approximately 40% of the solid mass that makes up our landfills is paper and paperboard waste.
- By the year 2010, it is predicted to make up about 48%.
- 100 million trees are ground up each year to produce junk mail.
- Lists of names and addresses used in bulk mailings are in mass data-collection networks, compiled from phone books, warranty cards, and charity donations (to name a few).
- Your name is typically worth 3 to 20 cents each time it is sold.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Earth911 for Earth Day 2013
So, we’re doing something about it.
Earth911.com is your best resource to live a lower-waste lifestyle. We’re not looking to turn your life upside down, but rather, to make some interesting, simple and effective changes that have a real impact. We have a ton of fun doing our jobs, and the only thing we’re serious about is helping our readers reduce their waste footprint every day.
The information we provide through our website and other platforms maintains a strict accuracy policy, and we take the distribution of fact-based, informational and actionable content in earnest.
Featured on popular venues like the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America and The New York Times, and syndicated by cool people like Mother Nature Network and the Huffington Post, we want everyone to know that wasting less is easy, and sometimes (dare we say) fun."
Friday, April 19, 2013
Could You Use Some Fast Cash for Your (Text) Books?
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Handmade Necklaces to Benefit the Good Shepherd Academy
I have a limited amount of these necklaces.
Email me if you wish to order one at: email@example.com
Tell me which one you prefer (plain pod or wood design) and I will hold it for you. First come, first serve basis. Checks are payable to: Good Shepherd Academy Foundation. $2 separate for S & H.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Panoramas and 3D Tours of the Most Beautiful Places Around the World
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Memory Toolbox
Thursday, April 11, 2013
3-2-1 Mug Cake
I tried the Orange/Angel Food with mini chocolate chips - Yummy!
If you are finding your cake is too spongy/rubbery add more water. I've found you can use heaping tablespoons of the mix, just be sure to add more water.
Note: Just remember this is NOT for someone with an egg allergy because of the Angel Food Cake Mix.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Fifty Questions for Family History Interviews
"A great way to uncover clues to your family history or to get great quotes for journaling in a heritage scrapbook is a family interview. By asking the right, open-ended questions, you're sure to collect a wealth of family tales. Use this list of family history interview questions to help you get started, but be sure to personalize the interview with your own questions as well."
First go to:
How To Interview a Relative at: http://genealogy.about.com/cs/oralhistory/ht/interview.htm
Then go to: Fifty Questions for Family History Interviews
Go to the link: http://genealogy.about.com/cs/oralhistory/a/interview.htm
The time to do it is now. I wish I had done this when I had the chance.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Cups - Take Two
Original recipe: http://geraniumfarmhodgepodge.blogspot.com/2013/03/cheesy-broccoli-quinoa-cups.html
This time I used:
Italian bread crumbs
handful of frozen peas with the chopped broccoli
shredded white cheddar cheese (8 oz. bag - about half or so in mixture and rest for topping)
sauteed chopped onion
diced leftover ham
Crazy mixed-up salt to season