Saturday, June 9, 2012

A fine thin line between being green and being frugal

For the past few years, I have been using reusable bags as much as I can.  There are times that I need plastic bags for garbage, to put my daughter's shoes in so she can bring it to school, dirty diapers, and other things.  I have two bundles of washcloths I have been using for the kitchen, bathrooms and personal use.  Kitchen is green color and bathroom is white and personal use is red and pink colors.  I recycle.  I use coupons for things I buy from personal products to food items. 
Recently I was on other blogs and saw a post about being green and what people don't ever buy-EVER and what they do buy.  For me I buy paper towels to clean up mess that I don't want to deal with cleaning such as cat hair ball, or kids getting sick.  You get my point.  I buy soda or pop once in a while when it's on sale and I only buy the 1 liter.  I am guilty of buying bottle water.  I do recycle the bottles.  I buy toilet paper and wipes.  The baby wipes can be flushed in my household anyways.  I haven't used the toddler wipes. 
I saw some post that people do not buy toilet paper- YES TOILET PAPER.  I am not knocking her and her family down.  It's working for her.  Using cut up clothes, shirts, towels etc to squares and she washes them when they are used.   (Let me give you a second or two to let that sink in.)  I guess it is no different than using washable diapers?  To me the difference is an adult vs a baby.

What would you buy or not buy EVER?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Enfagrow® Toddler Program

I am very excited to try this product for my (almost 2 year old.)  She'll be 2 next month.  I am fortunate enough that she likes to eat everything.  Her favorite are peas, cheese, and pretty much everything.  When she sees food commercials, or when we are the grocery store- deli, produce, and food isles- she is saying Hmmmm!!!!  She wants the food now.  She has been eating regular food since she was 6 months old.  I worry about her getting the proper nutrients since she didn't really eat all the regular baby foods.

Here are some information about the Enfagrow.  Thanks to SheSpeaks for this opportunity to sample these great products and coupons.

Enfagrow Toddler Formula

Your toddler's needs are changing, and it's more important than ever to provide the nutrition she needs for continued healthy development. Enfagrow Toddler products are tailored to nourish the development that helps your toddler reach milestones at this critical stage.
Enfagrow Toddler Formulas:
  • Are specially tailored for toddlers 9 months and up
  • Include DHA and iron—building blocks of a toddler's brain
  • Have 25 nutrients for growth, including calcium and vitamin D
  • Include antioxidants to help support your toddler's developing immune system
  • Are available in unflavored Enfagrow® PREMIUM™ Toddler, Enfagrow® Gentlease® Toddler and Enfagrow® Soy Toddler
Enfagrow Older Toddler Milk Drinks:
  • Are specially tailored for toddlers 1 year and up
  • Include DHA and iron—building blocks of a toddler's brain
  • Have 19 nutrients for growth, including calcium and vitamin D
  • Also include our Natural Defense® Dual Prebiotics® blend, designed to help support digestive health
  • Are available in delicious vanilla and natural milk flavors
  • Now available in convenient, single-serve, ready-to-drink Tetra Pak cartons

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Are you a Proverbs 31 woman?

I am always looking up things on the internet- looking for blogs, about cooking, baking, school ideas, crafts and printable things.  I came across  I really liked  her site.  She is doing a Bible study.  Are you a Proverbs 31 Woman?  That got me curious.  It's been a long time since I read a Bible.  I decided to join and do the readings.  It has renewed my spirit, instead of doing my best- I try to do the next level.  I am enjoying (even more) cleaning up, organizing, feeding my family, all the household stuff.  I want to nurture them, provide for my family, love my daughters and husband.  Be there for them.  Yes, there are days when I feel - tired, or this stinks.  Then I think about P31 and I readjust my attitude.  It's up to you what you want to do.  For me this site and this woman- Courtney has been an inspiration to me.  I can do my best to be like her.