Monday, February 11, 2008

Going green, bloggy love, and a meme

Lotus of Sarcastic Mom challenged any and everyone to participate in Project Support Beauty in Nature!

My little attempt at making the world greener......a couple of weeks ago I picked up some of the reusable green bags at the commissary for a mere $0.70 a piece. I bought ten thinking it would be enough. (A little commissary FYI: the baggers work for tips. I usually tip based on how many bags I have.) Even though these bags are about the size of a brown paper bag, I still ended up with about ten plastic bags.
So this weekend when I went grocery shopping, I ended up with only TWO plastic bags! We usually have no less than twenty bags. Since I go shopping every other week, this is a huge dent in how many bags are coming into our home! They did wrap the meat in plastic before they put them in the bags. I am thankful for that though.
I need to look into some reusable fruit and veggies bags now.

Alright, anyone who bothers to visit my little blog....feel free to grab this bloggy love I received from Jen. Spread some love, y'all!

I am also doing a meme catch up....

Tagged by Heather at Chasing Butterflies

1) pick up the nearest book ( one of at least 123 pages)

2)Open the page to 123

3) Find the 5th sentence

4)Post the next three sentences

5) Tag 5 people!

"Still, there was no one. So when my friend Ian called and said that he wanted to fix me up with Evan, I was more than keyed up to go. Evan was an investment banker. "

This is a great easy read if you are into fluff. I laughed so much while reading this. While reading this book, I could easily imagine myself going through the same stages of life. The author must be close to my age (late 30' least for a few more months!) I will definitely pick up her next book!
***Just a little PS....spell check still isn't working, so I can't be held responsible for any spelling errors!***


Libby said...

Wow, I'm way impressed by the reduction in your bag count!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Greatidea with the reusable bags!

Have a blessed day.
kari & kijsa

Beth said...

I need to get some of those bags!

Heather said...

I definitely will have to get that book. I love fluff and the title is already catchy!

Kerry said...

that was a good book - fun and easy read too!

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

Those are some GREAT prices on reusable bags! I'm in the process of choosing ours right now.

Thanks so much for posting this and keeping others inspired to make positive changes! :-)

Jen said...

Hmmm. I'm now wondering where I could snatch some of these very nifty bags. Will go search.

Go you! Awesome!

dlyn said...

I love my resuable bags - just took me a little while to figure out I have to go put them right back in the car or I will get to the store without the. :)

Jen said...

Or better yet, re useable fruits & veggies...ha ha, I crack myself up.

I haven't taken this step yet. We switched to cloth napkins this month though, and while I haven't noticed a difference in the laundry, I have noticed how special I feel using cloth napkins to eat dinner. Like my house is now a fancy restaurant.

LaskiGal said...

I had the same issue with my mesh bags! They stretch pretty well, but I ended up with a ton of plastic bags--I'm off to buy a few more.

As for the book--I am always looking for good fluff. That's why I love marshmallows!

Fleur de Lisa said...

I had totally forgotten about tipping at the commissary.

I have been wanting to buy some reusable bags.

secret agent mama said...

I am so buying the bags next time I go to Kroger. How can I not? Plus, I'm taking all the nasty plastic bags back to their recycle bin. I'm so over plastic bags! Great post, tommie!

Don Mills Diva said...

Congrats on reducing your bags - I'm really trying to do that as well - I tell the baggers just to throw it all in the same one - I'm not fussy.

cynematic said...

Thanks for stopping by and posting at my blog! I answered your question about the Xylichew gum there--I highly recommend the stuff.

And kudos to you for using the reuseable grocery bags. I love 'em! Next, I'm keen to get my hands on the mesh produce bags made of tulle that Lotus highlighted on her blog.

P i l l o w b o o k

tulipmom said...

Good for you! This is something I need to do. I'm just afraid I'd keep forgetting to put them back in my car. Not a good excuse, though.

Thanks for the book recommendation. Now that I have all this time to sit around and twiddle my thumbs, I'm definitely in need of some good chick lit.

Mary Alice said...

I have a been collecting a great assortment of really cute reusable grocery some at Trader Joes, that my daughters keep trying to haul off and use as book bags for school because they are so fun.

Patti said...

I need to do better, I have used canvas bags for a long time but I need to work on the "regular" shopping (i.e. dept store)

Jessie said...

Snaggin the award like a dragon.

MondaythroughSunday said...

The book looks too fun! I will have to check it out! Thanks!

Monica said...

Good for you! I'm slowly trying to accumulate a stash of reusable bags.

MamaGeek said...

Congrats on the bling! And the green. I love that book!!

susan said...

We got some from Whole Foods a while back, but we seem to have a block on returning them to the car so that we can reuse them.

But, on the other hand, we do use those plastic grocery bags for picking up after our dogs on walks. So that's kinda green???

Janet said...

congrats! I'm glad you're still taking care of the, I miss being able to shop in the commissary!

Kellan said...

I love those bags - those are exactly what I am looking for and at .70 each - WOW. Maybe I can get my mom or some friends I know that shop at the commisary to pick me up some - if they have them here -those are great.

Congrats on the award - have a good Wednesday - see ya. Kellan

Moi said...

Well done on your bag usage!

We re-use the plastic ones for so many things here. The ones that don't get used get recycled (our grocery store is great for that). I still use a combo of reusable and plastic though.