Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Green laundry detergent?

I was looking around the internet today, making sure I'd finally read everything available when I came across a site discussing homemade laundry detergent. Good thing too, because it looks like not only is it better for the environment, it is great for the pocket book too.

You know how I feel about benefits to the pocket book and how it relates to going green.

Anyway, Felicia over at Blulow has spent the last year using a homemade detergent and taken the time to write about her experience. Instead of recapping it all here, I wanted to give you a heads up and send you her way so she can explain it.

Suffice it to say, I will be giving this a try when we run out of our current supply of detergent.

So check out her results and if you give it a try, let me know what you think. I'll post my thoughts when I have had a chance to give it a try too.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Another Pair of Broken Glasses: Update

Although it's been a while, I wanted to post an update on the broken glasses replacement.

We ordered my daughters glasses from Zenni Optical and received them about 8 days later. The glasses were (are) good quality and so far we have absolutely no complaints. We had them checked to see if the prescription was accurate and they were right on.

Great work for the money, that's for sure. We paid about $28 total for the glasses- lens, frames and shipping.

Take a chance if you feel like it, just be sure to do it before absolutely needed just in case you experience any issues.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cooking With The Sun

Well if you can't tell, a couple of days has passed since my last post soo... Here is an update on my quest to go a little greener.

I recently began cooking with the sun using a solar funnel I made out of cardboard and foil. Last month we were visited by my father in law and his wife and they brought their solar cooker for me to try. We had talked about it during his visit the previous year and since then (well a bit before) I had been thinking of trying it out myself.

So since I am the King of Getting Things Done, I got right on it. A year and a half or so later.

Anyway, I have also decided to start blogging about it as well. Yeah I know, I have done so well with these others....

My goal is to put together my experiences, notes and recipes as well as pictures as I go along. It is so easy, I want to show people that even little things like this can help. I mean, how cool is it to cook without fire or electricity? I am a month behind already, but just for an idea of what I have tried so far, here is a small list.

Chili, bread, stew, soup, cake and chicken.

To see more, check out my new Cooking With The Sun blog.