Sunday, August 25, 2013

Number 1...Done!

Green Goal #1 is done!  Compost bin has found a home right behind the wood pile and has been filling up with a nice mix of browns and greens.  The kids are really good about bringing items out, Alexander loves to add banana peels and Hannah brings the corn cobs out after dinner.  In that way I guess goal #3 is also done as they are great at remembering "natural scraps go in the back" (of the yard that is).   Still not sure how to collect items during the fall/winter when it is not as convenient to go out every day.  Any suggestions readers?  

Friday, August 16, 2013

Reusing our Recycling

I don't know if it is because I joined Pinterest or if it is because I am not working so we are watching our spending but lately I have been taking a second look at things before I toss them in the trash/ recycling bin.  One collection that I started was the tops to Emmett's food pouches.  They are round and colorful so I instantly thought they would make great counters for the kids to use.  We have quickly collected a lot of them and needed a better way to store our large collection.  The empty formula tub seemed like a great solution and it was a perfect way to reuse a container.  Alexander was more than happy to help with the project and he was a great worker!

Empty tub, paper, markers, decoupage...

and you have your own custom container.  
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