Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesday's Green Tip and Contest Winner

Happy Tuesday! Lets start with the contest. WOW is all I can say! I ended the contest with 355 comments, CRAZY huh? My inbox is full! I would like to thank everyone who participated and Charlie's Soap, you all ROCK!

The winner is....122

Timestamp: 2008-08-12 04:07:32 UTC

Jennifer said...
We have been using Method products for quite a while now, but I have been waning to try Charlie's soap products. So many green suggestions;
reusable canvas bags for shopping
use rain barrels...

Congrats Jennifer! Jennifer please contact me with your address so i can get your soap to you!!

Now for the Green tip....I have decided to use some of the wonderful tips that were given for my contest.

windycindy said...
I have been washing most of my laundry in cold water.

CanCan said...
My green tip is to have your husband switch from shaving cream to shaving soap and a shaving brush. This keeps those shaving cream cans out of the land fills, and it's cheaper, too! We find our shaving soap and shaving brushes at CVS.

Jenn said...
I just recently discovered that it is not necessary to wash blue jeans every day. In fact, it is recommended to NOT wash them. Supposedly, it's recommended on the tag of pricey European jeans to go a month without washing them. I don't think I can stand to do that, but I can go a couple days. It is also recommended to line dry them, which is something I prefer to do anyway.

nanja said...
My green tip Don't add to our over used thrash accumulation by throwing out dryer sheets After each use put then in a jar that you add a few cap fulls of fabric softener to, shake take out and clip them all with a one clothespin, let dry and voila! new dryer sheets to use.

janetfaye said...
Instead of using Ajax cleanser to clean my sinks I have been using Baking Soda, it works very well.

Ginny said...
My green tip is to turn off the water while brushing your teeth & soaping up your hands while washing. Saves a bunch of water! Also, you can use gray water to water plants, etc.

Reiza said...
Okay, here's my green tip:Resell, donate or make something out of old kids' clothes. If they get stained, either use the fabric or pass it on to someone else who can. If we reused more clothes and bought used ones instead of brand new, we could eliminate a lot of waste.

There were so many WONDERFUL tips and again a HUGE Thank you to all!!!

Until next Tuesday...... keep it Green!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Our Wisconsin Weekend

Welcome all campers headed my way from Camp Candid Carrie. I hope you enjoy your stay no mater how long it may be!

We have a tradition on the weekends in the summer.

Saturday: Get lawn mowed, get caught up on yard work, get caught up on house work, get annoyed by kids every five seconds with "I am hungry, I am thirsty. Mom he hit me, Mom can I play inside, Mom, Mom" , get caught up on laundry, do big grocery shopping, watch America's most Wanted.

Sunday: Go to Tommy's pool. Tommy is a dear friend of ours who has this AWESOME pool! And EVERY Sunday depending on the weather of course we pack up the kids and go over there. This Sunday big guy brought a friend.

Here is the pictorial:

The Pool

The Bar/Shed

Packer Raft, of course!!

Three boys having fun

Lounging on the raft
Little man!

Is someone tired or cold?

Hanging with mom

Dad looking too cool!

Time for a nap

Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday Foto Finish Fiesta

Welcome and Happy Friday! It is time for Friday Foto Finish Fiesta aka Fx4! If you are not familiar then head on over to Candid Carrie and check it out! Want to play? Post a Foto and let her know!

Sand+water+5 year old=this

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

It's offical!

Ok so I sat down to write this post and had it titled "Like sand through the hour glass" but as I was settling down and watching TMZ there was late breaking news....

Brett Farve has been traded to the New York Jets!

So that kind of changed my post a bit.

Dear Brett,

Apparently you did not recive the last letter I wrote to you because you were thinking that you could just waltz back into our lives? You showed up in Green Bay the other night, getting off your private jet like you were king of the world. There were fans cheering for you. You waved and smiled your smug little smile.

I did not buy it! You are nothing but a whiny athlete who thinks because he is great at his sport that the world should drop everything for you! There I said it, I no longer have any respect for you.

You retired and the team made new plans. What did you think that they would sit and wait for you to chage your mind? You did this to yourself! You are crazy! It has been back and forth with I am retired, i want to come back, no I changed my mind I want to stay retired to why won't you take me back? Duh! Dude can you even decide what you are going to wear for the day?
Good luck with the Jets!

So that's it...

Bye bye !


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tuesday's Green Tip and CONTEST!!


Happy Tuesday! Time for Tuesday's Green tip and a Green give away!

We have visited this room of the house before, the laundry room. When I first posted about this room I had just purchased Charlie's Soap and had only used a few times. Now that I have been using it for some time now I have grown to LOVE this product! This stuff takes out EVERYTHING! Seriously! From grease to grass stains to poop! Yes poop. This stuff would come in handy for those of you who cloth diaper!

I purchased the Liquid soap in a gallon and all you need is an ounce. That is a lot of loads of laundry! I purchased their pump that dispenses an ounce so no measuring! Our clothes look wonderful and THE BEST PART...it is natural. I also purchased their All purpose Cleaner and have grown to love it as well. It cuts grease like no other and took grass stains out of school uniform pants that had been sitting like that all summer! Nothing. else. worked.

Now for the contest.....some Charlie's Soap of your own! One lucky winner will receive 2 bags of Laundry Powder, 2 small bottles of Laundry Liquid and 2 sprayers of All Purpose Cleaner. That is a $75.00 value! That is 192 loads of laundry!! Winner will be picked by random at 11:00 PM CST on Monday August 11th and winner will be announced on Tuesday Green Tip blog on August 12th.

Here are the contest rules:

Leave me a comment for one entry. For an additional entry tell me your favorite green tip in a seperate comment. Contest open to all! If you do not have a blog send me an email!

Good luck and thank you Charlie's Soap!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

I have had an award bestowed upon me!!!

Oh my word!!! This is too much! Leah over at Diaries of a Domestic Goddess has awarded me the Kiss Ass blogger award! I am so excited to have this honor bestowed upon me! Thank you! Thank You! Thank You Leah! You rock girl!!
Kick Ass Blogger Award

Here are the rules:
-Choose 5 bloggers that you feel are "Kick Ass Bloggers"
- Let them know via email, twitter or blog comments that they've received an award
-Share the love and link back to both the person who awarded you and back to http://www.mammadawg.com/-Pass it on!

-Grab the code's from this post and post your award for all to see and then blog about it
- Link up the person who nominated you (meaning me) for the Kick Ass Blogger Club.

Here are the 5 I nominate

1) Scargosun - I love her passion for Cape Cod. She recently learned some hard lessons with wine and lobster!

2) Judy over at Coffee Jitters-Poor girl is dealing with angles flying over head!

3) Good Golly Miss Blondie- I found her through another blog and saw she had my button! Hers was the first blog I saw it on! Thanks!!

4) Outnumbered 2 to 1- Without her I may not have become a blogger. Thanks T!

5) Blarney Spot- One of the first regular blogs I read and still do!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday Foto Finish Fiesta

Happy Friday Foto Finish Fiesta! What???? You have no idea what I am talking about? Well...here is goes. You pick a Favorite Foto and post it. Then you go to Candid Carrie and tell her you are playing! Simple huh? What cha waiting for? Go on now, do it!!!

These pictures are from Montana. We spent part of a day at Bighorn Canyon. The pictures do it no justice, it was take your breath away beautiful! It was so peaceful, I loved it!!!

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