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Riding Bikes, Pit Stop @ Urth Cafe

Once in awhile, JP have this craving for peach or apple pie from Urth Cafe.  So, before the sun started to set, we hopped on our bikes and rode 3 miles over to Urth to pick up a good o’ peach pie!!  It was soooo worth it.   There’s nothing like having a peach pie, and watching True Blood.  muahahah

Let me introduce you, to my new Sigg!

I ❤ Sigg

Today was an extra special day, because I forked up to get myself another Sigg.  The ugly one to the left, I bought on sale, but it keeps my drinks extra hot or cold for hours at a time.  So regardless of the color, I still rock it.  My latest addition, will be used for the gym, and also for my purse.

I had another reusable cup/bottle thing that has a cute Hello Kitty design on it, but I just found out that the stainless steel inside, is leeching a nasty metal flavor into my water.  All SIGG bottles have a special coating inside their bottles, so it will not react to acidic liquids, nor will it leave a weird metal taste in your beverage.  I have a giant 1 liter bottle for our bike rides, but now new Sigg will be my everyday bottle.

All smiles.

How To Repurpose Glass Jars/Bottles.

One of my favorite things to do is figure out how to repurpose stuff around my home.  We used to buy lots of bottle water, so I’ve accumulated a ton of these Voss glass bottles.  The mouth of the bottle is pretty wide, so I’m able to reuse them to hold pastas, grains, and other kitchen goodies.  This is definitely a way to save $$$ and also help our environment at the same time.

Next time you have a food jar or glass bottle, maybe you can rinse and reuse!  If you’re not in the kitchen often, you can also reuse glass jars/bottles to store school supplies, tacks, nails, etc.  The possibilities are endless!

Earth Day is around the corner, so be sure to incorporate something into your life, that will help our environment!

Do Something Eco Friendly…

Yesterday evening, JP & I decided to ride our bikes over to Whole Foods, instead of driving the Smart. It’s a couple of miles away, but we figured out a shortcut by cutting through the residential roads.I had to pick up some last minute groceries for dinner.  What a way to get a good workout and finish errands all on one trip!

It was definitely fun, refreshing, and relaxing.   To me, it felt as if we were out of town on vacay!

See, got everything in my little basket!

Be Eco-Chic…Recycle & Trade Your Clothing!

I’m always online searching around for eco-friendly tips, and luckily I stumbled across a super cool website called ThredUP.

Donating is very life giving, in more ways than you can imagine.  At random times during the year, I find myself sifting through my closet to put aside tops, dresses, coats, and even accessories to donate to my local church & Goodwill.  I must say that most of the items I’m giving away are of really good quality and value.

Soooo, ThredUP encourages you to recycle clothing through their super creative program.  Here’s how it works!  At ThredUP, they have you send in your goods, you specify on your profile what brands you’d like to receive and sizes you wear, then they will send you some clothes in exchange that are in the same brand tier!  It’s more like an exchange program, for your designer clothing!  It sounds like  a really cool concept, since you don’t know what you will be receiving in the exchange!  I still feel it’s important to donate, but I’m definitely going to give this a try as well.  Remember, these are expendable goods that were on the way out the door anyways, so why not swap them out and get some different threds!  It’s like getting a mystery bag of goodies in the mail. =)

The guys who started up this company are Harvard Busines School Grads, and I think they’ve got a really cool business model.  I can’t wait to see how popular it gets!  At this moment, you can only trade short/long/sleeveless shirts, however in the near future, they will add several new categories.  Check out their site and hopefully you’ll give it a try as well.

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On the subject of re-purposing…

I’m always been a fan of re-purposing little items around the house, but as of late, it seems to be trend that is getting more popular! Was browsing on, and excited to see the creativity in several re-purposing projects. My favorite one is the shipping pallets transformed  into a daybed!

Here's a simple way to re-use ordinary materials, into furniture!

Here's a simple way to re-use ordinary materials and transform it into furniture!