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Here’s a little peek!  I am so happy to be finished! There is still time to sign up! Drawing is next Wednesday!

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I am going to repost the previous information about the GoGreen with NotQuiteJuneCleaver Bag Giveaway and add the date of the drawing which is July 30 a week from today!  How do you enter?  Leave a message on THIS post. Telling me something GREEN and what you plan to do with the bag should you win it! Check back later today for a recipe!

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Yeah, I thought so to.  But I can’t announce the date just yet.  I have this tote started..as in cut out…and I want to have it at least semi finished before I formally announce the dates and how you can win it.  But here is a little picture to whet your appetite.

I picked a lovely blue and natural toile from my endless stack of fabric remnants and a blue and cream floral for the lining.  Lovely huh?  If it is soooo lovely why dont I keep it for myself??? Well because I have between 12 and 973 totes.  I have 10 that I keep in the vehicle now for impromptu grocery shopping.  And more than impromptu,  I couldnt tell you how many times I have gone off and left them so now I unpack them and put them back for next trip.

This is a preview of what the tote will look like.  What I would kinda like to suggest is if you happen to win it and really dont “need” it, then maybe you could re-gift it to someone you would like to see do a little something greener like carry a tote instead of using another disposable grocery bag. Or maybe if you have someone in mind who needs it you might enter on their behalf…and please pass the info along once I get it posted.

I will say I am going to do my best to finish it this next week because Husband comes home the next Thursday and I won’t be doing much crafting for a few days.  So…stay tuned.  I might even get real industrious and throw in some reusable produce bags…how does that sound???

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Do you drink tap water or bottle water? And why? You know, as ignorant as I may be about many things “green”, the bottle water thing has stuck in my craw for years. It was strange to me (give me a little latitude here for just a moment) that as soon as it was announced that “in order to be healthy enough” we must drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water a day, all of the sudden it was just as important that we drink it from a prepackaged bottle at the cost of no less than $1 – maybe a bit less, probably more. We began paying absurd amounts for “good water”. The further away it was bottled, the better. Not that I haven’t drank my fair share of bottle water. I have indeed. But this is my new soapbox I think. If you think of what it costs in the scheme of things it is more than ridiculous. Cost in energy not only for the bottle water plants to run, and supposedly purify the water, but the cost of the bottles even the recycled bottles, and then the enormous amount of cost tagged on for shipping all over the nation/world. Crazy.

Here is a very good article I found after my mind started toying with all this: Green Guide: Tapped Out.  There is also several podcasts over on NPR.

So where am I in all of this?  Husband just put in a reverse osmosis system on our home.  This was necessary if we were to drink our well water.  It was, well…unpalatable.  It was safe.  We had it tested.  But it is so soft and so full of natural minerals that it just wasnt tasty.  Or maybe too tasty!  We were spending upwards of $150-$200 a month on drinking water.  Nope – that isnt a misprint.  Two hundred of his hard earned dollars.  But this system he put in is great! So I think I can say with very little reservation that I am to the point I am buying reusable (not reusing flimsy) containers for our water we take with us instead of buying no telling how much bottled water while we are not at home.  Husband will still have to purchase bottled water in his travels but here at home…tap only.

GREEN TIP FOR TODAY:  Switch from paper and plastic bags to reusable bags and totes.

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