I’ve MOVED — Please FOLLOW!!

Hey all!

Just wanted to give a quicky good morning and let you know that I have moved my blog hosting. I am posting the same great information — just at a new location!

Please visit my new site @

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… and don’t forget to follow me :)!

Recycle Bank : Earn Another 100 Points

Looks like another great opportunity to earn Recyclebank point that can be used towards coupons or other great rewards!

To get started, visit Recyclebank.com  or  sign in to your account and look for the image below.  You can earn an easy 100 points when you learn about the Case for Cans.

               recyclebankcans

Don’t forget — you can also earn 40 points for Easy Greens and 30 points for Discovering how Aluminum is Recycled if you havent done so already!

Out in the Garden

For the last couple of weeks it has been freezing cold here in the Pacific NW and it has finally thawed out!  I am anxious for the warmer spring (and summer) weather so I can put my garden plans in place for the year.

Our current garden is about 40×40, full of weeds and mud, with a 35ft of boysenberries, 20ft of golden raspberries and two blueberry plants.

Our Garden 02 05 2013

{Our Garden – Sure doesnt look very big?}

raspberries

{Golden Raspberries – These need to be cut back!}

boysenberries

{Boysenberries}

For the last 4 years I had 2 – 20ft rows of strawberries that produced from June thru October. They were AMAZING! Big, juicy berries and tons of them! But last year, I was overly optimistic and had high hopes of moving my strawberries to pallets (darn Pinterest) to free up ground space.  Unfortunately I got as far as pulling them from the ground.  I had a tough time finding heat-treated pallets and finally gave up and put them back in the ground — and only a few survived.

strawberries

{Strawberries — Whats left of them}

We will definitely be adding new strawberry plants back into the garden this year (just in a way better location — so excited!) they are great for my green smoothies and strawberry jam! We will also be adding some bush beans, corn, zucchini, onions (mmm… walla wallas) and some tomato and pepper plants. This season I plan to have more veggies than weeds … which is a lofty goal for me!

How is your garden looking so far this year?  What yummy veggies do you plan to grow?

Day 30 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Purify Me Green Smoothie

The 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge has come to an end and I’m kinda bummed :(.  Not quite sure what I am going to do tomorrow…

Today’s smoothie was filled with a bunch of things I did not have on hand, so I had to modify quite a bit.  But in the end, it really tasted great!  I used frozen bananas, kale, 1/2 an orange, some Essante  Organics Earth Greens (in place of Spirulina) and Essante Organics 7.365pH Chocolate Protein to pump up the protein content.  The orange gave a bit of a “tang” to the chocolate covered banana flavor.  Strange combination, but definitely something I will make again!

Purify Me Green Smoothie Challenge

Purify Me Green Smoothie

1 Frozen Banana
1 handful of Sprouts
2 handfuls of Leafy Greens (kale or bok choy)
1 handful of Parsley
1 tbsp. Hemp or Chia Seeds
1 tsp. Spirulina
1 inch piece of ginger

Instructions: Wash all your produce. Chop and put into blender with a small amount of liquid to start. Add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

 

{Recipe courtesy of Young & Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge}

$10 OFF @ Nutiva.com FB Coupon!

Nutiva $10 off $30 Facebook Coupon

WOW!!!  I just spotted this awesome Facebook Coupon and have no clue how long it will last!  But, if you buy Nutiva products, you might want to head over to the Nutiva Facebook page, like them and print out your coupon to save $10 off $30 purchase!

In addition, Nutiva will donate 1 new coconut tree to a coocnut farm for every new “like” they receive!!  This is one of those times where “like this page” really does get someone something they need ;)!

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