My kiddos have decided to help save the earth by reusing, recycling, and saving water and energy. Today my five year old daughter even used the bathroom in the dark to save electricity! We are also trying to use fewer paper products and to do my part I sewed some "paper" towels.
Just cotton fabric sewn, right sides together, with an old towel. Then turn right side out and topstitch along the edges.
These are much more absorbent than the dishtowels we are currently using. But if we are going to stop using paper towels all together I'm going to need to make some more of these.
And speaking of green, my sweater/shrug is almost done blocking.
For dinner I added some green to our pasta with clam sauce.
Saute lots of garlic and basil in olive oil for several minutes. Add two cans chopped clams (with liquid), chopped tomatoes, red bell pepper, and baby spinach leaves. Saute for five minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and toss with whole wheat angel hair pasta. (I also added 1 cup of starchy pasta cooking water) Enjoy.
And mustn't forget all the green outdoors. We added some fresh mulch and I set out the 'shine' stone that Lisa sent me last year. All this green sure is making me smile.
Hope you are finding lots to smile about today!